Study abroad at Lancaster University
Lancaster University is a top-ranked public research university situated on a 560-acre campus just outside the city of Lancaster, England. The University offers a wide range of degree programs across nine different colleges.
As an international student, you can study at the University’s International Study Center which will prepare you for studying in England and make sure you’re ready to start a degree at Lancaster University. They offer a range of pathway programs, including pre-master’s courses which give you the skills you’ll need to study a postgraduate degree at Lancaster.
As a student at the International Student Center, you can take advantage of all the University’s campus facilities. These include shops, banks, places to eat and drink, a theater, a doctor's surgery and pharmacy.
The University also has a number of sports and recreational facilities you can enjoy, including an athletics center, swimming pool, tennis courts and sports pitches. You could join one of over 35 sports clubs ranging from American Football to Korfball, and compete against other universities and institutions.
Why study at Lancaster University?
- Top international university
Lancaster was named International University of the Year by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020
- Exciting graduate prospects
Lancaster is ranked 3rd in the UK for graduate prospects, with 89% of graduates entering professional employment or further study (Complete University Guide, 2021)
- Student satisfaction
Student satisfaction at Lancaster is way above the national average at 87% (National Student Survey, 2020)
Life as an international student
Lancaster University is boasts an inclusive and diverse student population, with more than 3,000 students from overseas calling Lancaster home.
When you arrive at Lancaster to study at the International Study Center, you’ll take part in an induction that will give you a complete introduction to the UK, and the University. You will get the chance to meet your new classmates and enjoy a range of social activities, including a tour of the University campus.
There are a range of support services available to all international students throughout their time at the International Study Center and Lancaster University. Help is available through the Lancaster Student Union (LUSU) whatever issues you might be facing including medical help, academic assistance or personal support.
LUSU also offers a wide range of student clubs, societies and events to help you meet new people and integrate yourself into campus life. These include nearly 200 activity groups, volunteering opportunities and annual events like the campus festival and graduation ball.
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Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YW
The city of Lancaster is a short bus ride from campus. Named as one of the most vibrant cities in the UK, Lancaster has everything you need but is small enough to feel safe and welcoming. Full of history, the city has a 12th-century castle, a historic canal, and several museums.
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