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Lancaster University

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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.

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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.

Student life & facilities

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  • Library
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Quiet Areas
    • Museum
  • Praying Rooms
    • Workshops
    • Chaplaincy
    • Language Center
    • Group Praying Rooms
    • Pre sessional English Academic skills courses
  • No. of All Weather Sports Pitches
    • No. of Swimming pools 1
    • No. of Badminton Courts 8
    • No. of Squash Courts 4
    • No. of Tennis Courts 8
    • No. of Climbing Wall 1
    • No. of Basketball Courts 2
    • No. of Athletics Track 1
  • IT Support
    • Loan Laptops
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Maternity Care
    • Travel Vaccinations
    • Minor Surgery
    • Campus Pharmacy
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
    • Campus Doctor
    • Emergency Contraception
  • Transport
    • Campus Bus Service
    • Bike Rental
    • Car Rental
    • Campus parking
    • Airport Shuttle Service
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Bars 9
    • Restaurants 10
    • Cafe’s 9
  • Fitness Centre
    • Machines
    • Free Weights
    • Fitness Classes
    • Sauna / Steam Rooms
    • Swimming Pool
    • Personal Trainers
  • Sports Facilities
    • No. of Natural Turf American Football Pitches 5
    • Sport facilities
  • Clubs & Organisations
    • No. of Clubs & Organizations 175
  • Tutoring Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support
    • Peer & Buddy Program

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Fees and funding

Fee information


  • Business, Law and Social Sciences tuition: £19,000
  • Engineering, Computing, Mathematics and Science tuition: £19,000
  • Business, Law and Social Sciences (Two-term) tuition: £16,900
  • Engineering, Computing, Mathematics and Science (Two-term) tuition: £16,900


Scholarships available from £3,000 for pathway programs


Lancaster University

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.

Visa requirements for Lancaster University

Many international students will require a visa to study in the UK, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

UK student visa requirements