Lancaster University

International Study Centre

Lancaster University International Study Centre

Lancaster University is in the top 1% of universities worldwide. It is consistently highly ranked in the UK, with a top 10 ranking in The Times/Sunday Times, the Guardian and the Complete University Guide.

You can broaden your knowledge outside of your core major by studying additional minor subjects. Research-led teaching gives you access to leading academics, and encourages independent thinking. Lancaster is one of the safest selfcontained campuses in the UK.


The benefits for you

  • Graduate from one of the UK’s highest ranked universities
  • Enhance your degree major by studying minor subjects too
  • Study on a safe campus surrounded by beautiful English countryside
  • Fantastic sports and recreation facilities
  • The University has a high level of student satisfaction, so you can feel confident about enjoying your time here

Living and Accommodation

The campus
Lancaster is one of a few UK universities, including Oxford and Cambridge, to offer a collegiate system where you live and socialise with members of your college. Our eight undergraduate colleges are the heart and soul of Lancaster University. Your college will be based on campus and offer you a ready-made circle of friends, welfare support, accommodation and leisure facilities.

When you want a break from your studies or want to spend time with your friends, our campus offers a fantastic range of things to do. Whatever your interests – music, film, art, theatre, sports or something different, you will find plenty to keep you entertained without even leaving the campus.

Set over 360 acres of green parkland, our campus has a close and friendly community which provides a really safe and supportive place to live, study and socialise.

Lancaster University has invested over £500 million in the last decade, creating new academic facilities, student social spaces and teaching areas.

Everything you need is right here on campus: academic departments, library, banks, shops and a new sports centre making student life easy and convenient. There are dozens of places to eat and drink across the campus including many cafés and restaurants. The campus also has plenty of culture and entertainment on offer with its own theatre and art gallery, as well as nine college bars.

The location

Students tell us they love living in Lancaster because it offers the perfect combination of lively city living with easy access to beautiful English countryside and stunning coastline. Whatever your interests, there’s so much to explore in and around the city and local area.

How to get here

Manchester International Airport is around 90 minutes away by train. There are direct rail links between Lancaster and many of the UK’s major cities and airports.


Our award-winning eco-accommodation combines environmental sustainability with affordable rent for students, and we are committed to continued investment for the future.

Lancaster won the prestigious title of ‘Best University Halls’ in The National Student Housing Survey for 6 years running. We are one of only eight student accommodation providers to achieve the International Student Accommodation Quality Mark, awarded where satisfaction among international students is 90% or higher.

Most of our accommodation is en-suite, which means that you will have your own private bathroom. Flats are made up of six to eight single rooms and you will share a kitchen. Other types of accommodation include standard rooms with a washbasin. Accommodation is self-catering and kitchens have a microwave, cooker, fridge and freezer.

Each college at the University has its own accommodation, with prices ranging from £88* to £169* per week based on a 40-week tenancy.

* These prices are subject to change. Please visit for the latest information

Average living costs – Lancaster

  • Meal, inexpensive restaurant £8.00
  • Cappuccino £1.90
  • Bottle of water (0.33 litre) £0.70
  • Monthly travel pass (regular price) £52.00
  • Petrol (1 litre) £1.20
  • Monthly internet (10 Mbps, unlimited data, cable/ADSL) £25.00
  • Fitness club monthly fee £33.00
  • Cinema ticket £8.50
  • Monthly rent for a city centre apartment with one bedroom £580.00

Please note that all prices are approximations of averages sourced from and are subject to change.

Why choose Lancaster University?

  • Top 10 University in all three UK league tables
    (Guardian University Guide 2017, Complete University Guide 2017 & The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017)
  • Top 1% in the world
    (The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-17)
  • Top 10 in the UK for overall student satisfaction
    (National Student Survey 2015)

Lancaster University

Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YW