UK Exchange: Lancaster University
Lancaster, England, Britain
Located in northwest England, 20 miles from the coast and just 2 and a half hours from London by train, Lancaster University is a favorite destination for UK students looking for a semester or academic year exchange to England.
Voted University of the Year 2018 by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, and rated as one of the world's top 100 most international universities by Times Higher Education, you'll find yourself living and learning alongside students not only from the United Kingdom but also one hundred other countries around the world.
Take a 2 minute video tour of Lancaster University.
Explore the Lancaster University exchange brochure 2018.
Lancaster University regularly features in the top 10 in British university rankings, and among the areas of study ranked in the top 10 in the 2018 Complete University Guide are:
Communication & Media Studies
Geography & Environmental Science
Theology & Religious Studies
Lancaster has excellent academic courses and teaching reputation, and you can take courses from over 30 Departments, as well having the opportunity to work independently on an undergraduate research project.
Lancaster University operates on the trimester system. For exchange purposes;
Michaelmas Term = UK fall semester.
Lent & Summer Terms = UK spring semester (UK students must participate for both terms).
Which UK requirements can I fulfill by taking courses at Lancaster University?
In the last five years, UK students participating on this exchange program have taken courses that have fulfilled UK requirements in A-H, AST, BIO, COM, DIS, ECO, EE, ENG, FR, HIS, MA, MKT, NRE, PHI, PHY, PLS, PS, SOC, and STA.
Explore the online Lancaster University module catalog for more information on their course (called modules in England) offerings.
You should plan on taking 24 - 30 ECTS credits per semester.
24 ECTS = 12 UK credits
30 ECTS = 15 UK credits.
You will register for your modules AFTER arrival at Lancaster.
- A wide range of courses available in the arts, humanities, science, pre med, computing, engineering, business, social sciences
- Guaranteed on-campus accommodation - rooms with private bathroom facilities available
- A safe and welcoming campus environment
This program is open to undergraduate students from all academic disciplines.
Students must possess a valid passport at the time of application to this program.
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Students will be notified by the UK Exchanges Coordinator on how to access the Exchange University application AFTER their UK application has been approved.
Early application is recommended as places may fill before the official application deadline.
Students will earn transfer credit from Lancaster University. For all successfully completed courses, the credit hours, course title and course equivalency will be indicated on the UK transcript. Students must complete the coursework during this program according to the established guidelines by Lancaster University. The grades earned will be important to progression in future academic endeavors, including graduate or professional school; however the grades earned will NOT be indicated on the UK transcript. For more information visit the UK Education Abroad Academic Credit website.
- PRIOR to participating on this program, students must complete an Academic Approval Form (AAF). The AAF indicates how the course will be used, or course equivalency, once they are transferred back to UK. Instructions on how to complete the AAF are included in application materials.
- Upon completion of the term abroad, the transcript should be sent to the UK Education Abroad office. Once received, Education Abroad staff will facilitate the transfer of credits to UK.
- All students will be enrolled in EAP 599: Study Abroad (1 credit hour) at UK during their term abroad.
Housing & MealsAll exchange students are guaranteed on-campus accommodation in a single study bedroom. Take a video tour of Lancaster University's on-campus accommodation options.
Students are responsible for all meals during the duration of the term abroad.
Learn more about life at Lancaster University.
Lancaster University has a Facebook page for exchange students.
Costs and cancellation policies vary by program. Please click on the Program Cost and Budget information for each term. Be sure to consider the associated UK costs, program specifications, and related travel expenses.