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students from more than 100 countries choose to study at Lancaster University

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Fees and payment

Fees for each academic year are listed below. All prices are in pounds sterling (GBP).

Fees Academic
Year 2016/17
Tuition fees International Foundation Year 
(complete programme)
Business & Management route £17,990
Engineering & Computing route £16,210
Law & Social Studies route £15,230
Maths & Statistics £15,370
Life Sciences route £16,210
English Language Preparation per term £4,870
Accommodation Fees For student accommodation costs, please see the factsheet on the Accommodation page. 

Supplements Guardianship Fee*  £66 per month, plus a refundable £100 fee to cover emergency costs (e.g. replacement passport).
Airport pick-up (one way transfer)  London Gatwick (LGW)  £480.00
London Heathrow (LHR)  £425.00
Manchester Airport (MAN)  £100.00
StudyCare insurance  12 months cover £8.00 per week (to cover duration of course)

*The guardianship fee applies to students who are under the age of 18 at the start of their course. Students will be provided with a UK guardian who will support the student during their time in the UK until he/she turns 18. More information will be provided after you apply.

Price validity

  • 2016/17 tuition fees are valid from 1st January 2016 for programmes commencing from 1st September 2016 and are in £ sterling. The enrolment fee will be £180 for UK ISCs 1st January 2016.
  • Accommodation fees are guideline only. Rents are subject to increase each academic year.

Confirmation payment

Please note that students applying for courses will be required to pay a confirmation payment. This is comprised of:

  • £180 Enrolment Fee (non-refundable)
  • £1,000 Refundable Deposit
  • £500 advance fees
  • Insurance payment for Study Care if applicable

When are your fees due?

Once you have received an offer of a place at the International Study Centre, you are required to pay your confirmation payment as per above. The deposit is held to cover damages and any other incidental expenses. Any monies left at the end of your course will be returned to you.

The balance of tuition fees can be paid termly, one month before the start of each academic term, or in full in advance. Accommodation fees can be paid yearly in advance or termly.

Making a payment

Please visit our How to Pay page to find out how to make a payment. 

More information about payment of fees can be found in Frequently Asked Questions For full information about fees and refunds read our Terms and Conditions