Welcome to Lancaster University International Study Centre

Join us at Lancaster University International Study Centre and graduate from a top ten UK university - with Lancaster ranking in the top ten places of The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021 and Guardian University Guide 2021. As well as being ranked 132nd out of more than 1,000 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2022.

Taking an International Foundation Year, Pre-Masters Programme or English Language Preparation programme is a life-changing experience that introduces you to life in the UK. Studying with us leads to a challenging degree and helps you succeed in your future career.

Flexible study options

You can choose to join us on campus for your programme or start virtually from home. Start your course in October 2021 and progress to Lancaster University next autumn. Find out more about preparing to study at the International Study Centre.

International Study Centre

Lancaster University campus

Based on campus, the International Study Centre prepares you for your chosen university degree.


A Lancaster ISC student in the lab

Prepare for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at a top ranking university.

Study options

With flexible study options, you can start your studies from your own home or come to campus for blended learning.

Ghadeer from Oman studied International Foundation Year in Life Sciences.

"I chose Lancaster University due to its high overall ranking and it is also a good place to study. The tutors are supportive and make sure that we understand everything."

Ghadeer from Oman studied International Foundation Year in Life Sciences

Find out more about starting your studies or check the latest COVID-19 information.