Welcome to Lancaster University International Study Centre

Join us at Lancaster University International Study Centre and graduate from a top 15 UK university - with Lancaster ranking in the top 15 places of The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022, The Complete University Guide 2022, and Guardian University Guide 2022. 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 online from home. Start your course in 2022 and progress to Lancaster University next autumn. Find out more about preparing to study at the International Study Centre.

Lancaster University campus

International Study Centre

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.

Student working on a laptop

Study options

You can choose to study your programme online from home or on campus. Find out more about preparing to study.

Ghadeer from Oman at the International Study Centre

"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