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In the UK 

Complete University Guide 2017 & Guardian University Guide 2017


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

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International Study Centre

When you join the International Study Centre at Lancaster University, you will begin your journey towards gaining a degree from a top UK university, and beyond, to a rewarding career.

Success starts here

The International Foundation Year is carefully designed to combine academic modules and English language training with the independent study skills you will need to progress to degree study.

Life at the International Study Centre is not just about academic studies. We will also help you to settle into your new environment and encourage you to get fully involved in campus life.


Join the University community

The International Study Centre is based on the University’s self-contained campus. From day one you will be part of the University, living, studying and socialising within our close and friendly community. You will live in one of the colleges, getting to know first year students. You will also have access to the University’s excellent facilities such as the library and the new sports centre, and Students’ Union activities.


Enjoy living and studying in the UK

Living and studying in the UK is a wonderful experience and we want you to take full advantage of the opportunities on offer to you. We have many years’ experience working with international students, so we know how to help you settle in and really enjoy university life, as well as ensuring you do well in your studies.


Lancaster - City, coast and countryside

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.


Academic Excellence

We’re proud to be one of the UK’s leading universities with a reputation for academic excellence and a proven track record in producing well-qualified and independent graduates.


Studying at Lancaster

We believe that students succeed and enjoy their studies when they take responsibility for their learning and have the opportunity to widen their knowledge beyond a core subject. That’s why we encourage you to make your own course decisions and offer flexible study options, while providing a solid support structure to guide you throughout.


College Life

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.