International Study Centre
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You are guaranteed accommodation for our Autumn intakes as long as you have received your confirmation letter from our admissions team by Midday on July 30th and applied using the instructions provided within your confirmation letter by Midday on August 2nd.
If you require support in sourcing accommodation, please contact our Lancaster ISC Central Student Support Team to enquire about our currently available accommodation options.
You can choose to live in student accommodation or arrange your own private accommodation*. Living on campus alongside other students is the ideal way to make the most of your student experience.
Lancaster University is one of only a few UK universities to operate a collegiate system. This means you live, socialise and graduate with members of your college.
Studying at a large, internationally focused university, you still get to feel part of a smaller close-knit community. You will meet and mix with people from different courses, and share interests outside of your studies. There are many activities to enjoy on campus.
The eight colleges are one of the most distinctive and valued features of Lancaster University. Each one is an individual community. It has its own identity, administration, student executive, social scene and facilities.
On-campus accommodation is offered on a self-catering basis to International Study Centre students. It is located within the colleges, so your choice of accommodation will depend on the college you are allocated to. If you live off campus you will still join a college. You can be as involved in college activities as you like.
Each college has its own Residence Officer. This means you will have a friendly face to approach with any queries or issues you may have.
Please note these are the accommodation costs for the 2021/22 academic year.
Tenancies in most University accommodation last between 36 to 44 weeks. Tenancies in the townhouses last for 43 weeks.
Please secure your accommodation before arriving in the UK to study. This will ensure that you have no difficulty confirming your course at immigration or police registration (if required).
Once it is confirmed that you can return to on-campus learning, and if you have requested accommodation, the Central Student Support team will contact you with the latest information on available options and fees.
*University accommodation is compulsory for under 18 students.
If you are booking your own accommodation privately it is important that you let us know where you are staying.
If UK Government guidance at the time of your travel requires you to self-isolate on arrival in the UK, you may wish to arrive on campus early so that you can complete the self-isolation period before the start of Welcome Week, or the start of term if you are a returning student. Or, you may wish to arrive early so that you can familiarise yourself with campus, Lancaster and the local area.
If you are staying on campus, we will provide up to two weeks’ accommodation free of charge prior to the start of Welcome Week if you are a new student, or the start of term if you are a returning student. Our accommodation team will contact you about booking your accommodation and will provide information about arriving early. When you reply, please let them know if you wish to arrive early. You will not be charged for the extra accommodation.
This offer is for those who have booked University accommodation on campus for the academic year 2021/22 and is not available for those who have booked their accommodation privately. If you have booked private accommodation for the year ahead you will need to liaise with your landlord if you wish to arrive early. Please contact your accommodation provider to ask about this.
Scammers may specifically target international students so it is important to be able to recognise common signs of fraudulent activity and know what to do if you come across it. Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any concerns about fraudulent activity when dealing with a private accommodation provider so that we can help to protect you and other international students in case they are targeted in the same way.
"The accommodation is brilliant, you get your own private room and a shared kitchen which has everything provided. After class there are societies you can join, excellent surroundings to relax in and brilliant sporting pitches."
George from Zambia studied International Foundation Year in Law