Student reading in her room

Student accommodation

Arrange your room

If you require support in sourcing accommodation, please contact our Lancaster ISC Central Student Support Team to enquire about our currently available accommodation options.

Welcome home

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.

Why live in University-managed accommodation?

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.

Be part of a student community

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.

How much will my accommodation cost?

Room typePrice per weekFacilities
Standard£116.90Shared toilet, shower and kitchen facilities, with a wash basin in your room
Ensuite£134.40 - £150.60Private bathroom and shared kitchen
Superior Ensuite£155.61 - £163.52Private bathroom and shared kitchen
Townhouse£138.2512 students each have their own room with 6 shared shower rooms, a large communal kitchen / dining area and lounge

Please note these are the accommodation costs for the 2022/23 academic year.

Tenancies in most University accommodation last between 36 to 44 weeks. Tenancies in the townhouses last for 43 weeks.

Rent includes:

  • Heating, lighting, electricity
  • 24-hour security presence during term time
  • High-speed Internet
  • Insurance for your possessions, up to the value of £4,500.

What do I need to know?

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).

How do I book my room?

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.

Arranging your own accommodation privately

Look out for fraud

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 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.

George from Zambia

"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