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Accommodation at Lancaster University ISC

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 person to approach with any queries or issues you may have.

How much will my accommodation cost?

Room type Tenancy start date Price per week Facilities
30th September 2017 £85 – £113
Shared toilet, shower and kitchen facilities, with a wash basin in your room
30th September 2017 £118 – £128
Private bathroom and shared kitchen
Superior ensuite
30th September 2017 £130 – £140
Private bathroom and shared kitchen

Tenancies in most University accommodation last between 36 – 44 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?

  1. Request accommodation when you apply for the International Study Centre.*
  2. Confirm your place at the International Study Centre. The accommodation team will then contact you with your University Student ID and an invitation to apply for accommodation online.
  3. Apply for accommodation online. The University will then send you a room offer.
  4. Accept the room offer by signing and returning the Occupancy Agreement to the University and making all due payments. Please read Lancaster University’s terms & conditions and accommodation cancellation policy.

To find out about our current options, contact the International Study Centre Accommodation team at

*Accommodation is subject to availability. The cost shown is intended as a guide only and subject to change. The cost of your room will be confirmed in the tenancy agreement.

Independently arranged accommodation

You can also find your own long or short-term accommodation. If you are under 18 at the start of your course, and you want to arrange your own accommodation, you will need to provide your address to the Admissions Centre. Students over the age of 18 are also encouraged to provide the Admissions Centre with their private address details.