Entry requirements to study at Lancaster University
Programmes at Lancaster University International Study Centre are available to all international students. It is the first step in gaining an undergraduate or postgraduate degree from a top ten UK university. To enter the International Foundation Year or Pre-Masters Programme, you need a minimum level of English language and academic requirements.
For courses starting this academic year, you can choose how you study so you can either join us on campus or start your studies virtually from home and come to campus by 20 June 2022. Find out more here.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are now able to accept a wider range of English tests for entry this academic year.
Check the entry requirements for your programme
If you do not meet the English language requirements for your pathway programme, you can join an English language preparation course first.
To progress to your undergraduate or postgraduate degree, you will be required to successfully complete your pathway programme and achieve the required grades.
International Foundation Year
Applying with a Student* visa
If you need a visa to study in the UK, you may be asked for different or additional English language requirements and English tests. For example, you may need to submit a Secure English Language Test (SELT) with your Student visa application.
*If you do not need a Student visa, or are exempted in another way, we can accept equivalent proof of English.