How to Apply

This information is for students who want to apply to study a full time degree course at the Lancaster campus.

Lancaster is a leading university and we receive many applications. Although most courses do not have a deadline for application, we recommend that you apply as early as possible as some courses do fill up and close applications early.

It is not necessary to wait for your final certificates, transcripts or references before you apply and there are no application fees to apply for courses at Lancaster.

We ask you to check the entry requirements for your country before you apply.

For information about our degree courses overseas please see: International Teaching Partnerships.

Foundation Courses on Campus at Lancaster International Study Centre

Lancaster University offers international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the direct entry requirements for an undergraduate degree course the option of completing a degree preparation programme at the university’s International Study Centre.

Lancaster also runs in-country one-year Foundation Courses with selected partner institutions overseas. These are for students who wish to stay in their own country while they prepare for undergraduate study at Lancaster. Further information about these programmes and their location.

Undergraduate Courses eg BSc, BA

All students applying to UK universities for undergraduate courses must apply through UCAS (Undergraduate Colleges and Admissions Service).  Here is a link to the UCAS user guide.

If your native language is not English you will be asked for a recognised English language qualification.

All undergraduate degree courses at Lancaster start in October.

Postgraduate taught eg MSc, MA

You can apply directly to the University for admission to postgraduate taught courses using My Applications website.

If your native language is not English you will be asked for a recognised English language qualification.

Most postgraduate taught courses start in October.

Postgraduate Research eg PhD, MPhil

You can apply directly to the University for admission to postgraduate research courses using My Applications website.

If your native language is not English you will be asked for a recognised English language qualification.

The start date for most postgraduate research programmes can be flexible. However, your start date must be agreed by your supervisor.