Applying to Lancaster University


All full time Undergraduate applications to Lancaster University should be made via the UCAS website using UCAS Apply and Track. The application form requires you to enter your personal details, educational details including previous and current qualifications being studied, an academic reference, referee details and a personal statement. The UCAS website provides helpful tips and videos which explain in detail information required for each section of the application form.

If you are applying directly from school or college, there should be a member of staff who can advise and guide you through the process.


Application deadlines

Completed applications, including a reference, should be submitted to UCAS by the 15th January 2017 with the exception of our Medicine degree where the deadline is 15th October 2016.

The final deadline is 30th June however you should note that some of our courses may have closed after the initial 15th January deadline so please check first. Applications received by UCAS after 30 June will automatically go into Clearing.

If you are interested in part time study at Lancaster University please contact the Admissions Office (link to contact page) directly. Please note not all our courses are able to offer part time study and all teaching will be between the hours of 8am – 6pm Monday – Friday.


Lancaster University application process

After we receive your application from UCAS our Admissions Team aim for decisions to be made within three weeks of receiving the application, but for some courses the timescale will be longer, particularly if there are other factors in the decision making process eg an interview, portfolio assessment or similar.

Please also bear in mind that applications submitted just before holiday periods (eg Christmas) will take longer to process.