Undergraduate Tuition Fees

Your tuition fees will be based on your residential status at the time of applying. To find out how much your tuition fees will be, please go to our course search and find the degree you are interested in studying or view the fees at a glance.

Our annual tuition fee is set for a 12-month session, starting in the October of your year of study.

Fees are likely to increase annually - 2019/20 fee levels will be announced in the Spring of 2019.

Fees for Study Abroad and Work Placements

We will charge tuition fees to Home-EU undergraduate students on full year study abroad/work placements in line with the maximum amounts permitted by the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills. The current maximum levels are:

  • Students taking a year abroad (either as a study or work placement) under the Erasmus scheme: 15% of the standard tuition fee
  • Students studying abroad for a year outside of the Erasmus scheme: 15% of the standard tuition fee
  • Students taking a work placement (either in the UK or abroad) that is not part of the Erasmus scheme: 20% of the standard tuition fee

Overseas students on full year study abroad/work placements will be charged same percentages of the relevant standard overseas fee.

Please note that the maximum levels chargeable in future years may be subject to changes in Government policy.

Applicants from the European Union

Following the result of the referendum of the UK’s membership of the European Union (EU), it is understandable that our applicants from the EU are unsure of the implications of this result on their current position as potential students at Lancaster University.

European Union students applying for university places in either the 2018-2019 or 2019-2020 academic years will still have access to student funding support.

The UK government has announced that EU students applying for a place at an English university or further education institution in 2018-2019 or 2019-2020 will continue to be eligible for student loans and grants - and will be for the duration of their course.

This decision means that students applying to study from 2018 or 2019 will be eligible for the same funding and support as they are now, and that their eligibility will continue throughout their course, even if the UK exits the European Union during that period.

Under current student finance rules, EU students are eligible to receive undergraduate tuition fee loans and Master's loans if they have resided in the European Economic Area for at least 3 years prior to study. EU nationals who have resided in the UK for over 5 years are also able to apply for undergraduate maintenance support. Similarly, under EU law, EU students are also eligible for home fee status, which means they are charged the same tuition fees as UK students. Other non-EU, international students do not have their tuition fees capped in this way.

Lancaster University would like to assure you, and all our current and future students – whatever their background – that Lancaster is a welcoming community that includes students from around the world (142 countries). This will not change. The actual process of withdrawing from the EU is expected to take considerable time to plan and implement. Lancaster University can confirm that it has no plans to change the tuition fees for EU students that are published for 2018 or 2019 entry. EU students who are registered at the University in 2018 or 2019 (either as a new or continuing student) will continue to be charged the home rate for tuition fees for all subsequent years of their programme. As further details become available, we will publish information on our website.

As more plans are announced in the future, Lancaster University will work towards ensuring that the best interests of all our students are maintained and we will continue to be a welcoming destination for the brightest and best minds.

Fees for Medicine and Surgery (MBChB)

The fee for international students starting at Lancaster Medical School in September 2018 will be £30,330 per annum. Tuition fees are revised annually and we will endeavour to give you at least 12 months' notice of any increases in tuition fees. Further information about living costs.

For students starting their studies in 2019-20

In 2017, a Department of Health and Social Care consultation considered the fee structure for international students, and proposed that international students should pay for the full costs of their medical training, including the costs of clinical placements. Following the consultation, it has been decided that these changes will not be implemented until 2019-20, at the earliest (see government response).

If implemented in 2019-20, international students will be required to pay university tuition fees (£31,540) plus an annual supplement to cover the cost of clinical placements, which is likely to be in the range of £10,000 - £25,000 per annum.

Academic year

University tuition fees

Clinical placement supplement

Total fees payable



£10,000 - £25,000**

£41,540 - £56,540**


*     Subject to annual inflationary increases
**   Lancaster Medical School will confirm the clinical placement supplement for international students commencing their studies in 2019-20 as soon as possible but must await the outcome of the Department of Health and Social Care consultation.”

Fees in subsequent years of study

The University will not increase the Tuition Fee you are charged during the course of an academic year. If you are studying on a programme of more than one year’s duration, the tuition fees for subsequent years of your programme are likely to increase each year.

College membership fees

College membership is a fee payable by all new members of colleges.  Only 1/6th of the total college expenditure is raised through the membership fee.  This money is put to various uses by each college.

Once you have been accepted into a college, you will receive confirmation and be required to pay a college membership fee of up to £36 for undergraduates or £12 for postgraduates and students on one-year courses.