College Membership

All students, both resident students and commuter students, become members of a college when they join Lancaster University. Each college has slightly different facilities and delivers a varied range of activities and events, all with the aim of providing an environment that enhances study, recreation and personal development, as well a support network provided by staff. To help deliver these aims, each student is charged a one-off membership fee when they join the university. All income received via membership fees is spent on supporting and enhancing the college community.


All undergraduate members of Bowland will be charged £40. This fee covers the full period of your degree.


A fee of £15 will apply for visiting students joining Bowland College for an academic year or any part of an academic year.

Your college membership fee should be paid before you arrive.

Find out how your fees are spent.