Coronavirus information for prospective students

We will continue to update this page with guidance for you if you have already applied or are thinking of applying to Lancaster University.

Last updated: 8 April 2020

Easter closure

The University will close for the Easter vacation at 5.30pm (BST) on Wednesday 8 April 2020 and will re-open at 9.00am (BST) on Thursday 16 April 2020.

If you contact us by email, we will reply to you as soon as we can after 16 April 2020.

We know this is a very worrying time for everyone, and our thoughts are with everyone who is affected by COVID-19.

Many of the normal features of applying to university will be different this year, but we will do our best to help you and will keep this page updated with the latest information.

Undergraduate applicants

Following the government's announcement that examinations in the UK will be cancelled, the UK examinations regulator Ofqual has developed a process that will provide A level students with a calculated grade for their qualifications. Further information is available on the UK government website.

We expect the admissions process to run similarly to previous years and we recommend that you visit the UCAS website regularly in case there are changes to the timescales. Ofqual have confirmed that results won't be delayed and ideally will be released a little earlier. There will be an option to sit an exam in the autumn if you do not feel your grades reflect your performance. Ofqual has said this will happen at the earliest reasonable opportunity.

This is a very uncertain time and we would like to reassure you that we will be as flexible as possible when reviewing your application to study at Lancaster.

If you have any questions, and can't find the answer in our FAQs, please contact us.

Postgraduate applicants

We are following government advice and working closely with government agencies to ensure that our admissions timelines are similar to previous years. Where possible, we will take a flexible approach to our admissions.

We are aware that education systems around the world have been disrupted and if you have any concerns regarding your application, please get in touch with us by email.

This is a very uncertain time and we would like to reassure you that we will be as flexible as possible when reviewing your application to study at Lancaster.

If you have any questions, and can't find the answer in our FAQs, please contact us.

Frequently asked questions

These are the the issues that applicants and enquirers have been contacting us about the most.

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Contact the admissions team

If you need any further information, please contact us:

Undergraduate Admissions
ugadmissions@lancaster.ac.uk or telephone us on +44 (0)1524 592028

Postgraduate Admissions
pgadmissions@lancaster.ac.uk or telephone us on +44 (0) 1524 592032

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