Applying for the Lancaster MBA

Discover how to secure a place on the Lancaster MBA, including scholarships and funding information.

Application checklist

As part of your application, you will be required to submit:

  • A detailed CV
  • A personal statement
  • Two good references
  • Your bachelor's degree certificate or transcript
  • English language score (e.g. IELTS or TOEFL)

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Submitting your application

Submit your application and supporting documents using our online application system. You can track the process of your application at any time using this system.

Online application system

Your MBA interview

If you are successful in passing the first application stage, you will be invited to an online interview with a member of Lancaster's admissions team.

The interview process will cover the skills and competencies that you have outlined in your personal statement and a discussion of the Lancaster MBA programme.

Making you an offer

After reviewing your interview performance, our admissions team will make a final decision on your application. If you are successful in securing an offer to study with us then you will be sent detailed instructions of what to do next, including paying your deposit and applying for accommodation.

Lancaster University accommodation

Confirming your place

Once any outstanding conditions of your offer have been met, and your deposit has been received, you will receive full details about your place on the programme and you can start to prepare for joining us here at Lancaster!

MBA scholarships

Lancaster University offers a range of scholarships of up to a maximum of £16,000 for eligible students joining our full-time MBA programme.

Management School MBA Scholarship

Funding your MBA

There are a number of funding sources that can help you finance your MBA studies.

Postgraduate Master's Loan

The UK Government provides the Postgraduate Master's Loan scheme to help with course fees and living costs while you study a postgraduate master’s course. Non-means-tested loans are made available to students applying to taught and research master's programmes.

Other loans

There are loan options available to help you fund your studies.

Here is one option as advertised by the providers:

Prodigy Finance

Eligibility‌: Accepted students into the full-time MBA programme are eligible to apply for a loan with Prodigy.

Rates: Interest rates vary depending on individual applicants. See more detail about the terms and conditions, and how to apply for a loan on Prodigy’s website.

Why choose Prodigy?

  • No co-signer, collateral or guarantor required
  • 150 nationalities eligible
  • Loans available for current and incoming international students
  • No up-front fee
  • 6-month grace period after classes end for the full-time programme
  • No fees for early repayment

Prodigy Finance Ltd is incorporated in the United Kingdom (Company Number 05912562) and registered with the Office of the Information Commissioner (Reg. No. Z9851854). Prodigy Finance Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and entered on the Financial Services Register under firm registration number 612713. Prodigy's registered address is Palladium House 1-4 Argyll Street, London, W1F 7LD

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How we compare: The cost of living in Lancaster

The cost of living in Lancaster is well below the national average, so you will benefit from highly affordable accommodation on campus or in the city centre. As a campus university, there are a wide range of services on your doorstep and we are located just three miles from the city centre with excellent transport links to neighbouring cities including Preston, Manchester and Liverpool.

Average Housing Costs
Lancaster £78.70 p/w
London £155.69 p/w
Oxford £104.20 p/w
Cambridge £88.50 p/w
Average Campus Room Costs
Lancaster £429.20 p/m
London £694.04 p/m
Oxford £600.00 p/m
Cambridge £850.00 p/m
Average Transport Costs
Lancaster £69.90 p/w
London £71.80 p/w
Oxford £95.70 p/w
Cambridge £87.40 p/w

This data is taken from the Office for National Statistics and is for indicative purposes only. Campus accommodation prices are based on standard accommodation in 2019. Availability and prices for all campus accommodation types vary, please refer to our student accommodation website for full details, prices and available accommodation types.

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