Placement Students

Study Abroad

Enhance your Master's studies with the opportunity of a lifetime. Gain knowledge of how business works in another country to enhance your international perspective.

Some of our postgraduate programmes offer the opportunity to compete for a place on our popular postgraduate study abroad programmes, which provide the chance to spend an additional semester at one of our partner institutions. As well as extending your study, some of our Master's programmes also have their own study abroad opportunities.

If you are a visiting Master's student from any of our overseas partners, you can also join our Master's programmes for one term to gain international experience at LUMS.

Tab Content: Master's Study Abroad

All our Master's programmes offer the opportunity for you to compete for a place on our popular postgraduate study abroad programmes. This gives you the chance spend an additional semester at one of our partner institutions, to experience a new culture and academic environment, learn a new language, and extend your professional and personal networks.

When would I go?

These programmes start anytime between the end of July and the beginning of October, depending on our partner institution term dates. You will need to take their dissertation into consideration before applying.

You can enrol on whatever courses you choose, so you can tailor your programme to your personal interests. These courses do not count towards your Lancaster degree, so it's a great opportunity to enhance your CV with new subject areas that complement those you have studied at LUMS. There are no additional fees charged to study at our partners, but you have to budget for living and travel costs including visas and additional insurance costs.

How to Apply?

Applications are only accepted once you have arrived, so you will get full details of the options available in your programme handbook when you register. We also hold promotional sessions during the first term, enabling you to find out more about what is involved. If you then decide to apply for a place, you need to do so in February– i.e. in your second term at LUMS. The selection is based on the results you have achieved in your coursework during your first term at LUMS.

Tab Content: Visiting Master's Students

LUMS offers the chance for students undertaking Master's at other partner universities to join our Master's programmes for one term, either in the autumn or the spring. It is not possible to come in the summer as this term at LUMS is devoted to completing Master's dissertations.

As a visiting student, you have to meet the entry requirements for the degree programme you have chosen, and you must follow the curriculum of one programme only. Because you become an integrated member of the degree cohort for your selected programme, you cannot mix and match modules from more than one programme.

Some Master's programmes may give preference to students coming in the autumn (Michaelmas) term. If you wish to study at Lancaster in the spring (Lent) term, you will need to demonstrate that you have covered the equivalent of what Lancaster students will have studied in the autumn term.

How to apply

You must first be nominated by your home university. Your international coordinator will then send the nominations to us and we will contact you directly about the application process. Once you are nominated, we will need both the transcript for your Bachelor's degree and the syllabus for your Master's degree so that we can advise you on which Master's at LUMS you are eligible for. When we have all the relevant documents, we will then contact you to discuss which Master's degree you wish to apply for – and you will then need to apply through our online information system.

Fatin wearing a white baseball cap

Fatin's study abroad story

"I completed a study abroad programme in South Korea at Sogang University, which is one of the most prestigious and competitive universities in Korea. I specifically wanted to study Marketing-related subjects and I also studied the Korean language."

Fatin Ahmed

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