Funding your work or study placement

Tuition fees

If you study abroad for the academic year in 2019/20, you pay 15% of your tuition fees to Lancaster. You do not pay ay tuition fees to your host university or organisation.

If you study abroad for one term or semester in 2019/20, you pay 100% of your tuition fees to Lancaster. You do not pay any tuition fees to your host university or organisation.

Student Loans

Student who spend a period of study overseas as part of their course may be entitled to a higher rate of maintenance loan, provided the period of study undertaken overseas is for a minimum of eight consecutive weeks. Please see the relevant website if you are from England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland.

Erasmus+ Grants

Erasmus+ is a European Union programme which supports students studying or working in the EU/EEA. At present, there is uncertainty about whether the UK will continue to be part of the Erasmus+ programme depending on whether the UK Parliament agrees to the EU Withdrawal Bill. Lancaster University has committed to underwrite the Erasmus+ grant for all Lancaster students undertaking an Erasmus+ placement in Europe in the 2019/20, 2020/21 and 2021/22 academic years should this become necessary. Information about how students can apply for funding will be communicated directly to students in the year prior to their overseas placement.

The Erasmus+ Grant or equivalent funding is not intended to fully fund your placement overseas but to contribute to the extra costs involved in studying abroad. Most Lancaster University students are eligible for this grant. If you are considered to be a Widening Participation student, you may be eligible for additional funding through the Erasmus+ programme.

Other sources of funding

If you are in receipt of a Lancaster University scholarship or bursary, provided you fulfil the conditions of the award, this should continue if you study or work abroad.

BUTEX Scholarships of £500 are available each year. The deadline is 15 June each year.

Further Information

Please see the University’s FAQs relating to the future of the Erasmus+ programme in the light of the current Brexit situation. If you have any further questions please refer to the UK National Agency for Erasmus+ or contact the Global Experiences team.