Global Summer Schools

Join us on our beautiful campus and experience a summer school at a highly ranked global university. You’ll spend time connecting with students from around the world, developing key global competencies and experiencing a varied programme of lectures, working in small groups, field trips and social activities.

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Information on summer schools that would normally run on campus:

Tab Content: Entry Requirements

Admission Requirements

In order to participate in one of our summer schools, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be at least 18 years old at the start of the programme
  • Where applicable, meet pre-requisites for chosen programme (not applicable in 2022)
  • Be in good academic standing and on track to pass year 1 of studies
  • If you come from a country where English is not an official language then you will need to provide proof of your language ability

Students studying on a Lancaster University degree with one of our partners:

  • Are automatically eligible for enrolment based on English requirements and do not need to provide language qualifications to apply

Language requirements for students from non-English speaking countries

All students on summer schools must have a good level of English to ensure they can participate fully and have a quality experience. We, therefore, require students who come from a country where English is not an official language to submit evidence of suitable English Language qualifications. Proof of any of the following will be accepted*:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): 6 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component
  • College English Test (CET) level 4: 530
  • College English Test (CET) level 6: 493
  • Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) levels B2-C1
  • Lancaster English Proficiency form completed by staff at your home university. (Email to ask for a form.)

*We will accept any language qualification that is internationally recognised and at a level that is equivalent to the standards above

Tab Content: Application process

To apply, you will need a copy of your official university transcript and may need proof of your English proficiency. You do not need to apply if your home university is submitting a group application on your behalf. Please check with your home university if you think this might apply to you.

Please read the Terms and Conditions before you apply.

Application deadline: Wednesday 20 April 2022.

Once you submit your application form, we aim to assess the form within two weeks. You will then be sent an offer letter with a link to pay the programme fee. Once we have received payment, we will issue you with a visa letter and information on how to apply for a visa.

You do not need to apply for accommodation, this is included in the summer school package.

Approximately one month before you arrive, we will send you an email with further information about the programme and arrivals details. If you have any questions, please check the Frequently Asked Questions page or email us.

Tab Content: Fees

Here, you can see the summer school fees 2022 and how they are comprised of tuition and accommodation costs. Students are expected to pay the overall fee in one lump sum before arriving in the UK. Summer School fees consist of tuition and accommodation costs.

The 2022 tuition fees are: 10 credits / 3 US / 6 ECTS £1,273 15 credits / 4 US / 7.5 ECTS £1,911

The 2022 catered accommodation fees are: 3 weeks £1,444

The accommodation fees include a catered ensuite single room on campus with most meals provided during the summer schools. Meals are not provided when away from campus during scheduled overnight trips, e.g. London. If you are staying away from Lancaster University as part of the scheduled programme, then the accommodation facilities will vary.

If you study at one of our partner institutions, then you may be eligible for a scholarship. If you are unsure if this applies to you then contact us.

Summer Schools

Programme duration


Tuition fee

Catered Accommodation fee

2022 overall fee

Exploring the Law

3 weeks





Film Studies

3 weeks





International Commercial Law

3 weeks





International Cultural Experience

3 weeks





Tab Content: Social Programme

There will also be optional workshops and other resources where you can reflect on your own cultural background and explore new perspectives.

As well as academic content, the summer schools offer a range of opportunities for you to make friends, try new skills, and travel the UK.

Explore the UK

Explore the UK's natural landscapes, busy metropolitans and historic towns visiting locations such as:

  • Chester
  • Liverpool
  • London
  • Manchester
  • The Lake District
  • York

Please note that some trips will be at an additional cost.

Evening activities

We run regular social activities in the evenings for you to relax and make friends with students from across the summer schools. For larger groups, there will often be choices of activities between sports, games, or cultural activities. Here are some examples from previous years:

  • Play cricket, frisbee, netball, basketball or football
  • Play strategy board games
  • Tour Lancaster Castle 
  • Watch British films or theatre
  • Bake delicious treats

Frequently Asked Questions

Please read the questions and answers below before contacting us with any questions. You will receive information about payment, visas and arrivals through the application process.


  • Where should I go when I arrive? Will you send me travel information?

    We will send you travel information approximately one month before the programme start date. We recommend that you fly to Manchester Airport as this has easy access to Lancaster University. We may run a coach pickup service for group arrivals. We will give you further information about this in the pre-arrivals email.

    If you do not use the Coach Transfer Service from Manchester Airport, you can travel to Lancaster by train, coach or taxi. We will send you information in the pre-arrivals email on where to go on campus when you arrive.

  • What should I pack? What clothes should I bring?

    During the summer, the UK climate is warm but mild and changeable. Therefore, we recommend packing clothes that can be layered to suit different temperatures. It often rains in Lancaster so please bring a light waterproof coat. Umbrellas are not recommended, as they can get broken in the wind. Some trips and activities involve walking in the countryside and sports, so please bring comfortable walking shoes and sportswear.

    Bedding may be provided but please bring a light travel towel.

  • Will I need a visa or insurance?

    It is important that you obtain the correct visa or entry clearance to study in the UK. You will be sent detailed information about visas and immigration when you have accepted your offer to study at Lancaster University.

    Most students will need to get a Short Term Study Visa to attend a summer school without further study. Students continuing to study in the UK may need another type of visa.

    The University does not provide insurance, you may want to explore insurance options to cover travel, loss or damage to personal possessions and medical costs.

  • How much money will I need to bring?

    As your tuition, accommodation, and sometimes meals are paid for before entering the UK, we expect costs to be low. However, this depends on lifestyle and the activities you undertake in your spare time. There are some optional trips that cost money, and you may want to travel or eat out sometimes. So remember to budget for travel, food, and spending during your stay.

  • How can I stay safe during my stay?

    The UK is generally a safe place, but it is important to take simple safeguarding precautions:

    Tips for staying safe:

    • Keep money, valuables and personal documents safe and secure
    • Don't leave luggage unattended
    • If you are unwell, contact a member of staff to let them know you will be staying at home that day
    • If you are outside at night, stay in well-lit areas with your friends

    UK Laws

    • You must be at least 18 years old to buy alcohol and tobacco, ID may be required
    • Smoking and vaping are not allowed in enclosed public spaces
    • It is illegal to carry or supply illicit drugs or weapons including knives
  • What is the accommodation like?

    All Lancaster campus accommodation will be single, ensuite and catering may be provided. For overnight stays away from Lancaster, accommodation may vary. Please see the individual summer school pages for further information.

  • Can I cancel my application?

    Please see the cancellation policy in the Terms and Conditions.

Summer schools contact details

Global Experiences, Welcome Centre, Bowland College, Lancaster University, LA1 4YW E:

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