How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for a Global Summer School at Lancaster University, please find entry requirements, visa information, terms and conditions, costs and the application process below. If you have any questions, please check the Frequently Asked Questions, or contact us.

Applications for Global Summer Schools 2020 are now being accepted. You will need to upload your academic transcript and possibly an English language proficiency document.

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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

+ 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

+If you come from a country where English is an official language, you do not have to submit proof of language ability


Students studying 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

+ Need to be in good academic standing and on track to pass year 1 of studies


Language requirements for students from non-English speaking countries

All students on summer schools must have a good level of English in order 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


If courses at your institution have been taught in English for at least one year, then you can request a Lancaster University English language form which will need to be completed by your tutor. This form and a letter of recommendation from your tutor will be accepted in lieu of a language certificate. The letter of recommendation should attest to both your language proficiency as well as your academic ability.


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


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Applications now open

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.


Application timeline 

Application deadline: Wednesday 22 April 2020.

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.


Please read the Terms and Conditions before you apply. 

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Here, you can see the summer school fees 2020 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 2020 tuition fees are:
10 credits / 3 US / 6 ECTS £1,213
15 credits / 4 US / 8 ECTS £1,820

The 2020 catered accommodation fees are:
2 weeks £916
3 weeks £1,375
4 weeks £1,833

The accommodation fees include a catered ensuite single room on campus, or an approved room off 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 out 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

2020 overall fee

Leadership & Sustainability Innovation

2 weeks





International Cultural Experience

3 weeks

10 LU




Global Media Studies

3 weeks

15 LU




Exploring the Law

3 weeks

15 LU




International Commercial Law

3 weeks

15 LU




Science of the Environment

3 weeks

15 LU




Culture, Literature & Society in England (1800-present)

4 weeks

15 LU





Lancaster University Global Summer Schools

Global Experiences, Welcome Centre, Bowland College, Lancaster University LA1 4YT


T: +44 (0)1524 595052