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Please find below information about tuition fees and additional costs that students should be aware of when studying at Lancaster University.
Academic Year (October to June)
30-32 US semester credits/60-64 ECTS credits
Michaelmas term (October to December)
12 US semester credits/24 ECTS credits
Lent/Summer (January to June)
16-20 US semester credits/32-40 ECTS credits
If you are a student coming from one of Lancaster’s exchange partners, or an Erasmus student from one of our partner universities, you pay fees to your home university and none to Lancaster University.
Single study bedroom (private shower room)
from £ 116.00 per week
Single study bedroom (shared bathroom)
from £86.00 per week
from £50 per week
Housing deposit and insurance**
College membership (for social activities)
'Purple Card' - student discount card
Sports Centre membership
various packages available
** This is refundable, subject to an end of tenancy room inspection and the return of your keys.
You will also need to budget for:
Find out more information about accommodation and living costs.
Lancaster is one of a small number of UK universities to have a collegiate system. The Colleges are more than halls of residence. They are one of the most distinctive and valued features of the University – eight individual communities with their own identity, administration, student executive, social scene and facilities.
Our accommodation has won ‘Best University Halls’ in the 2016 National Student Housing Survey from over 200 UK institutions, for the 6th year running. Our rooms are single study bedrooms and vary in type from standard, superior and en-suite. You can find out more about the different types of accommodation and the costs. All accommodation has well equipped shared kitchens and there is a catered option in some colleges.
Students coming to study at Lancaster from outside Europe are guaranteed a single study bedroom on campus provided you apply by the deadline. The Accommodation Office will send you information about how to apply after you have accepted your offer to study at Lancaster.
Please make sure you know if you are paying the accommodation bill yourself or whether your home university will pay it on your behalf as arrangements can vary.
It is not usually possible to accommodate Erasmus+ students on campus but LU homes can help you find accommodation off campus or you can live with a host family. The Accommodation Office at Lancaster will send you information about this after you have accepted your offer.
If you do not live in University accommodation, you will still be a member of a College.
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