Why Lancaster?

Here are 5 great reasons why we think Lancaster is one of the very best places to live, learn and experience the UK.

1. Ranking

Lancaster is one of the UK’s top 10 universities, according to the Complete University Guide and the Guardian.

2. Location

Lancaster University is close to the city centre yet surrounded by beautiful countryside.  Excellent road and rail links give you easy access to the beautiful Lake District National Park and the cosmopolitan cities of Manchester, London and Edinburgh.

3. Safe Campus and City

Lancaster is a student friendly city and one of the safest cities in the UK.

4. Student Experience

Lancaster’s residential colleges are more than just a place to live; they are often the focus of your social life and provide a strong sense of community. There are endless activities to get involved in on campus. University accommodation is guaranteed to non EU study abroad and exchange students.

5. Choice of Courses

We offer a wide range of courses, which complement your home degree and offer you a challenging and rewarding learning experience.  Credits can be transferred to your home university.


You will find more details about Studying Abroad at Lancaster University in our 2017 Study Abroad brochure.