Why Study Abroad at Lancaster

Lancaster University, awarded the Times and Sunday Times University of the Year 2018, is a great choice for Study Abroad students who wish to experience campus-based student life, UK style.

Our international community includes students from 100 countries worldwide and 30% of our world-leading staff are non-British, so you really will benefit from an international perspective on your studies and on student life. Check out our 5 great reasons to study abroad at Lancaster, discover Lancaster through virtual video tours and read our study abroad student blog.

Five reasons to Study Abroad at Lancaster University

High Ranking

There are more than 120 universities in the UK and we are top 10 rated in the three major UK league tables – The Guardian 2018, the Complete University Guide 2018 and The Times/Sunday Times 2018. We also have a 2017 TEF Gold Award (Teaching Excellence Framework).

Our Reputation

Excellent Student Satisfaction

Nine out of ten Lancaster students say that they are satisfied with their course and the variety of their campus life (National Student Survey 2016). We have great facilities on campus and our student halls have been voted the best in the country in 2018 and for 7 out of the last 8 years (National Student Housing Survey 2010-2018).

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Cutting-edge research and superb commercial networks

Our research-led teaching approach and innovative working relationships with businesses and partners on a local, national and international level are excellent preparation for the real world of work.


Unique collegiate residential system

Lancaster is one of a small number of leading UK universities to operate a residential community structure where all students and staff join a college. They are the focus of social scenes, support, events and activities and provide a sense of belonging.

Collegiate System

Great location

Lancaster city is rich in history and culture, with Lancaster Castle, shops, cafés, bars, and theatres. It’s conveniently located in the centre of the UK. Road and rail links give you easy and affordable access to explore the metropolitan cities of London, Manchester, Edinburgh and Liverpool etc. There’s also magnificent and dramatic countryside and coast to discover on the doorstep including the famous Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, Forest of Bowland, Morecambe seaside and Blackpool.

City of Lancaster

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