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.

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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 passed year 1 of Undergraduate 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 passed 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:

+ A transcript and letter of recommendation from a 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


Tab Content: Application process

To apply, you will need a copy of your official university transcript, and may need proof of your English proficiency. The deadline for application is 26 April 2019. 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.

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Application timeline 

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. 

Tab Content: Fees

Here, you can see the tuition and accommodation breakdown for summer school fees. Students are expected to pay the overall fee in one lump sum before arriving in the UK.

Tuition fee breakdown:
The tuition fee for 10 credits / 6 ECTS / 3 US is £1,178
The tuition fee for 15 credits / 8 ECTS / 4 US is £1,767

The catered accommodation fees are as follows:
2 weeks £889
3 weeks £1,335
4 weeks £1,780

The accommodation fees include a catered ensuite single room 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 SchoolsProgramme DurationCreditTuition FeeAccommodation FeeOverall Fee 2019
International Cultural Experience 3 weeks 10 LU £1,178 £1,335 £2,513
Introducing Britain 3 weeks 15 LU £1,767 £1,335 £3,102
Understanding Britain 4 weeks 15 LU £1,767 £1,780 £3,547
Leadership, Sustainability & Innovation 2 weeks 15 LU £1,767 £889 £2,656
Exploring the Law 4 weeks 15 LU £1,767 £1,780 £3,547
International Commercial Law 3 weeks 15 LU £1,767 £1,335 £3,102
Science of the Environment 3 weeks 15 LU £1,767 £1,335 £3,102


The information below is based on summer 2019. Register your interest here for updates on summer schools 2020.

Lancaster University Global Summer Schools

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


T: +44 (0)1524 595052