Information for Offer Holders

Congratulations on receiving an offer to Study Abroad at Lancaster! Please find information regarding arrival in the UK, immigration, accommodation, term dates and Welcome Week below. We will also send you a pre-arrival email with further details a month before you arrive.

  • Arrival in the UK

    We recommend that you fly to Manchester Airport as this has easy access to Lancaster University. You can then travel to Lancaster on the Coach Transfer Service from Manchester Airport which operates at the beginning of the academic year (October) and in January for the start of the Lent term. This service also runs for some of our Summer Schools.

    If you would like to use this service you must book and pay for a place on the coach in advance of your arrival in the UK and you will be notified when you can do this.

    Enquiries about this can be made to

    If you do not use the Coach Transfer Service from Manchester Airport, you can travel to Lancaster by train, coach or taxi.

    Whether you arrive on campus during office hours or not, you should go directly to the Porters’ Lodge in your College. Do not go to the main Security/Reception office on campus as you will be directed to your College and you will have to walk there with your luggage!

    Pre-arrival information and details of the Welcome Week will be sent to you before you arrive at Lancaster. You will also receive a Welcome Pack when you arrive at your College.

  • Immigration

    It is important that you obtain the correct visa or entry clearance to study in the UK. You will be sent detailed information about visas and immigration when you have accepted your offer to study at Lancaster University.

    If you have questions or need help regarding immigration matters when you are at Lancaster, you can contact the Visa and Immigration team which can give you advice and guidance about these matters.

  • Accommodation

    Information on how to apply for your accommodation will be sent to you once you accept your offer to study at Lancaster.

  • Term Dates


    Michaelmas Term

    • Arrival:      Saturday 28th September and Sunday 29th September 2019
    • Welcome:  Monday 30th September – Friday 4th October 2019
    • Teaching:  Monday 7th October -  Friday 13th December 2019

    Lent Term

    • Arrival:      Tuesday 7th January 2020
    • Welcome:  Wednesday 8th January – Friday 10th January 2020
    • Teaching:  Monday 13th January -  Friday 20th March 2020

    Summer Term

    • Teaching:  Monday 17th April 2020 - Friday 26th June 2020
  • Welcome Week

    Welcome Week is specifically for Study Abroad, Exchange and Erasmus+ students and takes place the week before term starts. The programme will include:

    • Welcome Talk
    • Guide to teaching and learning in UK Universities & understanding the Lancaster system
    • Sessions on the university’s facilities
    • Module Enrolment
    • Campus Tours
    • Social events