Next Steps for Lancaster

This page provides useful information for undergraduate students who have made Lancaster their firm or insurance choice for 2020 entry.

We want to ensure that your application progresses smoothly, so we're here to offer any help that we can between now and the start of term in October 2020.

If you need to contact us, then you can email our Undergraduate Admissions Office via or telephone us on +44 (0)1524 592028. For informal enquiries, you can also tweet us, get in touch via Facebook or ask a question on our official Student Room thread.

Please read all of the information below, as it forms an important part of your application:

Admissions Information

It is imperative that you read our Admissions Information page carefully. It contains important information about how we will process your application over the summer, what to do if you do not meet the requirements of your offer, and how to contact us should your circumstances change. Please visit our Admissions Information page.

Examination Results

If you are taking A Levels, the International Baccalaureate or Pre-Us, we will normally receive your exam results directly from UCAS. However, if you are taking qualifications from a country other than the UK, or UK qualifications such as an Access to HE course or a foundation degree, we will NOT receive these results from UCAS. It is, therefore, your responsibility to ensure that your results are sent to us, and we ask you to please do this as soon as they are available via our dedicated results email address,

Colleges & Accommodation

Lancaster is proud to be one of only a handful of UK universities to have a collegiate system. Each and every one of our students belongs to a college for the duration of their degree. Colleges are independent to a student's field of study, making for a lively, welcoming and diverse community where it's easy to make new friends with students of many nationalities. Now's the time to research our different colleges, and explore the different accommodation options that they offer. You can also find out more on the Accommodation Office's Facebook page.

You will receive an email from the Accommodation Office in early June, with details about the accommodation application process. After you have completed your accommodation application, you will be informed about your accommodation offer in August - although we can make no guarantees, we will try to allocate you to the college of your choice.

If you do not receive the email or if you have any other residence queries, then please contact the Accommodation Office at or telephone their hotline number: +44 (0)1524 594910. Please be sure to monitor your email account from mid-June onwards and inform the Admissions Office and UCAS of any change in your email address between when you made your original application and when you enter the University.

Disability Service

If you have a disability or medical condition and you need some additional support you now need to contact the Disability Service with a copy of your medical evidence, unless you have already done so. You also need to register and complete the applicant registration form to help them to prepare to support you. If you are in receipt of long term support from Social Services or the NHS (eg counselling services), you may need to make arrangements for this support to be transferred to where you will be studying. The Counselling and Mental Health team can liaise with relevant parties to assist a smooth transition. Please note that such transfers can take several months to arrange so it is important to start the process early.

Once the Disability Service receives your medical evidence and survey information they will prepare your Inclusive Learning and Support Plan (ILSP). This will outline the issues related to your disability and the reasonable adjustments required to support your studies to enable support to be implemented across the University. You will be able to review this document before it is made available to the relevant members of staff involved in supporting you. Your ILSP will be sent to you a few weeks before the start of term.

Term Dates

Arrivals will take place over the weekend of Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September. Your arrival date will depend on the college to which you have been allocated. Information about this will be sent to you by your college later in the year.

Welcome Week begins on Monday 28th September, and Michaelmas term starts on Friday 2nd October 2020. See our full term dates.

Tuition Fees

Tuition fee information can be found in our Fees & Funding section.

Student Finance

For information on Student Finance opportunities please see the GOV.UK website, further advice and guidance can be found via the Lancaster University Student Funding web pages. If you are placed at Lancaster University via Clearing you may find information provided by the Student Loans Company about Clearing helpful.

When will I next hear from Lancaster?

Pre-arrival information - for example, any required reading prior to arrival together with registration information - will be sent to you well before you arrive. If however, you have not received anything by mid-September then please contact our Student Registry via