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More than learning. Belonging.

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Welcome to Lancaster

For us, Lancaster is everything a university should be. It's somewhere you can belong, a community to join with a collection of colleges that offer close-knit support and a proud identity.

We set high standards, and we challenge, pushing people to new heights. But we also support, guiding people through their studies, research and careers.

A top 15 university

Lancaster University is among the best in the UK, in the top 15 in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, The Guardian University Guide and The Complete University Guide. We're also highly ranked in international league tables such as the QS World Rankings and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Our reputation

Nine colleges, one home

Colleges are central to the Lancaster University experience. It's where you live, but more than that, it's a place to socialise and a support network too. The difference our colleges make can't be overstated. For 'collegiate' read 'supportive', 'friendly', 'fun' and 'open'.

Our colleges

Hello future

University is more than an experience, it's preparation. We're here to help you find out what comes next, with a rewarding future that's right for you.

Careers and employability

Scholarships and bursaries

At Lancaster, we are investing in the future of our students by enabling access to a world-class education. We believe that funding concerns should not stop any student with the talent to thrive.

Scholarships and Bursaries
  • Student life

    Lancaster has so much to offer. On our campus, in our city and in our community, you’ll find your place – whoever you are.

  • Where is Lancaster?

    Lancaster is at the centre of the UK and surrounded by beauty - the Lake District, Morecambe Bay, and the Forest of Bowland are all within easy reach.

  • The campus and the city

    Come to Lancaster and find your place. From the facilities you need on campus, to the historic city on your doorstep, Lancaster is made for learning.

  • Your global experience

    Join our international community to share ideas and perspectives. Take it further with study abroad options and other travel opportunities.

  • Wellbeing and support

    We offer comprehensive support from the day you start until you graduate, to enhance your experience as a student and help to fulfil your potential.

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