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  • Locations: Lancaster, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: Iowa State applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission 01/11/2019 06/28/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Adviser: McKelfresh, Ben Cumulative GPA: 3
Language of Instruction: English Host Country Language: English
Online Course Catalog Available: Yes Sponsor: Iowa State
ISU Course: EXPRO Program Type: Exchange
Program Description:


Lancaster Uni of the Year

A Semester in Lancaster: UK Reciprocal Exchange

Ranked in the top 10 in the UK Guardian Newspaper!

Check out Kyle's blog from his semester in Lancaster!

Program Features


Lancaster is rated 8th in the UK for research with leading professors teaching at all levels in Management, Science and Technology, Arts, and Social Sciences.

It is recognized to be one of the world's top 100 in Social Sciences. It is one of only two '6-star' rated Management Schools in the UK. It has world-class research centers in Environmental Science, Information Technology, Math and Statistics, Physics, and Physiology. The vast majority of departments have the prestigious '5' research rating. It is 6th in the UK for student satisfaction.




Located on the northwest coast of England and set in 250 acres of parkland, Lancaster University offers a self-contained campus experience to roughly 10,000 students. With attractive modern buildings centered around Alexandra Square and proximity to one of England's natural wonders, the Lake District, this is a very pleasant place in which to study. Community is a key emphasis of students' experience at Lancaster where many activities are focused around the residential colleges.



EnglandWhat courses?

Undergraduate Degree Programs:
Accounting and Finance
Art: Fine Art
Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences
Biological Sciences
Business Studies
Combined Science/Technology
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Earth Science [Campus]
English Language
English Literature
Environmental Chemistry
Environmental Science
European Management
European Studies and Modern Languages
Film Studies
French Studies
German Studies
History [Campus]
Information and CommunicationsTechnology (ICT)
Italian Studies
Management Sciences
Management: Management and Entrepreneurship
Marketing and Advertising
Math and Statistics
Media and Cultural Studies
Music and Music Technology
Natural Sciences
Politics and International Relations
Psychology In Education
Religious Studies
Social Work
Spanish Studies
Theatre Studies


Cost and Scholarships

EnglandHow much?

Scholarship information is available here.



EnglandWhere will I live?

Lancaster is a campus university with guaranteed on-campus rooms available so lecture theatres, the library, and cafés are all only 5 or 10 minutes' walk away. Over 1,500 international students from more than 100 different countries attend Lancaster, so expect a friendly and cosmopolitan community. With a total student population of about 11,000, the campus facilities cater to most aspects of daily life. There are supermarkets, a bakery, bookshop, newsagents, hairdresser, petrol station, travel agents, multi-denominational Chaplaincy Centre, post office, and two banks located on campus.

The campus is a very safe place to live and socialize. There is a wide selection of restaurants, sandwich and salad bars, and takeaways to suit all tastes and pockets. In addition to various coffee shops, there is a Chinese restaurant, an Indian restaurant, a pizza parlor, and burger bar. There is even the most English of all fast food venues: a fish and chip shop. The campus is also home to a well-equipped Sports Centre, theatre, art gallery, and concert hall.

The University is about three miles from the city of Lancaster and about five miles from the seaside resort of Morecombe. Dominated by a 900-year-old castle and bisected by the River Lune, the city offers plenty of activities and a nightlife that centers around the needs of students. Both the University and the city of Lancaster are best suited to students who want to 'get away from it all' and who would welcome the chance to explore the more rural and natural landscapes of Great Britain.

To the north of Lancaster is the spectacular Lake District, the UK's largest national park.  With over 800 square miles of mountains, lakes, and picturesque villages, you will be able to get lost in the rugged beauty of this area that inspired many celebrated British writers and poets including Beatrix Potter, Coleridge, and Wordsworth. Also nearby are the Yorkshire Dales - a region of narrow, green valleys crisscrossed by ancient  [Langdale] stone walls, high lonely fells, and rushing waterfalls. Tiny farming villages are connected by numerous footpaths including the Pennine Way, similar to the Appalachian Trail in the U.S., which draws hikers from all over the world. Approximately 50 miles to the south is Manchester, offering a multitude of opportunities for sports, nightlife, and shopping.


Dates and Contacts




How to Apply

TravelWhat else?

Lancaster's Study Abroad Brochure (pay ISU tuition, not Lancaster's)

Info for study abroad students at Lancaster
Course information
Student Life
Academic Calendar
Residential Colleges
Lake District National Park
Studying in the UK

Please note, all students are not required to get a visa; refer to the content at the top of the UK visa process below:
UK Visa Process
Visa Information