Having received its royal charter in 1964, the University of Lancaster is a public research and collegiate university in Lancaster, Lancashire, in the United Kingdom. Apart from being named International University of the Year by in 2019 The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide, the university has also been ranked 8th overall in the league table, being in the top ten range for the 4th year running in three major national league tables. More than this, it is reported that 89% of Lancaster graduates get professional jobs or further their education after graduation coupled with being 3rd in the UK for graduate prospects according to the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020 and Complete University Guide 2021.

Nine colleges including Bowland College, Cartmel College, County College, Furness College, Fylde College, Graduate College, Grizedale College, Lonsdale College and Pendle College operate under Lancaster University. The institution is fairly affordable to international students and it has close to 3000 international students currently. Lancaster is home to several eye-catching facilities such as The Nuffield Theatre, a multi-faith Chaplaincy Center, 11 different exercise stations along a 700m trail as well as Chinese and Japanese arts, twentieth-century British artists prints and arts by popular European artists like Ernst, Dürer, Miró, and Vasarely, and other antiquities.

Lancaster University is ranked:

  • 139th in the list of World University Rankings by Times Higher Education in 2020 
  • 128th in QS Global World Ranking in 2020
  • 7th in the list of European Teaching Rankings in 2019 by Times Higher Education
  • 210th in the list of Best Global Universities in U.S. News and Global Report’s 2020 ranking


University Type Public
Location       Lancaster, English
               Establishment Year 1964
              Campus Setting                   Urban
            Mode of Program          Full-time/ Online
       On-campus accommodation                 Available
            No. of campuses                       1
           No. of international students                    3000+
           No. of faculties



Lancaster University Campus


  • The Lancaster University campus operates with a beautiful 560-acre parkland site called the Bailrigg campus, which is just three miles from Lancaster city center.
  • The university houses the Peter Scott Gallery, which is home to the University's international art collection that is made up of antiquities, Japanese and Chinese art, works by twentieth-century British artists, etc.
  • There is another university location called the Forest Hills which is used as a conference venue.
  • There is a 25-meter swimming pool with 8 lanes that has a ‘floating floor' at the university sports facility.
  • The campus has 1,300 technology-enabled workspaces that are built around a central atrium filled with natural light.
  • Lancaster University offers educational services to almost 3000 international students.
  • There are more than 175 student unions open to students at the university.
  • Lancaster University students participate in 35 sports clubs activities.
  • On the campus, there are eight tennis courts, six Association Football pitches, five netball courts, trim trail, three rugby pitches, two floodlit synthetic grass pitches, a crown bowling green, and a woodland walk.


Lancaster University Residence


  • Being a collegiate university, residence halls are located within individual colleges.
  • There are eight undergraduate residences and one graduate residence located within the graduate college.
  • Room features include a bed (some with under-bed storage), wardrobe, desk and chair, blinds, mirror, drawers, bookshelf, and washbasin.
  • Amenities include common rooms, Wi-Fi, laundry, freezer, cookers, toaster, microwave, ironing board, kettle, fridge, cupboard storage space, vacuum cleaner, 24-hour reception, and iron, etc.
  • Lancaster University does provide adapted rooms for students with disabilities, medical conditions and allergies if they notify the University of any such conditions when filling the housing application.
  • Students are guaranteed accommodation if the University is their first choice for admission, they have accepted the admission offer and applied before August 15.
  • Lancaster University provides off-campus accommodation help and advice for students willing to live off-campus.
  • The University of Lancaster has been rated United Kingdom’s Best University Halls eight times since 2010 at the annual National Student Housing Awards.
  • The University’s residence halls can accommodate more than 7000 students.


How to Apply?


The process for admission to Lancaster University has been discussed below:

Application portal: UG applicants - UCAS website ; PG applicants - MyApplications

Application fee: UG applicants – 18 GBP for one program, 24 GBP for multiple programs; PG applicants – No application fee

Admission Deadlines: UG applicants – January 15, Medicine program applicants – October 15. PG applicants – Depends on program

Basic Admission Requirements: The documents will be required during the course of the admission procedure:

  • A Level or the equivalent and accepted international high school certificate
  • Relevant bachelor degree (for graduate program applicants)
  • Interview or portfolio of work (if required)
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • Academic transcript and degree certificate
  • Passport
  • References
  • Personal statement
  • Research proposal (research degrees only)
  • Work experience (if required)
  • CV
  • GMAT (depending on program requirement)
  • Lancaster Admissions Essay (if required)