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Program Type: Study Abroad Areas of Study: Accounting, American Studies, Animal and Veterinary Science- Pre Vet, Art, Biochemistry, Biology, Business, Business Administration, Chemistry, Communication Studies, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Criminology, Ecology and Conservation Biology, Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, English, Environmental Science, Film, Finance, Fine Art, French, Geography, German, History, International Studies, Italian, Journalism, Law, Linguistics, Management, Marketing, Mass Communications, Math/Statistics, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Microbiology, Other Language & Literature, Peace & Conflict Studies, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Pre-Law, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish, Studio Art, Theater, Women's Studies
Language of Instruction: English City Size: 50,000 to 100,000
Click here for a definition of this term Level of Support: Low Housing Options: Apartment (Alone), Dormitory
Class Eligibility: 01-Freshman, 02-Sophomore, 03-Junior, 04-Senior Language Courses Offered: Yes
Credit Type: Transfer Credit Minimum GPA: 3.0
Click here for a definition of this term Language Prerequisite: No language prerequisite Available to Non-UI Students: Yes
Program Description:
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About Lancaster University
Lancaster University was founded in 1964 and its main campus is 3 miles from the city center of Lancaster, England. The campus is situated on 250 acres of parkland and on a clear day the view extends north to the Lakeland fells and west across Morecambe Bay. Alexandra Square, at the heart of campus, provides a focus for the life of the University—the administration building, student union, library, shops, and banks. Approximately 10,000 students study at Lancaster and 17% of its student body is comprised of overseas students.  One of the popular features of Lancaster is that it requires all students to join a College. Students and staff stay in the same College throughout their university career, and it becomes a focal point for their academic and social life.  Elected officers organize dinners, dances, films, and other social events throughout the year, and there are good-humored inter-College competitions in sport and debating. The eight undergraduate University Colleges are named after regions connected with Lancashire:  Bowland, Cartmel, County, Furness, Fylde, Grizedale, Lonsdale, and Pendle. Lancaster University maintains a theater studio, art gallery, and concert hall and there are numerous pubs and eating places on campus.  Students can participate in a number of organizations and clubs and the university is well- equipped for sports (soccer, hockey, football, rugby, rock climbing, archery, swimming, tennis, cricket, squash, aerobics, and weight-training).

About England
While the United Kingdom is made up of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, England occupies both the largest land area on the island of Great Britain, and is its dominant political force. Birthplace of Shakespeare and The Beatles, England offers a grand mix of historical and cultural significance. Its national capital, London, is a multicultural center for business, politics, and popular historic attractions such as the Tower of London dating back to the 11th century. Scholars also revel in England’s highly regarded university centers of Oxford and Cambridge. A nation passionate about sports, fans do not have to look far to participate or spectate local and professional rugby and soccer teams, one of the most popular being Manchester United. Whether it is a buzzing city or scenic countryside, a roaring stadium or a quite museum that suites you, England offers something for everyone!

British Educational System
Education in England tends to be more specialized, and students usually concentrate on one or two subject areas. Lancaster University is atypical in that it allows first year undergraduates to take 3 subjects (one in the major area of emphasis and two in non-major areas). University education is usually comprised of lectures and smaller group tutorials that highlight certain aspects of a subject while students are expected to use independent reading and research to explore the broader elements. Fieldwork may also be an integral component to some courses.

There is greater emphasis placed on final exams, presentations, and papers than in the United States. Reading assignments are often extensive and professors may assume that, in addition to your assigned reading, you are reading widely on your own to further learn the subject matter. You will be expected to present well-argued papers and presentations. Weekly quizzes, monthly tests, and regularly scheduled graded assignments may be non-existent. Thus, your final grade may come down to how well you did on your papers, class presentations, and final exam.

Academic Programs
Accounting, History, American Studies, International Studies, Art, Journalism, Biochemistry, Law, Biology, Linguistics, Business, Management, Chemistry, Marketing, Communication, Mass Communications, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Music, Creative Writing, Other Language & Literature, Criminology, Peace & Conflict Studies, Economics, Philosophy, Education, Physics, Electrical Engineering, Political Science, Engineering, Pre-Law, English Psychology, Film, Sociology, Finance, Theater, Geography, & Women’s Studies.

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  • Apartments
  • Residence Hall
Program Fees (includes tuition only)

Whether students can attend Lancaster on the exchange depends on the number of exchange openings we have with Lancaster. Please check with an Education Abroad Advisor about this. 

2021-2022 Exchange Fee

Semester: $4,900
Academic Year: $9,400


UI Fees
Application Fee: $150 charged upon application

UI Priority Application Deadlines
Fall & Academic Year: April 1
Spring: October 15

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2022 10/15/2021 10/15/2021 TBA TBA
Calendar Year 2021 12/31/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2022 04/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2022-2023 04/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.