Lancaster University

Location

Lancaster, England

Availability

Available university-wide - limited exchange places available


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    Established in 1964, Lancaster University has been named International University of the Year by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020.

    The University’s primary strategic goal is to establish itself as a global leader in higher education. Defining global leadership as being a ‘go to’ university for research and teaching that transform lives, communities, practices and thinking in countries across the globe.

    Known for providing a great student experience, 87% of Lancaster University students are satisfied with the quality of their course compared with a national average of 84%.

    The campus is close to the city centre yet surrounded by beautiful countryside. It is set in a beautiful location, less than 5kms away from the historic city of Lancaster. Excellent road and rail links give you easy access to the famous Lake District National Park, the Yorkshire Dales and the cosmopolitan cities of Manchester, London and Edinburgh.

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    Located two hours by train from London, Lancaster is an ancient city with a modern outlook. There are plenty of places to eat, independent boutiques, as well as an annual literature festival and jazz festival. The city is small enough to explore on foot. As one of England’s Heritage Cities, there is history around every corner, from the conviction of the Lancaster Witches in 1612 to Charles Dickens’ hotel room.

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    • Lancaster Town Hall
    • Lancaster Brewery
    • Charter Market
    • Peter Scott Gallery
    • Dukes Theatre and Cinema
    • Williamson Park
    • The Storey
    • Lancaster Castle
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    England is a country within the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK). It shares land borders with Wales to the west and Scotland to the north, and is separated from continental Europe by the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south. The island of Great Britain is however easily traversed by the Channel Tunnel as well as via rail, air, or sea.

    England’s population of 55.6 million people comprises 84% of the population of the UK. The country has a density of 407 people per square km overall, however London (the capital of England and the UK), has a population at 8.8 million people alone at a density of 5,177 people per square km, more than ten times that of any other British region. Depending upon where you go, you can experience one of the most populated cities in the world, or wander alone on the moors.

    England is renowned for many reasons, and is a very popular exchange location. With a well-documented and turbulent history, England offers you the opportunity to visit structures from the Neolithic era, see Roman artefacts, or visit some of the greatest museums and galleries in the world.

    The massive variety of locations, interesting cultures, career opportunities, ease of travel, diverse cuisine, and thrilling history make England a prime location for exchange.

    Did you know…..?
    Nowhere in England is more than 113km from the sea. *English people consume more tea per capita than anybody else in the world (2.5 times more than the Japanese and 22 times more than the Americans or the French). *French was the official language of England for about 300 years, from 1066 till 1362.

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Lancaster University Factsheet

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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Semester 1 (SP5)
January to June

Semester 2 (SP2)
October to December


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    Undergraduate

    • Accounting and Finance
    • Business Analytics
    • Biological Science
    • Computing and Communications
    • Creative Writing
    • Economics
    • Education
    • Engineering
    • English Literature
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Environmental Biology and Science
    • Film, Media and Theatre Studies
    • Gender and Women's Studies
    • Geography
    • History
    • Law and Criminology
    • Linguistics and English Language
    • Management and Organisation
    • Marketing
    • Mathematics and Statistics
    • Religion and Philosophy
    • Politics

    Postgraduate

    Limited postgraduate offerings available. Please contact Lancaster Study Abroad Team for more information.

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    All students must meet standard exchange selection criteria and any host institution restrictions.

    GPA of 5.0 or higher required.

    Students exchanging during the Michaelmas term can study a course load of no more than 24 ECTS, equivalent to 13.5 UniSA units.  Students exchanging during the Lent/Summer term must study a full-time course load of 32 ECTS, equivalent to 18 UniSA units.

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    • UniSA academic transcript 
    • Passport
    • English language proficiency (if applicable)
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    Credits are measured by the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) and the following applies: 

    • 18 units = 30 ECTS 
    • 13.5 units = 22.5 ECTS 

    It can sometimes be difficult to make up exactly 22.5 units (not all courses will be worth exactly 7.5 ECTS), but you should be able to get very close. Make sure you check with your Program Director if you don’t have exactly 22.5 ECTS 

    Students must complete a full-time load (30ECTX/18 units) in the Lancaster Lent and Summer semester (SP2) Students can only study 24 ECTS (13.5 units) in Lancaster’s shorter semester – Michaelmas (SP5) 

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    If you are a non-native English speaker studying at an English-speaking university, please include a copy of the Secure English Language Test (SELT) certificate eg IELTS or TOEFL you submitted when you applied to your home University/College.

    Please see here for more information and view Entry Requirements.

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Lancaster University Factsheet

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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Weather
Autumn/Winter: 0°c to 10°c
Spring/Summer: 10°c to 25°c

Currency
£ Pounds

Local language/s
English


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    Lancaster University offers a coach shuttle service from Manchester Airport. To book this service, please click here.

    More information on other means of getting to the campus can be found here.

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    Exchange students coming to study at Lancaster from outside Europe are guaranteed a single study bedroom on campus provided you apply by the deadline. The Accommodation Office will send you information about how to apply after you have accepted your offer to study at Lancaster.

    More information on accommodation can be found here.

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    As an exchange partner with the University of South Australia, you do not have to pay tuition fees to Lancaster University, instead you will pay tuition as you would normally at UniSA. Travel and living expenses are at your own cost. The table below gives an indication of costs you will incur:  

    Items Approximate Cost (AUD)
    Return flights from Adelaide $1800
    Accommodation  $733 per month (not including £200 deposit)
    Meals/Groceries $370 per month
    Transportation $90 per month
    Entertainment and incidentals including phone, laundry etc. $400 per month

    More information can be found here.

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    UniSA offers a generous travel grant of up to $2500 for a full semester exchange. You may also be eligible to receive an OS-HELP loan of up to $8000. For more information please see funding and scholarships website.

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    UniSA offers travel insurance as part of your exchange for up to 270 days (can be extended up to 365 days). For more information please see travel insurance website 

    Please click hereto read the travel insurance policy. 

    A list of Frequently Asked Questions can be found here. 

    If you have any further questions about travel insurance, please contact the UniSA Insurance Office on 08 8302 1678. 

Lancaster University Factsheet

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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Visa information

It is your responsibility to apply for your visa for your overseas study experience. You can refer to the relevant consulate regarding a specific countries visa requirement. UniSA is legally unable to provide visa advise. Please see below links for more information.

Australian Government DFAT brief on United Kingdom is available here.

United Kingdom embassy website can be found  here. 

Lancaster University student visa FAQ is available here.

Register your travel

To participate in an exchange experience, you must register your travel with International SOS (iSOS). We will provide instructions on how to do this throughout the process. 
 
UniSA has partnered with iSOS to offer our students medical, safety and security advice, referrals, emotional support and routine and emergency assistance when travelling or living abroad. 
 
For more information please visit the Travel Health and Safety Webpage
 
Before your departure, we strongly encourage you to visit the Smartraveller website. 
 
The website contains important information you need to know about travel documents, up to date travel advisories on destinations you may be travelling to on behalf of the University, travel tips and more. 

Lancaster University Factsheet

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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How to apply

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No available summer/winter school

Lancaster University is not an exchange partner for Summer/Winter School. To see other current short-term opportunities, please click here

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