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Lancaster is a small student city located on the edge of the Lake District in the county of Lancashire. Picturesque and pretty, Lancaster is a great place to concentrate on your studies, but is only a short bus ride away from seaside towns like Blackpool and Morecambe.

Although a small city, Lancaster has plenty to offer students looking for a tight knit campus. There is a diverse music scene, independent shops and a popular literary festival.

Study in Lancaster?

Lancaster is home to Lancaster University, founded in 1964, as well as the Lancaster Campus of the University of Cumbria.

Lancaster University is a research led higher education institution, which regularly comes within the top ten of universities in the United Kingdom. It is most renowned for its Management School (LUMS), which is among the most highly rated in the country and in 2012 won the Times Higher Education Business Scholl of the Year Award. LUMS is an extremely popular destination for international students at the university.

Undergraduate degrees in Lancaster will generally last between 3-4 years, depending on the type of degree you choose and the mode of study.

Immigration and visas

EU citizens are allowed to come and study an undergraduate degree in Lancaster providing they fulfil the following criteria:

  • Are studying in the UK for more than three months
  • Are enrolled at an accredited university or institution
  • Have proof of sufficient funds to cover your undergraduate degree in the UK for its duration
If you are a non-EU student coming to Lancaster to study, you’ll need to apply for a student visa under the tier 4 visa category. In order to qualify, you’ll need to demonstrate the following:

  • Proof of funding to cover an undergraduate course and living costs
  • A confirmation of acceptance to study (CAS) reference from a university with sponsor status
  • Adequate English language skills
You can find out more about visas at the UK Border Agency. 

Accommodation and living costs

Most students in Lancaster opt to stay on campus in dedicated student halls of residence, which are often the easiest way to settle into student life.

There are 500 rooms for students at the University of Cumbria, situated on campus and in the city.

Students may alternatively choose to privately rent houses in town, which are significantly cheaper – on average £72.50 per week.

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