Exchange Program - Lancaster University

Lancaster University sealStudy in the vibrant and historic city of Lancaster, England for a semester or academic year. Lancaster is just four miles from the Irish Sea and an hour south from the beautiful countryside of the Lake District — a must for hikers, campers and outdoor enthusiasts. This diverse mix of city, coast & countryside is a great complement to Lancaster’s campus 'village' experience.

With over 12,000 students from over 100 countries, Lancaster University is ranked among the top ten universities in the UK and is recognized as outstanding in research, teaching and the student experience.  Paul College students should note that Lancaster University is AACSB accredited.

Lancaster is a great base from which to explore the UK, as well as the rest of Europe. London, Glasgow, and Edinburgh are less than three hours away by train. You can get the ferry to Dublin or Belfast in less than two hours.  The cosmopolitan city of Manchester can be reached in about an hour and provides inexpensive plane travel to the rest of Europe from its international airport. 

UNH Exchange programs are suitable for students with strong leadership skills who want an immersion experience studying with local students, relying on local services with no management or oversight by UNH or other U.S. provider. 


a lecture at Lancaster UniversityAcademics: UNH students take courses alongside their British counterparts and other international students. UNH students can enroll in most courses offered at the university. Lancaster also gives students the opportunity to do independent study projects for credit—one of the few institutions in the UK that offers this option.

Housing and Meals: Room and meals are paid in country.  Students are guaranteed housing on campus in a residential college living among both British and international students. Payment for housing is made directly to Lancaster University. Most rooms are singles with a shared lounge and kitchen area.  There is no meal plan. Students enjoy cooking for themselves and grocery shopping in Lancaster is an affordable option for the budget conscious. There are also lots of great restaurants and café options on campus in which to dine and relax.

Extra-Curricular Activities: The University boasts over one hundred clubs, sporting teams, and art societies, which all international students are eligible to join. Why not check out the hiking, parachuting or Entrepreneurs club! 

Tuition, Fees and Financial Aid: UNH students pay their normal tuition and some fees.  UNH currently allow allows federal, state and institutional aid — except work study — to transfer for all UNH Managed, UNH Exchange and UNH Approved programs abroad. You will be able to factor in airfare as an educational cost and consider the cost of living in your host country for your estimated expenses.

In addition, there are study abroad scholarships available! Please visit the Scholarships & Fellowships page for information about UNH and external funding for study abroad.

Ashton Memorial in LancasterTravel and Insurance: Students purchase their flight independently. Visit Int’l Polices and Travel Resources section of the UNH Global website for information about International Insurance.

Eligibility: Students need to meet UNH study away eligibility requirements and have a minimum of a 2.75 gpa. Paul College students are required to have a 3.0 gpa. Visit the Start section of the UNH Global website for details. Students should be in junior standing when participating in the exchange.

Application Deadlines: A semester or academic year exchange.  Submit exchange application in Via by September 25 (for spring study abroad) or March 5 for fall semester or full academic year.  

What next?  To find out more details about exchanges, attend a Study Abroad Information Session, held every Tuesday at 12:45PM, locations vary.   After you’ve attended an information session and researched the exchange, set up an appointment with Catherine D’Auteuil in myWildcat Success or come to our walk in advising hours. 

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