Lancaster University is a public research university located in the City of Lancaster, Lancashire, England, and is one of only six collegiate universities in the United Kingdom. Ranking in the top 10 universities in the UK, Lancaster offers high-quality academics, cutting-edge research and networking opportunities, and a unique collegiate residential system. Exchange students have the opportunity to take sciences and technology, business management, and arts and social sciences courses. Further information about Lancaster University can be found in the Study Abroad Guidebook for 2021.
Michaelmas (Fall): October - December
Lent/Summer (Spring): January - June
Full Year: October - June
Exchange participants are required to take a full-time course load (at least 12 Temple credits) while abroad and will earn transfer credit.
Students enrolling for the Michaelmas term will take the equivalent of 12 semester credits. Students enrolling for the Lent/Summer term will take the equivalent of 16-20 semester credits.
- Computer Science
- Environmental Science
- English/Creative Writing
- English Literature
- Film and Media
- Foreign Languages
- Gender and Women's Studies
- Theatre Studies
Students can access a list of Lancaster Study Abroad Modules online.
Language of instruction
The Lancaster University campus occupies a beautiful 560-acre parkland site at Bailrigg, just three miles from Lancaster City Centre. Brimming with culture, the Bailrigg campus has its own theatre, art gallery and concert series. Students at Lancaster enjoy a vast, green campus with views of the mountains and sea. The campus is 10 minutes from the main West Coast railway with direct services to Manchester, London and Scotland. In 2018, the Lancaster University campus was voted third in the Top 20 University Campus Awards in a public vote.
The campus has comprehensive facilities, including a library, bookstore, computer labs, banks and shops, post office, dozens of places to eat and drink, a multifaith center, Health Services, movie theater, art gallery, ice cream parlour, hair dresser, and more.
Students may choose to live in on-campus housing or find independent housing.
Exchange students are guaranteed on-campus accommodations as long as their applications are received by the deadline. Students have the option of choosing from Standard rooms, En Suite rooms, or a Townhouse.
- Shared kitchens, bathrooms and shower rooms
- Individual bedrooms, equipped with desk, chair, bed, closet, shelves, and sink
- Shared kitchens
- Individual bedrooms, equipped with desk, chair, bed, closet, shelves
- Private bathroom and shower
- Shared kitchens, bathrooms, shower rooms, living and dining rooms, patio, garden terrace
- Private bedroom, equipped with desk, chair, bed, closet, shelves
Students may elect to find independent housing in sharehouses or apartments.
Students pay Temple tuition and fees directly to Temple.
Open to qualified students matriculated at Temple University.
Applying to the program
Application Deadline: March 1 for the fall semester/academic year and spring priority; September 1 for the spring semester