Exchange Program - Lancaster University

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Study 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. To learn more about Lancaster University, visit


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: 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 fees, which is often the most affordable way to study abroad. UNH currently allows federal, state and institutional aid except work-study to transfer for all UNH Study Abroad programs. Because each student’s financial aid package is unique, you will need to work with the UNH Financial Aid Office to learn how your financial aid will apply.

Ashton Memorial in LancasterTravel & Insurance:  Students purchase their flight independently. Visit the CIE website for information about the UNH Insurance and Travel Assistance Program. 

Eligibility: Students need to meet UNH study away eligibility requirements and have a 2.75 gpa.  Paul College students are required to have a 3.0 gpa.  Students should be in junior standing when participating in the exchange.

Application Deadlines: October 1 for spring semester and March 15 for fall semester or academic year.

What next? Attend a Study Abroad Information Session.  Applications are available from Exchange Coordinator.


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