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Lancaster University Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

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Lancaster University offers 365 undergraduate programs and 230 master's and Ph.D. level programs in a vast variety of fields. The university has over 12,000 students, from over 100 countries. Lancaster invites applications in September for undergraduate courses and all year round for postgraduate courses.

  • Academic requirements differ from country to country. The applicants should check the requirements prior to application.
  • The university accepts IELTS Academic, iBT TOEFL, PTE, GCSE, IGCSE and O Level English Language as a proof of English proficiency.
  • Various other alternative English qualifications are also accepted depending upon the applicant’s country.
  • The university does not have any institutional admissions test for admission. However, for some degrees, the applicant may be asked to take a professional test or attend an interview.


Application PortalUG: UCAS
PG: MyApplication
Application fee£18 for UCAS
PG: No fee
Mode of programFull time, distance and online
Mode of paymentVisa or MasterCard
Academic calendarYear based
Intake sessionsSeptember
Graduate Job Rate97%

Lancaster University Admission Deadlines

The application deadlines for UG and PG courses are given below:

Undergraduate CoursesJan 15 For Medicine – Oct 15
Graduate coursesApplications are received throughout the year.

Lancaster University International Admissions

Lancaster University is home to almost 3000 international students coming from different countries. The international students applying to the university should fulfill the following requirements:

Admission requirements

  • Official transcripts
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Fulfillment of academic requirements
  • Fulfillment of country-wise requirements
  • Interview
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Passport Copy
  • Birth certificate

English Proficiency Requirements:

If the first language of the applicant is not English then they need to submit a recognized English language qualification. The acceptable English test scores are given below:

ExaminationUndergraduate CoursesPostgraduate Courses
IELTS Academic6.5 with minimum of 5.5 in each component6.5 or 7.0
TOEFL iBT93 overall with a minimum of 17 in listening, 18 in reading,
20 in speaking and 17 in writing
93 or 100 overall with a minimum of 20 or 22 in each skill
Pearson PTE Academic62 with minimum of 51 in each of the four skills62/70
Cambridge English: Advanced CAE176 overall with at least 162 in each componentGrade C
Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)176 overall with at least 162 in each componentGrade C
GCSE/ IGCSE/ O Level EnglishGrade C/4Not acceptable

If you do not meet the minimum English language requirement, you may be able to take a pre-sessional program over the summer at Lancaster University.

Student Visa Requirements for International Students

It is very important for International Students to complete their visa application process in time. The detailed visa application process for admission to the university is provided below:

  • Apply online for ATAS no more than 6 months before the date you will apply for your visa.
  • Prepare bank statement.
  • Accept the offer, complete all offer conditions to obtain CAS(confirmation of acceptance for studies) number.
  • Take TB test.
  • Make an online application through the Visa4UK website
  • Schedule an appoint with the nearest embassy.

Lancaster University Undergraduate Admissions

Lancaster University offers 365 undergraduate programs in the field of Accounting and Finance, Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Sciences/Biomedicine, Business Analytics, Chemistry, Computing and Communications, Criminology, Design and Drama. The basic admission process for all the courses is the same.

Where to apply: UCAS

Application Fee: £18 for single course and £24 for multiple courses.

No separate application fee is charged by the university.

Application Requirements:

  • High school diploma/transcript
  • English proficiency test score for international applicants
  • Letter of Recommendations (if any)
  • Essay

Lancaster University Graduate Admissions

Lancaster University and 230 master's and Ph.D. level programs in a wide variety of fields such as Science & Technology, Health & management, Management, Arts and Social Science.

Application Fee: No application fee is charged by the University.

The university accepts the application on a rolling basis. An applicant can apply for admission anytime.

Application Requirements:

  • Degree certificates and transcripts of previous higher education.
  • Personal Statement
  • Passport Copy
  • Letter of Recommendations
  • Research proposal (for research degrees)
  • English proficiency test score for international applicants
  • Work Experience (if required).

Programs offered in Postgraduate Study

ProgramAcademic Requirements
Arts Management (MA)Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, in an appropriate discipline,
Coursework including essays, reports, presentations and a dissertation
Economics MScBachelor’s degree /equivalent in Economics/Related subject with at least 50% in Economics,
Research paper, essays
Business Analytics MScBachelor’s degree in any subject that includes Math,
Stats, Finance and Economics
Medical Education MSc/PgDip/PgCertApplicants should be currently involved in clinical education
Electronic Engineering MScA 2:1 honors degree, or equivalent, in a related Engineering discipline

The University considers applications from the beginning of the admission cycle and the applicants a response within three to four weeks. The students can track their applications by visiting logging on application portal or by contacting the Admission Office.

The admissions at Lancaster University are considered to be very selective and competitive. The university’s admission office reviews the applicants the basis of the candidate's UCAS score and research work.

For graduate admissions, the university information about the application status within 20 working days of submitting the application, however for some programs or at busy times decisions may take longer. The university will contact the applicant if further information is required. The applicant will be able to view the status of application at any time during the admissions process using the My Applications website.

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