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Lancaster University

Program Location Lancaster, United Kingdom
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Exchange
Course # SA 20291
Duration Spring Semester or
2 Semesters
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Current Program Dates
Spring 2016 01/05/16 to 06/24/16

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Overview Purdue Credit
Eligibility Academics
Housing Program Costs
Financial Aid Deadline
Returnee Info Resources

United Kingdom Map


University: The main campus of Lancaster University is located on 250 acres of parkland overlooking the Irish Sea. Students have easy access by public bus to the city of Lancaster, located three miles north of campus. This modern campus is the center of learning for approximately 10,000 students.

Location: The city of Lancaster lies on the west coast of Britain. By train the city is just over one hour from Manchester, two hours from the Scottish capital of Edinburgh, and three hours from London. And with a population of around 134,000, Lancaster is one of the fastest growing areas in the County of Lancashire.

For more program information, please visit the program website.


Applicants for the academic year program must have completed four semesters of full-time university study.   Students applying for the spring semesters must have completed a minimum of three semesters.

GPA Requirement: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit
Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Agriculture][College of Engineering][College of Liberal Arts][Krannert School of Management][College of Health and Human Sciences][College of Science]
Specifically from: PSYC (HHS)

If students complete courses while abroad from Purdue colleges that have not approved the program, they might be able to earn transfer credit for those courses. Students interested in pursuing transfer credit should discuss this with both their academic advisor and their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program

Language of Instruction: English

Semester Course Load: 12 Purdue Credits

Lancaster University permits Purdue students to take a mix of courses from a number of different departments, provided that students have the appropriate qualifications and the timetable make this possible. The school year follows the typical British pattern of three ten-week terms separated by four-week vacation periods. Most courses are taught continuously across two or three terms with a final exam or paper due at the end of the term.

Courses: Link here for more information on courses. 


Students are housed in university residence halls, a complex of flats (apartments), each with five to seven single bedrooms, one shared kitchen and one shared bath. Participants prepare their own meals in the fully-equipped kitchens or eat at nearby dining halls and restaurants.

Estimated Program Costs

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Spring 2016

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue
You will pay Purdue Tuition Check Tuition
Program Fee$0.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month)$32.00
Purdue Study Abroad Scholarship (Spring Semester or 2 Semesters) [More Info]- $3000

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Program Specific Insurance$200.00
Round-trip Airfare$1,000.00
Local Transportation$250.00
Books and Supplies$175.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $2,000.00 -$4,000.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos)$175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline.  To insure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an on-line application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Fall Semester Programs Mar 1
Most Spring Semester Programs Sep 15

Returnees Information

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email

Country map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin