Study abroad opportunities
Spending time living and studying in another country can be enormously enriching, and for many students it’s the opportunity of a lifetime. It allows you to experience a different culture, make new friends, and learn more about life elsewhere and about yourself.
It’s a great confidence-booster, and besides being enormous fun, it’s also a an excellent addition to your CV – signalling to employers your adaptability and your readiness to take on new challenges.
That’s why, at Lancaster, we have a long tradition of sending students abroad to study – and welcoming students from other institutions, too. We have exchange agreements with prestigious universities all over the world, and many of our undergraduate degree programmes include an integral year spent studying at a top university in the US, Canada, Europe, Asia or Australasia. Some of those programmes, like our BBA in European Management with its two years abroad, even give you the opportunity to both study and work in another country. Find out more about programmes you apply for via UCAS
When would I go?
The year abroad is normally the second year of a three-year degree programme. That means you can gain that international experience without having to extend your period of study. Choosing your studies carefully is important, to ensure that they complement the subjects you are studying at Lancaster, but your Study Abroad Advisor will help to devise a programme that fits well, and will be on hand to help you at any point during your year.
If you don’t want to spend a whole year abroad, there are also shorter programmes, enabling you to spend a term or semester abroad.
LUMS Study Abroad Fair
The Study Abroad Fair is designed to give students a taste of the excitement of a year spent overseas at one of Lancaster's many partner universities. View more Study Abroad videos, in which students talk about their experience studying in the USA and Australia.
Looking to come to Lancaster as an exchange student?
Each year Lancaster University welcomes than 300 undergraduate students from overseas universities on its Study Abroad and Exchange Programme.
You'll find details on how to apply, what courses you could take, and general information about studying at Lancaster in the University's Study Abroad Handbook.
For specific queries about Management School courses, you're welcome to contact the LUMS International Office: firstname.lastname@example.org