About the Program
Spend your semester or academic year studying in Parkland, surrounded by the breathtaking scenery of the countryside. You’ll have the extending sea on one side and Lancaster city on the other.
During your time at Lancaster, you’ll have no shortage of outdoor activities from hiking, canoeing, climbing, and exploring the city. Choose between spending your time in Lancaster city or hop on a train for a day or weekend trip to Liverpool, Manchester, or London.
At Lancaster university, you’ll have a large range of programs to choose from whether it be the sciences and engineering or liberal arts. The program is also ideal for Nursing majors who study abroad during their fall semester.
Apply to Lancaster University
Dates and Deadlines
Minimum GPA 3.0
|Environmental Studies||Film and Media|
|Environmental Engineering||Electrical Engineering|
3 courses (max) for Fall Term
3-4 courses for Spring Term
Fall 2023 (Michaelmas term):
Welcome Week October 2 – 6
Semester Dates: 6 October to 15 December
Spring 2024 (Lent and Summer terms):
Lent: 12 January to 22 March
Summer: 19 April to 28 June
*Exams conducted within term dates
For more specific dates, visit Academic Calendar.
Students should pay attention to the following designation to determine appropriate courses which are called modules at Lancaster:
FY – taught throughout the academic year
M – in Michaelmas term (Fall Semester)
L – in Lent term (first part of Spring Semester)
LS – in Lent and Summer terms (full Spring Semester)
S – in Summer term (second part of Spring semester)
M or L – in either Michaelmas (Fall Semester) or Lent term (first part of Spring Semester)
Michaelmas term – 12 Lancaster credits
Lent/Summer term – 16-20 Lancaster credits
Full academic year – 30-32 Lancaster credits
Exchange students may choose courses in any study area, as long as they meet any prerequisites for the course. Students register for 12 credits in the fall and 16 credits in the spring. Browse available courses in the Study Abroad Handbook.
Bachelor degrees at Lancaster are completed in three years thus the course levels are different at both institutions:
|Lancaster Course Level||UMaine Course Level|
|100||100 and 200|
Pay attention to these course levels when choosing your classes as they will determine difficulty and time commitment both inside and outside of the classroom.
4 credit hours at Lancaster University = 4 credit hours at UMaine
At Lancaster University, American students live with other international students as well as British students in on-campus residences called ‘colleges.’ Read about the eight Lancaster colleges to decide which college you would like to live in and join. These colleges sponsor social events, gathering places, and many activities. Housing during Easter break (almost all of April) is not included in the housing cost for the semester. Students studying at Lancaster University for the Lent and Summer term should set aside sufficient funds to cover housing during Easter break.
Housing is guaranteed for exchange students. Students can live in a single room in a suite with a shared bathroom, a single room with a private bathroom, or students can share a room with another international student. Read more about accommodation options.
Estimated budgets for Lancaster University:
|Aggregation Score||Percentage||Letter Grade||Descriptor||UMaine Grade|
|24||90 – 100||A+||Excellent||A|
|21||80 – 89||A||A|
|18||70 – 79||A-||A|
|17||67 – 69||B+||Good||A-|
|16||64 – 66||B||B+|
|15||60 – 63||B-||B|
|14||57 – 59||C+||Satisfactory||B-|
|13||54 – 56||C||B-|
|12||50 – 53||C-||C+|
|11||47 – 49||D+||Weak||C|
|10||44 – 46||D||C-|
|9||40 – 43||D-||D (No transfer credit)|
|0 – 8||0 – 39||F||Fail||F|