The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline. You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g. application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)
- One of few universities in the UK to offer Creative Writing and Women’s Studies
- 11 000+ undergraduate students
- Situated in a beautiful rural setting
- Only fifteen minutes by bus from the historic city of Lancaster
- Within 50 miles of the cities of Manchester and Liverpool and the Lake District National Park
- Main site of Lancaster University is located at Bailrigg, about three miles from the city centre
- Set in 250 acres of landscaped parkland
- Views from the campus extend north to the Lakeland fells and west across Morecambe Bay
Partner university's areas of study
Notes on Language of Instruction
- Non-native English speaking students matched to this university will need to apply to Lancaster with their TOFEL or IELTS certificate
ELIGIBILITY AND TIMING
Who can go?
- Exchange students can take coursework in most areas of study
- Students must have a cumulative average of 70% or above to attend this partnership
- Semester 1: Early October to Mid December (Michaelmas Term)
- Semester 2: Mid January to Late June (Lent & Summer semester)
- If you choose to attend Lancaster for only the Michaelmas Term, you will only be able to earn a maximum of 12 UBC credits, and will be assessed tuition at UBC for 12 credits
- If you want to earn more than 12 credits for a Term 1 exchange, it is recommended that you attend Lancaster for the Full Year
- It is not possible to attend only the Lent term (January to April) or only the Summer term (April to June)
- Students attending in term 2 must attend both the Lent and Summer terms (January to June)
Course equivalency formula
- 1 Lancaster Credit = 1 UBC credit OR
- ECTS credits divided by 2 = UBC credits
- Lancaster also uses the European Credit Transfer System
Credit transfer process
* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.
Type of Go Global Experiences
Course information and restrictions
- 100-level are appropriate for those who have not studied the subject at university level and also for students with only limited background in the field
- 200 and 300-level courses at Lancaster will almost always be equivalent to upper division courses at a North American university
- There is no pre-registration for courses at Lancaster and courses cannot be guaranteed in advance (please see the timetable and note that some seminars and tutorials are not included)
- Most formal teaching takes place during the Michaelmas (October-December) and Lent (January-March) terms, but 100-level courses continue until halfway through the Summer (April-June) term
- Some 200-level science and math courses are taught in the Summer term
- As is usual in British universities, many Lancaster courses are taught continuously across two or three terms, designated full year (FY) in the course listings - however, many courses can be taken for Michaelmas or Lent/Summer only and therefore cover only part of the course material, for proportionally fewer credits
- There is little formal teaching in the Summer term as you will be completing your assignments and preparing for your exams - examinations are mainly held in May and June
Full course load information
- Full year 120 UK – CATS, 60 ECTS
- Michaelmas 48 UK – CATS, 24 ECTS
- Lent/Summer 60 UK – CATS, 32 ECTS
Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university
Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.
* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.
- 15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term, paid to UBC
- Some exceptions may apply
Scholarships + awards
The Go Global award $1000
All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.
Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.
Information for US students
If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ for Federal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.
If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.
If you attend an ineligible institution:
- You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
- You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
- You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
- You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.
Types of accommodation available
- Exchange and Study Abroad students are guaranteed a room on campus as long as they apply by the deadline
- Applications are made online from June (for October starters) and late November (for January starters)