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Why Lancaster?


From exemplary learning to a campus experience packed with cultural and social opportunities, here are just 10 good reasons why Lancaster is one of the very best places to live, learn and get your future off to a flying start.


90% of final year students were satisfied with their course, according to the National Student Survey 2013. This is higher than the national average of 85%.


High levels of graduate employment Almost three quarters of students at Lancaster get graduate level jobs (Higher Education Statistics Agency).


Global 1% In international league tables, Lancaster consistently ranks in the top 1% of universities.


92% of our research is rated to be of ‘international standard’. You can be confident that you’ll be joining a world-class research institute.


Award-winning accommodation Our accommodation retained the ‘Best University Halls’ title in the National Student Housing Survey 2013 (for the fourth consecutive year).


Vibrant city Lancaster has been ranked as one of the top most vibrant cities in the UK according to the Experian Vibrancy Report.


8 Colleges We’re one of a handful of collegiate universities in the UK. Your college will help you settle quickly into your studies and social life on campus.


12,000+ We have over 12,000 students including 3,000 international students from over 100 countries, offering you a global perspective to your life and learning.


Study abroad Study, work and volunteer opportunities exist in over 50 universities worldwide.


About the International Study Centre and Pathway to Education

Why study at an International Study Centre

The International Study Centre offers international students, on-campus degree preparation for undergraduate and, postgraduate courses and is part of the university. The preparatory courses will provide, you with the necessary academic skills and English language, tutoring to undertake a degree at the University of Sussex.

Qualifications around the world do not always match with UK qualifications and quite often to gain entry into a top rated university, students need to follow a pathway.


There are several stages to a pathway.

An Undergraduate Pathway is a single course which is comprised of a series of stages (Stages 1-4) of study which on successful completion results in the award of a Bachelor's Degree. A Postgraduate Pathway is a single course which is comprised of a series of stages of study (Stages 1 - 2) which on successful completion results in the award of a Master's Degree.


Foundation or Stage1 - A pre degree programme for students who do not meet university entry requirements. Successful completion leads to progression to year 1 of a UK bachelor degree. The course includes both academic subjects as well as English Language.


Diploma Year 1 (International Year One) - Stage 2  - Designed for students who fail to meet the entry requirements for drirect entry, but who are still capable of studying at that level. Successful completion leads to the 2nd year of a UK bachelor degree programme. The course includes both academic subjects as well as English Language. Stages 3 and 4 comprise of the 2nd and 3rd year of an honours degree.


Pre Masters -  is a 6 month or 9 month programme for students who have a 1st degree, but whose degrees are not equivalent to a UK degree. Generally 1 or terms additional learning is required in order to follow onto a master degree. The offer is made with a conditional of progression upon successful completion. Successful completion leads to the master degree which in the UK is normally 9 months.

English Language - A pressional English Language programme is available for those who fail to meet the mnimum English Language requirements. Please note visa regulations may differ in the cae of English Language entry.

Pathway Programmes


International Foundation Year


Business and Management


Engineering and Computing


Law and Social Studies


Life Sciences


Mathematics and Statistics


Progression Degrees


International Foundation Year


Business and Management http://www.lancasterisc.com/degree-progression#business


Engineering and Computing http://www.lancasterisc.com/degree-progression#engineering


Law and Social Studies http://www.lancasterisc.com/degree-progression#law


Life Sciences http://www.lancasterisc.com/degree-progression#life


Mathematics and Statistics http://www.lancasterisc.com/degree-progression#maths


Entry Requirements

International Foundation Year



Bangladesh: Successful completion of High School Certificate at an average grade of 60%


English Language


English:IELTS: 5.0 Overall (min 5.0 in writing)

       Pearson Test of English: 46 (min 46 in all bands)


If you have an IELTS level of 4.5 (all bands min 4.0) or equivalent you will need at least one term of English Language Preparation.


If you have an IELTS level of 4.0 (all bands 4.0) or equivalent you will need two terms of English Language Preparation.









Dates and Prices

January Start


Fees and payment


Fees for each academic year are listed below. All prices are in pounds sterling (GBP).


Fees Academic
Year 2014/15 
Year 2015/16
Tuition fees International Foundation Year (complete programme) Business & Management route £16,005 £16,980
Engineering & Computing route £14,550 £15,435
Law & Social Studies route £13,665 £14,500
Maths & Statistics £13,665  £14,500
Life Sciences route £14,550 £15,435
English Language Preparation per term £4,510 £4,767
 Standard room per week £86-113  
   En suite room per week £111-123  
Supplements StudyCare insurance 12 months cover £416  


Price validity


  • 2015/16 Tuition Fees are valid from January 1st, 2015 for programmes commencing from September 1st, 2015 and are in £ sterling, unless specified as Euros. The Enrolment Fee will be £170 for UK ISCs from January 1st, 2015.


  • Accommodation fees are guideline only. Rents are subject to increase each academic year.


Confirmation payment


Please note that from 1st January 2013, students applying for courses will be required to pay a confirmation payment. This is comprised of:


  • £170 Enrolment Fee (non-refundable)
  • £1,000 Refundable Deposit
  • £500 advance fees
  • Insurance payment for Study Care if applicable





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