Applying for undergraduate study at Lancaster

This page provides information for anyone who is thinking of applying for undergraduate study at Lancaster. This information relates primarily to 2024 entry.

How to apply

All full time undergraduate applications should be made through the website using UCAS Hub. You will submit one UCAS application for all the universities that you are applying to.

As part of the application, you will need to enter your personal details, previous and current qualifications, an academic reference, and a personal statement. The UCAS website provides helpful tips and videos that explain in detail the information required for each section of the application.

You cannot upload documents to your UCAS application, but you are welcome to email any supporting documents to the admissions team.

If you are applying directly from school or college in the UK, there should be a member of staff who can advise and guide you through the process.

If you are applying for Medicine and Surgery, we recommend that you refer to the Lancaster Medical School pages, as they provide specific advice on admissions, some of which will differ from the advice on the rest of this page.

Application deadlines

If you are applying for Medicine and Surgery, or if one of the universities that you are applying to is Oxford or Cambridge, then you will need to submit your completed UCAS application by 16 October 2023.

For all other courses at ܽƵ, the UCAS equal consideration deadline is 6pm (18:00) on Wednesday 31 January 2024. After this point, we will still accept applications for the majority of courses, but some may close to new applications, so please check the first.

The final UCAS application deadline is 30 June. However, universities have a limited time in which to make decisions on applications submitted on this deadline, and we may not have time to give your application full consideration. Therefore, we recommend that you aim to submit your application well before 30 June, in order to ensure your application has the best opportunity of being successful.

Applications received by UCAS after 30 June are automatically entered into .

You might find it useful to refer to the page on the UCAS website.

ܽƵ application process

We make offers on a rolling basis. After we receive your application from UCAS, the Admissions Team will aim for a decision to be made within three weeks, but for some courses the timescale will be longer, particularly if there are other factors in the decision making process, such as an interview or portfolio assessment. In some cases, we may need to ask you for additional information.

How we assess your application

We will consider your application as a whole, including:

  • The qualifications that you are studying towards, including your predicted grades. For some qualifications, you may already have received some grades, and we will take these into account. Read more about the qualifications we accept.
  • The grades you have achieved for previous qualifications, for example, your full GCSE profile
  • Any periods of study that did not result in a qualification
  • Your academic reference
  • Your personal statement
  • We may also take into account admissions tests, such as TMUA or STEP for Mathematics
  • Some courses may require you to have completed work experience. Some will require you to attend an interview and/or submit a portfolio, in addition to the application. For more information, see our course pages
  • If you have a non-standard academic background, or you are a mature applicant, we may invite you to attend an interview, or ask you to submit a piece of work

Additional information

Here is some additional information we hope you will find useful.


Contact the admissions team

If you need to contact us, then you can email our undergraduate admissions team or telephone us on +44 (0)1524 592028.