Lancaster castle

Lancaster University Management School - Haskayne only

A highly ranked institution: 85th worldwide for Business & Economics (Times, 2022) with a traditional British residential college system that's been named the best university halls in the UK six years running.

About Lancaster

Get the best of urban arts and culture and picturesque scenery in Lancaster, a historic city with one of Great Britain’s best preserved castles (12th century) and surrounded by everything one might want to do or see in England. Lancaster has great road and rail links to the surrounding national parks and to Manchester, a bustling big city with excellent transportation links through the rest of the UK and Europe. Directly to the west is the Atlantic coast, to the north is the awe-inspiring Lake District, and to the east lie the Yorkshire Dales and the Forest of Bowland. 

Key information


Lancaster, UK




Fall, Winter, Academic year

Program type


Application information

Application status



2024-2025 applications

First come first considered for remaining spaces until

Fall 2024: March 15, 2025

Winter 2025: August 15, 2024

University-specific additional requirements

No university-specific requirements. See the Eligibility section below for more information.

2025-2026 applications

Open November 1, 2024

Program details

Haskayne Exchange Areas of Study:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • General Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • International Business

View the available undergraduate courses at LUMS here.

Ensure you review your course selection with a Haskayne exchange advisor before leaving for your exchange to confirm transfer credit.

Haskayne undergraduate students must take their core courses at the University of Calgary. Students can take two senior commerce and/or non-commerce options, and/or a maximum of 2 concentration courses (not ACCT/PLMA). They are required to maintain full time status while on exchange.

Course Information:

Courses at Lancaster are called "modules". One UCalgary half course equivalent = 12 UK credits (or 6 ECTS credits). The credit load for full year students will be 60-64 ECTS. In Michaelmas term it will be 24 ECTS (4 Ucalgary courses) and in Lent & Summer term it will be 32-40 ECTS.

The academic year is divided into three terms.

  • Michaelmas term runs from early October to mid-December,
  • Lent term runs from early January to late March,
  • Summer term runs from mid April to late June.

Students can study at Lancaster for the academic year (October - June), just the Michaelmas term, or for both the Lent and Summer terms. Students cannot choose only the Lent term or only the Summer term, the two must be combined (January - June). 

  1. Costs

    Exchange students pay their tuition and academic fees to the University of Calgary. Other expenses are paid directly to the service provider. 

    Lancaster has provided a cost estimate sheet. (You can disregard the Lancaster tuition section.)

    Also, remember to include things like visas, insurance, vaccinations etc in your budget planning.

  2. Funding

    Did you know that you can take your UCalgary funding with you on exchange? Since you remain a degree seeking student at UCalgary while on exchange you remain eligible for any awards and scholarships you are eligible to receive from the university as well as student loans.

    Our office administers the International Study Travel Grant for students travelling on approved UCalgary study programs that are credit bearing. The amount changes year to year as the money is split evenly between qualified applicants. Students may only receive the study travel grant once. Please see the funding page for more information.

    *This program is eligible for Eyes High funding! This is an internally nominated award worth $3000. Eligibility requirements and more can be found on the funding page.

Lancaster has won the 'Best University Halls' award for the last six year. Exchange students can choose to live in one of 8 halls of residence (called "colleges"). The majority of on-campus rooms are ensuite and all accommodation is self-catering (no meal plan). Incoming exchange students are guaranteed a room on campus as long as they apply by the deadline. For more information on accommodation options click here.

Although the page shows the accommodation as 40 week contracts, students attending for Michaelmas term will only be charged for 11 weeks and students attending for Lent & Summer term will be charged for 25 weeks. Full year students will be charged for the full 40 week contract. 

Haskayne students at UCalgary can ONLY apply for this partner through Haskayne, and must meet the Haskayne requirements for exchange.

Students traveling on passports from countries that don't have English as a first language must prove their English proficiency. For more information about Lancaster's requirements click here

What's special about Lancaster and the university?

With the university's focus on sustainability, Lancaster makes the perfect base for students passionate about nature and environmental stewardship. The city is entirely surrounded by lush verdant hills and to the North, the postcard-perfect UNESCO Lake District National Park, the UK's most popular park. The Lake District, made famous by the Romantics and literary icons like Wordsworth, Coleridge, and Beatrix Potter, also makes an excellent day trip for those interested in climbing or hiking - with incredible views of Wales from Scafell Pike, the highest point in England. Join the hiking club, Harry Potter club, or any of the unique clubs and teams available at Lancaster. 

First recorded in 1086, Lancaster is an ancient city where Romans, Saxons, and Normans fought for territory - and in later years the House of Lancaster, symbolized by the Red Rose, also played a key role in the civil "War of the Roses", against the white-rosed House of York. As a result of its history, the city possesses great examples of nearly a dozen historical architectural styles still in use today, from 1710's Colonial, to Georgian, to Queen Anne, to the more modern Art Deco buildings from 1925-45. It also retains some of its Roman charm with the remains of ancient bathhouses, and other sites around the city. Medieval Lancaster is best reflected in the architecture of its castle, founded in the 11th century on top of a former Roman fort.  

However the most recognizable aspect of Lancaster is its nationally-recognized Arts scene. From arts-focused businesses and festivals, to its Concert series, Lancaster provides one of the most arts-focused environments in the UK, from music to theatre, to arts festivals. The Lancaster Library also hosts regular music events under the "Get It Loud in Libraries" banner, which has provided a space for artists like Adele, the Wombats, Kate Nash, and others to perform live in the library.   

What resources are available for new students?

Lancaster Arts is a program and venues that bring innovative new artists in theatre, music and art to campus. 

Lancaster also has a newly refurbished library that is open 24/7.

What supports or services are available at Lancaster?

Students with disabilities can access the disability office on campus. 

The advisor for the program is: Stacey McGregor

How to Apply

Download the application guide

This PDF contains information on how to complete your application and what to do after you have applied.

Application guide

Identify three programs of interest

We recommend applying for your top three programs for the priority application deadline, as placement may be competitive. We will assess your applications in ranked order.

Check requirements and deadlines

These may vary by program, so check the individual program pages and make sure that you are aware of any different application deadlines or eligibility requirements.

Start your application

Once you have gathered everything you need, you can begin your application!

Please note: Applications will not be considered complete until all required documents are submitted in full.


International travel presents challenges that may not be found when attending classes on campus. There may be a lack of resources, emergency services, hospitals, accessibility issues and/or demands on the physical and the mental self, all of which can challenge individuals when away from their usual support systems and structures. Adequate preparation is essential.

For this reason, it is imperative that you evaluate all aspects of your own physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual condition against the rigors of the particular global learning program you are selecting. If you are unsure of whether or not this program is a good fit for you and/or if you have any circumstances that could impede your enjoyment of the program, please contact us. Our Global Learning Advisors will be happy to assist in finding the best options for you and arrange any supports or accommodations necessary to ensure your success.

If you have or are seeking a certificate from Student Accessibility Services, you should provide this early to your Global Learning Advisor to ensure that the option that you are seeking can support your needs.

Please note: All participants must adhere to COVID-19 and other vaccination-related requirements for the destinations visited on this program. Failure to do so may have consequences such as being denied access to accommodation/housing, program activities, or to the host country itself.