The University of Cumbria was formed on August 1, 2007 from an amalgamation of St. Martin's College, Cumbria Institute of the Arts, and the Cumbrian campuses of the University of Central Lancashire. The University offers a very high-quality learning experience in a supportive environment which enables you to achieve your personal and professional potential at whichever campus you choose to study within the University of Cumbria system. You may choose to study at any campus with Lancaster or the Carlisle campus being the most popular.
Lancaster is known as the "Big little city" because the city has both a significant, student-dominated atmosphere and a respected cultural scene rooted in theater, music, and the arts. Theater aficionados will enjoy the Dukes Theater year-round performances and the nationally acclaimed summer Promenade theater season.
If you prefer an active, outdoors lifestyle to the city, you may choose to study at the Carlisle campus. Carlisle is located at the base of the Lake District and the Solway Firth, bringing the great outdoors to your doorstep and making it your playground. The city has a distinct outdoors feel and there are many local (as well as university clubs) for outdoor pursuits. Particularly popular are fell running, cycling, fell walking, sailing in Morecambe, and potholing just over the border in North Yorkshire. If you prefer to be a spectator more than a participant, Carlisle many exciting football and rugby games as well as a race course.
Lancaster OR Carlisle, U.K.
Semester and/or Academic Year
Spring 2013 Dates:
Departure Date from U.S.: January 17, 2013 - - Arrive in U.K. January 18th Orientation Sunday, January 20th-26th, 2013
Fall 2012 Dates:
Departure Date from U.S.: September 12th, 2013 - Arrive in U.K. September 13th
2.5 GPA, Must be second semester sophomore or higher
Fall Admission: April 15, 2012
To apply, please complete and submit:
The Course Approval Form (due May 1st) is to be submitted by SUNY Cortland students only. Non-Cortland students must speak with their home campus study abroad office for information on the course approval process.
Flight booked by participant.
Spring 2013 Dates:
Departure Date from U.S.: January 17th, 2013 - Arrive in U.K. January 18th, 2013. Orientation January 20th- 26th, 2013
Fall 2013 Dates:
Departure Date from the U.S.: September 12, 2013 - Arrive in U.K. September 13, 2013. Orientation September 15 - 21, 2013
Spring 2013 Budget **Tentative and Subject to Change**
Fall 2013 Budget **Tentative and Subject to Change**
Accepted students will receive an updated budget as a part of their acceptance packet.
This program may qualify for an Exchange Award, which can result in considerable savings on the total program cost. The Exchange Award is available to SUNY Cortland students only. Please contact International Programs to obtain an application for the award and an exchange budget for this program.
|Program Course Information||
Due to the distance between campuses, students may only select courses from one campus.
Courses are available in Arts and Humanities, Business and Computing, Humanities, Law, Forestry, Conservation, Science, Social Sciences, Criminology, English Literature, Psychology, Exercise Science, Film and TV production.
When selecting courses, students must be sure to enroll in a total of 60 CATS (equivalent to 30 ECTS or 15 US credits).
Accomodations will be in on-campus housing (Lancaster or Carlisle) if full year students only.
Email one of our student mentors to learn more about the University of Cumbria from a student's perspective.
Rebecca Sullnger studied Exercise Science during the Spring 2012 semester at the Lancaster campus.
Katie Besemer studied Psychology during the Spring 2012 semester at the Carlisle campus.
Contact Gonda Gebhardt, SUNY Cortland Study Abroad Advisor, for any questions you may have.