LANCASTER Scholarships

April 27th - May 26th, 2016

The competition is now closed. The winners were named on 30th of May, 2016.
The details can be found below.

About the Scholarship

LANCASTER University and EXCEL are happy to announce a number of scholarships available for students from Moldova to study on Foundation at Lancaster University ISC. The amount of scholarship is 5000 GBP. The Scholarships will be deducted from the tuition fees and are valid for September 2016 admission.

If you have dreams and ambitions, studying in the UK will change your life.

International Foundation

The International Foundation Year is a programme of academic subjects, study skills and English language preparation which is specifically designed to provide international students with a pathway to degree study at Lancaster University.

You can choose from six Foundation routes that lead to degree study in a related subject:

Business and Management

Engineering and Computing


Life Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Social Studies

LANCASTER University

An internationally highly-ranked leader in the provision of inspiring teaching and research

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

Top 10 in UK according to Guardian and Complete University Guides 2016

Ranked Nr#1 in Communications and Media

Nr#4 in Accounting and Finance

Scored 91% in the National Student Survey 2015 vs the national average of 86%

Ranked in the Top 3 for job prospects.

International Study Centre

Lancaster University International Study Centre is based in the campus and provides international students with the opportunity to progress to degree study at the University.

The International Study Centre is based on the University’s self-contained campus. From day one you will be part of the University, living, studying and socialising within our close and friendly community. You will live in one of the colleges, getting to know first year students. You will also have access to the University’s excellent facilities such as the library and the new sports centre, and Students’ Union activities.

Application Process

Who can apply?

Age limit: 17-21 (at the time of the scholarship application)
High school students in their final years (11-12 form)
College students (only year 3 or 4)
Students with Intermediate level of English (IELTS 5.5 min.)
Genuinely interested and motivated to attend a Foundation programme in UK


We do NOT require a formal English language exam in order to be entered for the Scholarship selection, however the winning non EU (countries outside EU) candidates may be required to pass an IELTS test as per UK Border Agency requirements in case they are 18.
No. The Scholarship does not have any money value, is not trasferable to another person and comes as a discount to your tuition fees for academic programmes at ONE of Lancaster University colleges.
Unfortunatelly, no further financial support will be available for winning students, so plan your finances well in advance and discuss further financing/sponsoring options with your family or sponsor.
Yes. For all non EU winning candidates we will provide full VISA support. It should be noted however, that this does not cover the VISA fee itself for the UK.
At this stage, you are expected to register by filling in the registration form below and will be expected to write an essay (min 1 page A4 format) on a given topic, which will be announced by email until Midnight, May 23th, 2016.
The essay topic will be sent to your by email and you are required to send it to us.
We will contact you by email until 26/05/2016 to announce the results of preliminary round.
At this stage, we invite the shortlisted candidates to bring the School grades transcript and to have an interview with the Center representative. The schedule and invitation will be send by email.

The Scholarship Awarding Committee has announced the Competition results. The winners are:

1st place - Olivia Dulschi - 5000 GBP
2nd place - Roman Barbaros - 5000 GBP
3rd place - Elena Artene - 2000 GBP
4th place - Eduard Saranciuc - 2000 GBP

To accept or reject your scholarship offer, you should contact us either by email or by phone 022224059 by 15th of June. In case we don’t hear from you till the indicated deadline, your scholarship offer will be cancelled.

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