COVID-19 Coronavirus update

Lancaster University has a dedicated team closely monitoring the global situation with COVID-19 and is issuing regular advice and guidance to students and staff, reflecting updates from the  and

Information for enquirers, applicants, and offer holders

we are aware that the situation is evolving quickly and we are reviewing our response in line with any updates to national or international advice. this page will be updated as more information is received. 

We remain, as ever, proud to be an inclusive and global university, we continue to welcome applicants from all affected areas. 

we wish to extend our thoughts and support to anyone affected by this challenging time.  


  • Offer holder deadlines

    we recognise that this situation is difficult.

    Please contact Undergraduate Admissions or Postgraduate Admissions if you have any questions relating to your offer. 

    the british council china have advised that all ielts and ielts for ukvi tests are currently suspended in mainland china, hong kong sar, macau sar and mongolia:

    • Mainland China: tests scheduled for March 2020 have been cancelled
    • Macau SAR: tests currently suspended until 28 March 2020
    • Hong Kong SAR: tests currently suspended until 24 February 2020
    • Mongolia: tests currently suspended until 1 March 2020

    please check the for the most up to date information.

    红包扫雷的棋牌游戏平台toefl testing in mainland china has been suspended through the end of march. if this affects you please check the  for details.


    红包扫雷的棋牌游戏平台the university is aware of this situation and will be as sympathetic as possible.

  • International Recruitment Events

    红包扫雷的棋牌游戏平台as the situation is evolving we are monitoring our attendance at international recruitment events. some events are being cancelled by the organisers. if you are registered to attend an overseas event please check with the event organiser. 

    红包扫雷的棋牌游戏平台in the event that lancaster university is not due to attend an international recruitment event we will update this page.

Information for staff and students

It remains business as usual on campus, but we are committed to keeping our staff and students informed of the very latest advice from relevant authorities and are responding to any concerns. We are advising students in line with updated information from Public Health England. Current staff and students can check our internal information pages for updates. 

Information for current staff and students

Joint statement from Lancaster District and University leaders

the chinese and south/east asian communities make a tremendous contribution to the lancaster district and we are joined each year by hundreds of students at our universities. we are immensely proud of the diversity and life they bring to our community and welcome the visibility this gives lancaster around the world.

红包扫雷的棋牌游戏平台we are therefore concerned and saddened to hear of isolated incidents of verbal abuse directed towards some chinese and south/east asian people in response to the covid-19 coronavirus outbreak. we would like to make it clear that we do not believe that racism or discrimination belong in the region which has a proud history of inclusion and tolerance.

红包扫雷的棋牌游戏平台we know that the vast majority of people in the lancaster region are standing in solidarity with their chinese and south/east asian neighbours. this is a worrying time for all, but particularly so for people from china and those of chinese heritage who will be worried about friends and relations back home. at this difficult time our support is more important than ever before.

the vice-chancellor of lancaster university, professor steve bradley, said: ‘i have made it clear to our students that if they are subject to any form of racism or discrimination, they must report it immediately and we will take action. it’s very important at this difficult time that they feel they have our support and understanding.’

sam moi chan, chair of the hua xian chinese society, said: ‘the chinese and east-asian community have witnessed an increase in incidents of discrimination and racism following the outbreak of coronavirus which we strongly condemn. we have reached out to provide support for people affected by abuse and isolation – from children in schools, students, residents and businesses - and appeal to the wider community for greater understanding and solidarity at this difficult time.’

stanley henig. chair of lancaster district communities together, said: ‘the lancaster district is home to many different communities – ethnic, religious and others. the lancaster district communities together group meets regularly as a forum for sharing our experiences, discussing any problems and, on occasion, sharing special events and festivities. for some lancaster is a permanent residence; others, particularly university students, are here for a shorter time. but for everybody the lancaster district is where we live and work. the communities together group is aware of some incidents arising from current health issues in china and the far east. the group gives its full support to those who are affected.’

councillor dr erica lewis, leader of lancaster city council, said: ‘our district is stronger for being a diverse and tolerant community. i am deeply concerned to hear that any residents has been subject to racist abuse, and condemn this behaviour. at a time when people are worried about friends and family, it is important that we show our support for those members of our community, and our concern for everyone infected and affected, particularly communities in china and south/east asia where the greatest impacts are being felt.’

红包扫雷的棋牌游戏平台university of cumbria vice chancellor professor julie mennell said: ‘our student, staff and communities are at the heart of our university and particularly during times of challenge it is important we stand as one to help and support each other.’

红包扫雷的棋牌游戏平台xiaohai "tom" wu, president of lancaster university chinese students and scholars association (lucssa), said: ‘we want to express our sincere and heartfelt appreciation to the lancaster city council and the universities for their concerted efforts and support to our community. we hope in this particular time we can stay united, and we firmly believe that by solidarity we will beat the virus and win the battle.’