Policy for the admission of students under the age of 18

This page offers information for prospective, new and existing students who are under the age of 18.

The University treats all its students, regardless of age on entry, as independent, mature individuals. However, under 18s living in England are considered by law to be children, which means the University has additional responsibilities towards students it admits who are under the age of 18 prior to the start of their course until the date at which they turn 18, even if this period is brief (once the student reaches the age of 18 this policy will no longer apply. At this point the student will become liable and responsible with regard to all matters). Applicants who are under 18 should be aware that they are applying to study in an adult environment and there may be a small number of limitations for them at the University while they are under 18.


Contact us

If you have any queries about any of the information in this area, please email under18@lancaster.ac.uk and we will get back to you as soon as possible.