University of Winchester

The University of Winchester (UW) is located in an historic small city approximately 65 miles southwest of London. Winchester is one of the oldest cathedral cities in England. It was the capital for Saxon and Norman kings, and the center of King Alfred's Wessex. Jane Austen lived and wrote there: she is buried in Winchester Cathedral.

The university serves 5,500 students, 250 of whom are international students from over 30 countries. The university is a 10-minute walk from the railway station and a 20-minute walk from Winchester Cathedral in the town center. London is only an hour away by train, and there are usually four trains each hour. From London, Paris is less than 3 hours away via the Eurostar train through the Channel Tunnel, and economy airlines serve all of Europe, from Portugal to Greece to Poland to Norway.

New international students at UW attend an Orientation Program before the start of the semester. The program gives students a chance to settle in, participate in a Britain Today program, make friends, and meet their lecturers. All students become members of the Society for International Students that organizes a variety of social events. Sixty-nine Lander students have studied at the University of Winchester since the fall of 2006.

Winchester Study Abroad Brochure For additional information please click here to see The Winchester Experience for American Students brochure.

Approximate Cost

$7015 tuition + $3000 for room and part-board (provides a five-day/week declining balance meal plan) + $300 weekend food + $450 books and insurance + $1400 airfare = $12,165. This compares very favorably to the $11,113 cost for the Fall 2015 semester at Lander! (Personal expenses vary widely from individual to individual and are not reflected in these figures.)

Application Deadlines

Through Lander's Study Abroad Office:

  • for the fall semester: early April
  • for the spring semester: mid October

Note that you must have a GPA of 3.0 at the time you apply.

How To Apply

For everything that you need to know and do, click here. Note that college in the UK is only three years long. Course modules numbered 1xxx are equivalent to our sophomore courses, modules numbered 2xxx are equivalent to our junior courses, and modules numbered 3xxx are equivalent to our senior courses. Instructors of 3xxx modules assume that American students have senior standing and previous coursework in the subject of that module. You should choose four preferred modules and also choose four backup modules in case a module is full or is not taught for some reason.

Transferring UW Course Modules Back To Lander

Over 170 UW course modules have already been taken by Lander students and transferred back to Lander. For the listing of these modules and the equivalent Lander courses click here. Students who wish to take UW modules not already listed on the Lander transfer listing must get them pre-approved for transfer by the appropriate Lander department chair. Please use the Transfer of International Credit form that is found on the forms page of the Registrar's web site.

Additional Information

For detailed information please contact Dr. Carlos Mentley, Director of Study Abroad, telephone (864) 388-8427, or email