winchester libraryLander has a special agreement with the University of Winchester which allows our students to study at UW for just a little more than the cost of a semester at Lander. Study abroad scholarships are also available.

The University of Winchester is a small university of about 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.

Winchester itself is a small city approximately 65 miles southwest of London. It is one of the oldest cathedral cities in England. It was the capital city for Saxon and Norman kings, and was the center of King Alfred's Wessex. Jane Austen lived and wrote near here, and she is buried in Winchester Cathedral.


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

Contact Dr. Carlos Mentley, Director of Study Abroad, at 864-388-8427, or email


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, visit the South Carolina Transfer and Articulation Center. 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.