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Applicants

You’ve applied to us, great choice! You're now one step closer to starting your university journey.

Keep checking your emails for important information about your application, offer and next steps, and track your application on UCAS Track (if you applied via UCAS). If you have any questions about your application simply contact UCAS or our admissions team +44 (0)1772 892444.

If you have applied to us from outside the UK, please head to our International Applicants pages for more information.

What happens next?

Now that you’ve submitted your application it will be considered by our Admissions team. The time this takes varies by course, but we aim to let you know as soon as possible. Make sure you keep checking your emails and UCAS Track for updates. We may need to know a little more about you before making a decision. If this is the case, you’ll be contacted by email or via UCAS Track. This might include being invited to an interview or audition.

If you are invited to an interview or audition (mainly for health, art, design and performing arts courses), you will be emailed with more details about how to book your place.  You can read more about interviews and auditions on our dedicated page.

If you have been made an offer to study at the University of Central Lancashire – congratulations! There are two main types of offer:

Conditional Offer: An offer to study here that is based on you meeting certain conditions. These conditions are usually academic, and we will normally specify the grades you need in order to confirm your place.

Unconditional Offer: This offer means that you’ve already met the conditions required to study here, so the place is yours if you want it!

You can find full details about the conditions of your offer on UCAS Track (if you applied via UCAS). Please make sure you read and understand these.

Once you have received decisions from all your chosen universities, you will need to select your firm and insurance choices.

Firm choice: This is your first choice/institute. It may be a conditional or unconditional offer.

Insurance choice: This is your second choice, and is your backup to your Firm choice, in case you don’t meet the entry requirements of your Firm choice.

Deadline dates vary depending on when you applied/received your decisions. Please check your UCAS Track for your decision deadline date.

You probably have a lot of questions about how you can prepare for university. We are here to support you every step of the way and want to make sure you have all the resources you need. 

When applying to University, you are sent a lot of letters and emails and some of the university specific language may be unfamiliar. Our FAQ section aims to answer our most common queries and help you in understanding your offer and the terminology behind it

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Financing your studies

Check your confirmation email for details of the tuition fees for your course. If you are an undergraduate UK student you can apply for a tuition fee loan and also a maintenance loan, to help cover the costs of life at university. You can apply for your student loan(s) early on even if you have not fully made your decision about which university to go to. Just put down your preferred choice of uni but don’t worry – you can always change it later!

Not sure how to apply? Our student finance section, can help you get started. Click on the links below for more details about student finance and other support you might also be entitled to, including scholarships and bursaries.

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Living at UCLan

Our halls, all of which are located in the heart of campus, are a perfect way to immerse yourself into the university experience. There is nothing quite like having your own place and with a dedicated team ready to help you with any issues arising out of hours. If you prefer staying further out there’s a great selection of university registered private accommodation. After you choose UCLan as your ‘Firm’ institution on UCAS Track then you’ll be able to apply for accommodation online – applications usually open in March and an invitation will be sent to you by email. 

Discover our accommodation
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Supporting you

At the University of Central Lancashire, we’re here for you, with excellent student support services, offering advice and support when you need it most.  We can help with financial matters, health and wellbeing, inclusive support, visas and much more. 

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Clubs and societies

Wondering what you can do outside the classroom? We have over 100 clubs/societies for you to join. So perhaps you love playing football, spend your weekends mountaineering, enjoy watching films or debating current affairs, there’s a club or society for you.

You could also get involved in inspiring volunteering projects and work towards gaining a Livesey Award.

Find out more about clubs and societies
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Students' Union

At the heart of student life is the Students’ Union. Not only do they organise social activities throughout the year, they also provide a support service for any student who may need it.  So, if you need help with academic issues, finance and welfare, housing or employment the Students' Union is a great resource.

Visit the Students' Union
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Sport

Whether you are interested in social or competitive sport, there are plenty of options for you here at UCLan. Not only do we have great facilities, activities and clubs to join, but there’s no shortage of things to explore in the local area. From award winning parks, to hills and national parks, there are loads of green spaces in which to keep fit and active, close to our campuses.

Find out more about sport at UCLan

If you have any questions about your application, our friendly Admissions team are here to help.

Email the team 

Telephone: +44 (0)1772 892444