Internationalisation and partnership are at the heart of our corporate strategy. We have nurtured a diverse network of international partners overseas and value our reputation as a successful partnership institution.
A diverse network of partners all over the globe
We forged our first overseas transnational education collaboration in 1986. Thanks to this we are now engaged globally on programmes ranging over a variety of aspects. This range from staff and student exchanges, progression partners (articulations) to validated programmes. We also work in collaborative research, knowledge transfer and joint project ventures.
We are proud to be at the forefront of higher education globalisation. We work in collaboration with governing bodies, ministries of education and international organisations. We provide staff and students with real-world international opportunities both at home and across the world.
- We’ve been awarded the maximum 5 QS Stars (Excellent) for internationalisation. We’re proud to be a truly international university, with a thriving staff and student community of 38,000+ people from over 100 countries. We encourage all our students to become ‘global citizens’ and our courses open doors to worldwide career opportunities. We offer a welcoming destination to all our international students, providing them with the support they need to succeed in their studies. Our 5 QS Stars also reflects the opportunities we provide to enable students to experience other cultures; the success of our overseas campus in Cyprus; and our 120+ international partnerships with universities based in China, Malaysia, the Far East and beyond.
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Our international partners
European Universities in Egypt (EUE)
The European Universities in Egypt (EUE) is established according to the presidential decree no.86 of the year 2021 and is based in the New Administrative Capital of Egypt. EUE is a higher education institution offering transnational education by bringing together reputable international universities to create a unique hub in the MENA region. Through partnerships with international universities, the EUE offers degree programmes in a diverse range of disciplines while granting its students the degree of the respective university. EUE will provide its students with state-of-the-art learning and research experiences to meet the needs of the emerging Egyptian economy and the international market. It aims to be a novel research hub that nurtures transnational education in the MENA region and makes a socio-economic impact across all collaborating markets.
EUE aspires to be a distinguished and pioneering institution in higher education and scientific research. By hosting distinguished branches from world-ranked universities, EUE aims to graduate world-class students who will contribute to shape the future of their country and humanity.
EUE campus aims to:
- Offer a safe and comfortable environment that assists students to excel and create;
- Endorse student learning through excellence in teaching support services and instructional delivery using both e-learning and traditional settings in response to current industry demands; and
- Foster an institutional culture that values diversity and cross-cultural competencies and skills identified by global industry experts.
Four of UCLan's Engineering undergraduate programmes have been franchised for delivery from October 2021 at the brand new campus in New Cairo:
- Computer Aided Engineering, BEng (Hons)
- Mechatronics and Intelligent Machines, BEng (Hons)
- Mechanical Engineering, BEng (Hons)
- Motorsports Engineering, BEng (Hons)
The partnership is tied in with summer school, masters and PhD delivery at the Preston campus.
Visit the EUE website
Phone: 16323 / +201029696399 / +201029695599
European Universities in Egypt
3rd Floor, Kira Building
367/3 Road 90 South (main road)
(next to Top90 Mall/in front of Moon Valley Compound)
R3, New Administrative Capital, Egypt. Next to the Olympic City - Plus code: 2PR5+8H Cairo Governorate Desert - See on Google Maps
Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Marine Transport (AASTMT)
The Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT) is located in El Alamein, Egypt and was established in 1972. For over 49 years, AASTMT has managed to keep up with the fast pace of development in the fields of education, training, consultation and scientific research.
With its strong belief in the importance of Arab integration through enhancing joint Arab cooperation with the ultimate aim of attaining integrated Arab collaboration in all scientific fields, AASTMT has managed to accomplish further achievements in the fields of education, training and research. It has served the Arab community by providing education for both undergraduate and graduate students in over 35 specialisations. These include maritime transport, engineering, computers and information technology, international transport and logistics, management, language, media, law, pharmacy, fisheries and aquaculture technology, archaeology and finally dentistry and artificial intelligence.
Discussions with AASTMT initially took place in 2018 with Ahmed Onsy, Deputy Head of Business Development & Partnerships for the School of Engineering. Since then, we’ve created the following articulation routes for students to progress to:
BEng (Hons) Mechatronics and Intelligent Machines (Top Up)
BEng (Hons) Mechatronics and Intelligent Machines
MSc Maintenance Engineering (with Optional Placement) OR
Completion of three UCLan modules (Semester 2) and completion of the MSc Project (Semester 3) with a possible option for work or industrial placement prior to completion of the MSc Project.
Semester 2 of MSc Intelligence Maintenance Engineering:
MSc Intelligent Maintenance Engineering (with Optional Placement)
More recently discussions are underway for AASTMT to deliver a dual award of BEng (Hons) Architectural Engineering and Environmental Design with a start date of January 2023.
College for Humanistic Sciences (ICPS), Greece
The College for Humanistic Sciences (ICPS) is a longstanding partner of the University, responsible for delivering various franchise programmes. They are the only college in Greece to have been specialising in the science of human behaviour since 1989.
Since the College was re-authorised by the Ministry of Education in 2013, it has made huge leaps in becoming a specialist institution in the field of human behaviour. The College is certified by the Pearson-Edexcel Training Center, the world’s largest professional certification body, and offers lifelong and distance programmes in Counselling, Learning Difficulties, and Counselling for Couples.
Working alongside the Greek EFT Network, ICPS offer an array of approved programmes that meet the EFT Therapist criteria. This gives students the unique advantage of gaining double certification within the subject field, giving them a distinct advantage in their careers.
Furthermore, ICPS trainers travel globally to do speeches and workshops. This includes speaking at the World Conference on Personal Counselling and Psychotherapy in New York.
In July 2017, ICPS became a founding member of the Pan-Hellenic Association of Recognised Colleges. This means that the College plays a key role in the field of education in Greece and aspires to work with universities abroad. This initiative led to our current collaboration – we now offer MSc Applied Clinical Psychology and MSc Psychology (Conversion) courses which are based in Greece.
Find out more about the College for Humanistic Sciences on their website.
Address: 56a Filikon str. & Kanari 121 31 Agios Antonios, Peristeri Athens, Greece.
City University of Hong Kong, School of Continuing & Professional Education (SCOPE)
Our partners at the School of Continuing and Professional Education (SCOPE) at City University in Hong Kong offer courses related to Fire Engineering, Fire Safety Engineering, English for International Corporate Communication and International Business Communication. Their fire safety programmes have been developed to serve the needs of the Hong Kong Fire Services Authority.
Since its development in 1991, SCOPE has been a pioneer and major provider of quality professional education and training in Hong Kong.
The School offers a range of programmes at different levels. Their bachelor’s degree programmes focus on professional education in a variety of disciplines. Their postgraduate programmes are specialist, delivering academically sound and career-relevant content which meets the needs of surrounding communities and reflects ongoing social and technological changes.
Over the past two decades, the School has worked alongside us to provide bachelor’s degrees to a high standard, ensuring that we are developing knowledgeable and highly employable graduates within key sectors.
- BA (Hons) English for International Corporate Communication
- BA (Hons) International Business Communication (with Japanese/Chinese)
- Foundation Fire Safety Engineering
- BEng (Hons) Fire Engineering
- MSc Fire Safety Engineering
- MSc Fire Scene Investigation
Find out more about SCOPE on their website.
Phone: 00 852 3442 7423
2410, 2/F, Li Dak Sum Yip Yio Chin Academic Building (LI)
City University of Hong Kong
Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon
Hong Kong College of Technology, (Hong Kong Institute of Higher Education)
We have enjoyed a very successful relationship with the Centre of International Education at Hong Kong College of Technology (HKCT) since 2005. The initial collaboration was in the areas of construction project management, facilities management and marketing. Our courses have greatly benefited industries throughout Hong Kong.
HKCT and its predecessor, Mong Kok Workers’ Night School, was formed with the aim of addressing large-scale redundancies and educational problems in post-war Hong Kong.
For more than 70 years, its mission and ethos have evolved continuously to adapt to the changing demands of society (from literacy education at Mong Kok Workers’ Night School in the 1940s and 1950s and school skill labour training in the 1960s, to professional education in the 1970s and 1980s, and retraining in the 1990s). Their programmes now extend to post-secondary education, including the delivery of outstanding academic degrees.
In 2014, HKCT Institute of Higher Education was approved by the Chief Executive in-Council as it became the nineteenth degree-awarding higher education institution in Hong Kong.
HKCT is committed to professional career education and delivers a variety of programmes, including full-time and part-time degrees and diplomas, with an emphasis on applied skills and meeting the labour demands of Hong Kong’s industries – to date they have provided over 600,000 qualified students.
- BSc (Hons) Construction Project Management
- BSc (Hons) Facilities Management
- MSc Construction Project Management
Find out more about Hong Kong College of Technology on their website.
Phone: 00 852 2926 1222
14 Princess Margaret Road
School for Higher and Professional Education (SHAPE), Vocational Training Council, Hong Kong
The Vocational Training Council (VTC) is the largest training provider in Hong Kong. We have been working with the VTC for many years and now offer a wide range of courses in Engineering related subjects.
The School for Higher and Professional Education (SHAPE) is a member institution of the VTC. Since its establishment in 2003, SHAPE has been providing quality top-up degree programmes in a wide range of professions by working closely with partner institutions.
Through collaborating with us and many other universities across the world, graduates will earn a reputable and recognised top-up degree in Hong Kong. Both full-time and part-time study options are available to suit the needs of every student.
In the academic year 2020-21, some 44 accredited programmes are pitched at Level 5 under the Hong Kong Qualifications Framework. SHAPE offers programmes in Engineering and other areas, including Applied Science; Business; Childcare; Elderly and Community Services; Design; Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure; and Information Technology.
- BSc (Hons) Building Surveying
- BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying
- BEng (Hons) Building Services and Sustainable Engineering
- BSc (Hons) Architectural Studies
Find out more about SHAPE on their website.
Phone: 00 852 25952771
SHAPE Central Office
Room 008, Academic Block
30 Shing Tai Road, Chai Wan, Hong Kong
SEGi University, Malaysia
SEGi University and Colleges first opened its doors as Systematic College in 1977 in the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s commercial district, offering globally recognised professional qualifications. Since then, SEGi has experienced significant growth by adapting and catering to an increasing demand for tertiary education and professional qualifications in Malaysia.
We are proud to have SEGi University as our partners in Malaysia. A leading private higher education institution, they deliver innovative programmes to cater to the needs of industry and the wider community, nationally and internationally.
We have collaborated on a suite of courses designed to equip students with highly employable skills and knowledge. When students graduate they receive a double degree qualification – which means they receive certification from both ourselves and SEGi to demonstrate their expertise and enhance their employment prospects.
The courses we deliver collaboratively with SEGi include:
- BA (Hons) Education
- BEng (Hons) Engineering
- BA (Hons) Hospitality Management
- BSc (Hons) Information Technology
- BA (Hons) International Business Administration
- BA (Hons) International Accounting
- BA (Hons) International Accounting and Finance
- BA (Hons) Mass Communications
- BA (Hons) Public Relations with English
Find out more about SEGi University on their website.
Phone: 00 603 6145 1777 (Local Students) 00 603 6145 1749 (International Students)
47810 Petaling Jaya
UOM Enterprise Ltd
UOM Enterprise Ltd was created in 2010 by the University of Mauritius Trust and is registered as a post-secondary educational institution. We entered a partnership with UOME in 2011 to deliver numerous courses in Mauritius.
UOME was established by the UOM Trust (a charitable trust set up by the University of Mauritius) to respond to the training needs of the African continent. They boast brand new teaching facilities, providing top-class programmes for ambitious students.
Our LLM in International Business Law has been operating within Mauritius since 2011 and the curriculum has been highly praised by the professional law community as an outstanding source of skills and knowledge for students.
In order to diversify the programme on offer in Mauritius, and after three years of delivering an LLM in International Business Law, we worked alongside UOME to launch various undergraduate and postgraduate courses within the fields of Law and Construction in 2014. All of them have gone through the rigorous process of accreditation by the TEC and the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education to provide students with fully recognised qualifications.
In 2019, we celebrated a record number of students graduating from UOME across a range of courses. There were more students than ever graduating from our LLB and LLM programmes and, for the first time, there were students graduating from our Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL). In addition, there were a number of graduates from the MSc in Construction Project Management.
Find out more about the UOM Enterprise Ltd on their website.
Phone: 00 230 467 8925/00 230 467 8926
1st Floor, Blue Tower,
Rue de L'Institut
International College of Engineering and Management, Oman
The International College of Engineering and Management (ICEM) is at the forefront of educational excellence in the Sultanate of Oman. This renowned higher education college offers students an unrivalled combination of practical courses led by experts and delivering educational excellence.
The International College of Engineering and Management (ICEM) is an educational beacon that brings together outstanding students from many different countries.
Our partnership with ICEM has existed for over ten years, delivering unique degree courses in Fire Safety Engineering, Well Engineering, Facilities Management and Health, Safety and Environmental Management.
Together, we strive to offer an unrivalled educational experience, with opportunities to network with a truly international body of students and staff. Our courses are practical, producing industry-ready graduates and informed research.
ICEM continue to provide our approved courses in Oman, focusing on providing a truly world-class higher education learning environment based on practical vocational teaching with a strong bias towards producing graduates who are ‘employer ready’, well rounded and internationally experienced.
There have been countless graduates from ICEM with diplomas and degrees accredited by the University of Central Lancashire. The vast majority have entered the private sector and gone on to enjoy successful careers in Oman and other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.
Find out more about ICEM on their website.
Phone: 00 968 24512000/2020
International College of Engineering and Management
PO Box 2511, CPPO Seeb PC11
Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), China
We have enjoyed a longstanding partnership with Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT) in China for over 20 years. During this time we have collaborated on a number of successful Electronic and Engineering programmes, including the renowned BEng (Hons) Electronic Engineering course.
Established in 1940, Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT) is a major science and engineering university which is now affiliated to China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.
BIT has become a key research institution in the aftermath of the Chinese government’s nationwide Project 211, Project 985 and ‘Top A World-class University’ strategies, which saw major investment in the country’s higher education institutions, with a view to delivering future social development and economic growth.
BIT aspires “to develop students as leaders with ambition, wisdom, innovation and sense of duty.” A pioneer in the fields of science, technology and education, BIT has been called upon to develop strategies which address national and global needs. Today the Institute is recognised as a leader in technologies relating to intelligent and bionic robotics, space adaptive optics, green energy, modern communications and industrial process control.
BIT comprises 18 professional schools as well as a number of key research institutes, including Xu Teli School; Advanced Research Institute for Multidisciplinary Science; the Institute of Advanced Structure Technology; and the Institute of Convergence Medical and Engineering.
The following subjects at BIT are ranked in the top 1% of the Essential Science Indicators (ESI) international disciplines: Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Material Science, Mathematics, Physics, and Social Sciences.
Visit the Beijing Institute of Technology website.
Phone, Office of International Students:
Beijing Institute of Technology
5 Zhongguancun Nandajie, Haidian District
100081 Beijing, PR China
Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China
Since 1986, we have enjoyed a successful partnership with the Guangdong University of Foreign Studies in China. Our collaboration focuses on International Business and International Journalism, and has remained strong and successful in providing students with amazing opportunities over the years.
Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (GDUFS) has the mission of “whole-person education and pursuit of excellence” and pursues the internationalisation of its faculty, students, academic research and management, with a view to being recognised as a high-tier internationalised university of excellence.
GDUFS has three beautiful campuses: the main campus, the North Campus at the foot of the Baiyun Mountain; the South Campus in Guangzhou High Education Mega Center; and Dalang Campus.
The University offers more than 70 programmes in art, economics, education, engineering, law, literature, management and science. They pride themselves in being able to offer a wide variety of language programmes, with 26 foreign languages currently available.
GDUFS is one of just 19 universities worldwide qualified to provide high-end translation professionals to the United Nations and the only foreign studies-oriented university in the CAMPUS Asia programme. It is a member of the International Standing Conference of University Institutes of Translators and Interpreters (CIUTI), International Federation of Translators (FIT) and the founder of World Interpreter and Translator Training Association (WITTA).
The University is active in a full range of international co-operation and exchanges in education. To date, it has ties with 374 universities and academic and cultural institutions in 53 countries or regions. The University has also co-established five Confucius Institutes overseas.
- BA (Hons) International Business
- BA (Hons) International Journalism
Find out more about Guangdong University of Foreign Studies on their website.
Phone: 00 86 20362 67878
2 Baiyun Road North
510420 PR China
Hunan Normal University, China
Our partnership with Hunan Normal University (HNU) is relatively new, with the very first students enrolling on our joint BSc (Hons) Sport and Physical Education course in September 2018. This major new collaboration has been endorsed by China’s Ministry of Education. Upon graduation, students will be awarded both HNU and University of Central Lancashire degrees.
HNU, founded in 1938, is a higher education institution in Changsha, Hunan Province. It is a highly ranked institution (4th in Hunan and 79th nationally).
HNU is a Project 211 university, designated as one of the country’s 100 key universities and given priority when obtaining national funds. It is also a Chinese Ministry of Education Double First Class Discipline University, a major government initiative to comprehensively develop a group of elite universities into ‘world-class universities’ by 2050.
It is a multi-disciplinary institution offering a wide range of courses in everything from journalism to medicine. It is particularly well regarded for teacher education and training, foreign language studies, and Chinese literature and history.
BA (Hons) Sport and Physical Education
Find out more about the Hunan Normal University on their website.
Phone: 00 86-731-88872245
Communication Section, Office of International Exchange and Cooperation
Hunan Normal university, Room 126, Mulanlou
36 Lushan Rd, Yuelu District
410081 PR China
Shanghai University of International Business and Economics, China
Our partnership with Shanghai University of International Business and Economics (SUIBE) is a long-standing one. It began in 2000 with the delivery of our English for International Business course. Back then they were known as the Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade.
SUIBE was first established as a Department of Foreign Languages for Foreign Trade. Then, in June 2013, Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade secured Chinese Ministry of Education approval to become the Shanghai University of International Business and Economics.
They offer a broad range of programmes and courses in English for International Business, English Language and Literature, Journalism, Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language (CTCFL), French and Japanese.
SUIBE have developed their curriculum to reflect the globalised nature of business. They equip graduates with a global vision and high calibre skills in language, culture and communication.
The University’s mission is to advance the strengths of Shanghai and China in international trade and economics. SUIBE is actively engaged in high-level research in fields related to international trade through various research institutes.
- Dip HE English for International Business
- BA (Hons) English for International Business
Find out more about Shanghai University of International Business and Economics on their website.
Phone: 00 86 2152067528
1900 Wenxian Road
University Park of Songjiang District
Shanghai 201600 PR China
Ras Laffan Emergency and Safety College (RLESC), Qatar
Our partnership with Ras Laffan Emergency and Safety College in Doha, Qatar was established under an agreement between Qatar Petroleum and Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service. It is the first institution of its kind in the Middle East and includes training facilities for industrial, hazardous material, municipal, rescue and emergency medical services.
Qatar Petroleum (QP) and the Qatar Ministry of Interior (MOI) have established the Ras Laffan Emergency and Safety College (RLESC) to deliver training courses in Qatar and the MENA region.
Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) have over 80 years of experience in training emergency professionals and they are responsible for delivering certified and non-certified training at the RLESC. TEEX trains more than 81,000 emergency responders in over 45 different countries each year.
RLESC provides training and programmes in Industrial Firefighting, Airport Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF), Civil Firefighting, Hazardous Materials, Defensive Driving, and Rescue and Marine Firefighting.
The Middle East’s leading fire and emergency training facility is a place where emergency responders, safety practitioners and fire service professionals come to take their careers to the next level and beyond. They are renowned for recreating realistic training scenarios so that they provide a flavour of real-life experiences.
As our partner since 2015, RLESC offers diplomas in higher education and bachelor’s degree programmes in International Fire Safety Management, Emergency and Crisis Management, and International Fire Safety Engineering.
University Programmes: 00 974 40136254/40132343/40132954
Vocational Programmes: 00 974 40132339/40138677
P.O. Box 3212, Doha, Qatar
Universal College Lanka (EDUKO Lanka), Sri Lanka
Universal College Lanka (UCL) delivers innovative and exciting programmes, working alongside institutions who strive for excellence within their students. It is fully owned by Eduko Lanka, a private education services company serving high performing students and professionals.
UCL prides itself on being a transnational educational institution in Sri Lanka. Our partnership focuses on delivering excellent bachelor’s degree programmes in International Business and Software Engineering.
With a focus on the student experience, UCL’s mission is to offer the highest standards of higher education in Sri Lanka. Their courses provide students with vital skills, opportunities for personal development and exposure to a variety of industries. Their students are inspired to become future leaders who can contribute to social and economic development within Sri Lanka and internationally.
The campus is conveniently located in Sri Lanka’s capital, in a picturesque location bordering the historical Diyawanna Lake, offering stunning panoramic views.
Find out more about Universal College Lanka on their website.
Phone: +94 112 080 080
Universal College Lanka
503,Sri Jayawardenepura Mawatha,
Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka
American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC)
For more than 40 years, AUC School of Medicine has been fulfilling its mission to train globally minded, community driven physicians who specialize in providing expert, collaborative care. Our innovative Medical Doctor (MD) Degree offers an integrated medical education program, designed to develop an in-depth understanding of different healthcare systems and patient populations rooted in a team-based learning culture, a legacy of community engagement, and cross-cultural learning opportunities via clinical rotations and residency at our network of AUC affiliated clinical sites in the USA and United Kingdom.
We believe that the complex healthcare landscape of tomorrow will require a different type of doctor—one who is globally minded and capable of working as part of a cohesive team to deliver empathetic,
extraordinary care to a diverse patient population. AUC School of Medicine’s internationally recognised medical program offers a rigorous academic experience modelled after the U.S. medical school curriculum, designed to prepare students to succeed on all parts of the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE). Our students learn from knowledgeable and dedicated faculty members, and are able to train in unique global settings. With transformative clinical opportunities in the United States, United Kingdom and abroad, our students develop an in-depth understanding of different healthcare systems and diverse patient populations.
This is a four-year program with the first two years focused on studying the medical sciences and understanding how to integrate foundational knowledge with clinical practice. The final two years are spent completing core clinical clerkships across AUC School of Medicine’s wide network of affiliated teaching hospitals.
Find out more about the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) on their website, Twitter @AUCmed, Facebook @AUCmed or Instagram @AUCmed_edu.
Phone: + 866-372-2282
Address, AUC UK Track Location:
University of Central Lancashire, Vernon Building Room 64, Sizer Street, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 1JQ.
- Chongqing University of Education (Articulation)
- Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology (Articulation)
- Beijing International Studies University (Confucius Institute/ Articulation)
- Capital University of Economics and Business (Articulation)
- China University of Mining and Technology (Articulation)
- Communication University of China in Nanjing (Articulation)
- Hebei University (HBU)
- Liaoning University
- Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology (Articulation)
- Qingdao University (Articulation)
- Sanjiang University (Articulation)
- Shanghai University College of Continuing Education
- Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
- Wuxi Open University (Articulation)
- Xiamen University International College (Articulation)
- Xi'an International Studies University XISU (Articulation)
- Multimedia University of Kenya (Articulation)
- University College Sedaya Institute (Articulation)
- Kuala Lumpur Metropolitan University College KLMUC (Articulation)
- Jubail Industrial College (Articulation)
- NCC Education Ltd (Franchise)
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