International students

Are you looking to study at a great university in the North West of England? The University of Central Lancashire is a great choice to start or continue your studies in the UK. We’re in the top 7% of worldwide universities according to the Centre for World University Rankings​ 2022-23 (CWUR)

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Find your course

Along with a great range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, we also offer foundation courses for international students to help you meet the minimum academic and / or language entry requirements for a course. We offer foundation degrees and pre-sessional English Language programmes, and you can browse the different subject areas to find the right course for you.

Browse our subjects and courses

Ready to make an application?

We're here to help make the application process as smooth as possible - including ensuring you have everything you need, including visa advice and immigration information.

How to apply


  • 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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    Find your country or region

    Search your country or territory and discover more about your local entry requirements, funding and any English language requirements that you will need to be aware of.

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    How to apply as an international student

    Are you an international student thinking about studying at a UK university? See our information about applying, including entry requirements, the visa process, and bursaries and scholarships.

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    Bursaries and scholarships

    We believe that opportunity creates success, and that’s why we offer a range of attractive bursaries, scholarships, funds and discounts to our prospective students to give them a helping hand along the way.

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    Order a prospectus

    Need some further information? You can order your undergraduate prospectus, along with a copy of our international guide.

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    English entry requirements

    Looking for the English language requirements for international students? Take a look at the English qualification requirements you would need to study at the University of Central Lancashire.

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    International student stories

    We welcome students from all over the world at the University of Central Lancashire. Read about the experience of some of our students. Discover what our students say about their time at university.

Have you got questions about studying in the UK? Read our FAQs
International Student Guide
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International applicants

If you've submitted your application, you'll be one step closer to starting your university studies with us in the UK. Find out more about the next steps, and when we'll be in touch. 

International Applicants
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Why study at UCLan?

We are the perfect destination if you’re looking for a world-class education and an unforgettable student experience. We have risen 30 places in The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020, making us the second highest riser in the UK. This follows on from being the biggest riser in the Complete University Guide 2020, and The Guardian’s 2020 University Guide highlighting our improvement in career prospects.

Find out more about the student experience

Explore our university

Want to know what life is really like at UCLan? Take a tour of our accommodation and facilities.

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Need help improving your English?

Do you need help improving your language skills to meet our English language entry requirements? Our Language Academy has programmes that will help you improve your language skills. The programmes are taught at our Preston Campus and are accredited by the British Council. You will study on the programme for between six and 30 weeks depending on your language level. Once you have passed the Pre-Sessional programme at the required grade, you can proceed on to your chosen university course. 

Hear from our international alumni

We have a large global community of alumni in over 150 countries. Meet some of our graduates and read about their time with us. You can learn tips to make the most of student life and discover the impact our alumni are having all over the world.

Read our alumni stories

Contact us

If you would like to find out more about studying with us, you can contact us:

Telephone: +441772895024
Email: International Team 

If you would like to contact a specific member of our country or partner teams, please visit the find your country or region page.


There’s something special about living in university accommodation, especially if it’s your first time away from home. With a wide range of accommodation options, we'll help you find the right place for you.

Visa advice

Find out whether you need a visa, how to apply, and what documents you may need.

Work or study abroad

Our Study Abroad Exchange Programme is an exciting opportunity to continue your studies whilst exploring the world, as well as being a great way to make new friends, discover new foods and boost your confidence.

Student support

We pride ourselves on our excellent student support services, we offer expert advice and support with health and wellbeing, inclusive support, financial advice and much more.

Information for enquirers and applicants

Joining the University of Central Lancashire soon? Keep up to date with our latest information, guidance and FAQs for enquirers and applicants.

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