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)
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.
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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.
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.
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.
Explore our campuses
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