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International students

If you’re looking to study at a great university in the North West, 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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International Applicants

You have submitted your application, and now are one step closer to starting your university experience with us! Find out more about the next steps, and when we'll be in touch.

International Applicants
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Why study with 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

Find out more about the student experience

Need to improve your English?

UCLan’s Language Academy runs a range of Pre-Sessional English programmes for students who need to improve their language skills in order to meet the University’s English language entry requirements. Taught by UCLan teachers on the Preston Campus, and accredited by the British Council, the Pre-Sessional provides an excellent pathway for students. Students study on the programme for between six and 30 weeks depending on their language level and, on passing the Pre-Sessional at the required grade, can proceed on to their chosen undergraduate or postgraduate course.  

Don't just take our word

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

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

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