Information for students from Costa Rica

The University of Central Lancashire welcomes students joining us from Costa Rica.

Not sure about what to study?

We have a broad range of subjects and courses at various levels. Across our 4 campuses we have something to suit everyone. Learn more about your chosen subject and what we have to offer.

  • 5,500+

    International students studying at our UK campuses (2020/21)
  • 120+

    We enrol students from more than 120 countries across the world.
  • 10+

    The average flight time to Manchester Airport from Costa Rica is 10 hours.

Contact us

For more information on our activities in Costa Rica, please contact: 

Sam Whiteside, Regional Manager
Tel: +44 1772 892 145
Email Sam Whiteside

Entry Requirements

Please note the requirements below are indicative only.

Successful completion of a recognised foundation programme; GCE A Levels or IB equivalent.

Our entry requirements will vary depending on the individual course and the year of entry and the below are indicative only. Any reference to typical entry qualification or grades stated on the website are provided as a guide only. There is no guarantee that applicants who have, or are predicted to achieve, grades equivalent to or exceeding typical entry qualifications or grade will be made an offer by the University of Central Lancashire.

Minimum English Language Requirements

Standard English language entry requirements - IELTS 6.0 or equivalent

If your academic and/or English language qualifications are not sufficient to allow for direct entry to one of our undergraduate or postgraduate taught programmes, you may wish to consider one of our Undergraduate or Master Foundation Programmes, offered at the University of Central Lancashire by ONCampus. Successful completion of this programme can guarantee entry to a wide range of programmes with us.

Please see our further information and guidance on our English Language requirements.

Awards

  • 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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  • 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.

  • Visa advice

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

  • English language 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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Your international student guide

Interested in studying at the University of Central Lancashire? Our International Student Guide is packed with useful information for overseas students.

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Campuses and partners

We have a large and diverse campus network, with campus locations in Preston, Burnley, Westlakes (Cumbria) and Cyprus. We also have numerous other partners both in the UK and abroad.