Information for students from United States of America

The University of Central Lancashire welcomes students from the United States to join our growing community.

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What our international students say

I’ve had so many positive encounters with staff really caring for their students. They recognize international students are far from home so they go the extra mile to be there for them.
Serena Patel
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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.

Contact our USA team

If you would like further detailed information about our activities in the USA, please contact:

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

Hannah O’Donoghue, International Officer
Tel: +44 (0)1772 895003
Email Hannah O'Donoghue

Entry Requirements

Please note the requirements below are indicative only

Please see the following options:

Option 1

High School Diploma with weighted CGPA 3.0/4.0 minimum*1

Option 2

High School Diploma with a weighted CGPA 2.4/4.0 *1



  • SAT 1000 from ‘Evidence Based Reading and Writing’ and ‘Math’
  • ACT 19
  • 1 AP College Board Exam at grade 3
  • Grade 11 or Grade 12 Honors level classes/AP classes (without the College Board Exam) in academic subjects grade B x 2 (two needed)
  • College class - 3 credits at grade B from an academic class. Must be shown on college transcript.

Option 3

Associate diploma/Associate degree/Junior degree holders (general or specialised) with a pass.

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

Grade B / 80% / 3.0 GPA High School Grade 11 English


Grade C / 70% / 2.0 GPA High School Grade 12 English


3 credits English Class(es) at University or Community College Grade C / 70% / 2.0 GPA.


AP English Language or Literature grade 3


Standard English Requirements.

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.


US Loans for American Students

The University of Central Lancashire participates in the William D. Ford Direct Loan Programme (Direct Loans) for students who are from the United States and who study on our main campus.

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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.