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How to apply – International students

You’ve chosen your perfect course, so you’re now ready to apply for university. If you’re an international student looking to study with us in the UK, the best start is to contact the representative in your country – as they are available to offer expert advice, guidance and support with your application. However, if you'd prefer to apply directly and manage the process, please follow the guidance below.

Please note the application deadline for January 2022 entry is 1 December 2021.

If you’re from outside the UK and wishing to study with us, you can make your application one of two ways – either via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) or via our Online applications portal.

Before submitting your application, you should first check the entry requirements and English language requirements in relation to your home country or place of study to ensure your eligible.

If you’re from outside the UK and wishing to study with us, you can make your application one of two ways – either via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) or via our Online applications portal.

For those within the EU, you should apply via UCAS rather than directly.

If you are experiencing any issues with completing the online application form, please contact the International team. international@uclan.ac.uk

Please note the application deadline for January 2022 entry is 1 December 2021

If you're looking to start your postgraduate application and you're an EU or International student, you can apply for our postgraduate courses via our online application portal. You’ll simply need to create an account and work through the application steps as indicated.

In general, all postgraduate programmes require a minimum of a lower second class degree from a recognised university, or a professional qualification deemed to be equivalent and in some cases you will need to submit a proposal as part of your degree.

Before starting your online application, you should first check the entry requirements and English language requirements in relation to your home country or place of study to ensure your eligible.

If you are experiencing any issues with completing the online application form, please contact international@uclan.ac.uk

To apply for a postgraduate research degree at the University of Central Lancashire, please view our information on our Postgraduate Research degrees page.

The University of Central Lancashire is a diverse environment, which brings people into contact with each other in a wide variety of ways.  The University community includes students who are children (those under the age of 18) and vulnerable adults. We have a duty to safeguard these groups of individuals, as well as a duty to provide a safe environment in which our staff can work and all of our students can study and where relevant, live.  We therefore ask all applicants who have accepted a place with us if they have relevant unspent criminal convictions obtained in the UK or other jurisdiction. This is so that we can consider the implications of any convictions, assess any risks to you or others within the University environment and determine whether we can reasonably manage any risks to enable you to take up your place here. Having a relevant unspent conviction therefore is not an automatic barrier to taking up your place on your chosen programme.  Therefore, if you accept an offer the University will ask you to disclose details about relevant unspent convictions and supporting information.

A number of our courses are designated as “controlled access” due to limited places being available. For September 2021 and January 2022 entry points, these courses are:

Undergraduate

Nursing with Pre-Registered Nurse (all pathways), BSc (Hons)

Nursing (top up), BSc (Hons)

Business and Management, BSc (Hons)

International Hospitality Management, BSc (Hons)

Postgraduate

MBA

Computing, MSc

IT Security, MSc

Drug Development and Discovery, MSc

All Postgraduate Engineering programmes

Nursing, MSc

Intercultural Business Communication, MSc

Due to the limited places available, applicants for controlled access courses will be offered a place on a first come first served basis where their application meets the University’s threshold for making an immediate offer. Applications which do not pass this threshold will be grouped together and held for at least 2 weeks from receipt of the application before being considered by the appropriate academic School and a decision then made. In reaching this decision, the School may, by way of example:

  • review the content of personal statements;
  • contact applicants to determine suitability for the course; and
  • request a further piece of work, in line with information published on the course website.

Please note that if a controlled access course reaches full capacity at any point, the University will not continue to consider applications under review and applicants will be notified accordingly.