International students

The University of Central Lancashire is home to students from more than 100 countries worldwide. We offer a friendly, welcoming and supportive environment for those travelling from overseas to study with us.

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Find your course

Interested in studying with us? We have a great range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses available. We also offer foundation courses if you need help meeting the minimum academic and / or language entry requirements for a course. We offer foundation degrees and pre-sessional English Language programmes. Browse our different subject areas to find the right course for you. 

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Your international student guide

An education with UCLan comes with a global outlook built in. You’ll experience different cultures, learn new languages and explore every opportunity for success in today’s global economy. UCLan provides the perfect environment for international students to experience studying and living in the UK. You’ll find our friendly and welcoming campuses in the UK and Cyprus.

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Important dates for international applicants

Please view our admission deadlines for international applicants below:

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.

Information for international applications

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Find your country

Find your country to see indicative entry and language requirements, key contacts to help with your application and stories from students in your region. 

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International applicants

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. 

International applicants
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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.

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Explore our university

Want to know what life is really like at UCLan? Take a tour of our accommodation and facilities.

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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. 

Global opportunities

Our Study Abroad Exchange Programme is an exciting opportunity to continue your studies whilst exploring the world, as well as being a great way to make new friends, discover new foods and boost your confidence.

Student support

We pride ourselves on our excellent student support services, we offer expert advice and support with health and wellbeing, inclusive support, financial advice and much more.

Student life

Make friends for life, explore your potential and discover new passions. Find out what to expect from your student experience and why you'll love living in the North West.

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

Contact us

If you would like to find out more about studying with us, you can contact us:

Telephone: +441772895024
Email: International Team 

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