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Why should you choose UCLan for your study in the UK? UCLan is one of the biggest and diverse universities in the UK, but the campus still has a friendly, community feel – you’ll make friends for life!

We are immensely proud of the extra investment and work we have done to create a campus environment that’s designed to make your UCLan experience the best it can be. And that’s before we’ve told you about the UCLan Masterplan.

Located in the heart of Lancashire, in the North West of England, close to the major cities of Manchester and Liverpool, you’ll find Preston is a friendly and bustling city, traditional yet with a young and lively atmosphere.

With restaurants and bars to suit every taste, a range of shops and coffee shops so you can shop until you drop, we have plenty to offer.

Read more about what Preston has to offer, by day, by night and everything in between.

Andreas Nikolaou


The Erasmus+ programme is fantastic and has provided me with some of my fondest memories! The opportunity to study overseas enabled me to gain valuable knowledge and experience!

Andreas Nikolaou, UCLan Cyprus, Law

I chose to study in England because I knew that it would be a great experience for me, and it was an important step as it gave me the chance to improve my language skills. I had many choices available to me through the Erasmus scheme, but England and Preston were always my principle choice, due to the opportunities available in terms of improving my language skills and job prospects. I’ve made so many great friends from different nations and started a new sport (hockey), all thanks to the study abroad experience. It has really broadened my horizons and is great for my career development, it will hopefully enhance my CV to potential employers. UCLan is a great university with fantastic facilities. From a personal point of view, I’ve grown up during my time here, matured and developed my interpersonal skills."

Jose Alonso, Oviedo University, Spain, Economics

Jose Alonso

Want to know more about UCLan?

Living in our halls provides a fantastic way to immerse yourself into university life at UCLan. Find out more about our Student Accommodation.

If you are finding yourself needing extra support and guidance during your time at UCLan, our Student Support team are here for you.

The UCLan Library provides comfortable, flexible study spaces and offers a wealth of excellent learning resources, extensive collections of information sources and expert help and support from Library staff.


How do I apply?

If you’re interested in studying at UCLan under one of our exchange agreements, you should contact your home institution exchange coordinator for information on the application process.

Farewell EventIncoming students at The Study abroad teams “Farewell Event”, May 2019.

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