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Exchange programmes for international students coming to the UK

If you're looking for a UK University experience, for a semester or for a full year, the University of Central Lancashire has plenty to offer.

We welcome international exchange students wishing to spend time studying in the UK to our supportive community. We are one of the biggest and most diverse universities in the UK. Our safe campus has a friendly feel with lots of popular destinations to explore nearby. You’re sure to make friends for life when you study with us.


We have a thriving community of staff and students approaching 38,000 people

We'll take care of you

We were ranked top in the 2020 Student Welfare League Table


Our Students' Union has over 100 clubs and societies for you to choose from.
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How does the exchange programme work?

We have exchange agreements with almost 100 universities from around the world. In Europe we are part of the Erasmus+ scheme and we have partners in the USA, Canada, Mexico, Australia and Hong Kong through the Worldwide Exchange programme. For areas outside of Erasmus+ and the Worldwide Exchange programme, we are also involved with the International Student Exchange Programme (ISEP), which covers the rest of the world.

How do I apply to study abroad?

If you're interested in studying with us under one of our exchange agreements you'll need to contact your home institution for information on the application process or contact

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An unforgettable student experience

The University of Central Lancashire is the perfect destination if you’re looking for a world-class education and a unique student experience, you'll always have something to do while studying with us. Discover more about what student life in Preston is like.

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Explore the campus virtually

Our Preston Campus is right at the heart of the city, just minutes away from the vibrant shopping centre, attractions and nightlife. Take a virtual tour around our Preston Campus.

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Find your inspiration

We have a broad range of subjects to choose from - from law and sciences, to arts and healthcare - there will be something to suit you. Browse our subject areas and be inspired to study with us.

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    Student support

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

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    UCLan sport and wellbeing

    We have a range of excellent sports facilities available to students including the Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre and UCLan Sports Arena.

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    There’s something special about living in university accommodation, especially if it’s your first time away from home. With a wide range of accommodation options, we'll help you find the right place for you.

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