University of Central Lancashire2014 League Table Ranking 92
2014 Overall Score 525
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Pre-arrival and orientation
- The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) produces a Pre-Arrival and Arrival Guide.
- Free airport pick-up services.
- Multi-lingual podcasts with arrival directions for students arriving outside airport pick-up times.
- Orientation programmes are run for the September and January intakes which cover formal welcome, enrolment, induction, information sessions, and social events.
- There are also smaller, bespoke programmes throughout the year for research students, pre-sessional students and students with our on-campus partner.
- The university helps all new students to find suitable accommodation in UCLan owned, leased or registered accommodation
- All UCLan owned/leased accommodation is self-catering and includes free internet access.
- International students are allocated accommodation throughout the halls, rather than being clustered together.
- All UCLan owned/leased accommodation is either on campus or on the edge of campus and close to the university. Privately owned, registered halls and houses are also on the edge of campus and not more than a mile from the university.
- Students do not have to move out during vacations.
- The average cost of accommodation is £93 per week.
English language requirement
Minimum requirements for undergraduate study:
- The entry requirements vary dependant on the country. Please see our website for further information: http://www.uclan.ac.uk/information/international/country.
Bursaries and scholarships
Vice Chancellor’s Award: £1,500 GBP
- The Vice Chancellor’s Award is given to high achieving students to reward their academic results. It is worth £1,500 GBP and is given for the first year of study at UCLan.
- Who is eligible: Undergraduate applicants with A levels or equivalent at grades BBB or above (300 UCAS Tariff Points); Postgraduate taught programme applicants with the equivalent of a 2.1 Bachelor degree.
- Details of comparable qualifications in your country can be found on our country pages.
- How to apply: when you send us evidence of your academic grades with your UCLan application form, our International Admissions Team will assess your qualifications and award the scholarship if appropriate. You do not need to fill in a separate application form.
Country Bursaries: £1,000 GBP
- A bursary worth £1,000 GBP is available for undergraduate and postgraduate taught applicants who are nationals of, and resident in, Indonesia, Vietnam, Brazil and Colombia in their first year of study at UCLan.
- Appropriately qualified applicants would also be eligible for the Vice Chancellor’s Award.
- Who is eligible: only applicants who are nationals of, and resident in the countries mentioned above are eligible for this bursary.
- How to apply: this award will be automatically given to students from the countries listed above when your application is received by the International Admissions Team.
- You do not need to fill in a separate application form.
Postgraduate Scholarship – 20% off tuition fees:
- Postgraduate applicants who have completed a UCLan undergraduate programme will receive a 20% scholarship for their chosen postgraduate taught programme at UCLan, Preston campus.
- Who is eligible: applicants who have completed a UCLan undergraduate programme or an undergraduate programme from any of our international partner institutions listed here: http://www.uclan.ac.uk/information/international/partnerships.php.
- How to apply: whilst this scholarship will be shown on your offer letter, you will need to complete a form at enrolment. This award is available to students who have completed their bachelor degree programme at UCLan or any of the international partner institutions listed above.
UCLan Articulation Partner Scholarships: £1,500 GBP
- This award is for applicants from specific programmes in partner institutions that have a formal articulation partnership link for advanced entry into a programme at UCLan.
- Who is eligible: applicants from specific programmes in partner institutions with a formal articulation link with UCLan. Please see details on the country pages.
Early Payment Bursary
- An early payment bursary of £300 GBP will be deducted from your fees if you pay your fees in full at or before you enrol and if the tuition fees for the year of study exceed £5,500. This bursary is only available for payments made on or before 1 October 2013 and no further extensions will be granted.
- Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations.
- The Scholarships are awarded to outstanding scholars with leadership potential.
- Awards are typically for a one-year Master’s degree, in any subject and at any of the UK’s leading universities.
- Applicants from this region can apply to study at UCLan on a Chevening Scholarship.
- How to apply: please visit the website www.chevening.org.
Windle Trust Scholarship
- Windle Trust International invests in the education and training of refugees, the displaced and other communities emerging from conflict, in order to promote peaceful development in Eastern and Central Africa.
- Applicants from these regions can apply to study at UCLan on the Windle Trust Scholarship.
- How to apply: please visit the website http://www.windle.org.uk.
Higher Education Scholarship for Palestinians (HESPAL)
- HESPAL aims to help create the next generation of senior academics who can maintain international quality standards at Palestinian universities and to develop renewed, sustainable links between Palestinian and UK universities.
- Applicants from this region can apply to study at UCLan on the HESPAL Scholarship.
- How to apply: please visit the website http://www.britishcouncil.org/ps-education-scholarships-hespal.htm.
Read more about bursaries and scholarships on the website.
Further information for international undergraduate degree students
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- Tel: +44 (0)1772 895024
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Web: http://www.uclan.ac.uk/information/international/
Why study at the University of Central Lancashire?
- Although UCLan is a big university with over 20,000 students, it has a friendly culture and is recognized nationally for the level of support that it provides to its students. Approximately two thousand international students already study at UCLan’s Preston campus.
- The quality of teaching at UCLan is uniformly high. In 2010 UCLan was included in the prestigious QS World University Rankings. In 2012, the University was awarded four QS stars out of a possible five by the compilers of the QS World University Rankings for 'demonstrating excellence in both teaching and research' and for providing 'an excellent environment for students and faculty'. Within the sub-areas which make up the overall grading, UCLan was awarded the maximum of five stars for teaching, infrastructure, internationalisation and engagement.
- UCLan is a campus university, with all facilities within a 10 minute walk. There are plenty of accommodation options too, so students can study and live within a five minute walk of Preston city centre.
- UCLan has invested significantly in facilities for its students. A brand new indoor sports centre is amongst the best in the UK, the library is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and the Students' Union has been recently named the best campus venue for live music in the Live Music UK Awards.
- Preston itself is a safe and cost-effective city in which to live. Accommodation prices are lower than in many other cities, and yet Preston is only a 50 minutes journey away from Manchester and Liverpool, and a little over two hours from London.
- The university has a wide network of international partners, and over 3,000 international students are currently reading for a UCLan qualification in their own country.
- The UCLan Cyprus campus opened in 2012 and further international campuses are planned.
Student organisations for international students
- Societies you can join include the Chinese Society, Hellenic Society, International Students Society, Japanese Appreciation, Malaysian Society, Islamic Society and the Afro-Caribbean Society
- International students have access to the full range of Student Union societies, covering national, religious, sporting, social and cultural interests.
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