Pre-Arrival and Welcome Arrangements

  • The university's International Arrival Guide contains all the important information that students need, with advice on travelling to the UK, visas, paying university tuition fees and the cost of living in Preston, as well as information on the range of support services available to students at the university.
  • Free airport pick-up services, and multi-lingual podcasts provide arrival directions for students arriving outside airport pick-up times.
  • A Welcome Week programme helps all students settle into life in the UK at the University of Central Lancashire, with activities and information sessions to help students with life at UCLan, and social events to help students make friends. Orientation programmes are run for the September and January intakes.
  • There are also smaller, bespoke programmes throughout the year for research students, pre-sessional students and students with the university's on-campus partner.
  • UCLan has a buddy system where students will meet a UCLan graduate or student who is already familiar with life and study in the UK and speaks excellent English.



English Language Requirements

  • The standard English language entry requirements for undergraduate courses is IELTS 6.0. 
  • The standard English language entry requirements for postgraduate courses is IELTS 6.5.
  • Please refer to the university website's country pages for more detailed entry requirements.

Accommodation for International Students

  • The average cost of accommodation is £93 per week, providing good value for money.
  • The university helps all new students to find suitable accommodation in UCLan owned, leased or registered accommodation.
  • All UCLan owned or leased accommodation is self-catering and includes free internet access. Students do not have to move out during vacations.
  • International students are allocated accommodation throughout the halls, rather than being clustered together.
  • All UCLan owned or 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.

Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for overseas students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2017–2018). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Undergraduate Taught Postgraduate
Classroom £11,950 £12,450
Mixed £11,950 £12,450
Laboratory £12,950 £13,450
Clinical - £13,450
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine are the clinical subjects.

What Do International Students Study?