University of Central Lancashire


The University of Central Lancashire is a unique blend of the historic and the hi-tech. Its proud history and traditions, dating back to 1828, can be traced through its impressive architecture. Approximately 22,000 students attend UCLAN. The University offers an extensive range of academic programs.

UCLAN's Preston campus is a modern green oasis in the heart of England's newest city. Getting around Preston is very easy. The bus and train stations are a short walk from campus.

  • Terms: fall (September thru January*) and spring (January thru May).
    • *Important note for fall semester. For most courses at UCLAN, you can make arrangements with professors to complete your coursework before Christmas or by correspondence. This will allow you to return in time for Christmas and the start of SUNY Plattsburgh's spring semester.
  • Eligibility: Plattsburgh students only; minimum 2.8 GPA; minimum sophomore standing by the time of study in England.
  • Credits: 15-20 undergraduate per semester.
  • Frequently asked questions: visit our FAQ page to learn about financial aid and more.
  • Application Deadlines: March 15 for fall and October 1 for spring.  Application materials must be received or postmarked by the deadline. 

How to Apply

Please check back with us shortly as we prepare to roll out our brand new website and online application!

Courses at UCLAN

In England, courses are called "modules," and "courses" often mean the same thing as "majors" in the U.S.  Some departments at UCLAN post module descriptions online (see links below).  Please email with questions or to inquire about module descriptions that are not currently online.  Please note that the campus timetable may not be finalized until a few days before the semester begins, so students may not know which modules they are taking until they arrive on campus. 


You will pay for your accommodations directly to UCLAN. You should note that UCLAN does not offer students formal meals plans as you are accustomed to receiving in the U.S. Their accommodations feature shared kitchen facilities where you can store and prepare your own food. There are also restaurants on campus where you may purchase meals and pay for them each time. To check out the types of accommodations available and cost information please visit UCLAN's Accommodations Website.


The large population of UCLAN students has turned Preston into an energetic city with a buzzing nightlife and a growing arts scene. It is surrounded by pubs, clubs, and eateries that provide worldwide cuisine to cater for every palette. There's a range of entertainment venues, including the Guild Hall and Charter Theatre which, provide year round entertainment, such as major sporting events, ballet, drama, concerts and much more.

Semester Cost Estimate

Please note that all fees are subject to change without notice. 

More Information


Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

If you would like more information about study abroad and exchange opportunities at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact us at:

Global Education Office
101 Broad Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901

Phone: (518) 564-3287
Toll-Free Phone: (800) 388-6784
Fax: (518) 564-3292

Location: We are on the second floor of the Kehoe Administration Building on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus.