University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN)
Preston, England, United Kingdom

University Profile:

Welcome to the International Office at UCLan. As a modern university with an international focus, we are proud to welcome over 2000 international students to the Preston Campus each year, representing over 100 nationalities.

Situated in the heart of the North West of England, Preston is a vibrant, cultural and friendly city with plenty of landmarks, activities and events to keep you occupied outside of the classroom.

Academic Notes:

With a wide range of courses (majors) with many offering flexible study patterns and fantastic student support, UCLan can be the place for you.

To be an exchange student, you must be an undergraduate student at Fresno State and have satisfactorily completed at least one year of study (sophomore standing), with a 2.5 cumulative GPA.

UCLAN is well recognized in following areas:
Criminology, Psychology and Kinesiology 

Program Dates:

Semester 1: Early September to Mid January
Semester 2: Late January to Late May

Housing and Meals:

All exchange students will receive details on how to apply for on-campus accommodations after UCLan has received their application. The majority of students apply for a room in University owned accommodation.

Insurance Requirement:

All Fresno State students studying abroad are required to have the CSU required international travel and health insurance. The cost for the insurance is the responsibility of the student and runs approximately $300 for the semester.


All U.S. citizens studying in the United Kingdom for one semester (less than six months) are not required to apply for a visa. However, students going for a full academic year (more than six months) are required to apply for a Tier 4 Student visa. Please see the UK Border Agency website for more details and instructions.

Application Instructions:

When applying to the Fresno State exchange program to UCLAN, students can expect to complete two applications; one for Fresno state, the other for UCLAN.

Fresno State Application (due on or before the application deadline):

UCLAN Application:
Students will receive the UCLAN application by e-mail after their Fresno State application has been reviewed for eligibility requirements.