University of Central Lancashire

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in Preston was founded in 1828 as the Institution for the Diffusion of Knowledge





UCLan has evolved over the years to become a world-class institution, confirmed by its inclusion in the QS World Rankings – the first modern university in the UK to gain this status.

Applied research is critical to the development of UCLan and in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) all 16 of the subject areas to be submitted were recognised as demonstrating elements of world-leading research.

UCLan encourages and nurtures originality, from the ground-breaking Energy Management partnership with BAE Systems to its launch of the world’s first International Fashion Institute and the UK’s first MBA in Fashion, to its proud record of student business start-ups – a sector-leading 60 per cent of which are still thriving after three years.

With a world class academic reputation firmly rooted in relevance, UCLan is focused on a future of providing innovative thinking.

Chevening and the University of Central Lancashire

UCLan says:

‘We are delighted to be part of the scheme and look forward to working with Chevening. Past Chevening Scholars have excelled at UCLan, and we welcome their enthusiasm and contribution to UCLan life.’

Who do the University of Central Lancashire support?

The University of Central Lancashire welcomes applications from all Chevening-eligible countries in any subject.

All applicants who wish to be considered for an award at UClan are encouraged to select the university/course as their first preference in their Chevening application.