University of Central Lancashire
UClan is Situated on the southern coast of Cyprus, Larnaka is known for its beautiful clean beaches, great food and vibrant nightlife. As Cyprus’ most economically important city, it’s the perfect location for a University and its student community.
The University of Central Lancashire, Cyprus (UCLan Cyprus), is located in Pyla, Larnaka. Now, in its third year of operations the University is growing steadily and has now completed the second phase of construction, thus offering students further learning facilities including a second lecture theatre and Moot Court Room.
Completion of studies at UCLan Cyprus will result in a dual award from the two Universities of UCLan Cyprus and UCLan in the UK that will be recognised across Europe and beyond.
Bringing to Cyprus a world-class reputation for academic excellence and innovative thinking, our aim is to develop future business leaders and international entrepreneurs, with the skills and business acumen for success in the modern global economy. This means we are able to offer a unique blend of knowledge, practical experience and modern relevance to equip our students with the qualifications and skills for the international market in employment.
All of our programmes of study are evaluated and recognised by the Ministry of Education & Culture in Cyprus through the Evaluation Committee of Private Universities, (ECPU). In addition, they meet the high quality standards required by the UK Quality Assurance Agency (QAA). Many of our courses are accredited by professional and statutory bodies, ensuring students meet the standards expected of today’s businesses.
Our commitment to this ethos is at the heart of everything we do.
Larnaka is both a modern and culturally rich city, with newly developed shopping centres alongside areas of archaeological importance. There are many attractions including museums, historic sites and festivals, and as well as shopping, there is a wide selection of bars and restaurants to visit, with something for those who enjoy the more lively and energetic nightlife or for those who prefer the more relaxing scene.
With the fantastic Mediterranean weather, outdoor leisure activities are very popular. Students can take part in water sports, diving, snorkelling, fishing, hiking, cycling and many more.
The waters of the bay are crystal clear and unusually rich in wrecks for exploring, including HMS Cricket, a British helicopter and the Zenovia Ferry. There are many qualified and licensed diving instructors and businesses along the beach areas.
Larnaka Airport is the main airport of Cyprus, and is only 4.5 to 5 hours flight time from UK airports. A taxi from the airport to Pyla takes only 15 minutes.
A regular bus service is available from Larnaca to the campus in Pyla and vice versa. You can obtain more travel information by emailing Student Support:[email protected]
English is widely spoken, and is the language of instruction at the University, but there will also be opportunities for students who do not come from Cyprus to learn Greek by taking study electives in the language.
Cyprus is only 2 hours ahead of the UK in time difference, making telephone or internet communication with families and friends between the two countries convenient.
Living and studying in Larnaka allows students to flourish in idyllic surroundings whilst receiving a first class education.