The UK’s exit from the European Union has undoubtedly caused major changes in several areas, including that of education and, more specifically, higher education. These changes have created a sense of uncertainty and concern to the extent that they require a reconsideration of choices for the future.
From August 1st 2021, all prospective European students will be classified as international students, which automatically differentiates their cost of studying and staying in the UK, which is particularly high, as well as the need for a student visa.
However, the most important impact is most probably the discontinuation of the British Student Loan which was an essential incentive for many Cypriots to choose the United Kingdom for both their undergraduate and postgraduate studies.
Taking into account all the implications from Brexit as briefly explained above, the University of Central Lancashire Cyprus is considered a unique opportunity, if not the only wise choice, offering the authentic British University experience, for anyone who wishes to obtain a high-quality British education and degree, Brexit-free. It is worth noting, that the average cost of studying at any university in the United Kingdom is almost three times higher than studying at the British university of Cyprus, the University of Central Lancashire Cyprus as shown in the comparison table below:
The University of Central Lancashire Cyprus is an innovative University model, combining both the Cyprus/European and British University-level education. One of its most important advantages is that its graduates have the unique privilege of receiving two degrees, one from the United Kingdom and one from Cyprus, thus proving the dual identity of the University of Central Lancashire Cyprus!
The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan UK) is one of the largest and most modern universities in England with its student community listing more than 35,000 students from more than 150 countries. The university was recently (2021) ranked in the Top 3 in the UK in the hospitality & tourism management sector, while it is also at the 6.5 per cent of the Best Universities in the World (CWUR 2020/21). The University of Central Lancashire Cyprus is the only University in Cyprus that offers enrollment through UCAS. It is evaluated and approved by both the United Kingdom authorities and by the Cyprus Agency of Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education (CYQAA), in parallel. Therefore, the offered degrees are fully recognised in the United Kingdom, Cyprus, Europe, and the rest of the world. For this reason, recognition by KY.S.A.T.S. (Cyprus Council of Recognition of Higher Education Qualifications) is not required, in contrast to colleges that offer studies through a franchise.
All three schools of the university (school of business and management, law school and school of sciences) have developed excellent connections with the business community. The strengthening of the programmes of study, at undergraduate and postgraduate level, with links with the industry and with professional certifications and recognitions broaden the opportunities for professional development.
The university enjoys unique international distinctions and accreditations from the British Psychological Society (BPS), the British Computing Society (BCS), the SAS Joint Certificate in Business Intelligence and Data Mining, and a pioneering collaboration with the body of the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants). Also, the law degree from the University of Central Lancashire Cyprus is the only law degree in Cyprus with double recognition by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board of England and Wales, and by the Cyprus Legal Council.
The Brexit developments have not affected the strategic goals. The offered “product” of education is one of the most competitive in terms of higher education. The dynamics of our programmes meet the needs of both new graduates and professionals.
For more information on the programmes of study offered by the university, you can contact the University of Central Lancashire Cyprus by arranging an online information session with direct communication (face-to-face) with admissions advisors and academic staff, using the following link: https://www.uclancyprus.ac.cy/online-information-sessions/. Alternatively, you can contact UCLan by phone at 24-694000 or by email at [email protected] and find out all the necessary information about the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes starting in October 2021.