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International Students Support

At University of Cumbria, our aim is to engage, challenge and encourage students to develop their own thoughts and opinions and to explore their ideas through reading and independent research and discussion with classmates and tutors.  At the same time the University offers award winning student support to help our students reach their goals and potential. 

Student Support

There are a range of support services at the University, which include dedicated international coordinators who support international students to transition into a new culture and educational environment.

The international coordinators contact you once you have accepted a place with us (lissinternational@cumbria.ac.uk)

Who to Contact

Need help? Need to talk?

Life at our University

Life at our University

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Libraries and Learning

Our great library service includes ebooks, journals and a wide range of online resources in addition to traditional books. We have a library at each campus and expert staff who can help you with any queries.

Important Information

  • Download a copy of the International Student Handbook to find out about studying with us; including pre-arrival information (this document is currently being updated - see above to contact us with any questions).
  • International Scholarships



English Language Programmes

We have an International Foundation Programme, pre-sessional programmes, short courses, and our MA TESOL.

Prepare for Success

Whether you are completing a degree or just a short course at University of Cumbria, we realise that you will not just learn new content, but also how to be successful in a new educational system, with differences in the study methods you use, the format of your lectures, and the coursework and assessments.

You may find Prepare for Success www.prepareforsuccess.org.uk a valuable resource that will help you get ready for university study in the UK.