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Welcome to Lincoln

Situated in the heart of a beautiful and historic city, the University of Lincoln has established an international reputation for the quality of its teaching and research. Lincoln is ranked 22nd overall in the UK in The Guardian University Guide 2019.

Lincoln was awarded Gold – the highest standard possible - in the national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2017, an independent assessment of teaching quality in UK higher education. This award reflects our exciting teaching methods, great support for students and excellent employment outcomes.

In the National Student Survey (NSS) 2018, students rated the University of Lincoln among the best in the country for overall student satisfaction, placing the University 8th in the UK. Lincoln was also named in the UK’s top ten for postgraduate and international student satisfaction in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2017.

The University is home to a vibrant international community, and students from more than 100 countries choose us each year for their studies. With specialist facilities and unique employer links, Lincoln aims to provide students with the strongest possible foundations for their future careers.

Your Journey Starts Here

I like the size of the city. It’s neither too big, nor too small. You can walk or bike everywhere, but there is still a lot to do. The cathedral is a highlight. It is such a beautiful building and I see it on my daily route to the university.

Theresa-Maria Braun, English and Journalism student

I've made so many great new friends. For me, Lincoln is a special place which I will always call home.

Van Anh Nguyen, MSc Human Resource Management

The ambience, discipline and quality of education are simply outstanding and the staff are very supportive, encouraging and caring. The entire university is like a family and I feel proud to be a part of this.

Dipanjan Ganguly, MBA graduate, West Bengal, India
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The University of Lincoln was awarded Gold in the national Teaching Excellence Framework – an independent assessment of teaching quality across UK universities.

The Gold TEF award is evidence of our exciting teaching, great support for students and excellent employment outcomes.


The University was commended for its “outstanding physical and digital resources which pervade all aspects of student experience, including state-of-the-art teaching spaces" by the Teaching Excellence Framework panel in 2017.


How to Apply

If you're an international student applying for an undergraduate degree here at the University of Lincoln, it might seem complicated at first - but it's a lot simpler than you might think. Colombian student Karen (2nd Year, Media Production) guides you step-by-step through the process.

For more information on applying for one of our undergraduate programmes please visit our How to Apply webpage.



Find other tips and experiences from our current students on our Student Life Blog.


Contact the International Office

Tel: +44 (0)1522 886040 (During office hours, 8:30am - 5:00pm GMT, Monday - Friday)

Email: or use our online enquiry form.