Information and advice for prospective students from Sri Lanka

Sri-LankaAs one of the UK’s leading modern universities, students from more than 100 countries apply to the University of Lincoln each year for degree level studies.

To help you prepare, the following information provides guidance on the entrance requirements you will need to meet, alongside further information in support of your application.

Entry Requirements

Prospective students from Sri Lanka are required to meet the following University of Lincoln entrance requirements:

Foundation Entry

For further information on Foundation and International Year 1 entry requirements, please visit the International Study Centre website.

Undergraduate Entry

Students require one of the following qualifications for entry into year one of an undergraduate degree:

  • Between 27 and 34 International Baccalaureate (IB) points depending on the course you wish to apply for. Specific information on IB requirements can be found on individual undergraduate course pages.
  • A–Level qualifications: Specific information on A-Level requirements can be found on individual undergraduate course pages.
  • Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level)
  • National Diploma

Advanced Entry (Undergraduate)

Depending on your academic background and intended course of study, it may be possible to apply for advanced entry into year two or three of an undergraduate course. For more information, please contact the International Admissions team:

Postgraduate Entry


Prospective students require one of the following qualifications:

Prospective students require a good Bachelors degree from a recognised institution. 

Specific information on postgraduate entry requirements can be found on the individual programme pages.


Prospective students require a Masters Degree and an acceptable research proposal. 

Please note that the information above is for guidance purposes only and is not an exhaustive list of accepted qualifications. To check if your qualification is eligible, please contact our International Admissions Team:

English Language Requirements

Students require a minimum IELTS of 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in each band score) or equivalent. Please note that some courses require a higher score.

Students who do not meet the above English language requirements may be eligible for entry onto a Pre Sessional English and Academic Study Skills (PEASS) course. 

Further information regarding English language requirements and Pre Sessional Courses can be found on our English Requirements page.

Fees and Funding

Tuition Fees

University of Lincoln students are required to pay tuition fees for each year of their course. Further information regarding tuition fees, fee status and how to pay can be found on our International Tuition Fees page.


Each year, we are delighted to award a number of scholarships to academically gifted students from across Sri Lanka. Depending on your academic ability and intended programme of study, there are a range of scholarships which may be available. 

For 2018/19, the following scholarships are available to suitably qualified students from Sri Lanka:

Undergraduate Scholarships

  • £2,000 Undergraduate Scholarships available to students enrolling onto the first year of an undergraduate degree*
  • £1,000 Scholarships available to students entering onto an undergraduate final year ‘top up’ programme (e.g. year 3 entry)*
  • Engineering Bursaries: Global industry leader Siemens offers a number of generous Bursaries to BEng and MEng Engineering applicants. For more information, please visit the Engineering Bursaries page.


Postgraduate Scholarships

  • £2,000 Global Merit Scholarships available to students enrolling onto a postgraduate (taught or masters by research) *

*This is an automatic scholarship which will be awarded to you if you meet the requirements.

International Scholarships

As an international student, you may be eligible for additional grants, bursaries or scholarships from external organisations. For further information, please visit the British Council’s Education UK website.

Meet us in Sri Lanka

The University of Lincoln work with a number of agents and representatives around the world. As part of their role, they can provide information and support in the following areas:

  • Study opportunities in the UK
  • Applying to the University of Lincoln
  • Advice and support in obtaining a student visa


Our Agents in Sri Lanka include:

IDP Education



Sky Admissions

Throughout the year, representatives from the University of Lincoln regularly attend events across Sri Lanka. As part of their visit, our representatives are available to meet with offer holders, prospective students and parents – this can be a great way to find out more about studying at the University of Lincoln.

To arrange a meeting or for more information, please contact the University of Lincoln’s International Officer for Sri Lanka, Samuel Skilton: