Information and Advice for Prospective Students from the USA

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As 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 the USA are required to meet the following University of Lincoln entry requirements:

Students who do not meet the minimum undergraduate entry requirements may be eligible for entry onto a Lincoln International Study Centre Foundation or International Year One programme. For more information, please visit the International Study Centre website.

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

High School Diploma with a GPA of 3.0 or above

and

SAT I 1290/1600 (650 from Evidence Based Reading and Writing and 620 from Maths)

Plus one of the following:

3 SAT II subjects with 600+ in each subject

or

3 APs with 3 or above (BBC – BBB) or 4 or above (ABB+)

or

ACT 27

 

Study Abroad

If you are currently enrolled as a degree-seeking student at an accredited US university or college of higher education, you may be able to apply to spend a semester or full year of study at the University of Lincoln through our Study Abroad scheme.

Many US students studying at Lincoln come through our partnerships with institutions in the US including:

 

Advanced Entry (Undergraduate)

Depending on your academic background and intended course of study, it may be possible to apply for advanced entry into year 2 or 3 of a University of Lincoln undergraduate course.

For direct entry into year 2 (Sophomore), prospective students require:

  • Completion of an Associate Degree or;
  • Completion of two years of a US Bachelor degree with a GPA of at least 2.8 (some courses may require a GPA of 3.2)

For direct entry into year 3, prospective students must have completed three years of a US Bachelor degree with a GPA of at least 2.8 – 3.2.

For more information, please contact the Student Administration Team: admissions@lincoln.ac.uk.

For more information, please contact the International Admissions Team: intadmissions@lincoln.ac.uk.

Master's

Entry requirements for postgraduate (master degree) programmes vary by course although applicants must successfully complete a US Bachelor degree from a recognised institution with a minimum GPA of 2.8 (some courses may require a GPA of 3.2)

Please note that for some of our postgraduate programmes, the major / content of your undergraduate degree will be taken into consideration.

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

PhD

Successful completion of a Master's Degree from a recognised institution.

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 the International Admissions Team.

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 the Student Administration Team.

English Language Requirements

Prospective students require one of the following qualifications:

  • Grade C / 75% in English at High School Grade 12 level
  • IELTS 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in each band score). Please note that some courses require a higher IELTS 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.

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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 and how to pay can be found on the following pages:

Undergraduate Programmes
Postgraduate Programmes

Scholarships

Each year, the University of Lincoln is delighted to award a number of scholarships and bursaries to suitably qualified students from around the world. Depending on your academic ability, intended programme of study and nationality, the level of scholarship / bursary can vary.

US Federal Loans

Most US students studying at the University of Lincoln are self-funded. The University offers a dedicated service for students wishing to bring their Federal Stafford Loans, Graduate PLUS loans, Parent PLUS loans and Signature (Private) Loans with them.

For more advice and information regarding United States Federal Loans please contact the Student Funding & Information Team directly on +44 (0)1522 886770 or studentfundingteam@lincoln.ac.uk.

Meet Us in the USA

Representatives from the University of Lincoln regularly attend events around the world. For more information on events taking place in the USA, please contact international@lincoln.ac.uk.

Education Agents in the USA

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

Contact the International Office

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

Email: international@lincoln.ac.uk or use our online enquiry form.