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Applying to the University of Lincoln

We are delighted that you are considering studying at the University of Lincoln. This page contains information and advice for prospective international and EU students looking to apply for a University of Lincoln undergraduate or postgraduate degree course.


Step 1: Choose Your Course

At the University of Lincoln there are more than 300 undergraduate and postgraduate courses to choose from across our Colleges of Science, Social Science, Arts, and the Lincoln International Business School. Find out more by using our course search tool.

 

Step 2: Check the Entry Requirements

Once you have decided which course you would like to study, it is important that you are aware of the academic and English language requirements you will need to meet. These can be found on the individual course pages.

If you have studied outside of the UK, please visit your country page for further information regarding equivalent overseas qualifications.


Step 3: Find Out About Fees and Funding

Before submitting your application, you should check that you are able to meet the cost of your tuition fees, living expenses, and any other costs associated with your studies.

Each year, the University of Lincoln is delighted to award a number of scholarships to eligible high achieving students from around the world. Depending on your academic ability, intended programme of study and nationality, the level of scholarship can very. To find out more, please visit our Scholarships and Bursaries page.

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Step 4: Submit Your Application

Once you have decided which course you would like to study and have carefully checked the entry requirements and fees, the next step is to formally submit your application.

Application Process

All full-time undergraduate degree applications should be submitted through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Applications for most 2019 full-time undergraduate entry should reach UCAS between 1 September 2018 and 15 January 2019. Late applications will be considered if suitable vacancies remain. If you apply through UCAS after the 30 June 2019, your application will be considered through clearing. Applications for Medicine degrees should reach UCAS by 15 October.

 

 
Personal Statement
 
As part of your application, you will be required to provide a personal statement. This is your opportunity to tell us why you are applying to study your chosen course.  It is also important that you include:
 
  • Why you think you would be a good student for the course you are applying to
  • How the course will help you in working towards your career goals or aspirations
  • Why you are interested in studying in the UK and the University of Lincoln.

When writing your personal statement, please make sure that you refer to the course information page as this contains details of course content, entry requirements and possible career opportunities for successful graduates.

For information on how to make the most of your personal statement, visit our UCAS personal statement guide.

Application Process

Applications for postgraduate courses can be submitted via the university’s online application system. As part of the application process, you will be asked to provide supporting documents which may include:

  • Academic transcripts and certificates (accompanied by certified translations if these are not in English)
  • Proof of English language proficiency (e.g. IELTS)
  • A copy of your passport photo page

To ensure that you have the best possible start to your studies, we encourage you to apply as early as possible. Please see below our recommended application deadlines:

September Intake: 30 June

January / February Intake: 30 November

Applications may be considered after these dates at the discretion of the University.

Please note that some courses may have earlier application deadlines which can be found on the individual course information page.



Personal Statement

As part of your application, you will be required to provide a personal statement. This is your opportunity to tell us why you are applying to study your chosen course. It is also important that you include:

  • Why you think you would be a good student for the course you are applying to
  • How the course will help you in working towards your career goals and aspirations
  • Why you are interested in studying in the UK and/or the University of Lincoln

When writing your personal statement, please make sure that you refer to the course information page on this website as this contains details of course content, entry requirements, and possible career opportunities for successful graduates.



Compose Your Research Proposal (Research Candidates Only)

If you are applying for a research course such as an MPhil or PhD, you will need to submit a copy of your research proposal alongside your application. As part of your proposal, we recommend that you include the following topics:

  • An introduction or overview of your intended area of research
  • Identification and brief discussion of relevant literature including topical theories and concepts
  • Identification of key issues, hypothesis, or questions you aim to address
  • Your proposed research methodology and timescales
  • A bibliography of references


Step 5: What Happens Next?

Once you have submitted your application, this will be considered by the University.

Depending on the course you have applied for, you may be invited to take part in an interview. You may also be asked to provide examples of your work prior to receiving a decision on your application.

If you are applying for a research course, your proposal and application will be considered by the relevant School. As part of the decision making process, you may be asked to provide additional information or invited to take part in an interview.

If your application has been successful, you will receive an offer letter from the University. This will contain details of any conditions you will need to meet prior to starting your course. Please visit the understanding your offer page for more information.

 

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Information for Offer Holders

Our dedicated offer holder page contains lots of helpful information and advice in preparation for your studies at the University of Lincoln. This includes important information about applying for your visa, arranging your accommodation, and planning your journey to the UK.

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