Information and advice for prospective students from the USA

USA FlagAs 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 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:

  • A High School Diploma with a GPA of 3.0 or above
  • SAT 1800/2400 (600 in all three parts)
  • 3 SAT II subjects with 600+ in each subject


  • 3 AP’s with 3 or above (BBC - BBB)  or 4 or above (ABB)


  • ACT 27

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 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 International Admissions team:

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:

Postgraduate Entry


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 pages.


Successful completion of a Masters 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 our International Admissions Team:

English Language Requirements

Prospective students require one of the following English language qualifications:

  • Grade C / 75% in English at High School Grade 12 level
  • 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.

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


Each year, we are delighted to award a number of scholarships to academically gifted students from across the USA. 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 the USA:

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)*


Postgraduate Scholarships

  • £2,000 Global Merit Scholarships available to students enrolling onto a postgraduate (taught or masters by research) programme with a minimum GPA of 2.8 (or equivalent)*
  • £5,000 Santander Scholarships available to high achieving students**

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

**A scholarship application must be submitted in order to apply for this scholarship


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 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 in obtaining a student visa

For more information regarding University of Lincoln Education Agents in the USA, please contact the International Office:

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


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