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Academic Excellence Scholarship

Who is it for?

Each year, the University of Lincoln award a number of Academic Excellence Scholarships to high achieving students from around the world. For 2018, the scholarships are designed to reward applicants who demonstrate high standards of academic excellence alongside personal and extracurricular endeavour.   

For programmes commencing in January and February 2018, scholarship applications are invited from high achieving students from the following countries: Canada, China, Malaysia, Norway, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia and the United States. Applications for the January / February 2018 intake are also welcomed from Thailand and India. 

Scholarship Amount

The Academic Excellence Scholarship is valued at £5,000 which will be deducted from tuition fees during the first year of enrolment.

Selection Criteria

In order to apply for this scholarship, prospective students must meet the following criteria:  

  • Be a citizen of one of the following countries: Canada, China, Malaysia, Norway, Nigeria, Thailand, India, Saudi Arabia or the United States.

  • Already hold a Conditional or Unconditional Offer from the University of Lincoln for a full time undergraduate or postgraduate taught course of study commencing in January, February or September 2018

  • Have been awarded a Bachelors degree from a recognised university with a 1st Class Degree or equivalent. Applicants who demonstrate exceptional personal and extracurricular endeavour although do not meet the 1st Class Degree requirement may still be considered  

Meet the English language requirements of their intended course of study – this typically ranges from IELTS 6.0 – 7.0 or equivalent.


How to Apply

In addition to meeting the above residency, academic and English language requirements, candidates must complete an  Academic Excellence Scholarship Application Form (PDF)and submit to It is important that we receive your application by 4pm (UK time) on one of the following closing dates: 

For courses commencing in January / February 2018: 

Friday 15 December 

Please note that this scholarship is competitive and will only be awarded to candidates who meet / exceed the criteria listed above for the award. Upon close of the scholarship deadline, a panel will meet to assess each scholarship application carefully and will endeavour to notify all candidates of a decision within 10 days of the application closing date.


Additional Information

As part of your scholarship award, there are certain International Scholarships Terms and Conditions (PDF) that you will need to meet.

Please note that University of Lincoln International Scholarships may be subject to change. The University of Lincoln reserves the right to amend the above scholarship provision without notice.

For further information, please contact the International Office: