Information and Advice for Prospective Students from Canada

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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

University Preparation Courses for International Students

International and EU students who do not meet the minimum undergraduate entry requirements have the opportunity to study a preparation course at the University of Lincoln International Study Centre.

Students can apply for the International Foundation Year, a one-year course that aims to prepare you for the first year of your chosen degree. Students can choose from two subject routes:

International Foundation Year in Business and Media
International Foundation Year in Engineering and Computing

Students can also apply for the International Year One, an intensive, one-year course that is the equivalent of the first year of an undergraduate degree. Students can choose from four subject routes:

International Year One in Business and Management
International Year One in Computer Science
International Year One in Engineering
International Year One in Media Studies

Upon successful completion, students are able to progress to an undergraduate degree at the University of Lincoln.

Prospective students require one of the following qualifications for entry into year one of a Bachelor’s degree:

  • Successful completion of High School (please refer to specific grade requirements based on province / territory below) in addition to English Language and Maths at Grade 11.

British Columbia

Applicants will require a senior secondary graduation diploma with at least 5 B’s in acceptable grade 12 courses (some courses may require applicants to have studied specific subjects).


Applicants will require a General High School Diploma with 70% in five acceptable grade 12 subjects. 


Applicants require Grade 12 Standing/Division IV (Secondary School Diploma) awarded with an average of at least 70% in five acceptable subjects.


Applicants will require a High School Graduation Diploma with five credits awarded at 300 level in at least four subject areas (with at least 70% achieved in each of these areas).


Applicants will require Ontario Academic Courses (OACs) with six passes (three at grade B and three at grade C) OR an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) awarded at advanced level (with six Grade 12 U, U/C or M courses including Grade 12 U English).


Applicants holding a Diplome d'Etudes Collegiales (DEC) will be considered for entry on to the first year of a bachelor degree programme. 


  • Successful completion of the International Baccalaureate (IB) with between 27 and 34 points. Specific information regarding IB requirements can be found on the individual undergraduate course page
  • Successful completion of three A Levels. Please visit the individual undergraduate course page for specific requirements
  • Successful completion of a recognised International Foundation Year programme


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 more information, please contact the Student Administration Team:

For more information, please contact the International Admissions Team:

Postgraduate Taught (e.g. MA/MSc)


Please see the table below for details of how grades are computed in different regions. 


Grade 4 Scale GPA 9 Scale GPA Letter Scale
2:1 3.0 7 B
2:2 2.7 6 B-


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


Postgraduate Research (e.g. MPhil/PhD)

Postgraduate Research opportunities at the University of Lincoln range from MRes and MA by Research to MPhil / PhD.  For further information on entry requirements please visit the individual subject pages.


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

High school diploma or equivalent qualification with a grade C or above in English language. 

This qualification should usually have been completed no more than 5 years before enrolling at the University of Lincoln. However this requirement will usually be waived for applicants who achieved the required High School English grade and subsequently completed a degree in their home country that was taught fully in English. An official letter from the previous institution, confirming that the degree was taught in English, may be required. 

The University of Lincoln accept a wide range of alternative English language qualifications such as IELTS, TOEFL IBT, and PTE Academic. Please visit our English Requirements page for more detailed information.

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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


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.

Canadian student loans

Most Canadian students studying at the University of Lincoln are self-funded, however, some students choose to pay their tuition fees with a Canadian student loan or a Provincial or territorial program loan. For more information and to check your eligibility, please see the following Government of Canada website:

The University of Lincoln accepts funding acquired from the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). For more details, and to submit pre and post enrolment OSAP forms, contact

Canadian Tax Credits

Some students who file a Canadian tax return may be able to claim reduced tax on education expenses. Please submit your forms to

Private loans

Some students choose to take out private loans in order to pay for their studies in the UK. For more information on private bank loans, please see the following Government of Canada webpage:

For more advice and information regarding funding please email to speak to our Advice Service.

The University of Lincoln’s International Officers are happy to meet with prospective students, parents and alumni during their working trips around the world. The International Officer for the Canada is Tommy George.

Tommy can answer your questions about entry requirements, the application process, and life at the University of Lincoln.

Please email for more information, and for details of his next visit to Canada. 

  • An introduction to studying in the UK and what options are available
  • Applying to the University of Lincoln
  • Visa advice and support
  • Applying for your university accommodation and travelling to the UK

For more information about our regional Agents and representatives, please email the International Team on

Contact the International Office

Tel: +44 (0)1522 308108

Email: or use our online enquiry form.