Information and Advice for Prospective Students from Canada

Welcome to the University of Lincoln

The University of Lincoln is home to a thriving community of students from around the world and we are delighted that you are considering studying with us. To help you prepare for your exciting journey to study in the UK and the historic city of Lincoln, this page contains important information regarding the entrance requirements you will need to meet. We have also included information regarding University of Lincoln tuition fees, stories from our Canadian student and Alumni community, and opportunities to meet us in your region or online. 

For students considering joining us, we are delighted to offer a range of scholarships to eligible students from around the world. Please visit our dedicated scholarships page to find out more.

Meet our Representative for Canada

"Hello everyone my name is Tommy George. As the University of Lincoln’s representative for Canada, I am here to help you find out more about why the UK is a great study destination, and the fantastic opportunities available here at the University of Lincoln.

If you have any questions that we can help with, please do not hesitate to contact us via the link below. We look forward to speaking to you soon."

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Meet our Student and Alumni Community

Studying in the UK is more than just gaining a degree, it is an opportunity to learn from new experiences, develop self confidence and initiative and to make fantastic memories that we hope will last a lifetime. Find out more about what it is like to live and study at the University of Lincoln by reading some of our student and Alumni stories below.

"Lincoln was my first choice because of the way the course was structured. When I came I could tell how much the lecturers really care about their students and it was the personal touch that really impressed me. They were really approachable and accommodating to your needs."

Ashton Hinton, BA (Hons) Illustration graduate, USA, freelance illustrator


‘The University of Lincoln has excellent research infrastructure in place with specialist equipment and highly-qualified research and teaching staff, making it a very exciting place to pursue research for postgraduate students. The training I received has contributed significantly in my pursuit of setting up a business as a research consultant and entrepreneur in India.’

Shreesha Bhat, PhD Chemistry graduate, India, research consultant

Discover Our Range Of Programmes

Find out more information about our exciting range of over 300 University of Lincoln undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes.

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Entry Requirements

As a prospective student from Canada, you will be required to meet the following academic entrance requirements prior to starting your studies at the University of Lincoln.

We accept a wide variety of International Foundation year programmes, including Kaplan, INTO, Bellerbys, Study Group and NCUK.

Entry requirements vary depending on the degree applied for, but a typical offer would be between 50% and 60% in your Foundation or grades BCC-ABB in your NCUK Foundation.

If you have completed an International Year One programme, you may be considered for Level 2 of your chosen bachelor’s degree. Applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

To find out more about the pathway programmes that we accept, please contact our International Admissions team at

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 International Admissions Team:

Postgraduate Taught

Before joining a University of Lincoln postgraduate taught (master’s degree) programme, you will need to have completed an honour's degree, or an equivalent qualification, at a recognised institution. You will also need to obtain a specific grade/classification in order to be accepted onto the programme.

Our programme webpages contain information regarding the specific grade/classification we require. The requirements may range from a first class honour’s degree to a lower second-class honours. The table below outlines what we deem to be an equivalent grade/classification in Canada.

UK bachelor’s degree classificationEquivalent bachelor’s degree classification (Canada)
First Class (1st) 4/4.0
Upper Second Class Hons (2:1) 3.0/4 - 7.0/9
Lower Second Class Hons (2:2) 2.7/4- 6.0/9
Third Class Hons (3rd) 2.3/4 - 5/9


For certain programmes we may be able to consider extensive relevant professional experience if you do not meet the above requirements. The programme webpage will tell you if your chosen programme will consider professional experience in lieu of an honour's degree.

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 by emailing

Postgraduate Research

The University of Lincoln offers a variety of research degree programmes. Information regarding entry requirements can be found on the individual programme webpage.

English Language Requirements

In addition to meeting the academic requirements outlined above, you will also be expected to meet the University's English Language requirements.

As a guide, the majority of our programmes require an IELTS score of 6.0, 6.5 or 7.0. To find out more about the specific English Language requirements you will need to meet, please visit our programme pages.

As an alternative to IELTS, we also accept 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.

Please visit our English language requirements page for further details regarding alternative English language qualifications and tests we accept.

Meet Our International Representatives

The University of Lincoln have partnered with a number of representatives and education agents around the world. As part of their role, they can provide information and support in the following areas:

  • 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

Visit our dedicated page to see the approved representatives and education agents in your country or region.

Meet Us in Your Country

Find out more about our upcoming events and opportunities to meet us in person, or online, where you live.

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Join Our Virtual Events

Our virtual events are designed to help you prepare for your exciting journey to the UK and the University of Lincoln. They can also help you to find out more about what makes Lincoln a great place to live and study.

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