Information and Advice for Prospective Students from Ghana

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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.

Postgraduate offer holders from Ghana are invited to apply for the University of Lincoln’s £5,000 Africa Scholarship. We are also delighted to offer a number of Lincoln 50% Global Scholarships to applicants who demonstrate the highest levels of excellence in academia, extracurricular and personal endeavour. Please visit our scholarships webpage to find out more.

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 an undergraduate degree:

  • Successful completion of a recognised International Foundation Course
  • General Certificate of Education Advanced Level
  • Specific information on IB requirements can be found on the individual course page.

 

 

 

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.

Prospective students with a Higher National Diploma (HND) from a recognised institution can be considered for advanced entry.  A minimum GPA of 3.0 (Second Class Upper Division) is required. 

For more information, please contact the Student Administration Team: admissions@lincoln.ac.uk.

For more information, please contact the International Admissions Team: intadmissions@lincoln.ac.uk.

Postgraduate Taught (e.g MA/MSc)

Entry requirements for postgraduate (master degree) programmes vary by course.  You will require a Bachelor degree from a recognised institution with the following grades:

  • Second Class (Upper Division) or a GPA of 3.25 for programmes that require a 2:1 honours degree
  • Second Class (Lower Division) or a GPA of 2.51 for programmes that require a 2:2 honours degree 
     

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

Prospective students require one of the following qualifications:

• WASSCE A1-C6
• Senior Secondary School Certificate English Language: grades A-C

These two qualifications 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. 

• IELTS 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in each band score) or equivalent. Please note that some courses require a higher score

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

Scholarships

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.

All students from Ghana applying for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes are eligible to apply for the Lincoln 50% Global Scholarship.

 

The University is also accepting applications for the Lincoln Africa Scholarship worth £5,000 for postgraduate students. 

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 Ghana is Yetunde Ogedengbe.

Please email Yetunde at yogedengbe@lincoln.ac.uk for details of her next visit.

  • 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 internationalenquiries@lincoln.ac.uk.

Contact the International Office

Tel: +44 (0)1522 308108

Email: internationalenquiries@lincoln.ac.uk or use our online enquiry form.