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.
Prospective students from the USA are required to meet the following University of Lincoln 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:
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
Upon successful completion, students are able to progress to an undergraduate degree at the
University of Lincoln.
High School Diploma with a GPA of 3.0 or above
New SAT (post 2016) a score of 1190/1600 on the SAT Reasoning Test (SATR/SAT I);
ACT score of 26
Three SAT subject-specific tests (SAT II) with a minimum score of 580+ in each subject
At least three Advanced Placement (AP) exams with a score of 3-4 in each depending on the course applied for.
Where students are required to obtain a specific A level grade in a subject area, the following equivalencies should be observed:
A level grade
SAT II equivalent
The Common Application
The University of Lincoln is a member of The Common Application. Therefore, undergraduate applications may submitted to Lincoln via this route.
If you are applying to multiple universities in the UK, students may wish to apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Applying through UCAS means that you can apply to up to five UK universities by submitting only one application.
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:
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 direct entry into year 2 (Sophomore), prospective students require:
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 Student Administration Team: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, please contact the International Admissions Team: email@example.com.
Postgraduate Taught (e.g. MA/MSc)
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 page.
Postgraduate Research (e.g. MPhil/PhD)
Successful completion of a Master's Degree from a recognised institution.
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.
Prospective students require one of the following qualifications:
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.
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:
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.
Federal aid at Lincoln
The University of Lincoln is pleased to confirm that you are able to bring your student loans to Lincoln.*
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 and Private US loans with them.
Guidance and Support from the Advice Service
The University of Lincoln's Advice Service are available to provide specialist advice on most aspects of federal aid.
For more advice and information regarding United States Federal aid please contact the Advice Service – USLoans@lincoln.ac.uk
* For eligible courses.
Representatives from the University of Lincoln regularly attend events around the world. For more information on events taking place in the USA, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Lincoln’s International Officers are happy to meet with prospective students, parents and alumni during their working trips around the world.
To find out when someone is next visiting the USA, please email email@example.com
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:
For more information about our regional Agents and representatives, please email the International Team on firstname.lastname@example.org.