Information and Advice for Prospective Students from the USA

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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.

High School Diploma with a GPA of 3.0 or above plus new SAT (post 2016) a score of 1190/1600 on the SAT Reasoning Test (SATR/SAT I);

 

or

 

ACT score of 26 plus three SAT subject-specific tests (SAT II) with a minimum score of 580+ in each subject 

 

or

 

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

AP equivalent

SAT II equivalent

B

4

630

c

3

580

 

Study Abroad

 

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:

  • Completion of an Associate Degree or;
  • Completion of two years of a US Bachelor degree with a GPA of at least 2.8 (some courses may require a GPA of 3.2)

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: 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 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.

English Language Requirements

Prospective students require one of the following qualifications:

  • Grade C / 75% in English at High School Grade 12 level. 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. 

 

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

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.

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 USA is Tommy George.

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

Please email tomgeorge@lincoln.ac.uk for more information, and for details of his next visit to the USA.

  • 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.