Information and advice for prospective students from Canada

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

Prospective students from Canada are required to meet the following University of Lincoln entrance requirements:

Foundation Entry

For further information on Foundation and International Year 1 entry requirements, please visit the International Study Centre website.

Undergraduate Entry

Students require one of the following qualifications for entry into year one of an undergraduate degree:

  • Successful completion of a recognised International Foundation Course
  • Between 27 and 34 International Baccalaureate (IB) points depending on the course you wish to apply for. Specific information on IB requirements can be found on individual undergraduate course pages.
  • 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 first degree programme.

Advanced Entry (Undergraduate)

If you have completed one year at university level you may be eligible to apply for first year entry. If you have completed at least 2 years of a Canadian degree and are in good academic standing you may be considered for transfer into the second year of a degree. For more information, please contact the International Admissions Team:

Postgraduate Entry


Entry requirements for postgraduate (master degree) programmes vary by course. 

Prospective students from Canada must have successfully completed a Canadian bachelor’s degree (Honours) (Baccalaureat de type Honours) or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 2.7 (out of 4); this is equivalent to a UK 2:2 standard.

Please note that some programmes may require a GPA of 3.0 (out of 4); this is equivalent to a UK 2:1 standard. 

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


Successful completion of a Masters Degree with a research proposal and full application. 

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 our International Admissions Team:

English Language Requirements

Students require one of the following:

  • IELTS of 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in each band score) or equivalent. Please note that some courses require a higher score.
  • Suitable grades in English at High School Grade 12 level or equivalent.

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.

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, fee status and how to pay can be found on our International Tuition Fees page.


Each year, we are delighted to award a number of scholarships to academically gifted students from across Canada. Depending on your academic ability and intended programme of study, there are a range of scholarships which may be available.

For 2018/19, the following scholarships are available to suitably qualified students from Canada:

Undergraduate Scholarships

  • £2,000 Undergraduate Scholarships available to students enrolling onto the first year of an undergraduate degree*
  • £1,000 Scholarships available to students entering onto an undergraduate final year ‘top up’ programme (e.g. year 3 entry)*


Postgraduate Scholarships

  • £2,000 Global Merit Scholarships available to students enrolling onto a postgraduate (taught or masters by research) *
  • £5,000 Santander International Scholarship open to Canadian students**

* This is an automatic scholarship which will be awarded to you if you meet the requirements.
** A scholarship application must be submitted in order to apply for the scholarship


International Scholarships

As an international student, you may be eligible for additional grants, bursaries or scholarships from external organisations. For further information, please visit the British Council’s Education UK website.

Throughout the year, representatives from the University of Lincoln regularly attend events across Canada. As part of their visit, our representatives are available to meet with offer holders, prospective students and parents – this can be a great way to find out more about studying at the University of Lincoln.

Liam Howarth, our International Officer for Canada will be in-country in April 2018. If you would like to arrange a meeting (face to face or via Skype) please email Liam at:

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:

  • Study opportunities in the UK
  • Applying to the University of Lincoln
  • Advice and support in obtaining a student visa


Our Agents in Canada include:

FP Education Advisors Inc. (d.b.a Future Project)
7122 Baywood Court, Mississauga, Ontario, L5N 5N6, Canada
Website: ‚Äč
Phone: 1-888-506-2257
Future Project also cover Vancouver, B.C.

Grad Study Overseas 
105 Chartwell Circle, Hamilton, Ontario, L9A 0C4, Canada
Tel Toll Free Line: 1 855 334 5379
Tel: 905 381 4258    

Mericler Inc
20 Carlton Street, Suite 121, Toronto, Ontario, MB5 2H5, Canada
Tel: 00 1 647 933 9098

Students Solution Educational Services (SSES)
Tel: 00 1 416 628 3815

Study across the Pond
Phone:  +1-905-315-1190
Twitter: @AcrossthePondUK
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