Information and advice for prospective students from Vietnam

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.


"I've made so many great new friends. For me Lincoln is a special place which I will always call home".

Van Anh Nguyen, MSc Human Resource Management

Entry Requirements

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

Foundation Entry

Students who have successfully completed Year 12 with an average grade of 6.0 and a minimum grade of 6.0 in maths and science may be eligible for entry onto a Lincoln International Study Centre Foundation Programme.

For students who successfully complete Year 12 with a minimum grade of 6.5, it may be possible to enter onto a Lincoln International Study Centre International Year One course.

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:

  • Successful completion of an International Foundation programme
  • 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.

Advanced Entry (Undergraduate)

Depending on your academic background and intended course of study, it may be possible to apply for advanced entry into year two or three of an undergraduate course. For more information, please contact the International Admissions team:

Postgraduate Entry


Entry requirements for postgraduate (master degree) programmes vary by course although typically range from a GPA of 6.5 to 7.0. 

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

For comparison purposes, a GPA of 6.5 is the equivalent of a 2:2 honours degree. A GPA of 7.0 is the equivalent of a 2:1 honours degree


Successful completion of a Masters 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 our International Admissions Team:

English Language Requirements

Students require a minimum 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.

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 Vietnam. 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 Vietnam:

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) programme with a minimum GPA of 6.5 (or equivalent)*
  • £5,000 Vietnam Merit Scholarships available to students with a minimum GPA of 7.0**

*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 Undergraduate Scholarships
International Postgraduate 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.

Meet Us in Vietnam

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 Vietnam include:

Hanoi Office:
HCM Office:
Tel: (84) 83820-7759


Hanoi Office:
Tel: (84) 0437764024


Hanoi Central Office:
Ho Chi MinhOffice:
Tel: (84) 8 3824 6622


Hanoi Office:
HCM Office:
Tel: (84) (24) 3765 9999

Throughout the year, representatives from the University of Lincoln regularly attend events across Vietnam. 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.

Further information regarding our upcoming visits in November 2017 and January 2018 will be available shortly.