How to Apply

How to Apply

Apply for Undergraduate Study

On this page you can find key dates and details about applying to study on an undergraduate course at the University of Lincoln. We recommend you take the time to read this information alongside the details about your preferred programme on your chosen course page before completing your application. Our courses pages include a handy Key Facts section with entry requirements and other useful information.

Full-time Applications

Most full-time undergraduate degree applications from UK students are made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

The deadline for applications depends on what you are aiming to study. Applications to undertake a medicine degree in September 2021 should reach UCAS by 15 October 2020. Applications for all other full-time undergraduate degrees starting in autumn 2021 should be made between 1 September 2020 and 15 January 2021. 

If you missed the UCAS equal consideration deadline on 29 January 2021, please don't worry - you can still apply to join us this autumn. You can apply through UCAS in the normal way up until 30 June 2021. After the end of June, any new applications will automatically be entered into Clearing. Some students may also be eligible to apply through UCAS Extra, which opens on 25 February 2021. This provides an extra choice for applicants who have already applied to universities through UCAS but are not holding any current offers.


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Application Timeline

Courses Starting in Autumn 2021

Apply: You can apply online at up until 30 June 2021. 

Interview: For some courses you may be invited to attend an interview prior to receiving a decision on your application.

Offer: You can view any offers you receive via UCAS Track, so make sure you check regularly.

Respond: Remember, you need to reply to your offers on UCAS Track.

Confirm: Confirm the University of Lincoln as your first choice with UCAS and make an application for accommodation by 1 September 2021.

Enrol: Autumn 2021.


Part-time Applications

Part-time applications should be made directly to the University using the University's online application system below and are welcomed from September onwards. Part-time applications are not made via UCAS.

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Entry Requirements

The University of Lincoln makes grade-based offers. Entry requirements can be found on each individual course page. Alternative grade combinations will be considered. All applications are considered individually and offers are made at the discretion of the University of Lincoln. The University accepts a wide range of qualifications as the basis for entry. If you have any questions about your qualifications, please contact our Admissions Team before submitting an application.

Accepted Qualifications

The University accepts a wide range of qualifications including A Levels, T Levels, BTEC Extended Diplomas, Diplomas and Subsidiary Diplomas, European and International Baccalaureate Diplomas, Advanced Diplomas and Access to Higher Education Diplomas. Access qualifications required are 45 Level 3 credits at pass or above. We also consider applicants with extensive, relevant work experience. The University requires at least a grade 4/C in GCSE English Language or equivalent. Some courses may have further requirements; please see our individual course pages for details.

Prior Learning Experience

If you are interested in any of the University of Lincoln’s courses but do not meet the standard entry qualifications, we may be able to help. The University can formally evaluate your prior experience and qualifications and offset them against our standard entry requirements. If you would like further information about entry requirements, please contact our enquiries team.

International Applications

The University accepts a wide range of international qualifications. Country-specific information is available within our Your Country pages.

Mature Student Applications

The University welcomes applications from mature students and will give careful consideration if you do not meet the standard entry requirements. The University will take into account any alternate qualifications or work experience that you may have. 

Work-based Distance Learning (WBDL)

The work-based distance learning admission process is straightforward and each student application is handled by a dedicated student enrolment advisor. Find out more about WBDL.

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Applicants' Portal

Our dedicated Applicants' Portal can offer guidance and support in your journey towards studying at the University of Lincoln. We have everything covered from understanding your offer, to visiting the campus, student support and making friends.

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Further Information

University of Lincoln Admissions Team: T: +44 (0)1522 886097 E:

UCAS UK students: T: +44 (0)371 468 0468 International students T: +44 (0)330 3330 230 W:

Student Admissions Terms and Conditions (PDF)

Accreditation of Prior Learning Policy

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