How to Apply

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Apply for Undergraduate Study 

Applying for a course at the University of Lincoln is simple. 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 typically be made between 1 September 2020 and 15 January 2021 - known as the UCAS 'equal consideration deadline'. 

If you missed the UCAS equal consideration deadline this year (which was moved from 15 January to 29 January), 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.

Part-time Applications

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

Part-time and Direct Application


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.

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Make Friends for Life

At the University of Lincoln, we aim to provide a friendly, welcoming, and close-knit academic community for all of our students.

You can start making new friends before you even arrive at Lincoln by registering with our Friends for Life initiative. The scheme uses social media to connect you with like-minded students waiting to join us by matching interests.

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Visit Us at an Open Day

The best way to find out what it is really like to live and learn at Lincoln is to join us for one of our Open Days. Visiting us in person is important and will help you to get a real feel for what it might be like to study here. Many of our students say they knew Lincoln was for them as soon as they set foot on campus.

By joining us at an Open Day, you have the opportunity to attend subject talks for the courses you are interested in, meet face-to-face with academic tutors, and speak to our expert staff about the things that matter to you - whether that is the course, careers support, accommodation, Students' Union, or fees and funding. You'll also be able to take in our spectacular city centre campus, cutting-edge academic facilities, and purpose-built accommodation.

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Order a Prospectus

If you're still considering which programme is right for you, explore more about the University of Lincoln and the courses we offer in by ordering a copy of our prospectus. You can choose the right prospectus for you by selecting your intended level of study and the academic year in which you wish to begin your studies.

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Further Information

If you have any questions about your application, you can contact us via the details below.


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


General enquiries: T: +44 (0)1522 886644  E:


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


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