International College Entry Requirements

Meeting the Requirements

Before you apply, it is important that you carefully check the academic, English language, and age requirements you will need to meet. This page contains information regarding the general requirements you must meet before starting your studies as well as country-specific ones.

General Entry Requirements (Academic)

International Year One Pre-Master's
Good high school graduation grades or equivalent academic study (see country specific entry requirements below) 

A recognised undergraduate degree (Other qualifications will be considered, please check individual country requirements below)

Age: 17+

Only available to International students

Age: 18+

Only available to International students

IELTS 5.5 (with 5.5 across all four skills)   IELTS 6.0 
CAS/visa for the full length of your chosen degree (approximately 3 years)   CAS/visa for the full length of the Pre-Master's and your Master’s degree.

 

English Language Requirements

Please note you will need IELTS UKVI or another SELT test.

This table displays the preparation programmes students are required to undertake depending on their current IELTS scores before they can commence on the International Year One or Pre-Master's programmes.

Course/Current IELTS

4.5 (Minimum of 4.0 in each skill area)

5.0 (Minimum of 4.5 in each skill area)

5.5 (Minimum of 5.5 in each skill area)

 
International Year One 10-week course in the summer, then the International Year One from September.  5-week course in the summer, then the International Year One from September.  International Year One from September.   
Course/Current IELTS 4.5 (Minimum of 4.0 in each skill area) 5.0 (Minimum of 4.5 in each skill area) 5.5 (Minimum of 5.0 in each skill area) 6.0 (Minimum of 5.5 in each skill area)
Pre-Master's   10-week postgraduate Pre-sessional English and Academic Study Skills course in the summer, then the Pre-Master's from September.  5-week postgraduate Pre-sessional English and Academic Study Skills course in the summer, then the Pre-Master's from September.  Pre-Master's from September.
 
 

Country-Specific Requirements

Please select the relevant drop-down to view the specific requirements for your country.

The information on this page is intended as a guide only and is not an exhaustive list of the qualifications we accept. For more detailed information regarding entry requirements, please contact the University of Lincoln’s International Admissions team at intadmissions@lincoln.ac.uk.

Bangladesh
International Year OnePre-Master's
Successful completion of High School Certificate at GPA 3.0 4 year Bachelors Degree (Hons) 50% overall

 

China
International Year OnePre-Master's
Year 12: (Senior High 3) with 65% overall and a minimum of 60% in relevant subjects

Year 11: (Senior High 2) with 70% overall and a minimum of 60% in four relevant subjects

Full-time studies Bachelor's degree: 60% overall


Full-time studies Undergraduate Graduation Certificate/Full time studies Junior College Diploma (1 semester/term internship accepted only): 60% overall


Higher National Diploma: 60% overall in numerically marked modules with no less than 60% of grades at distinction

 

Egypt
International Year OnePre-Master's
Successful completion of Secondary School Certificate (year 12) - 75% overall with a minimum of 50% in relevant subjects Recognised first degree with GPA of 2.0

 

Ghana
International Year OnePre-Master's
Successful completion of West African School Certificate (WAEC) or Senior School Certificate with grades 1-6 in 4 or more relevant subjects Recognised first degree or HND

 

India
International Year OnePre-Master's
Year 12 (HSC) 50% overall with 50% in relevant subjects taken from Year 10, 11 or 12 Recognised three or four year undergraduate degree

 

Indonesia
International Year OnePre-Master's
Overall national High School curriculum (SMA/SMU III) average of 70% No country specific entry requirement at this time

 

Iran
International Year OnePre-Master's
Successful completion of High School Diploma 12/20 and Pre University Year (Peesdaneshgahe) 12/20 Successful completion of License/Karashansi degree with grade 10/pass

 

Japan
International Year OnePre-Master's
Successful completion of High School/Upper Secondary School leaving certificate at 3.0 GPA Recognised first degree with 50%, Associate Degree, or 3-year JCD with 60% in a related subject area

 

Kenya
International Year OnePre-Master's
Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with grades A-C in 4 or more relevant subjects Bachelor degree with pass grade

 

Kuwait
International Year OnePre-Master's
Successful completion of Shahadat-al-thanawia-al-a'ama General Secondary Education Certificate - 80% including passes in 4 or more relevant subjects Recognised first degree or equivalent - GPA2.0/4.0 or 2.5/5.0
Malaysia
International Year OnePre-Master's
STPM / UEC with pass grades in relevant subjects Bachelor degree (must be accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Authority) with a grade of third class

 

Nepal
International Year OnePre-Master's
Higher Secondary Education Board Examination with 50% overall and 50% in 4 or more relevant subjects 4 year Bachelor degree with pass grade

 

Nigeria
International Year OnePre-Master's
Successful completion of West African School Certificate (WAEC) or Senior School Certificate with grades 1-6 in 4 or more relevant subjects Recognised first degree or HND

 

Oman
International Year OnePre-Master's
Successful completion of Tawjihiyya School Leaving Certificate with 80% in 4 or more relevant subjects Recognised first degree or equivalent - GPA2.0/4.0 or 2.5/5.0

 

Pakistan
International Year OnePre-Master's

Successful completion of Higher Secondary Certificate

Year 12: 55% overall with passes in at least 4 relevant subjects

Year 11: 65% with passes in at least 4 relevant subjects

Year 10: (SSC) 70% overall with passes in at least 4 relevant subjects

3 year Bachelor's degree (Hons): 45% overall

4 year Bachelor's degree (Hons): 45% overall

3 year Diploma: 55% overall

 

Qatar
International Year OnePre-Master's
Successful completion of Thanawaya Aam Qatari with average grade 80% and a minimum pass pass mark of 80% in relevant subjects Recognised first degree or equivalent - GPA2.0/4.0 or 2.5/5.0

 

Russia
International Year OnePre-Master's
Successful completion of ATTESTAT/Certificate of Secondary Education with a GPA of 4.0 Recognised first degree or a Bakalavar, Specialist Diploma or Kazakh (4-5 years)

 

South Korea
International Year OnePre-Master's
Successful completion of High School Diploma (6th Grade) or Korean High school graduation equivalency exam - 50%+ including relevant subjects Recognised first degree - 60%, grade D, GPA 1.0

 

Sri Lanka
International Year OnePre-Master's
Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level) with grades Very Good Pass or Distinction in 4 or more relevant subjects Bachelor General or Special or Honours with Third Class or equivalent.

 

Thailand
International Year OnePre-Master's
Successful completion of Mathayom Suska 6 with GPA of 2.3 with at least 2.0 in 6 relevant subjects Recognised Bachelor degree, Higher Diploma of Technical or Vocational Education

 

Turkey
International Year OnePre-Master's
Devlet Lise Diploması (High School Completion) - 70% overall including relevant subjects Recognised first degree (Lisans Diplomasi or Muhendis Diplomasi) GPA 2.0.

 

United Arab Emirates
International Year OnePre-Master's
Successful completion of Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Tawjihayya) - 70% or above in 4 or more relevant subjects Recognised first degree or equivalent - GPA2.0/4.0 or 2.5/5.0

 

Vietnam
International Year OnePre-Master's

Successful completion of Kỳ thi trung học phổ thông quốc gia


Year 12: GPA of 7.5 and 7.0 in relevant subjects

Recognised first degree with GPA of 6.0

 

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