Information and Advice for Prospective Students from China

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Welcome to the University of Lincoln

The University of Lincoln is home to a thriving community of students from across China and we are delighted that you are considering studying with us. To help you prepare for your exciting journey to study in the UK and the historic city of Lincoln, this page contains important information regarding the entrance requirements you will need to meet. We have also included information regarding University of Lincoln tuition fees and scholarships, stories from our Chinese student and Alumni community, and opportunities to meet us in your region or online. 

Students in China who require more information can fill out our online enquiry form which will allow our International Enquiries team to contact you through WeChat.

Alternatively, please see our Mandarin version of the International Student Guide. If you are currently studying on an SQA AD programme please refer to SQA AD for available progression programmes.

Meet our Representatives for China

"We are delighted that you are considering studying with us. As the University of Lincoln’s representatives for China, we are here to help you find out more about why the UK is a great study destination, and the fantastic opportunities available here at the University of Lincoln.

If you have any questions that we can help with, please do not hesitate to contact us via the link below. We look forward to speaking to you soon."

Pictured top left is Yimeng An, Regional Manager, who is based in the UK. Pictured top right is Xiao Guo, China Recruitment Manager, who is based in Beijing and bottom left is Rushuai Yang, China Marketing Manager, who is based in Chengdu. Dixiao Shen is pictured bottom right. Dixiao is an Assistant International Officer and is based in the UK.

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Meet our Chinese Student and Alumni Community

Studying in the UK is more than just gaining a degree, it is an opportunity to learn from new experiences, develop self confidence and initiative and to make fantastic memories that we hope will last a lifetime. Find out more about what it is like to live and study at the University of Lincoln by reading some of our Chinese student and Alumni stories below.

"Studying at the University of Lincoln was a life-changing experience, personally and professionally. I gained so much knowledge and experience from my master’s degree including event planning, public speaking at TEDx Talk event and marketing. The support that I received from the university was paramount in helping me pursue my career in the UK."  

Yongpian Cai, MSc Events Management graduate, who started work as the Marketing Manager at Harford Control Ltd in the UK after leaving Lincoln

"The process of applying for the Lincoln 50% Global Scholarship was easy and clear. I had to fill in a form, in which academic achievements, extracurricular endeavours and strong work ethic should be demonstrated. As for how easy it was to get the scholarship, it depends. There are many factors that could influence the difficulty of obtaining this scholarship, such as how excellent your competitors are. However, it is undoubted that the more excellent you are, the higher possibility of getting this scholarship you will have.  

However, I had decided to study in Lincoln before I got this scholarshipbecause Lincoln attracted me deeply. Getting this scholarship confirmed my decision and made me feel Lincoln was fair and warm."

Kangling Xu, BA (Hons) Accountancy and Finance gradaute who received the Lincoln 50% Global Scholarship and went on to acheive a First Class degree at Lincoln


"My courses helps me focus on the forward trend in modern industry. As the modern life changes quickly, followed by constant industrial innovation, I need to put all my knowledge into practice to deliver sustainability and design new innovative equipment. Throughout my time on the course, the lecturers have provided both theoretical and practical knowledge that helps me to approach real-life problems in project work with practical technical experience and enhanced engineering skills. 

Also, I know that my programme is established in the collaboration with Siemens, one of the top leading industrial manufacturing companies, which might provide students a variety of workplace experience opportunities."

Jiafu Chen, BEng Mechanical Engineering student

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Entry Requirements

As a prospective student from China, you will be required to meet the following academic entrance requirements prior to starting your studies at the University of Lincoln.

We accept a wide variety of International Foundation year programmes, including Kaplan, INTO, Bellerbys, Study Group and NCUK.

Entry requirements vary depending on the degree applied for, but a typical offer would be between 50% and 60% in your Foundation or grades BCC-ABB in your NCUK Foundation.

If you have completed an International Year One programme, you may be considered for Level 2 of your chosen bachelor’s degree. Applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

To find out more about the pathway programmes that we accept, please contact our International Admissions team at

Prospective students require one of the following qualifications for entry onto year one of a bachelor’s degree:

  • Successful completion of a recognised International Foundation programme with a minimum grade of 50% plus an average of 70% or above in High School. Please note that some programmes may require a higher foundation score e.g. 60%.
  • Successful completion of the first year of a Chinese bachelor’s degree / diploma with an average grade of 70% or above.
  • Successful completion of the International Baccalaureate (IB) with between 27 and 34 points. Specific information regarding IB requirements can be found on the individual undergraduate course page
  • Successful completion of three A Levels. Please visit the individual undergraduate course page for specific requirements

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 a University of Lincoln undergraduate course.

HND Students (BTEC and SQA)

Students who have successfully completed a HND BTEC or SQA qualification may be accepted directly onto year two or three of a University of Lincoln bachelor’s degree on a case by case basis.

Chinese Degree / Diploma

Students who have successfully completed the second or third year of a Chinese bachelor’s degree or diploma may be considered for direct entry onto year two or three of a University of Lincoln bachelor’s degree on a case by case basis. For more information, please contact the International Admissions team:

Postgraduate Taught

Before joining a University of Lincoln postgraduate taught (Master’s degree) programme, you will need to have completed an honour's degree, or an equivalent qualification, at a recognised institution. You will also need to obtain a specific grade/classification in order to be accepted onto the programme.

Our programme webpages contain information regarding the specific grade/classification we require. The requirements may range from a first class honour’s degree to a lower second-class honours. The table below outlines what we deem to be an equivalent grade/classification in China.

UK bachelor’s degree classificationEquivalent bachelor’s degree classification (China)
First Class (1st) 90%/GPA 3.5
Upper Second Class Hons (2:1) 80%/GPA 3.0
Lower Second Class Hons (2:2) 70%/GPA 2.5


For certain programmes we may be able to consider extensive relevant professional experience if you do not meet the above requirements. The programme webpage will tell you if your chosen programme will consider professional experience in lieu of an honour's 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 the International Admissions team by emailing

Postgraduate Research

The University of Lincoln offers a variety of research degree programmes. Information regarding entry requirements can be found on the individual programme webpage.

English Language Requirements

In addition to meeting the academic requirements outlined above, you will also be expected to meet the University's English Language requirements.

As a guide, the majority of our programmes require an IELTS score of 6.0, 6.5 or 7.0. To find out more about the specific English Language requirements you will need to meet, please visit our programme pages. The University of Lincoln accept a wide range of English language qualifications and tests as an alternative to IELTS. Please visit our English Requirements page for more detailed information.

If you are unable to meet our English Language requirements you may be eligible to join one of our five-week or 10-week Pre-sessional English and Academic Study Skills (PEASS) courses.

Meet Our International Representatives

The University of Lincoln have partnered with a number of representatives and education agents around the world. As part of their role, they can provide information and support in the following areas:

  • An introduction to studying in the UK and what options are available
  • Applying to the University of Lincoln
  • Visa advice and support
  • Applying for your university accommodation and travelling to the UK

Visit our dedicated page to see the approved representatives and education agents in your country or region.

Meet Us in Your Country

Find out more about our upcoming events and opportunities to meet us in person, or online, where you live.

Join Our Virtual Events

Our virtual events are designed to help you prepare for your exciting journey to the UK and the University of Lincoln. They can also help you to find out more about what makes Lincoln a great place to live and study.