Welcome to the University of Lincoln
The University of Lincoln is home to a thriving community of students from around the world 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, stories from our student and Alumni community, and opportunities to meet us in your region or online.
For students considering joining us, we are delighted to offer a range of scholarships to eligible students from around the world. Please visit our dedicated scholarships page to find out more.
Meet our 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 student and Alumni stories below.
"Lincoln was my first choice because of the way the course was structured. When I came I could tell how much the lecturers really care about their students and it was the personal touch that really impressed me. They were really approachable and accommodating to your needs."
Ashton Hinton, BA (Hons) Illustration graduate, USA, freelance illustrator
"The University of Lincoln has excellent research infrastructure in place with specialist equipment and highly-qualified research and teaching staff, making it a very exciting place to pursue research for postgraduate students. The training I received has contributed significantly in my pursuit of setting up a business as a research consultant and entrepreneur in India."
Shreesha Bhat, PhD Chemistry graduate, India, research consultant
As a prospective student from Germany, 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 email@example.com
Prospective students require one of the following qualifications for entry into year one of an undergraduate degree:
- Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife (Abitur) with an overall score of 2.4 or 2.1 depending on the course applied for. Some courses may require a specific subject score.
- Successful completion of a recognised International Foundation Year programme
- A - Level qualifications. Further information on specific course entry requirements can be found on the individual undergraduate course pages
- 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.
- Equivalent qualifications such as the European Baccalaureate can also be considered for entry onto undergraduate programmes.
Advanced Entry (Undergraduate)
Depending on your academic background and intended course of study, it may be possible to apply for advanced entry into year 2 or 3 of a University of Lincoln undergraduate course.
For more information, please contact the International Admissions Team: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Germany.
|UK bachelor’s degree classification||Equivalent bachelor’s degree classification (Germany)|
|First Class (1st)|
|Upper Second Class Hons (2:1)||2|
|Lower Second Class Hons (2:2)||3|
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 email@example.com.
The University of Lincoln offers a variety of research degree programmes. Information regarding entry requirements can be found on the individual programme webpage.
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.
As an alternative to IELTS, we also accept students who have completed a grade 10 or higher (Gut) in English as a 'Leistungskurse' in the Abitur. Please note that some courses may require a higher score.
Please visit our English language requirements page for further details regarding alternative English language qualifications and tests we accept.
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.