Information and Advice for Prospective Students from Hong Kong

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 Hong Kong 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.

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Our dedicated International Enquiries Team is here to help answer any questions about studying at the University of Lincoln.

Meet our Hong Kong 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 Hong Kong student and Alumni stories below.

"The University of Lincoln supports students well and the staff and teachers always pay attention and warm our heart. The policy during covid-19 created a safe environment and is efficient. Students can be safe and having lessons at the same time. Besides, there are a lot of activities provided by the Students' Union like a Netflix party, which are movie nights to make an opportunity for knowing new friends.

Even if we only can be only be online, there are activities like coffee break and zoom meetings to keep you in touch with everyone. The lifestyle in Lincoln is very suitable, there are a lot of choices of accommodation with a reasonable cost, the facilities are comprehensive and modern. After all, the University of Lincoln is ranked as the Modern University of the Year in 2021." 

Chan Sze Yat (Christy), BSc (Hons) Events Management student

A student at the University of Lincoln

Discover Our Range Of Programmes

Find out more information about our exciting range of over 300 University of Lincoln undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes.


Discover Our Range of Scholarships

Each year, we are delighted to offer a wide range of automatic and merit-based competitive scholarships to students from around the world.

Entry Requirements

As a prospective student from Hong Kong, 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 into year one of an undergraduate degree:

  • UCAS Tariff between 104-136 points
  • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) from 44333 to 55433 depending on the programme
  • Hong Kong Advanced Level Certificate
  • Good Honours Diploma / Associate Degree / Higher Diploma (from former polytechnics)
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) points from 27 to 34 points depending on the programme
  • A levels (grades depend on programme of interest)

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:

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 Hong Kong.

UK bachelor’s degree classificationEquivalent bachelor’s degree classification (Hong Kong)
First Class (1st) GPA 3.5 
Upper Second Class Hons (2:1) GPA 3.0
Lower Second Class Hons (2:2) 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.

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 HKDSE English 4, and above, with all components.

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.

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.