Information and Advice for Prospective Students from Iran

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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 Representative for Iran

"Hello everyone my name is Edward Bosworth. As the University of Lincoln’s representative for Iran, I am 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."

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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.

"The University of Lincoln offered me opportunities in personal development and academic mentoring and I have been inspired many times by great speakers at university events. I also built diverse global connections on a professional and personal level.

"The facilities at the University help a lot while working on various projects and I highly enjoyed attending graduation at one of the most beautiful cathedrals I have ever seen. You will fall in love in the city, with so much history and artistic detailed buildings."

Ali S A Al-Saeed, Iraq, who completed a BSc Computer Science and MSc International Business at Lincoln and then embarked on a MSc International Tourism Management with Professional Practice programme with us.

"Studying in Lincoln was the greatest experience I have ever had. The knowledge gained from my degree, as well as voluntary experience I did at Lincoln, allowed me to land a dream job in HR once I have returned to Kuwait.

Besides my educational experience at Lincoln, I had the chance meet great friends, and some of them have become my best friends. I have to say that the University and the city suited me very well in all aspects."

Khaled Kayal, MSc Management graduate, Kuwait, Recruitment Officer at Alshaya Group


"People in the UK are very friendly and polite. The education system is so advanced which attracts students from all over the world to study so I got the chance to meet people from different cultures and countries. Here travelling is so easy and comfortable and many brands are available, so shopping is fun too.  There are so many beautiful places to visit in Lincoln, like the castle and cathedral.  Living here is less costly compared to other big cities in UK too.

On my course, there were special meetings where students could give feedback for future improvements. The module leaders were very supportive and friendly. We also had small class get-togethers arranged by the teachers where students could eat, play games and have fun. 

My favourite part of University of Lincoln is its library. All of my course-related books, journals, articles were available. If I had any difficulty in writing reports or in finding data, it was possible to book appointments with a subject-related librarian."

Sana Mazhar, Pakistan, MSc Management graduate 

Discover Our Range Of Programmes

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

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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.

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Entry Requirements

As a prospective student from Iran, 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

Students require one of the following qualifications for entry into year one of an undergraduate degree:

  • The Peeshdaneshgahe (Pre-University Certificate) with a minimum of 14/20 or the Konkur (National University Entrance Examination) may be considered for direct entry to a Bachelor’s degree
  • 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.

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.

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 Iran.

UK bachelor’s degree classificationEquivalent bachelor’s degree classification (Iran)
First Class (1st)  
Upper Second Class Hons (2:1) 15/20
Lower Second Class Hons (2:2) 13/20
Third Class Hons (3rd)  


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.

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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.

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