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 Kenyan 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.
"Hello everyone my name is Yetunde Ogedengbe. As the University of Lincoln’s representative for Kenya, 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."
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 African student and Alumni stories below.
"I learned a lot of things at the University of Lincoln, and studying there helped me shape my work ethic. I learned how to work under pressure and give my all in everything I do. My final project work and digital marketing modules inspired me the most, and they are what I learned has been really useful in my business. They helped me to be more innovative and think out of the box. I have a desire to never give up and give my all into a project, and I picked this up from Lincoln."
Joel Lomotey, MSc Management alumni who started his own companies in fashion retail and photo and video production after graduating
"My experience at the University of Lincoln was one I will describe as a golden phase of my life. My friends say to me "You are not the same person you were before your MSc degree" and that's totally right. It was a perfect blend of joy, wins and friendships; meeting people with different backgrounds and cultures. An experience that still contributes immensely to every decision I make in my career."
Abigail Anugengen , MSc Forensic Science graduate who went on to work as a QA Research and Development Executive at Cepheid-Gene Xpert Repair
As a prospective student from Kenya, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) students require one of the following qualifications for entry into year one of an undergraduate degree:
Undergraduate Advanced entry
Students with a GPA of 2.5-3.5 in a Higher National Diploma may be considered for advanced entry on a case-by-case basis. 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 at email@example.com
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 Kenya.
|UK bachelor’s degree classification||Equivalent bachelor’s degree classification (Kenya)|
|First Class (1st)||70%|
|Upper Second Class Hons (2:1)||60%|
|Lower Second Class Hons (2:2)||50%|
|Third Class Hons (3rd)||N/A|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
The above qualification should usually have been completed no more than 5 years before enrolling at the University of Lincoln. However, this requirement will usually be waived for applicants who achieved the required High School English grade and subsequently completed a degree in their home country that was taught fully in English. An official letter from the previous institution, confirming that the degree was taught in English, may be required.
Please visit our English language requirements page for further details regarding alternative English language qualifications and tests we accept.
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:
Visit our dedicated page to see the approved representatives and education agents in your country or region.