Information and Advice for Prospective Students from Malaysia

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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 Malaysian 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 Malaysia

"Hello everyone my name is Stefan Prest. As the University of Lincoln’s representative for Malaysia, 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 Malaysian 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 Malaysian student and Alumni stories below.

"The University of Lincoln has a strong and rich background in education where you are fully covered with expertise, professional lecturers and helpful staff to support you in your lifestyle and academicallyThe resourceful library has everything I need so I didn't have to worry about whether I should buy books or online resources. 

The University has a very friendly community with plenty of activities and social experiencesThe large group of international students is always here to listen and offer full support, so don’t worry it is easy to make yourself at home in Lincoln."

Kai Yuan Leong, BSc (Hons) Pharmaceutical Science student


 "The University of Lincoln’s supportive tutors, up-to-date facilities and its professional course accreditation played a major role in my Master’s degree achievement.


The campus is also uniquely located in the heart of the historic city, and the city centre is easily accessible. It's also close to accommodation and the transportation hub. The experienced and supportive tutors in their respective fields shaped and prepared me for real life as an architect. The accredited professional course

programme and up-to-date facilities also helped me to further develop my own critical and creative thinking skills required for my professional development.”


MArch Master of Architecture graduate Ilyas, who gained emplyoyment as a project architect at SN Low and Associates in Kuala Lumpur.

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 Malaysia, 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:

  • STPM- Equivalent to A-level grade for grade in Principal subjects.
  • UEC at 75%+ (with 5x B3 at 75%)
  • A levels (grades depend on programme of interest)
  • 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 the individual course page.
  • Matriculation Certificate: GPA 3.0 overall (may require grades in specific subjects).
  • Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate (COHSC) at grades to achieve the relevant UCAS tariff score.
  • Successful completion of a recognised International Foundation Course


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 Malaysia.

UK bachelor’s degree classificationEquivalent bachelor’s degree classification (Malaysia)
First Class (1st) 3.5/4 CGPA
Upper Second Class Hons (2:1) 3.0/4 CGPA
Lower Second Class Hons (2:2) 2.5/4 CGPA
Third Class Hons (3rd) 2.0/4 CGPA


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 the Cambridge GCE O Level Syllabus 1119 English with grades A-C

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.

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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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