Information and Advice for Prospective Students from Nigeria

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Welcome to the University of Lincoln

The University of Lincoln is home to a thriving community of students from across Nigeria 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 Nigerian 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 Nigeria

"Hello everyone my name is Yetunde Ogedengbe. As the University of Lincoln’s representative for Nigeria, 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 Nigerian 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 Nigerian student and Alumni stories below.


"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


"I have truly enjoyed building robot models, simulating these models in different environments, and having them carry out various tasks; my favourite project was designing a robot to move autonomously around a farm, identify the weeds among lettuce and onion crops, and eliminate those weeds via a built-in sprayer. 

It is also very easy to have a chat with a lecturer outside scheduled classes; I have had a variety of discussions with my lecturers about my views on their course and topics that were difficult for me to comprehend. I just had to request it, and they made time for me."

Onyinyechi Chukwuma, MSc Robotics and Autonomous Systems student 

"My favourite part of Lincoln is that everywhere is easy to walk to without having to spend on transport which make it cost effective for students. I love the fact that the environment is decent and people here are quite helpful. I also love Cathedral and Castle, it is such a beautiful place to see.   

My study here has given me opportunity to lay my hands on real problems and to question myself and see ways I could contribute to the world at large. I have also been exposed to new generation technology here which is quite different from where I came from."

Adekunle Maryam Abiodun, MSc Biotechnology student

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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University of Lincoln Africa Scholarship

Each year, we are delighted to offer a wide range of automatic and merit-based scholarships to students from across Africa.

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Entry Requirements

As a prospective student from Nigeria, 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

West African Senior School Certificate (WASSCE) students require one of the following qualifications for entry onto year one of a bachelor’s degree:

  • Successful completion of a recognised International Foundation programme
  • National Diploma (ND)
  • Certificate (Undergraduate University Programme)
  • Diploma (Undergraduate University Programme)
  • Successful completion of the International Baccalaureate (IB) with between 27 and 34 points
  • Successful completion of three A Levels

Specific information on requirements can be found on the individual course page.

Undergraduate Advanced entry

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 Nigeria.

UK bachelor’s degree classificationEquivalent bachelor’s degree classification (Nigeria)
First Class (1st) 4.5 GPA
Upper Second Class Hons (2:1) 3.2 GPA
Lower Second Class Hons (2:2) 2.4 GPA
Third Class Hons (3rd) 2.0 GPA


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.

As an alternative to IELTS, we also accept:

  • NECO Senior School Certificate English Language at grades A1-C6


  • WAEC West African Senior School Certificate English Language at grades 1-6

The above qualifications 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.

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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