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International Postgraduate Taught Application Deadline

Please note that international applications for taught postgraduate programmes starting in September 2022 have now closed.

Applying to the University of Lincoln

We are delighted that you are considering studying at the University of Lincoln. This page contains information and advice for prospective international students looking to apply for a University of Lincoln undergraduate or postgraduate degree course.

Step 1: Find Your Course

The University of Lincoln offers a wide variety of courses spanning the arts, science, social sciences, and business. Use the links below to browse all our courses, use our Find a Course search tool, or get in touch directly to discover the right course for you.

International Foundation Year

A one year course designed to prepare international students for a University of Lincoln degree course.

International Year One

A one year course leading to advanced entry onto a University of Lincoln degree course.

Pre-Master's

A one semester course preparing you for entry onto a University of Lincoln Master's programme.

Undergraduate Courses A-Z

Browse our list of degree courses at the University of Lincoln. Applications are usually made through UCAS.

Postgraduate Courses A-Z

Browse our list postgraduate courses available at the University of Lincoln. Applications are made directly to the University of Lincoln.

Course Search Tool

Browse our full list of courses.

Step 2: Check the Entry Requirements

Once you have decided which course you would like to study, it is important that you are aware of the academic and English language requirements you will need to meet. These can be found on the individual course pages.

If you have studied outside of the UK, please visit your country page for further information regarding equivalent overseas qualifications.

The University of Lincoln International College offers university preparation courses for international students who do not meet the direct entry requirements for an undergraduate degree course.

Step 3: Find Out About Fees and Funding

Before submitting your application, you should check that you are able to meet the cost of your tuition fees and living expenses, and any other costs associated with your studies.

Each year, the University of Lincoln is delighted to award a number of scholarships to eligible high achieving students from around the world. Depending on your academic ability, intended programme of study and nationality, the level of scholarship can very. To find out more, please visit our Scholarships and Bursaries pages.

You can also find out more about Paying Your Tution Fees below:

Standard Programmes

International College Programmes

Step 4: Submit Your Application

Once you have decided which course you would like to study and have carefully checked the entry requirements and fees, the next step is to formally submit your application. Please see the drop down menus below for more information, including videos of the application process and personal statements.

Application Process

Applications for International Foundation Year courses can be submitted via the University’s online application system. Please note that this programme will be available for autumn 2023 entry and applications will open soon.

As part of the application process, you will be asked to provide supporting documents which may include:

  • Academic transcripts and certificates (accompanied by certified translations if these are not in English)
  • Proof of English language proficiency (e.g. IELTS)
  • A copy of your passport photo page

To ensure that you have the best possible start to your studies, we encourage you to apply as early as possible. Please see below our recommended application deadlines:

October Intake in 2023: 30 June 2023

Applications may be considered after these dates at the discretion of the University.

Please note that some courses may have earlier application deadlines which can be found on the individual course information page.

Application Process

Applications for International Year One courses can be submitted via the University’s online application system.

As part of the application process, you will be asked to provide supporting documents which may include:

  • Academic transcripts and certificates (accompanied by certified translations if these are not in English)
  • Proof of English language proficiency (e.g. IELTS)
  • A copy of your passport photo page

To ensure that you have the best possible start to your studies, we encourage you to apply as early as possible. Please see below our recommended application deadlines:

October Intake: 30 June 2022

Applications may be considered after these dates at the discretion of the University.

Please note that some courses may have earlier application deadlines which can be found on the individual course information page.

Application Process

The majority of full-time undergraduate degree applications should be submitted through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

The deadline for applications depends on the course you wish to study. Applications to undertake a medicine degree in September 2023 should reach UCAS by 15 October 2022. Applications for all other full-time undergraduate degrees starting in autumn 2023 should typically be made between 6 September 2022 and 25 January 2023 - known as the UCAS 'equal consideration deadline'. Applicants will be required to pay a UCAS application fee of £22.50 for a single course and £27 for multiple courses.

After the end of June, any new applications will automatically be entered into Clearing. Some students may also be eligible to apply through UCAS Extra, which opens on 23 February 2023. This provides an extra choice for applicants who have already applied to universities through UCAS but are not holding any current offers.

 
Personal Statement
 
As part of your application, you will be required to provide a personal statement. This is your opportunity to tell us why you are applying to study your chosen course.  It is also important that you include:
 
  • Why you think you would be a good student for the course you are applying to
  • How the course will help you in working towards your career goals or aspirations
  • Why you are interested in studying in the UK and the University of Lincoln.

When writing your personal statement, please make sure that you refer to the course information page as this contains details of course content, entry requirements and possible career opportunities for successful graduates.

For information on how to make the most of your personal statement, visit our UCAS personal statement guide.

 

 
 

Application Process

Applications for Pre-Master's courses can be submitted via the University’s online application system.

As part of the application process, you will be asked to provide supporting documents which may include:

  • Academic transcripts and certificates (accompanied by certified translations if these are not in English)
  • Proof of English language proficiency (e.g. IELTS)
  • A copy of your passport photo page

To ensure that you have the best possible start to your studies, we encourage you to apply as early as possible. Please see below our recommended application deadlines:

October Intake: 30 June 2022

Applications may be considered after these dates at the discretion of the University.

Please note that some courses may have earlier application deadlines which can be found on the individual course information page.

Application Process

Applications for postgraduate courses can be submitted via the university’s online application system. Final-year students at the University of Lincoln are invited to use the Fast-track Postgraduate Application Form, which can be submitted through your Blackboard account.

As part of the application process, you will be asked to provide supporting documents which may include:

  • Academic transcripts and certificates (accompanied by certified translations if these are not in English)
  • Proof of English language proficiency (e.g. IELTS)
  • A copy of your passport photo page

To ensure that you have the best possible start to your studies, we encourage you to apply as early as possible.

International applications for postgraduate taught programmes commencing in September 2022 are now closed. Applications for the September 2023 intake will open in early September 2022.

Some courses may have earlier application deadlines which can be found on the individual course information page.



Personal Statement

As part of your application, you will be required to provide a personal statement. This is your opportunity to tell us why you are applying to study your chosen course. It is also important that you include:

  • Why you think you would be a good student for the course you are applying to
  • How the course will help you in working towards your career goals and aspirations
  • Why you are interested in studying in the UK and/or the University of Lincoln

When writing your personal statement, please make sure that you refer to the course information page on this website as this contains details of course content, entry requirements, and possible career opportunities for successful graduates.



Compose Your Research Proposal (Research Candidates Only)

If you are applying for a research course such as an MPhil or PhD, you will need to submit a copy of your research proposal alongside your application. As part of your proposal, we recommend that you include the following topics:

  • An introduction or overview of your intended area of research
  • Identification and brief discussion of relevant literature including topical theories and concepts
  • Identification of key issues, hypothesis, or questions you aim to address
  • Your proposed research methodology and timescales
  • A bibliography of references

Declaring Previous Visa Refusals When Submitting Your Application

Please ensure that you inform us of any visa refusals that you have previously received when you submit your application.

As stated in the University’s Admissions Terms and Conditions, if it is discovered that your application contains material inaccuracies or fraudulent information, or that significant information has been omitted from your application form (for example, previous visa refusals), the University may withdraw or amend your Offer, or terminate your registration at the University.  In such circumstances, any deposit paid by you will be retained by the University.

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We have a dedicated team of advisors who are here to help answer any questions you may have about applying to study at the University of Lincoln. Our advisors are also available to help you prepare for your journey to the UK and beginning your studies

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What Happens Next?

Once you have submitted your application, this will be considered by the University.

Depending on the course you have applied for, you may be invited to take part in an interview. You may also be asked to provide examples of your work prior to receiving a decision on your application.

If you are applying for a research course, your proposal and application will be considered by the relevant School. As part of the decision making process, you may be asked to provide additional information or invited to take part in an interview.

If your application has been successful, you will receive an offer letter from the University. This will contain details of any conditions you will need to meet prior to starting your course. Please visit the understanding your offer page for more information.

 

Information for Offer Holders

Our dedicated offer holder page contains lots of helpful information and advice in preparation for your studies at the University of Lincoln. This includes important information about applying for your visa, arranging your accommodation, and planning your journey to the UK.

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