Information and advice for prospective students from China

As one of the UK’s leading modern universities, students from more than 100 countries apply to the University of Lincoln each year for degree level studies.

To help you prepare, the following information provides guidance on the entrance requirements you will need to meet, alongside further information in support of your application.

Entry Requirements

Prospective students from China are required to meet the following University of Lincoln entrance requirements:

Foundation Entry

Students who successfully complete Senior High 2 with an average of 66% in 4 or more subjects maybe eligible for entry onto a Lincoln International Study Centre Foundation Programme. Students who have completed High 3 with an average of 61% including key subjects may also be considered for a Foundation Programme.

International Year One Entry

Students who successfully complete Senior High 2 with an average of 70% or above or, successfully complete Senior High 3 with an average of 65% or above maybe eligible for entry onto a Lincoln International Study Centre International Year One course.

For further information on Foundation and International Year 1 entry requirements, please visit the International Study Centre website.

Undergraduate Entry

For entry into year one of an undergraduate degree

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

  • Successful completion of a Foundation programme with a minimum of 50% plus an average of 70% or above in High School. Please note that some programmes may require a higher foundation score e.g. 60%.
  • Successful completion of the first year of a Chinese degree / Diploma with an average grade of 70% or above.

For entry into year two or three of an undergraduate degree

Prospective students may be accepted directly into year two or three of an undergraduate degree depending on the level and type of their previous course.

HND Students (BTEC and SQA)
Students who have successfully completed a HND BTEC or SQA qualification may be accepted directly into year two or three of a University of Lincoln undergraduate course on a case by case basis.

Chinese Degree / Diploma

Students who have successfully completed the second or third year of a Chinese Degree or Diploma may be considered for direct entry into year two or three of a University of Lincoln undergraduate course on a case by case basis. For more information, please contact the International Admissions team:

Postgraduate Entry


Prospective students require one of the following qualifications:

  • A Chinese degree from a recognised institution with a minimum average grade of 70% (some programmes may require 80-90%)
  • Successful completion of a UK Bachelor degree with a minimum grade of 2:2
  • Students with a three year Chinese Diploma who have gained at least 3 years full-time relevant work experience may be considered for our MBA programme on a case by case basis


Successful completion of a Masters Degree from a recognised institution

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 our International Admissions Team:

English Language Requirements

Students require a minimum IELTS of 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in each band score) or equivalent. Please note that some courses require a higher score.

Students who do not meet the above English language requirements may be eligible for entry onto a Pre Sessional English and Academic Study Skills (PEASS) course. 

Further information regarding English language requirements and Pre Sessional Courses can be found on our English Requirements page.

Fees and Funding

Tuition Fees

University of Lincoln students are required to pay tuition fees for each year of their course. Further information regarding tuition fees, fee status and how to pay can be found on our International Tuition Fees page.


Each year, we are delighted to award a number of scholarships to academically gifted students from across China. Depending on your academic ability and intended programme of study, there are a range of scholarships which may be available.

For 2018/19, the following scholarships are available to suitably qualified students from China:

Undergraduate Scholarships

  • £2,000 Undergraduate Scholarships available to students enrolling onto the first year of an undergraduate degree*
  • £1,000 Scholarships available to students entering onto an undergraduate final year ‘top up’ programme (e.g. year 3 entry)*

Postgraduate Scholarships

  • £2,000 Global Merit Scholarships available to students enrolling onto a postgraduate (taught or masters by research) programme with a minimum grade of 70% (2:2) or equivalent
  • £5,000 Academic Excellence Scholarships for achieving students

*This is an automatic scholarship which will be awarded to you if you meet the requirements.


International Undergraduate Scholarships
International Postgraduate Scholarships

As an international student, you may be eligible for additional grants, bursaries or scholarships from external organisations. For further information, please visit the British Council’s Education UK website.

Meet us in China

The University of Lincoln’s regional officers based in Beijing and Guangzhou are delighted to meet with prospective students, parents and Alumni throughout the year.

Please note that an appointment must be made in advance before visiting our regional offices.

Beijing 北京办公室
北京市朝阳区光华路丙 12号数码 01 大厦 1707 室 电话: 13811879581
微信号: Lincoln-Cici

Guangzhou 广州办公室

Upcoming Events in China

Over the coming months, the University of Lincoln will be attending the following education events across China. As part of the event, our representatives will be available to meet with prospective students and parents – this can be a great way to find out more about student life in the UK, study options at the University of Lincoln and what to do next.

Please note that appointments are not required for the below events.

Visit DateLocationEvent Details
30 October Xi'an HND Education Fair 
31 October Yinchuan HND Education Fair 
1 November Chengdu HND Education Fair 
3 November Chongqing Education Fair 
4 November  Shijiazhuang  Education Fair 
11 November Xi’an / Guiyang  Education Fair 
12 November Kunming  Education Fair 
18 November Jinan / Shenzhen  Education Fair 
19 November Dongguan Education Fair 
25 November Handan  Education Fair 

The information above is intended as a guide only and may be subject to change. If you require further information regarding any of the events, please contact

The University of Lincoln work with a number of agents and representatives around the world. As part of their role, they can provide information and support in the following areas:

  • Study opportunities in the UK
  • Applying to the University of Lincoln
  • Advice and support in obtaining a student visa

Our Agents in China include:

Amber Education (Hong Kong) Services Ltd
Tel: 852-23779115

AOJI Enrolment Centre of International Education Ltd
Tel: 0086-10-65229780

Beijing HHL Overseas Education Service Co. Ltd., Beijing
Tel: 0086-10-5869 8802

Beijing International Studies University Study Abroad & Education Centre
Tel: 861065766276

Dalian Xinquan Science and Education Co Ltd

Golden Arrow
Address: Suite C8, Floor 16, Shangmao Century Plaza, No. 49 South Zhong Shan Road, Nanjing, 210005, Jiangsu Province, China
Tel: 0086-25-83356321. 0086-25-84530026

Hong Kong Education Web Ltd

Index Education Services

Tel: 86(021)32231071

Insight Education Consultancy Ltd

JJL Overseas Education Consulting & Service Co. Ltd
Tel: 0086-10-65685656

Jinan Overseas Chinese Study Abroad Service Centre
Tel: 0086-53182950686

New Oriental Vision Overseas Consulting Co., Ltd
Tel: 010-62605599

Shinyway International

Wiseway Global Co. Ltd
Tel: 861068946699568

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