The University of Lincoln welcomes students from the USA and around the world, and we are delighted that you are considering studying with us.

As one of the UK’s leading new universities, the University of Lincoln is proud of the quality of education it offers. We understand that a qualification from a British university is recognised internationally, and we endeavour to deliver high quality teaching and facilities to all our students.

Degree programmes at the University of Lincoln are specially designed to suit the needs of both students and future employers, while purpose-built, modern buildings and resources aid students throughout their studies.

We are here to help and support you in the lead up to starting university, throughout your time studying here and long after graduation.

If you have any questions, the University’s International Office will be happy to help. Please contact us via the international enquiries form

Entry Requirements

  General Qualification Requirement English Language 


  • High school diploma with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0
  • SAT with a minimum of 1290 overall, and a minimum of 650 from Evidence Based Reading and Writing, and 620 in Maths. Some courses, in addition, may require further specific subject requirements, an AP for example.
  • One of the following: Advanced Placement Test (AP) grade 3 or above in at least three subjects (some courses may require specific AP test subjects), OR ACT test score of at least 27
  • International Baccalaureate (min 24-27 points) depending on the course


  • Completion of an Associate Degree or;
  • Completion of two years of a US Bachelor degree with a GPA of at least 2.8 (some courses may require a GPA of 3.2)


Completion of three years of a US Bachelor degree with a GPA of at least 2.8 (some courses may require a GPA of 3.2).
  • Grade C / 75% in English subject at High School Grade 12 level
  • IELTS 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in each band score)

Journalism programmes require IELTS 7.0

Successful completion of a US Bachelor degree from a recognised institution with a minimum GPA of 2.8 (some courses may require a GPA of 3.2) For some of our Postgraduate programmes the Major/content of your undergraduate degree will be taken into consideration.

Santander International Scholarships
For high-achieving students from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, Spain, Uruguay and USA in their first year of study.

Academic Excellence Scholarship
For High achieving students from China, India, Malaysia, Norway, Nigeria, Saudi, Thailand, Vietnam and the United States. These scholarships are worth £5000 and are specific to certain courses depending on home country.


We have several trusted education agents who represent the University in North America. 
Agents can liaise with the University on your behalf and assist you in the following areas:

  • Making an application
  • Studying in the UK
  • Applying for a visa

If you would like to apply to the University of Lincoln you can do so directly or by applying through one of our agents:

Study Across the Pond Student Recruitment Limited
Contact: John Borhaug
Phone: +1-702-318-7127
Twitter: @AcrossthePondUK
US events: 

US Federal Loans

Most US students attending Lincoln are self-funded. The University offers a dedicated service for students wishing to bring their Federal Stafford Loans, Graduate PLUS loans, Parent PLUS loans and Signature (Private) Loans with them.

For more advice and information regarding United States Federal Loans please contact the Student Funding & Information Team directly on +44 (0)1522 886770 or at

Study Abroad

If you are currently enrolled as a degree-seeking student at any accredited US university or college of higher education, you may be able to apply to spend a semester or full year here at the University of Lincoln.

Many US students studying at Lincoln come through our partnerships with institutions in the US including: College of Charleston (South Carolina), Juniata College (Pennsylvania), Miami University (Oxford, Ohio), Millersville University (Pennsylvania), Minnesota State University Moorhead, Montana State University, University of New Haven (Connecticut).

Visa Requirements

The UK Visas and Immigration website includes detailed information on how to apply for your visa.

You will need to show details of your acceptance onto a programme, your offer letter and evidence of sufficient funding to support your education and living expenses while you are in the UK.

Other useful Contacts

The British Council USA has some very detailed webpages outlining the UK higher education system and giving general information on how to apply. They also support a Facebook page. We strongly recommend that you review the British Council's pages as part of your research into studying at the University of Lincoln.

For further information, please contact the International Office.

International Enquiries Form
Tel: +44 1522 886040
Fax: +44 1522 886680