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The University of Lincoln is Located in the heart of England with a proud heritage dating back to 1861. They have an award-winning city center campus, set on the banks of the picturesque Brayford Pool in the center of one of the world’s most historic small cities, Lincoln. Lincoln boasts a medieval castle and a gothic cathedral, which was once the tallest building in Europe. The city is steeped in history and home to galleries, cinemas, boutique and branded shopping as well as internationally themed restaurants, bars and clubs.

The Brayford campus provides a modern student-centered environment, which is home to over 13,000 students from over 100 different nationalities, providing a truly international study environment. Everything you need is either on campus or just a short walk away from the city center. The central location is ideal for exploring the rest of the UK and they are only two hours from all of the main UK airports.

Interestingly, their programs offer students up to date business relevant teaching and learning, ensuring you have the best opportunities for your future career. Many of the programs (over 200 on offer) are rooted in industry and we have excellent links with major global employers, such as the BBC, Siemens, Panasonic, Microsoft and Rolls Royce who often contribute to the curriculum. 

The university has an international reputation for academic excellence and research. You will develop your skills, knowledge and critical thinking to give you a professional edge in the global jobs market. Moreover, a lot of their programs have high student satisfaction rates according to the National Student Survey (NSS 2015) in the UK, including Journalism, Psychology, Drama, English and Sport & Exercise which are all in the top 20%.   

At Lincoln, they offer more than just a place to study, they also have over 125 different sports clubs and societies to choose from and if that isn’t enough, they have an award-winning Students’ Union who won the title Students' Union of the Year at the National Union of Students (NUS) Awards 2014. Not only that, they offer expert advice and guidance for your career for up to three years after you graduate, so you are support throughout your studies and beyond.


The University of Lincoln like to look after their students, so they offer lots of different services and facilities. Here are a few examples below: 

Award-winning library

University of Lincoln have an award-winning library which houses more than 260,000 print book titles and over 2,100 ebooks to choose from. Their library also has over 44,000 electronic academic journals and an extensive range of electronic resources and even have a bookshop offering discounted prices for students. Their Academic Subject Librarians work closely with Schools and Departments to maintain and develop the resources available in the university and campus libraries. They are available to help you access and use the resources in the library.

Accommodation to suit you

The University of Lincoln offers a wide range of accommodation, most of which is on, or a very short walk from, our city-center campus. Importantly, Lincoln is ranked in the top five UK universities for students being able to walk between their accommodation and academic buildings, which saves you money and time. The range of accommodation differs from self-contained flats, to shared flats to private housing in residential streets. The costs vary between providers so there is a choice for all budgets. Excitingly, a lot of our accommodation is brand new or has been built in the last 10 years.

Sports facilities

The University of Lincoln Sports Centre boasts a range of excellent facilities, including: fully-equipped fitness suite (Gym), double sports hall, five-a-side football pitches, squash courts, synthetic pitches for hockey, a dance studio, saunas, badminton/short tennis courts, basketball courts, etc. ‌The center hosts a wide selection of fitness classes which are run by qualified trainers which are suitable for all levels of fitness.

Other services offered include Support Services which have specially trained counsellors and advice staff to help you on issues such as housing, debt management, employment visa advice, etc.

Speak to one of our UK Study Experts today to find out more about studying at Lincoln University!

Student population: 13,000

Number of international students:1,500

City population: 150,000 (approx) - small historical city

Location: Urban setting

Closest airports: East Midlands Airport (1 hour); Manchester Airport (2 hours) and London Heathrow (2.5 hours)

Date of establishment: 1861 (dating back to) / University status 1992 / 1996 city centre Lincoln campus officially opened

Areas of expertise: Business, Engineering, Pharmacy (Sciences), Art and Design and Architecture. 

Cost of Tuition per year: (2017/18)

  • Undergraduate: from £12,800 (classroom based)
  • Undergraduate: from £14,500 (lab based)
  • Graduate: from £13,700 (classroom based)
  • Graduate: from £15,700 (lab based) 

Accommodation cost: on campus £4,420 to £6,370 per year depending on type of accommodation.

Notable alumni:

  • Dave Terris (Executive Producer of Sky News Radio and is the Editor of IRN)
  • Chris Rankin (starred in Harry Potter)
  • Jonathan Foyle (broadcaster)
  • Thomas Ridgewell (YouTube film creating and vlogger – namely, TomSka)

Generous Scholarship Opportunities from the University of Lincoln

Do you hold an offer from the University of Lincoln or are you thinking about applying? If so, there are three attractive scholarship opportunities awaiting you.  There is always a lack of applications to these scholarships so your chances of success are good:

50% Academic Excellence Scholarship
This scholarship will cover half of your tuition fees if you’ve applied to Lincoln’s MA in Historical Studies, MA in Medieval History and MA in Politics programs. Lincoln will award five students.
Deadline: rolling

New Scholarship Update

Across The Pond, in conjunction with some of our partner universities, is pleased to announce that we will offer a number of scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year, ranging from £1000 to £5000.

Applications open on February 1st 2016. Check eligibility and entry requirements here to start preparing your application!

Study Psychology at Lincoln

If you’re looking to study Psychology in a quintessential British city with exciting student life, delicious restaurants, and plenty of history, look no further than the University of Lincoln.

Lincoln’s Psychology department has been voted number one in all of the UK for student satisfaction for the last five years, and has an international reputation for its quality of research. You can’t go wrong with a Psychology degree from Lincoln!

Kay C.

In my spare time I'm either out with a friend, discovering something new about Lincoln, or taking a class at the uni sports center.

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Melinda Bednarz

Being able to get my Masters Degree in Accounting while traveling throughout the UK and Europe has made this decision to study abroad the best experience of my life.

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