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Requirements for Canadian Students

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

As one of the UK’s leading modern universities, the University of Lincoln, UK 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, UK 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 of Lincoln, UK International Office will be happy to help.

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Procedure for Canadian Students

Undergraduate Entry


High school leaving qualifications are accepted every province and territory. Applicants are expected to have passed English Language and Maths at Grade 11.

British Colombia - Senior Secondary Graduation Diploma with at least 5 Bs in acceptable grade 12 courses (some courses may require applicants to have studied specific subjects)

Alberta - General High School Diploma with 70% in five acceptable grade 12 subjects

Saskatchewan - Grade 12 Standing/Division IV (Secondary School Diploma) awarded with an average of at least 70% in five acceptable subjects.

Manitoba - High School Graduation Diploma with five credits awarded at 300 level in at least four subject areas (with at least 70% achieved in each of these areas)

Ontario - Ontario Academic Courses (OACs) with six passes (three at grade B and three at grade C) OR an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) awarded at advanced level (with six Grade 12 U, U/C or M courses including Grade 12 U English).

Quebec - applicants holding a Diplome d'Etudes Collegiales (DEC) will be considered for entry on to undergraduate degree programmes.

International Baccalaureate (min 24-27 points) depending on the course

Recognised foundation programme in the UK


If you have completed one year at university level you are eligible to apply for first year entry. If you have completed at least 2 years of a Canadian degree and are in good academic standing you may be considered for transfer into the second year of a degree

Postgraduate Entry

Successful completion of a Canadian bachelor’s degree (Honours) (Baccalaureat de type Honours). A GPA 2.7 (out of 4) and above is considered to be equivalent to a UK 2:2 standard and a GPA 3.0 (out of 4) equivalent to a UK 2:1 standard.

For Postgraduate Research degrees Canadian applicants require a Masters Degree/Maitrise.

English Language Requirements

Most programmes require: Suitable grades in English at High School Grade 12 level or equivalent.
IELTS 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in each band score)

Academic Year

Type of SystemSemester
Entrance DatesFebruary, September
Language of InstructionEnglish
Modified on October 24, 2017