University of Lincoln

Located in the historic cathedral city it shares its name with, the University of Lincoln (UoL) traces its roots back to 1861.

Granted university status in 1992, UoL is now home to 13,000 students, with around 100 different nationalities represented among its student population.

The university has won awards for its approach to industry-engagement and its business incubation centre, Sparkhouse, has supported the development of more than 300 new businesses.

Fast facts


  • Lincoln, England

Number of students

  • 13,000

International students

  • 1,000


  • College of Arts
  • College of Science
  • College of Social Science
  • Lincoln International Business School

Notable Alumni

  • Chris Rankin - Actor
  • Paul Noble - Visual Artist

Key strengths in teaching and research

  • Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation and Tourism - 3rd in the UK*
  • Agriculture and Forestry - 6th in the UK*


The University of Lincoln is committed to research that responds to, predicts, analyses and creates transformational social change, for the betterment of humankind. More than half of Lincoln’s research was judged to be internationally excellent or world-leading in the Research Excellence Framework 2014, where more than half of the University’s submitted research was rated as internationally excellent or world leading.

Lincoln's research is changing the world, from developing new medical technologies to preserving rare architectural treasures, the work of Lincoln’s academics and students makes a real difference to society.

* Ranking according to The Complete University Guide, 2019


in the UK for Agriculture and Forestry

The Complete University Guide 2019


in the UK for Art & Design

The Complete University Guide 2019


in the UK for Forensic Sciences 201

The Complete University Guide 2019


Lincoln is a city in the English East Midlands.

It’s known for the medieval Lincoln Cathedral, with early printed books in a Wren-designed library. Lincoln Castle houses a Victorian prison and a copy of the Magna Carta.

The Museum of Lincolnshire Life has social history exhibits in Victorian barracks. The Collection is a museum displaying local archaeology. Nearby, the Usher Gallery has works by Turner and Lowry.

Other information

Did you know?

The university’s main campus is situated on the picturesque Brayford Pool marina, which comprises waterside accommodation, a performing arts centre, the Engine Shed live music venue, and numerous bars and restaurants. It has two other more rural campuses in the Lincolnshire towns of Riseholme and Holbeach.

Brayford Pool has recently benefited from a multi-million-pound investment in facilities such as recording studios, production studios and research laboratories, which are part of a larger Science and Innovation Park project designed to provide science students with professional-standard, state-of-the-art facilities.

Its campus redevelopments also allow space for industry and business partners in, what the university describes, as a learning and development environment where students benefit from having closer links with major employers, such as Siemens.


The University of Lincoln has various scholarships available for international students. Each country may offer different scholarships and/or student loans. For further information, please contact the Inova Education team, we are experts in this field and will help you to identify the best option for you.

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