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University of Lincoln Africa Scholarship for Postgraduate Students in the UK for 2023/2024

The University of Lincoln Africa Scholarship is intended to make postgraduate study at the University of Lincoln more accessible to students from all around Africa. The Africa Scholarship is a rebate on the tuition price for a postgraduate taught program starting in 2023–2024.

About the University of Lincoln

Originating in 1861, the University of Lincoln is a public research university in Lincoln, England. In 1992, it became a university, and in 2001, it received its current name. The main campus is located next to the Brayford Pool in the center of Lincoln. Graduate ceremonies are held in Lincoln Cathedral, and there are satellite campuses located around Lincolnshire at Riseholme and Holbeach. The institution has set goals to rank among the top 15 universities in the UK in its Strategic Plan 2022–2027. The Guardian put Lincoln at number 17, its highest position to date. According to The Complete University Guide rankings for 2017, it placed second in business and economics and eighth in agriculture and forestry. 

In the UK’s most recent national evaluation of university research standards, the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), more than half of its submitted research received a rating of either globally excellent or world-leading. The 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), received a gold medal. As the top multi-faculty modern university in the UK, the institution was named Modern University of the Year in The Times and Sunday Times Good Institution 2021 in 2020. It rose to number 45 (out of 135) in the guide, marking its highest-ever standing.


The National Student Survey 2020 ranked it 14th out of 129 mainstream universities in the UK for overall student satisfaction, and it received a five-star rating in the QS Stars rating of international universities in the same year. The Times Higher Education Young University Rankings named it one of the world’s best young universities.

The university is home to three libraries: the main University Library, the Biomedical and Health Sciences Library at the Lincoln Medical School, and a library at the National Centre for Food Manufacturing’s Holbeach Campus. The Great Central Warehouse (GCW), a former industrial railway goods warehouse, is where the University Library is located. On the Brayford campus, it debuted in December 2004. It has more than 300,000 books, journals, and other reference resources altogether.

In 1907, the Great Central Railway erected the Great Central Warehouse building. It served as a builder’s warehouse throughout the second part of the 20th century before falling into decay in 1998. It was transformed into a library by the university’s in-house architectural team, and the chief executive of the UK’s Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education officially launched it in 2004. The conversion was recognized for conservation and regeneration in 2005 with gold and silver awards from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Regional Awards in Leicester. Additionally, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has recognized it with honors.

University of Lincoln Africa Scholarship – Benefits

The £4,000 University of Lincoln Africa Scholarship will be given to qualified students as a tuition fee reduction during their first year of study.


Prospective students who want to be considered for a University of Lincoln Africa Scholarship must fulfill the requirements listed below:

  • Identify as an African citizen or have a home in Africa. 
  • Hold an offer, either conditional or unconditional, for a full-time postgraduate teaching program starting in September/October 2023 or January/February 2024 from the University of Lincoln.
  • Possess one of the following qualifications, or be anticipated to possess it:
  1. A bachelor’s degree with a minimum grade of 2:2 or its equivalent from an accredited institution.
  2. A Pre-Masters degree from an accredited school with a 2:2 or above.
  3. A Master’s degree with a merit grade or its equivalent from an accredited school.

To learn more about the regional entrance criteria that are equal to a 2:2, please visit the your country webpage. The University of Lincoln retains the right to make changes to the aforementioned scholarship clause without prior notification. Contact the International Office if you want further details.

Submission Deadline:

December 1, 2023

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