Incoming Students

Through our global partnerships, we welcome students nominated by their home universities to attend Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU) for programmes of short-term study (e.g., through the Erasmus+ and Teaching Internationally programmes).

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Entry requirements and application process

If there is a partnership agreement between your university and BGU, you can potentially study at BGU for up to one semester by firstly following the outgoing mobility arrangements in place at your home university. Please contact the International Office at your home university in the first instance.

If successful, your home university will nominate you to attend BGU, formally notifying the International Office at BGU.

All incoming students will need an English language proficiency level of at least B2 and should be prepared to show evidence of language proficiency.

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When can I study at BGU?

Students are usually permitted to study up to one semester (less than six months), choosing between either autumn/winter semester or spring/summer semester.

Autumn/winter semester (semester 1)

End of September – end of January

Nominations deadline (official nominations sent by staff at your home university): mid-May

Application deadline (submission of online application form via BGU Student Gateway): late-May

Spring/summer semester (semester 2)

End of January – end of May

Nominations deadline (official nominations sent by staff at your home university): early November

Application deadline (submission of online application form via BGU Student Gateway): mid-November


What can I study at BGU?

In most circumstances, students choose to study 2-4 modules from across our undergraduate programmes, except for the following:

  • Programmes featuring ‘Qualified Teacher Status’ (QTS)
  • Modules with a placement
  • Foundation Degree programmes
  • Foundation Year modules
  • Apprenticeships

Here are some sample modules from previous academic years:

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Academic year 23/24 – semester 2

Please note you may be required to provide evidence of a police record check from your home country in certain circumstances. We will advise you if this is the case.


Where will I stay in Lincoln?

BGU reserves a set number of on-campus accommodation for Inbound Study Abroad students every semester. The University’s Accommodation team will contact you to arrange your accommodation in either Constance Stewart Hall or Wickham Hall after you complete your online application form. Your accommodation is usually charged for the period of time you are studying with us (i.e., one semester, therefore 20 weeks).

You can contact the Accommodation team directly via email: accommodation@bishopg.ac.uk


How do I get to Lincoln?

BGU is situated in the East Midlands region of England, approx. 3 hours away from London by road or rail. Once your application has been accepted, you can plan your journey to Lincoln. You may find these web pages helpful:

How to find BGU by road, rail and air | Bishop Grosseteste U

Lincoln - Our historic home | Bishop Grosseteste University (bgu.ac.uk)


Further information

For further information about your Inbound Study Abroad experience at BGU, please contact BGU’s International Office:

Mr Wayne Dyble – Head of International

Mrs Sophie Hadfield – International Support Officer

Email: international@bishopg.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0) 1522 583632

When invited to complete the online Application Form by BGU staff, please click/tap on the link below (please only complete this application form upon instruction from the BGU International Office - uninvited completion will prompt the University to decline your application):

Some of our former Inbound Study Abroad students getting involved with BGU life in the photos below:

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Maja Sarah and Liva at BGU Carnival Day
Marie Janke Teaching Internationally student with Stefan
Matriculation 2019
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