Paying Tuition Fees

However you are funding your studies, there’s a range of payment methods to suit you. 

Whichever method you choose, you will be asked to pay your fees in three stages.

Stage one: a £2,000 deposit is to be paid on receipt of a conditional offer. This applies to students who require a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) and are not progressing from the International Study Group or PEASS courses. Sponsorship letters will be accepted providing that the correct letter structure is adhered to.

Stage two: fees totalling 50% of the total cost should be paid BEFORE enrolment. This figure includes any deposits paid.

Stage three: the remaining balance is to be paid in full, or via a maximum of nine consecutive monthly instalments commencing in the month you enrol. You need to select your preferred option within 21 days of enrolment or your study progression may be affected as per the University General Regulations. Please note that sponsors cannot pay by instalments.

For example, Jiamin’s tuition fee due is £13,648. She will be required to pay £6,824 in order to enrol (stage two). If she has already paid a £2000 deposit (stage one), a payment of £4,824 will be required for stage two and a payment of £6,824 will be required for stage three.

Sponsorship letters

Sponsorship letters (from commercial bodies only) will be accepted during stage one providing that the correct letter structure is adhered to. The letter should:

  • Be on letter headed paper, be addressed to the University of Lincoln, and signed by your line manager or director.
  • Include your name, the academic year you are being sponsored for, the programme title, and the sponsorship amount.

If your sponsor requires a purchase order or other reference number quoting on their invoice, this should also be indicated on the letter. 


We are happy to inform you that the University of Lincoln has partnered with Flywire to provide you with an easy and secure method of sending international fee payments.

Flywire allows you to:

1. Pay in over 70 currencies 
2. Track your payment from start to finish 
3. Pay by credit or debit card, bank transfer or e-wallet solutions, including China UnionPay & AliPay 
4. Pay from any country and any bank 
5. Save on bank fees and exchange rates 
6. Benefit from a 24/7 dedicated multilingual customer support

Flywire allows transfers in your home currency and will ensure best rate guarantee.

Please see flywires 'How To' video below.  You can also view their FAQ.

How to Make a Payment with Flywire from Flywire on Vimeo.

Download a step by step quide on paying through flywire here.

You will need to visit the University of Lincoln-Flywire website to begin the payment process.

How to make a payment with Flywire

Payment methods 

Using our partner system, Flywire, you will be able to pay your tuition securely in full using the following payment cards:

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • Maestro
  • China UnionPay
  • Alipay
  • American Express

By using Flywire you will have the option of paying in your home currency. You simply enter the GBP value that you have been asked to pay, choose the country that you’re paying from and the system will convert this to your home currency*.

For further information or to pay via this method, please visit our partner system, flywire

*in most cases.

Please note: If you are being sponsored, your sponsor can also pay online. They will need your student number, and date of birth. This ensures any payment is correctly assigned to your University account.


Using our partner system, WPM, you will be able to pay your tuition securely in instalments using the following payment cards:

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • Maestro

You can arrange a payment plan so that you can pay in instalments.  The maximum number of monthly instalments you can arrange is 9.  These must be equal consecutive monthly instalments starting in the month you enrol.

For September enrollers to set up your instalment plan using one of the card types above, please visit our Tuition Fee Pathway and select payment in instalments, call the Finance Department on 01522 803120 or visit us on the 3rd Floor of the Minerva Building.

For non-September enrollers you will need to call to the Finance department on 01522 803120 or visit us on the 3rd Floor of the Minerva Building.

The University of Lincoln has partnered with FEXCO to provide an easy and secure method of setting up instalment plans in your home currency.

If you choose to pay your fees using an overseas card, your initial payment and all future payments will be processed in your home currency.

Benefits for you:

  • Experience instant conversion to a familiar currency
  • Today’s exchange rate (based on 3% above Reuters Wholesale Interbank Exchange Rate on the date of each payment)
  • FEXCO offer an exchange rate guarantee (further information available here).
  • Available to both VISA and Mastercard cardholders in 32 available currencies

If you wish to change your currency choice for any future payments you may do so by phoning our finance team on +44(0) 1522 803120.

Further Information

If you have any queries regarding the payment of tuition fees, please contact:

Finance Department
University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool

Tel: +44 (0) 1522 803120