New International Students (All Students)

Getting Started

Before you arrive, there are a few important tasks for you to complete to help ensure your first week goes as smoothly as possible, leaving you more time to concentrate on settling in, making new friends, and getting to know your course.

Step 1: Check and Amend Your Personal Details and Upload a Photo for Your Student ID Card

You’ll receive an email asking you to log on to OneUni to start your registration tasks. Simply click the link in this email to log on. Alternatively you can go to Gateway and select log into OneUni. Our Getting Started Guide provides information on how to log into OneUni. As well as updating your personal details you will need to upload some Verification ID (this should be photo ID i.e. your passport, driving licence, college ID or military ID) and provide a photo to be used on your student ID card.

Step 2: Document Check

Prior to your start date, you will receive a link from our Student Visa Compliance Team. This will list any documents/further steps that are required in order to continue with the Enrolment process, which may include:

  • Passport
  • Your United Kingdom Biometric Residence Permit (if applicable)
  • Your boarding ticket or flight confirmation (if applicable)
  • Anything else specified in the email

Step 3: Pay your Tuition Fee

Overseas fee payers are required to pay £5000 to enrol onto the first year of the programme, or provide a sponsor letter prior to enrolment for assessment. If you have already paid a CAS deposit of £5000 you are not required to make an additional payment for the purpose of completing enrolment. If you are studying a Pre-Sessional English course, you are required to pay 100% of your course fees to enrol.

Detailed information about paying your tuition fees can be found on our international payment pages.

Step 4: Formally Complete Your Enrolment

We will contact you approximately 10 days before the start of your course. You will be asked to complete a form through OneUni to confirm your enrolment, ready for the first day of teaching. Once you have completed this you will receive email confirmation.

You will have access to IT facilities the day after you have formally enrolled.

Enrolment is the formal process through which you officially join the University. When you enrol, you confirm your agreement to become a student at Lincoln, to abide by University regulations and to become liable for fee payments, as well as agree to having your personal details checked. All students must enrol at the beginning of each year of study.

Please note that your maintenance loan (if applicable) will be paid by the Student Loans Company five days after we have confirmed that you have enrolled, so delaying enrolment will delay your maintenance loan payment.

EU Students: We may contact you prior to enrolment, to request a copy of your passport and your current immigration status.

Useful Information

Extra Information

The information you provided when updating your personal details, will be processed by the University of Lincoln for purpose(s) related to your studies and other services in accordance with relevant Data Protection legislation including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We have a statutory obligation to share some information we hold about you with the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) and other bodies. Your personal data may be shared with the appropriate regulatory body for your course and your name may be included on published results lists and others. Your name and term time address may be shared with the relevant local council to verify qualification for council tax exemption. In the event of non-payment of fees, your personal data may be used for credit assessment, tracing, collection and the prevention of fraud. After you graduate, we retain some of your information to verify results and supply replacement certificates and transcripts. Your details may be used to invite you to join the University’s Alumni Network. Unless you choose to opt out, your data will be shared with the University of Lincoln Students’ Union. Find a full copy of the student Privacy Notice above. By enrolling at the University you agree to accept the University’s Terms and Conditions and abide by the rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Find out more at

Student Support

If you need any advice or information, our dedicated Student Support team are here to help. 

Tel: +44(0)1522 837080