International Enrolment - New Students

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How to enrol

Enrolment takes place at the Student Support Centre on the ground floor of the Minerva Building.

You are required to complete two simple steps before you arrive, using Blackboard, the University's student portal:

  • Check and amend your Personal Details
  • Upload a photo for your ID card.


Step 1 - Getting Started and Your Personal Details

All new students accessing Blackboard for the first time need to change their default password to one of their choice. Information on how to do this can be found by clicking the Getting Started Leaflet link which is found at the end of Step 2.

Updating Your Personal Details

Once you have accessed Blackboard, you need to click on the ‘Personal Details’ section on your Blackboard homepage.

You need to check and amend the details we currently hold on our system for you. You must then read the Privacy Notice, confirm you have done this and submit your details as directed. Once you have done this, you will receive email confirmation.

Step 2 - Photo ID

You are required to upload a photo so that we can produce your ID card in advance, ready for you to collect after your Introduction Talk.

Uploading Your Photo

Please follow the steps in the Getting Started Guide - link below. Once you have done this, you will receive email confirmation.

Important: Your photograph must be a passport style headshot photo only.

Getting Started Leaflet

Please ensure that you have paid 50% of your fees BEFORE enrolment. For details on how to pay please visit the How to Pay pages.

To formally enrol, visit the Student Support Centre, ground floor, Minerva Building. It is very important that you enrol as soon as you can. The University must comply with the Home Office and report your Visa if you fail to enrol and attend your classes which could lead to the cancellation of your visa. If you are unexpectedly delayed, you should email the Tier 4 Compliance Team at as soon as possible.

It is important that you bring the following documents with you to enrol:

  • Passport (this must show your entitlement to study with a licensed sponsor in the United Kingdom)
  • Your United Kingdom Biometric Residence Permit (if applicable)
  • Evidence of any tuition payments you have made
  • Evidence of any University scholarships which you have been awarded.
  • Boarding pass from your flight to the UK
  • Original copies of documents listed on your CAS

As an unconditional offer holder, we are delighted to be welcoming you to the University of Lincoln. In preparation for your journey, these guides/links have been designed to help you understand what you will need to do next.

University Regulations

Please ensure that you read the University General Regulations and also the Regulations that are relevant to your programme of study.

Get Connected 365 (PDF)

You can install Microsoft Office for FREE for use on up to five devices (PC, Mac, iOS, Android & Windows Phone), for the period of your study.

Privacy Notice

Information about how the University of Lincoln processes your personal data, in accordance with relevant data protection laws.

Students' Union

The Students' Union is here to support, represent and empower you while you study at the University, providing events, opportunities, and advice.

Student Charter

The Student Charter is produced in partnership with the University & the Student Union. The Student Charter provides details of the clear rights and responsibilities of staff and students.

Student Safety Leaflet (PDF)

Undergraduate Student Handbook

This easy-to-use handbook contains practical advice around enrolment and student funding, checklists and tips, as well as an outline of the many services available to you.

Postgraduate Handbook

This easy-to-use handbook contains practical advice around enrolment and student funding, checklists and tips, as well as an outline of the many services available to you.


Local maps and parking information

Multi-faith Chaplaincy

The University has a Multi-Faith Chaplaincy service, which offers pastoral care, a confidential listening ear and spiritual support to anyone in our University community. Based at Witham House on the main Brayford Pool Campus, the Chaplaincy provides a place for worship, prayer, interfaith library, hospitality and social events. There is a Chaplaincy Co-Ordinator and team of Volunteer Chaplains/Faith Advisers, all of whom are available for advice.

Chaplains/Faith Advisors are available during the Welcome Week in the Minerva Building (Atrium). Please pop in to say hello at the Chaplaincy Information stand. Please check our website for events during the welcome week as we have the following events planned:

  • Chaplaincy information stand
  • Quiz (to win a £20 voucher)
  • Tour of the chaplaincy and places of worship
  • Thursday Student Network Lunch
  • Church and Search

For more information about the chaplaincy

Health Checklist (PDF)

Here is a checklist of things that you may need to remember when you start at the University of Lincoln.

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. If you consent, your data will be shared with the University of Lincoln Students’ Union. Find a full copy of the student Privacy Notice on the link 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 located at

Student Support

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

Tel: +44 (0)1522 886148