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 ON or 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. 

Payment methods 

Using our partner system, Flywire, you will be able to arrange a bank transfer in your home currency taking advantage of the lowest exchanges rates we could find. Flywire offers a price guarantee, so if you find cheaper rates, it will match your quote and give you an Amazon gift voucher. Simply enter the GBP value that you have been asked to pay and the system will convert this to your home currency.

Although most currencies are available, where payment in your home currency is not available or desired, Flywire can, in most cases, be used to process bank transfers in GBP Sterling, Simply choose the GBP option from the list of available payment options. For further information or to set up your bank transfer, please visit our International Bank Transfer site.

If you would like to pay by either China UnionPay中国银联在线支付服务 or AliPay 支付宝, you will be able to securely process your tuition payment through our partner system, Flywire. Simply enter the GBP value that you have been asked to pay, choose ‘China’ as 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

Please make cheques (Sterling) payable to "University of Lincoln".  Print your Student ID number, name and address on the reverse of the cheque.

You must only use this method of payment if there is no other option available to you. Please do not send cash through the post under any circumstances.

Using our partner system, WPM, you will be able to pay your tuition securely in full using the following payment cards: Visa, Visa Debit, MasterCard, Maestro or Visa Electron. To pay by one of these card types, please visit our Tuition Fee Pathway and select payment in full or call the Finance Department on 01522 803120.

Using our partner system, Flywire, you will be able to pay your tuition securely in full using the following payment cards: Visa, Visa Debit, MasterCard, Maestro, Visa Electron and American Express. By using Flywire, in most cases 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. Please note Flywire best price guarantee does not apply to card payments. For further information or to pay via this method, please visit our partner system, Flywire.

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, Visa Debit, MasterCard or Visa Electron.

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 consecutive monthly instalments starting in the month you enrol.

For those enrolling in September who wish to set up an 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 those not enrolling in September, you will need to call to the Finance department on 01522 803120 or visit us on the 3rd Floor of the Minerva Building.

If you have any queries regarding the payment of tuition fees, please contact the Finance Department by calling +44 (0) 1522 803120 or email ar@lincoln.ac.uk