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Budgeting as an International Student at Lincoln

Alongside your tuition fees you will need to consider additional costs for things such as your accommodation, food, travel and social activities. Depending on your lifestyle and preferences, costs may vary so it’s a good idea to create a budget before your arrival. The UK Council for International Student Affairs website also contains a range of information to help you budget alongside money saving tips and advice.

As a tier 4 (general) visa holder, you will be required to have a minimum amount of funds available for your studies. Further information can be found on the gov.uk website.


The University of Lincoln offers a wide range of accommodation options, most of which is on, or a very short walk from, our city-centre campus. Depending on the type of accommodation you choose and the contract length, prices may vary. For more information, Download the full accommodation fees price guide (PDF).

Part-time work

A number of students in the UK have part-time jobs alongside their studies, although as an international student, there may be certain conditions or restrictions that you must follow.

For eligible students who are permitted to work alongside their studies, the University of Lincoln Students’ Union Job Shop can help you find suitable part-time job vacancies either on campus, or within the city of Lincoln.