Accommodation Information for International Applicants

Choosing Your Accommodation

Lincoln is a fantastic place to live, work, and study and we are looking forward to welcoming you. Before you arrive in the UK, you must ensure you have arranged suitable accommodation, and that you are able to move into your room before the start of your course.

Accommodation for Families

If you are considering bringing your family with you to the UK, you may find it very difficult to find suitable accommodation. The University is unable to provide accommodation for spouses and children, and there are very limited family accommodation options available in or nearby Lincoln.

University-managed Accommodation

Based in the heart of Lincoln’s city centre, most of our student accommodation at the University of Lincoln is on our Brayford Pool Campus or just a short distance away. With more than 3,700 rooms across six residences, we offer a variety of University-managed accommodation options for students to choose from.

Applying for University-managed Accommodation for January 2023

If you are intending to live in University managed accommodation, we encourage you to apply as early as possible as the number of rooms available is now very limited. Further information regarding University managed accommodation options for students starting in January 2023 can be found on our website.

Applications for University managed accommodation can be submitted through our online application system. Accommodation applications should only be submitted once you have formally accepted your offer of a place at the University.

University managed accommodation is sole occupancy and unfortunately we are unable to provide accommodation for students intending to live with their family.

Privately Rented Accommodation

Alongside a fantastic range of University managed accommodation, there are a variety of privately rented accommodation options across the city of Lincoln. The type and size of privately rented accommodation varies and you will need to think carefully about what best suits your needs and budget.

If you decide to live away from the University, you will need to research how you will travel to campus on a regular basis and how much this will cost. This is important because your timetable may include classes that you must attend on campus up to five days each week.

The University of Lincoln’s Students’ Union has launched a Lettings Agency to help students to find out more information about privately rented accommodation in Lincoln. You can also find more information about some of the important things you will need to consider by visiting our Privately Rented Accommodation page.

Alternatively, international students may wish to consider private purpose-built student accommodation within the city of Lincoln. To support students in exploring suitable options, we have listed the available third-party student accommodation providers below:

Accommodation for Families

The University is unable to provide accommodation for families, and students planning to bring their dependants to Lincoln must secure accommodation with a private provider before travelling to the UK.

The city of Lincoln and the surrounding area is a popular place to live, work and study, and demand for family accommodation has increased significantly in recent years. Unfortunately, this means that there is very limited accommodation available for families.

The cost of family accommodation can also be very expensive and you will need to think carefully about your budget. If you are unable to find suitable family accommodation, you should arrive independently and make arrangements for your partner/children to join you once you have secured a suitable place to live.

If you are considering bringing your family with you to the UK, we strongly encourage you to visit our Privately Rented Accommodation page for advice and guidance on some of the important things that you will need to consider.