Accommodation Information for International Applicants

Find Your New Home

Choosing where to live while studying at the University of Lincoln is a big decision. We want you to enjoy Lincoln as your new home, and for your family to be comfortable knowing that you have chosen a safe and welcoming environment.

With more than 4,200 rooms in seven residences, we offer a variety of University-managed accommodation options on or close by to our city centre campus. In addition to a great range of room options and locations, our dedicated Accommodation Services Team and Residential Wardens are here to help support you.

Accommodation Guarantee

We guarantee a room in a University residence to all new students joining us in 2022 who apply for accommodation before 1 September 2022.

University Managed Accommodation Options

There are a variety of University managed accommodation options to suit different needs and budgetsThe range of halls and types of rooms available is extensive and offer privacy as all bedrooms are single occupancy. 

Both single and mixed-sex accommodation are available, and students can request single gender accommodation via our online application form. We offer specially adapted rooms for students with disabilities and have accessible rooms in all of our residences.

Accommodation for Undergraduate Students Find out More
Accommodation for Postgraduate Students Find out More


As a University of Lincoln student, you can choose from a variety of room types. All of our University managed accommodation options include internet access, personal possessions insurance, and utility services. The exact cost of accommodation varies depending on the type of accommodation you choose and the contract length.

Further information regarding undergraduate accommodation fees for the 2022/23 academic year can be found on our fees and pricing page.

For postgraduate fees, please visit our postgraduate fees and pricing page.


Student safety is one of our highest priorities. Our Security team patrol University accommodation 24 hours a day. CCTV cameras are also located throughout the campus and city. All of our residences have student swipe-card or fob entry systems, and all of our University residences have access to the Residential Warden team who provide information and advice to help you settle in to your accommodation and help you get the most out of your time at Lincoln. They are available throughout the academic year to help resolve any problems which may occur between residents and will play an important role in helping to maintain a balance between the rights and interests of everyone in our community. 

A Guide to Booking University of Lincoln Accommodation 

Please download our Guide to Applying for University of Lincoln Accommodation to take you through the process of booking accommodation here at the University of Lincoln. If you have any additional questions or concerns that are not covered in this guide, then please contact us at 

I wish to register an account, but why did not I receive a validation code?

It can take up to 30 minutes to receive a validation code. Please check your junk/spam folder to see if the email went there. If you have still not received the validation code after 30 minutes, please email for assistance.

How long normally can I receive an offer after submitting the application?

You will receive an offer of accommodation within 3 days of submitting the application. If after 3 days you have not received an offer, please email

I wish to accept and make a payment, but I do not have a visa/master card. Can I pay by bank transfer or other method?

Ideally we would prefer for you to pay via a visa/master card, however in the event that this is not possible please email and we will assist you with alternative method of payment.

I wish to accept the offer, but I am not requested to make the £49 down payment. Is this normal?

In some instances, for example you are a returning student or you have applied for Lincoln Courts Value, a down payment is not required. If you are unsure please email

I wish to pay my instalments with a different card than I paid previously, how can I make the change?

If you would like to change the card from which your instalments will be taken, please call our Finance Team on their secure line which is 01522 803120. If you are having difficulties contacting this number please email for advice.

I wish to be allocated in the same apartment with a friend, how can I make such request?

During the offer acceptance process there is a ‘Notes’ section for you to add any share requests, it is important to include the students name and applicant ID number when making the request. If you have already accepted an offer but would still like to add notes to your offer acceptance, then please contact While we do our best to accommodate share requests, we cannot guarantee to fulfil all requests.

If I decide not to enrol, can I get full refund of the £49 down payment?

Yes, if decide not to enrol you will receive a refund for the £49 down payment.

If I decide not to enrol, can I get full refund of term payment that I made?

Yes, if you decide not to enrol then you can receive a full refund for any term payments that were made.

When will I know my room number?

We typically send out confirmation of your room number 14 days after you have accepted an offer of accommodation.

Accommodation for January/February Intake Students

Students joining the January/February 2022 intake will be able to apply for university-managed accommodation from Friday October 15.

To support more students to progress into Master's level study, the University of Lincoln is offering an accommodation bursary to help cover living costs for postgraduate students. The bursary for Home and International postgraduate taught students will cover 50% of the annual rent in a new range of apartments dedicated to postgraduate students in the St Marks Student Village, Gateway, and 179 High Street.

Private Accommodation Options 

Alongside a fantastic range of University managed accommodation, there is a variety of privately rented accommodation options across the city of Lincoln. Prices typically range from £75 to £100 per week, including utilities.

Lincoln Students’ Union has launched a Housing Accreditation Scheme to help students to find somewhere to live in the private rental market.