Covid-19: Information for International Applicants and Offer Holders

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Supporting You on Your Journey to Lincoln

Congratulations on receiving an offer of a place at the University of Lincoln and we look forward to welcoming you to campus in January/February 2022. To help you prepare for your journey to the UK, this page contains important information regarding COVID-19 and the rules and regulations that passengers arriving into England must follow.

This page also contains answers to a range of frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19 and studying at the University of Lincoln. We encourage you to read the information on this page carefully and to let us know if you have any questions.

The information on this page was last updated on Tuesday 7 December.

Can We Help?

From answering questions about the University’s admissions process to helping you prepare for your exciting journey to the UK, we are here to help.

Planning Your Journey

To help contain the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), the UK Government has introduced a range of measures and rules that passengers arriving into England must follow. What you must do depends on your vaccination status, and the countries/territories you have visited in the 10-days before you arrive in England.

To find out more information regarding what you must do before you travel to England and when you arrive, please visit the UK Government website.

Travel and Arrival Support Package

We are delighted to offer an extensive support package to help new international students joining the University of Lincoln in January/February 2022. The support package is designed to help students with some of the additional costs they may face when travelling to the UK in light of Covid-19.

The support available varies and is dependant on your vaccination status and whether or not you have been in a red list country or territory in the 10 days before you arrive in England. Further information regarding the help and support you maybe entitled to can be found below.

Please note that the support package provided by the University of Lincoln will only be available to new arriving students and does not include family members or dependants.

If you qualify under the fully vaccinated rules for travel to England, the University of Lincoln will provide the following support:

The University of Lincoln will reimburse the cost of the Covid-19 test that you must take when you arrive in the UK.

In order to receive the reimbursement you must email the University of Lincoln’s Student Support Centre. The Student Support Centre can be contacted by emailing: studentsupport@lincoln.ac.uk

Please note that reimbursements will be processed after you have enrolled as a University of Lincoln student.

The University of Lincoln will provide a free transfer service from the airport to your accommodation in Lincoln. If you wish to use this service, please complete our booking form at least two workings days prior to departure.

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide a free transfer service for family members, dependants or friends that maybe travelling with you.

If you do not qualify under the fully vaccinated rules for travel to England, the University of Lincoln will provide the following support:

The University of Lincoln will reimburse the cost of the Covid-19 PCR tests that you must take.

In order to receive the reimbursement you must email the University of Lincoln’s Student Support Centre. The Student Support Centre can be contacted by emailing:studentsupport@lincoln.ac.uk

Please note that reimbursements will be processed after you have enrolled as a University of Lincoln student.

The University of Lincoln will provide a free airport transfer service to your accommodation in Lincoln. If you wish to use this service, please complete our booking form at least two workings days prior to departure.

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide a free transfer service for family members, dependants or friends that maybe travelling with you.

If you have booked accommodation in a University of Lincoln managed residence for the duration of your studies and if you are required to isolate in this accommodation, you will be entitled to 10-days of free accommodation during the isolation period. Please note that this option is only available to students who arrive prior to their contract start date.

Students who have booked University of Lincoln managed accommodation and who are required to isolate for 10 days after arrival may qualify for a free isolation support pack consisting of bedding, toiletries, and kitchen equipment. To book your support package or to check if you qualify please visit https://lncn.ac/queryform

New International Students who are required to self-isolate for 10 days on arrival and take the Day 2 and Day 8 Covid tests may also be eligible to receive a supermarket shopping voucher. To request this voucher, please email studentsupport@lincoln.ac.uk within 28 days of arriving in the UK.

If you have been in a red list country or territory in the 10 days before you arrive in England, the University of Lincoln will provide the following support:

The University of Lincoln will reimburse the cost of the managed quarantine hotel (£2,285). In order to receive the reimbursement you must email the University of Lincoln’s Student Support Centre. The Student Support Centre can be contacted by emailing: studentsupport@lincoln.ac.uk

Please note that we are unable to reimburse the hotel quarantine costs of family members, dependants or friends that maybe travelling with you.

The University of Lincoln will provide a free transfer service from the quarantine hotel to your accommodation in Lincoln. Please email the University of Lincoln’s Student Support Centre to arrange your transfer: studentsupport@lincoln.ac.uk

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide a free transfer service for family members, dependants or friends that maybe travelling with you.

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We have been working hard to make sure our beautiful campus, classrooms, and teaching arrangements are all ready for the start of the new term in order to keep our community, students, and staff safe.

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Covid-19 and the UK

Visit the UK Government’s website to find out more about the UK’s vaccine programme, and the wide range of measures that have been introduced to help reduce the transmission of Covid-19.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions 

We have provided answers below to a range of frequently asked questions regarding the impact of Covid-19 on studying at the University of Lincoln.

I am unable to take the IELTS test as the examination centre is closed. What should I do?

To help support as many students as possible to continue with their study plans during this difficult period, we are happy to accept a wide range of alternative English language qualifications and tests as equivalents to IELTS. Details of the English language qualifications and tests accepted by the University of Lincoln can be found on our English Language requirements page.

I am unable to submit my final transcripts and certificate as my School or University is currently closed. What should I do?

If you are experiencing difficulties in obtaining documents that we have requested, please contact our International Admissions team as soon as possible so that we can advise what options maybe available. Please email intadmissions@lincoln.ac.uk.

My exams are delayed. What should I do?

If you are experiencing difficulties and would like to discuss what options are available, please contact intadmissions@lincoln.ac.uk.

I no longer wish to study in the UK in January/February 2022, can I defer my place to a later date?

Yes, it may be possible to defer your offer of a place to the October 2022 or January/February 2023 intake. If you would like to defer your offer of a place to a later intake, please email our International Admissions team at intadmissions@lincoln.ac.uk. Please ensure your email includes the following information:

· your full name

· your University of Lincoln ID number

· the title of the course you have applied for

If I am unable to travel to the UK because of Covid-19, will the University refund my CAS deposit?

Yes. If you cannot join the University because of Covid-19 you can request a refund of your CAS deposit by emailing the International Admissions team at intadmissions@lincoln.ac.uk. Details of the University’s refund policy can be found here.

I am unsure about studying in the UK and would like to speak to someone about my options. Who can I speak to?

Our friendly team of advisors are here to help support you throughout your journey to the University of Lincoln. If you have a question or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us via the details below. Telephone: +44 (0)1522 308108 WhatsApp: +44 7732708578

Our telephone lines are open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays. Email: internationalenquiries@lincoln.ac.uk or use our online enquiry form.

Am I eligible to receive a Covid-19 vaccination in the UK?

Anybody aged 18 or over in the UK is eligible to receive a Covid-19 vaccine for free, regardless of their nationality or immigration status. Covid-19 vaccinations are also available to certain age groups under 18 years old.

We strongly encourage students to register with a general practitioner (GP) as soon as possible on arrival into England. Further information regarding accessing Covid-19 vaccines can be found on the NHS England Covid-19 vaccination FAQs for students in Higher Education Institutions page.

What if I have concerns about my health and wellbeing during my studies?

The wellbeing of our student community is our top priority and there are a range of health care and support services available both through the University, and the UK’s National Health Service (NHS). The NHS is the UK’s state healthcare system and provides a wide range of healthcare services including appointments with a doctor and hospital treatment.

As a University of Lincoln student we encourage you to register with the National Health Service (NHS), if you are enrolling onto a course of 3 months or more. You can register with the NHS once you have completed the enrolment process. Please note that you may need to pay the healthcare surcharge, unless you are exempt from paying it, as part of your visa application in order to be eligible to access the NHS during your time in the UK. To find out more about who is required to pay the healthcare surcharge, please visit the gov.uk website.

Once you have registered with the NHS, you will be able to access the same health care provision as students from the UK. This includes, but is not limited to, free testing should you experience Covid-19 symptoms, and appropriate free medical care if required. To find out more information regarding what to do if you.

After you have completed the registration process, you will be able to access health care services through the University of Lincoln Health Centre which is located in the heart of our Brayford Pool Campus. The Centre, which is operated by the NHS, specialises in looking after the health needs of students and the clinical team includes a mixture of doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals. Further information about the University of Lincoln’s Health Centre website.

The University of Lincoln’s dedicated Student Wellbeing Centre is also available to offer support and advice with any issues or challenges you may face during your studies. The Student Wellbeing team consists of professional staff including student wellbeing advisers, mental health advisers, and counsellors who can provide advice and guidance in relation to disability, medical conditions, learning differences, and mental health.

To find out more information about the UK Government’s response to Covid-19, including the latest guidance issued to the public, please visit the Coronavirus (Covid-19) webpage.

Contact Us

Our dedicated International Enquiries team is here to help you answer any questions you may have about studying at the University of Lincoln:

Email: internationalenquiries@lincoln.ac.uk or use our online enquiry form.

Tel: +44 (0)1522 308 108

WhatsApp: +44 7868 089 210

 

For international admissions queries or to check the status of your application, please call +44 (0)1522 886 677