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International Students

Choosing where to study can be one of the most important and difficult decisions to make.

We are delighted that you are thinking about choosing Lincoln College to help you achieve your goals. Our campus is based in the historic city of Lincoln, just a few minutes walk from the city centre and is a safe and friendly environment.

International students can enjoy the excellent teaching, facilities and support that help them to achieve their goals. We very much hope you will enjoy your time here and we look forward to supporting you throughout your time at Lincoln College.

Most of our full-time courses are available to international students, we also offer a variety of course specially designed to meet the needs of students from abroad. Find out about a few of your options below:

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We’ve designed our Career Degrees to focus on preparing graduates for employment in their chosen sector or industry by supporting the development of both academic knowledge and vocational skills.

We offer a variety of courses covering a wide range of subject areas, including: Business, Policing, Computing, Photography & Media, Construction & Engineering, Health, Sports, and Animal Management.

A bursary of up to £500 for full-time students per year of study is also available for those undertaking a Career Degree. This can be spent on additional industry qualifications, professional accreditation, conferences, events or employer-led activities - helping to put our students ahead of the game after graduation.

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International Student Information

Moving to another country to study can be a daunting task, so we've put together some information to help make things as easy as possible. If you still have any questions, get in touch with our International Office by calling: +44(0) 1522 876286 or by email

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  • A Levels - £7,000

  • Other Level 3 Courses - £7,000

  • Full-Time HE - Undergraduate Degree & HNC/HND Level Courses - £9,500

  1. Collect your visa from the local Post Office within 10 days of arrival in the UK and take your visa – Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) to the International Office (Abbey building, room 214) to be copied.

  2. Take your passport to the International Office to be copied.

  3. Pay in full your yearly tuition fees before/on enrolment if you haven’t paid in full already.

  4. Check your visa to see if you can work and how many hours a week you can work, make sure that you do not work more hours a week than it allows. Do not break the rules as this can have serious consequence to your studies and future visa applications.

  5. Register with the Police within 7 days of arrival in the UK if need. Please check your passport or BRP.

  6. Keep regular attendance for your lessons and contact with your tutors as required. Your attendance is required to be at minimum 88%*. If your attendance drops below this, disciplinary proceedings will be put into place.

*The minimum requirement may be higher on each course.

  1. Keep the International Office informed with your up-to-date contact details.

  2. Change your details with the Police Station (if needed) and the Bank.

  3. If you have a new visa or passport, take it to the International Office to be copied. If you need to be registered with the Police, you must inform them of your new passport/visa.

  4. If you have to withdraw from the course for good reasons, you need to inform your tutors and the International Office, who will report to UKVI to cancel your visa. You need to provide your flight details showing your return to your original country.

  5. Contact details of the local Police Stations for your registration.

Students studying at the Lincoln College site need to register at Lincoln Police Station.

Lincoln Police Station, South Park Av, Lincoln, LN5 8EL 

Telephone: +44(0)1522 885213

Students studying at the Newark College site need to register at Mansfield Police Station.

Mansfield Police Station, Great Central Road, Mansfield, NG18 2HQ

Telephone: +44(0) 115 9670999

UKCISA have produced a number of information sheets on immigration, working in the UK, etc. You may find it beneficial to look at their website.

Telephone: +44(0) 20 7788 9214 between 1pm and 4pm (UK time) Monday - Friday.

Living in Lincoln

Lincoln is a beautiful city located in the east of England and is within easy travelling distance of most UK cities. Lincoln is a cathedral city and the county town of Lincolnshire; it is a historic city that blends history together seamlessly with modern living.

With a low crime rate and friendly people, Lincoln offers modern living with a high quality of life, at a low cost. It takes just two hours by train from Lincoln to London and 40 minutes by car to the nearest international airport.

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There are many options available to International Students who want to live and study in Lincoln. Here are just a few ways that you can do this.

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Lincoln College are able to arrange homestay (host family) accommodation for international students on full-time courses, though there are the following age restrictions to consider:

  • Students who are under 18 stay with a host family.

  • Students who are 18+ have more options and can choose to stay with a host family, in private rented accommodation or in student accommodation (halls of residence).

For help finding accommodation for study please contact our International Office on +44(0) 1522 876286 or by email.

Homestay families live in the city centre and in the surrounding residential areas that have good bus links to the College. Living with a family offers you the chance to practise your English, learn about British food, culture and traditions, make friends with local people and be part of a family.

Live in a welcoming, safe and caring home in the UK; all homestays are inspected and monitored. They agree to provide the following:

  • A private bedroom

  • Meals with the family (breakfast and evening meal every day, with lunch at the weekends)

  • Laundry facilities

  • Wifi internet connection

  • The cost of homestay is £115 per week.

Student Accommodation is only available for students aged 18+; Lincoln College may be able to help arrange this.

There is very high demand so you need to sign an agreement for the full academic year (until July) and pay a deposit well in advance. Kitchen and laundry facilities are available on site; students need to buy and prepare their own meals, as well as doing their own laundry.

Rooms occasionally become available in October/November so we recommend that students start in homestay accommodation initially while they wait for a possible vacancy.

This accommodation is only available for students aged 18+; you will have to sign a rental agreement (a legal document) with a landlord - through a letting agent.

Unfortunately Lincoln College cannot arrange private accommodation for you, but you may choose to start in homestay accommodation initially and look for private accommodation once you are familiar with the local area. Information is available from letting agents.

Prices start from around £60 per week, depending on facilities.

UK Visa Information

Lincoln College is licensed with the Home Office as a Student route sponsor for international students to study in the UK. In order to study at Lincoln College, you must be able to provide evidence that you meet our entry requirements as well as satisfying the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) regulations.

In accordance with UK Visa and Immigration regulations, students wishing to enter the UK on a Student route visa need to study on courses at NQF Level 3 or above and the course must be full time.

If you intend to study an English as a Foreign Language course, you can do so with a short-term study visa (for 6 months depending on age).

On 5 October 2020 Student route replaced the Tier 4 (General) student visa. Visas that have been issued through the Tier 4 route are still valid and those eligible will still be able to apply for the Graduate Route when it opens in summer 2021.

You can study any course at Level 3 or above (for example, A-Levels or BTEC Level 3 Diploma)

English entry requirements*: 

For Level 3 Courses – CEFR B2* (UKVI SELT IELTS 5.5, with 4.5 in each band).

For Level 6 Courses – CEFR B2* (UKVI SELT IELTS 6.0, with (UKVI SELT IELTS 5.5 in each band)

*Please note: each course at Lincoln College has its own English language entry requirements. The requirements above are set by the UKVI  as a minimum for visa purposes.

You can study full-time English as a Foreign Language (EFL) only.

English entry requirements* None*

*Please note: each course at Lincoln College has its own English language entry requirements. The requirements above are set by the UKVI  as a minimum for visa purposes.

If you are an international student applying for a Student Route Visa you have regulations and requirements that you have to meet.

Student Route is part of the UK Visa & Immigration’s (UKVI) points-based system for immigration. It is for students who want to study in the UK.

You need to apply for a Student Route Visa if you want to study in the UK and with a Student Route Visa you must take actions following the Student Route Rules & Regulations.

The UK's new and improved Student Route, which falls under the UK's new points-based immigration system, is now open for applications to international students. 

For information relating to the student route visa requirements and application click here

More information about the UK’s new points-based immigration system can be found here. Further guidance for EU, EEA and Swiss students, who from 1 January 2021 will need to comply with the new system, can be found here.

EU, EEA and Swiss citizens resident in the UK before 31 December 2020 should apply to the EU Settlement Scheme.

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