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Friary Road
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Lincoln College, established 131 years ago, is located in the beautiful city of Lincoln.

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

We are delighted that you have chosen 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 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.

City of 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.

To learn more about Lincoln and the surrounding areas, see: VisitLincoln and VisitLincolnshire.


Most of our full-time courses are available to international students, we also offer a variety of courses specially designed to meet the needs of students from abroad.

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 Tier 4 student visa need to study on courses at NQF Level 3 or above.

If you intend to study an English as a Foreign Language course, you can do so with a short-term study visa (for 6 or 11 months depending on age).

For our full range of courses, see our course pages.

Popular courses for International students:

  • A Levels with English and IELTS preparation - 2 years
  • Full-time Academic and General English with IELTS preparation - 6-9 months

In accordance with UK Visa and Immigration (UKVI) regulations:


  • Tier 4 (General) student visa

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

English entry requirements*:

CEFR B1* (UKVI SELT IELTS 4.5, with 4 in each band)


  • Short-term study visa

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

English entry requirements*:



* 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.

Fees & Applications

Fees for academic year – September 2019 to June 2020

International fees per course

  • A Levels - £14950 - *scholarships available (up to 30%)
  • Other Level 3 Courses - £6800
  • Undergraduate Level (HE) Courses - £9500

There are a number of accommodation options available for international students; you can live with a host family, live in student accommodation (halls of residence), or rent privately.

Lincoln College arranges homestay (host family) accommodation for international students on full-time courses.

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

Living with a Host Family (Homestay)

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 for 2016 - 2017 is £115 per week.

Student Accommodation (Halls of Residence)

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.

Privately-rented Flats and Houses

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.

Lincoln College cannot arrange private accommodation.

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 Visas & Immigration (UKVI)

Lincoln College is licensed with the Home Office as a Tier 4 sponsor for international students to study in the UK. If you are an international student applying for a Tier 4 Student Visa you have regulations and requirements that you have to meet.

 Tier 4 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 Tier 4 Student Visa if you want to study in the UK and with a Tier 4 Student Visa you must take actions following the Tier 4 Rules & Regulations.

Checklists & UKVI website

We hope the following check lists are helpful.  As the rules and requirements do change regularly, you are strongly advised to check the UKVI website for the latest and detailed information.  

Checklist for Tier 4 Students before you complete your visa application in your home country or in the UK:

  • Passport - must be valid for at least for 6 months prior to visa application.
  • Bank statements - to show the balance for full tuition fees and living fund of £7200 (£800 per month × 9 months) for the year of your study; this must be in your bank account for a consecutive 28-day period up to a maximum of a month before you apply. From 12 November 2015 the living fund will be required to be £1015 per month of study for 9 months totalling £9135.
  • IELTS certificate - Proof of your English language level & IELTS test must be taken in the designated (SELT) centres for Tier 4 Student visa purposes on/ after 5 April 2015. Find out more.
  • Original Academic Qualification and a fully certified translation including any recent qualifications from UK if taken.
  • Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) £150/year is required to be paid prior to visa application online. Once received, send the Reference Number to the International Office. Please see the link below:
  • CAS Number – CAS statement with CAS Number issued by the International Office.
  • TB X-ray is required if you are from China or some other countries. Find out more

Checklist for new students:

  • 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.
  • Take your passport to the International Office to be copied.
  • Pay in full your yearly tuition fees before/on enrolment if you haven’t paid in full already.
  • 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.
  • Register with the Police within 7 days of arrival in the UK if need.  Please check your passport or BRP.
  • 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.

Checklist for returning students:

  • Keep the International Office informed with your up-to-date contact details.
  • Change your details with the Police Station (if needed) and the Bank.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 West Parade, Lincoln LN1 1YP

Telephone: 01522 885213

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

Mansfield Police Station Great Central Road Mansfield

Telephone: 0115 9670999

If you have any questions please contact the International Office at Lincoln College.


UK Council International Student Affairs (UKCISA)

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.

Tel:  020 7107 9922

Advice line open Monday to Friday, 1300 -1600 hours

Contact Us

If you have a question or need further information about studying at Lincoln College as an International Student, please get in touch:

Telephone (during office hours 8.00-17.00 GMT): +44(0) 1522 876286:


International Department, Lincoln College, Monks Road, Lincoln, UK.  LN2 5HQ

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