University Guide

University of Lincoln

The University of Lincolncan its origins back to 1861 and obtained university status in 1992. The University is organised into four Colleges: The College of Arts, the College Science, the College of Social Science and the Lincoln International Business School. Currently, there are around 15,000 students who study there and there are more than 300 courses available.

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University of Lincoln

The overview

The main things you need to know about studying at the University of Lincoln.

  • Rankings

    The University of Lincoln was named Modern University of the year by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021, as well as being listed in the world’s top 150 in The times Higher Education’s Young University Rankings 2020. It has also been awarded the Gold Teaching Excellence Framework.  It currently ranks 56th out of universities in the UK according to the Times Higher Education League Tables 2024.

  • Employability

    The University of Lincoln has an award-winning Careers Department who give students the support they need throughout their time at Lincoln and beyond. Lincoln graduates have secured jobs at major companies and organisations around the globe including the BBC, Rolls-Royce, Boots, GSK and many more.

  • Fees

    At the University of Lincoln, all full-time undergraduate courses are £9,250 per year for UK and EU students. For international students, the cost varies depending on programme and study level. For specific information on course fees, see individual course pages.

  • Bursaries

    The University of Lincoln provides a number of different bursary and scholarship options, depending on the student’s situation. These range from Engineering bursaries, Excellence Scholarships, Housing bursaries and Global scholarships for international students.


Most of the University’s accommodation properties are located in the heart of Lincoln’s city centre at the Brayford Pool Campus or is a short distance away. Students can choose from a range of options, wither within the Student Village which places students close to campus, or off-campus accommodation. AFS also has some private accommodation options to suit every student.

Students' Union

The University of Lincoln’s Student’s Union was originally established in 2007 as an independent charity organisation that strives to make every student’s experience as good as possible. As well as sports and clubs, the Student’s union also hosts regular live music and comedy events.

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Famous for

Situated in the heart of a beautiful and historic city in the East Midlands, the University of Lincoln is well known for the high quality of its teaching and its innovative approach to working with employers.


At the University of Lincoln, researchers have recently developed artificial intelligence for early predictions of COVID-19 form standard blood tests.

AFS says

"Lincoln is one of the most beautiful cities in the UK, steeped in history, cobbled streets and a world-famous cathedral. As picturesque as the city is, however, you can’t escape the buzzing vibe of student life".

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