University of Lincoln

University of Lincoln

Overview of the University of Lincoln

Situated in the heart of a beautiful and historic city, the University of Lincoln has established an international reputation for the quality of its teaching and research.
The university’s main campus is situated on the picturesque Brayford Pool marina, which comprises waterside accommodation, a performing arts centre, the Engine Shed live music venue, and numerous bars and restaurants. It has two other more rural campuses in the Lincolnshire towns of Riseholme and Holbeach.

Brayford Pool has recently benefitted from a multi-million pound investment in facilities such as recording studios, production studios and research laboratories, which are part of a larger Science and Innovation Park project designed to provide science students with professional-standard, state-of-the-art facilities.

The University is home to a vibrant international community, and students from more than 100 countries choose us each year for their studies. With specialist facilities and unique employer links, Lincoln aims to provide students with the strongest possible foundations for their future careers. Our excellent partnerships with employers and our research-engaged teaching encourage you to maximise your potential and achieve your ambitions. Your time at Lincoln is likely to be challenging, rewarding and exciting but, above all, it should be one of the most important and inspirational times of your life.
Lincoln itself offers students a safe and friendly environment, close to city centre amenities such as cinemas, galleries, shopping, restaurants, bars and nightclubs. Lincoln is also steeped in history. The university is built on an Iron Age site, which later became a Roman, then Viking, settlement. When its cathedral was built in the 11th century, it surpassed the Great Pyramids as the tallest man-made structure in the world, while its medieval castle was constructed under William the Conqueror.

LOCATION University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool






University of Lincoln Ranking

Lincoln is ranked 22nd overall in the UK in The Guardian University Guide 2019 and was awarded Gold – the highest standard possible – in the national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2017, an independent assessment of teaching quality in UK higher education. This award reflects our exciting teaching methods, great support for students and excellent employment outcomes.
In the National Student Survey (NSS) 2018, students rated the University of Lincoln among the best in the country for overall student satisfaction, placing the University 7th in the UK.

Lincoln ranks in the top 50 in the subject areas of Agriculture and Forestry (44).

University of Lincoln ranks:

  • 42nd in the Times University Guide 2019
  • 22nd in the Guardian University Guide 2019


Accommodation at the University of Lincoln

The University of Lincoln has established an international reputation for the quality of its teaching and research.
The University of Lincoln guarantees accommodation to first year students who make the University of Lincoln their first choice on UCAS and make an application for accommodation.
The University offers a wide choice of rooms in modern self-catered apartments. You may choose to live in one of the University accommodation developments or in one of our Partnership Halls. Whatever you decide, the University of Lincoln can help you every step of the way, from deciding on what’s right for you to filling in the application.
• The university guarantees to help all international students find accommodation at Lincoln.
• All university accommodation is self-catered, with Wi-Fi access, and is five to 15 minutes’ walk from the university.
• International students are spread evenly throughout the accommodation, rather than clustered together, and are not required to move out of accommodation during vacations.

University of Lincoln Location

The University of Lincoln is situated in the heart of a beautiful and historic city.

Lincoln is within easy reach of London and a number of other major cities including Nottingham, Sheffield, Leeds, Leicester and Hull. London’s Kings Cross station is around two hours away by train and Lincoln’s central location allows for quick and easy access to a number of airports with direct links around the world.

For international students, before making your travel arrangements, it is important that you have fully completed the application and arrivals process.