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Applying for Accommodation

Applying for accommodation at Lincoln is simple. Once you have formally accepted your offer you will be able to make your accommodation application using our online system below. Every effort will be made to ensure that you are allocated accommodation from your preferred options, depending on demand. It is important that you are fully aware of all the information regarding accommodation payments, deadline dates for applying, the details of the contract you will sign, and the associated costs you will be responsible for when renting accommodation. Each provider has its own sign-up fees and contract dates, so it is important you know what costs you will need to budget for. Our Fees Guide (pdf)‌ can help you plan your University living arrangements. 

Accommodation Application Timeline

Step 1: Apply from 1 March

On 1 March the online application system opens for applicants who have accepted their course offer via UCAS, either as a first or insurance choice. To apply you need to have accepted your offer at least 24 hours or one working day before you wish to submit an application. You will need your 11 digit University of Lincoln applicant ID, which you will have received in your academic offer. It is also included in the email alert you will receive notifying you that applications for accommodation are now open. 

Step 2: Register Online

Register for our online application system where you will need to enter personal details such as you first name, surname, and date of birth. These must match those held for you by UCAS for your registration to be successful. Once registered, you will receive a validation code via email which will enable you to login to the application system.

Step 3: Choose Your Accommodation

Login and select the ‘new application’ link in the top toolbar. You will then need to select the correct application type, course type, session, and pathway before you can browse the accommodation available. Choose your favourite six options by clicking the ‘apply’ button beside your chosen development and then select the room type you would prefer. This allows us to see what other options you are interested in should your first choice be full allocated due to demand. The next page enables you to enter 'further details' where you can inform us of any special requirements. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate all requests. If you believe you have additional requirements due to a disability or medical condition that will affect your accommodation allocation, please email studentwellbeing@lincoln.ac.uk separately to your application.

Step 4: Review and Submit

Review and check your choices and preferences on the ‘application summary’ screen before clicking 'submit'. You will then be taken to another screen where you will need to accept our Terms and Conditions before you are able to submit your applications. The next screen will then confirm that you have successfully submitted your application. 

Step 5: What Happens Next?

You application will remain in ‘awaiting verification’ status until your place at the University is validated by the University Admissions team. This usually happens around A-Level results day, after which allocations for accommodation for those starting in September will start to go out via email.

Universities UK Housing Code

Accommodation at the University of Lincoln fully complies with the new standard for student accommodation, the Universities UK/Guild HE Code of Practice for the Management of Student Housing.

On-Campus (Student Village) Terms and Conditions

The University's On-campus Accommodation Terms and Conditions (PDF) will apply to all students living in Cygnet Wharf and Lincoln Courts. Terms and Conditions for partner accommodation can be found on the individual partner websites.


Contact Us

Accommodation Services
University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool
Lincoln
LN6 7TS

accommodation@lincoln.ac.uk 
+44 (0)1522 886198/231

Twitter: @UoLAccomm
Facebook: UniLincolnAccommodation