Applying for Accommodation

Applying for accommodation at the University of Lincoln is easy.

2023 Entry

Step 1: Apply from December 2022

The online application system will open in December for students looking to book accommodation for September 2023. As a new Undergraduate, to apply for accommodation you need to have accepted your course offer, making the University either your firm or insurance choice on UCAS, at least 24 hours or one working day before you wish to submit an application. You will need your 8-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 open.

Step 2: Choose Your Accommodation

Log in 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 four 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 fully 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 facilitate all requests. If you believe you have additional requirements due to a disability or medical condition that will affect your accommodation allocation, please email separately to your application.

Step 3: 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 application. The next screen will then confirm that you have successfully submitted your application.

Step 4: What Happens Next?

Offers for accommodation for students starting in the autumn will be communicated via email.

New Students 

Once you have accepted your place at the University of Lincoln, you will receive an email from Accommodation Services inviting you to the Student Portal, where you can choose your top selection of residences. 

The team will process your application and allocate you an accommodation.

After Alevel results day, you will be emailed your room allocation and Arrival Induction to complete.

Move-in Week falls the week before Welcome Week, which is in September.

Returning Students

Students returning for another year of study can book accommodation from November 2022.

To do this, log into the Student Portal using your Student ID number.

Depending on your year of stay, if you are rebooking to live in University-managed accommodation, you may be eligible for a Loyalty Saver Discount, which goes up to 20%.

Accessible Support

If you require either an accessible room or additional support in choosing a room, that best meets your needs, please let Accommodation Services ( and Student Wellbeing ( know.

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.