International Arrivals

The Team cannot wait to welcome you to the University of Lincoln and into your home from home.  

If you are arriving from overseas, you should follow the instructions below. 

You may receive a second email with the subject line ‘Arrivals Procedure’ if so please ignore it as that contains instructions for arrivals for UK-based students. 

Please read this email carefully as it outlines key information about your arrival to Lincoln.  Follow the 5-step guide below and click all the links included. You need to complete and submit the forms requested where applicable. 

Tell us your Plans 

To help us prepare for your arrival, all students are required to complete this form,, to let us know what day and time you expect to arrive in Lincoln and when you plan to move into your accommodation so that we can ensure your room is ready for you. Please remember you will not be able to move into your accommodation before 9am on Saturday 17th September. 

Complete your online induction 

Click on this link to complete your Accommodation Induction 

Transport to Lincoln 

You will be able to travel to Lincoln from the airport via train, coach or taxi. If your flight is expected to land in the middle of the night you may wish to book a hotel close to the airport and travel to Lincoln the following day. 

Both trains and taxis can be booked in advance. Suitable companies for booking include: 


  • Trainline 
  • LNER  
  • National Rail  


  • National Express 

Taxi (local in Lincoln)  

  • Handsome Cabs | 01522 545352 
  • Hykeham Cabs | 01522 501010 
  • Style-Arrival Ltd | 01522 821632 
  • Direct Cars | 01522 567567 

Your accommodation address can be found below: 

  • Cygnet Wharf, Campus Way, LN6 7FU 
  • Lincoln Courts, Campus Way, LN6 7TS 
  • Valentine Court, Valentine Road, LN6 7GU  
  • 179 High Street, Lincoln High Street, LN5 7AF  
  • The Gateway, Ruston Way, LN6 7GQ  
  • St Marks, Tritton Road, LN6 7TW 
  • Viking House, Newland, LN1 1YA 

More helpful information can be found here   

Out of Hours Arrivals  

Accommodation Services is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5:30pm and Friday to Saturday 9am to 5pm.  If you arrive outside of office hours and the reception is closed, we cannot guarantee that you will be able to collect your key or move into your room. 

If you are scheduled to arrive during out-of-hours, we recommend booking and paying for a hotel room in advance, for your first night, and collecting your room key to move into your accommodation during opening hours the following day.  

The University of Lincoln has a 10% discount code for the Holiday Inn which is located a short distance from the Brayford Pool Campus. 

Corp ID: 954297379 

Booking Link: University Of Lincoln – Holiday Inn Lincoln Booking Link 

Some other hotels nearby include  

If you have not booked and paid in advance, please ensure you have a suitable method of payment available when you arrive. 

Moving Into Your Room 

Should you wish, you can order homeware items such as bedding, kitchenware and towels to be delivered to your accommodation reception, ahead of your arrival.  

UniKitOut is an online company selling room kit out sets for the bedroom, bathroom and kitchen. The company also offers an ‘International Kit’ as well as extras like cupboard essentials, laundry kits and stationery.  

A full list of items that are already provided in your accommodation for you to use can be found here 

 You can also check out our website pages for more great tips and advice on what to expect and how to prepare for your arrival: 

If you have any questions, you can contact Accommodation Services by phone 01522 886300 or online during office hours Monday to Friday 9am to 5:30pm, UK time. 

We look forward to welcoming you to the University of Lincoln.