Applying to live at Lincoln College is a simple process

You will need to upload a recent photograph of yourself. A school photo or profile picture with your head and shoulders is ideal.

2. Email a written reference and copy of your covid vaccination certificate.

As part of your application, we would also like a written reference – someone who knows you well and can comment on how you will thrive at university and in College. A schoolteacher or family friend is ideal.

It is the policy of Lincoln College that from February 10th, 2022, all residents and staff be fully vaccinated* against COVID-19 to better protect our community. We will need a copy of your vaccination certificate, so please email with a pdf copy of your COVID-19 vaccination record or a screenshot of your digital certificate.

Please email your written reference and COVID vaccination certificate to This information can be sent after you apply.

*Fully vaccinated means having had the full COVID -19 vaccination course, as scheduled, including boosters. From January 19, 2022, boosters are now due three months after the second vaccination. We understand that, depending on your date of vaccination, this may mean you have your booster after moving into Lincoln College

3. Interview​

The interview is an opportunity for us to speak with you about whether or not Lincoln College is a good fit for you and vice versa. It’s a chance for you to ask plenty of questions as well.

Once your application has been submitted, the College will contact you to arrange a suitable time for your interview. This interview is usually done over the phone, but if you are planing to tour the College it can be done face-to-face if you prefer.

4. Application Outcome ​

After your interview, you will be notified by email if you have been successful and made an offer of a place at Lincoln College. If you are waiting on an ATAR and university offer, the offer of a place at Lincoln College is provisional and dependent on you receiving and accepting a university offer. Your place at Lincoln College is not secured until you have returned your completed contract and paid your upfront fees. You will learn more information about this through the application process.

Places are allocated on a first-in, first-served basis and the College fills quickly ahead of each academic year, so we encourage you to apply early.