Lincoln College | University of Oxford
Students at Lincoln College
Students at Lincoln College.
(Credit: John Cairns)

Lincoln College

Lincoln, one of the smaller undergraduate colleges, combines intimacy with a strong academic tradition. There is a genuine atmosphere of good humour, hard work and mutual support, shared by both students and tutors.

Students at Lincoln College

Undergraduates at Lincoln are guaranteed accommodation for the three or four years of their course. All accommodation is central, and a significant proportion of rooms, including all first-year rooms, have ensuite facilities. The college can offer a number of generous bursaries for students from low-income backgrounds, in addition to other grants, prizes and scholarships. Our food is widely regarded as excellent, and the 15th-century hall provides a popular focus for college life. The college has one of the most beautiful libraries in Oxford.

Students have the opportunity to join or form a very large range of student societies. Lincoln has a sports field and boathouse, and currently provides free membership of the University gym and swimming pool.

Read more on the college website.

Lincoln is...

…the most welcoming and enjoyable community I’ve been a part of, and a place where tutorials are something to look forward to!

…the staff, who are a huge part of what makes Lincoln such a great college. From the kitchen staff who quickly remember you to the porters who welcome you whenever you pass the lodge.

…a very large library for such a small college. There is always somewhere to work and the only problem is sometimes it’s so pretty it’s distracting!

…brilliant accommodation, being at most ten minutes from the college and all being reasonably priced – you feel like a real community.

…a really wide range of sports teams and other societies; the ‘have a go atmosphere’ makes for a lot of fun!

College facilities

To compare facilities across different colleges, please visit our College Facilities Table.

College accommodation

Lincoln CollegeThe college library at Lincoln College, which is housed in All Saints Church.

  • All first years on site: YES
  • Usually offered for three years: NO
  • Usually offered for first year and one other year: NO
  • Usually offered for all years: YES
  • Some vacation storage for international students: YES


  • Dining hall: YES
  • Bar: YES
  • Café: YES


  • Gym on site: NO
  • Boathouse: YES
  • Library open 24/7: NO
  • Computer rooms/stations: YES
  • Wi-Fi throughout college: YES
  • Music room: YES
  • Theatre/performance space: YES
  • Chapel: YES
  • Multi-faith prayer room: NO

Clubs and societies

  • Music society: YES
  • Orchestra/s: YES
  • Choir/s: YES
  • Dramatic society: YES
  • College student magazine/paper: YES
  • Some subject societies: YES
  • Other societies: YES

In order to make it easier for you to establish a first point of contact with our University, every Oxford college is ‘linked’ to a particular region of the UK. The ‘link’ college will know their region particularly well and already have contact with schools and students in the area.

Getting in touch with the college linked to your region has no influence on your chances of being accepted to this or any other particular college. You are also very welcome to get in touch with any other college for advice about applying or studying here.

Link Local Authorities

Bath and North East Somerset
North East Lincolnshire
North Lincolnshire
North Somerset
South Gloucestershire


Access and Outreach at Lincoln
Schools Liaison Officer: Katie Osmon
Tel: +44 (0) 1865 279973

Postal address:
Lincoln College
Turl Street, Oxford OX1 3DR