Lincoln University

Lincoln University


Brief information

According to AbbreviationFinder, Lincoln University is one of the eight public universities currently in existence in New Zealand. In its early days it was a school of agriculture and continued to develop until it received university status in 1990.

She repeatedly receives international recognition for her work in teaching and research and always strives to apply innovative methods in knowledge transfer. In doing so, she adapts to the behavior of her environment, which is constantly changing over time. Due to the many international students on campus, Lincoln University is considered one of the “most international” universities in the country.

The university is divided into three faculties: Agriculture and Life Sciences, Commerce, and Environment, Society and Design. International students can enroll in all kinds of programs here, from preparatory to doctoral studies.

Many of the courses offered also include practical experience with partner companies from the economy. Since Lincoln University is New Zealand’s smallest university, the students can expect an almost “family” atmosphere with a lot of personal contact with the teachers.

  • Lincoln University website

University facts

Year of foundation: 1878

Type of university: State university

Number of students: total 4500, international 1100


  • NZQA (New Zealand Qualifications Authority)

Academic year:

The academic year at Lincoln University is divided into two semesters.

Study programs

  • postgraduate studies
  • semester abroad
  • bachelor’s degree
  • Master’s degree
  • promotion
  • language courses

International students are offered the opportunity to study at Lincoln University for one or two semesters as part of the semester program Study Abroad. There is the possibility of free semester and cross-departmental course selection from all university courses of the bachelor’s and master’s degree programs offered at Lincoln University.

The desired courses are already specified in the application. Course selection must be approved by the relevant Lincoln University department. As a rule, you receive this together with the acceptance for Study Abroadprogram also a confirmation of the approved courses. The course selection is not final and can be changed after consultation with the responsible course advisor on site.

  • Lincoln University semester program


  • Semester 2 2022

Tuition (3-4 courses)


Student Services Levy


The tuition fees include 60 New Zealand credits (= 30 ECTS ). This corresponds to four courses of 15 credits each at the undergraduate level and three courses of 20 credits each at the postgraduate level. For visa reasons, it is not possible to take less than 60 New Zealand credits.

  • Tuition fees at Lincoln University

Financing options

Among other things, foreign BAföG can be applied for to finance the semester abroad at Lincoln University. If there is an individual entitlement to funding, students receive support for living and travel expenses as well as health insurance and a subsidy towards tuition fees of up to EUR 4,600.


Lincoln University semester program applicants are required to have a high school diploma. Good knowledge of English is also expected. These must be proven by German applicants by means of a formal language certificate such as a TOEFL or IELTS.

The language skills can be proven by one of the following test results or documents:

Undergraduate postgraduate
IELTS 6.0 (no range below 5.5) 6.5 (no range below 6.0)
TOEFL (internet based) 60 (writing: 18) 80 (Writing: 21, Speaking: 18)


Degrees/Courses in English – Undergraduate

  • Bachelor of Agribusiness and Food Marketing
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Agriculture
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Agriculture)
  • Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Finance
  • Bachelor of Commerce in Food and Resource Economics
  • Bachelor of Commerce in Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing
  • Bachelor of Commerce in Supply Chain Management and Global Business
  • Bachelor of Environment and Society in GIS and Environmental Informatics
  • Bachelor of Environment and Society in Land and Society
  • Bachelor of Environment and Society in Maori and Indigenous Environmental Management
  • Bachelor of Environment and Society in Water Management
  • Bachelor of Land and Property Management
  • Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Science in Agritech
  • Bachelor of Science in Biosecurity and Bio-protection
  • Bachelor of Science in Conservation and Ecology
  • Bachelor of Science in Food Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Land, Water, Environment
  • Bachelor of Sport and Recreation Management
  • Bachelor of Tourism Management
  • Bachelor of Viticulture and Oenology

Studies/Courses in English – Postgraduate

  • Master of Agricultural Science
  • Masters of Applied Science
  • Master of Applied Science (Environmental Management)
  • Master of Business in Accounting and Finance
  • Master of Business in Global Management and Marketing
  • Master of Commerce (Agricultural)
  • Master of Commerce and Management
  • Master of Design
  • Master of Environmental Policy
  • Master of Horticultural Science
  • Master of International Nature Conservation
  • Master of International Rural Development
  • Master of Landscape Architecture
  • Master of Management in Agribusiness
  • Master of Management in Agricultural Systems
  • Master of Natural Resources Management and Ecological Engineering
  • Master of Parks, Recreation and Sports Management
  • Masters of Professional Studies
  • Master of Property Studies
  • Master of Resource Studies
  • MSc
  • Master of Science in Food Innovation
  • Masters of Social Science
  • Master of Software and Information Technology
  • Master of Tourism Management
  • Master of Water Resource Management


Lincoln University’s campus is spread over 140 acres in rural surroundings, the Canterbury Plains. In less than 25 minutes you can reach the center of Christchurch, the largest city in the South Island, from the campus.

The campus includes excellently equipped course rooms, a café, a library, sports facilities and much more. The buildings represent a pleasant mix of traditional and modern architectural styles.

Four miles away is Telford, a working farm that is in commercial use. Here the students can learn everything that has to do with farm management etc.

  • Lincoln University campus description


There are a variety of accommodation options available to students at Lincoln University.

The following accommodation options are available:

  • student residence
  • Apartments on campus
  • Private apartments / hotels
  • guest families

Lincoln University

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