Lincoln University
91% Rating
(23 Reviews)

Lincoln University

Established in 1878, Lincoln University has been a key contributor to the primary industries that sit at the core interests of the New Zealand economy. Ranked 319th in the world , and the top 50 in Agriculture and Forestry (QS Rankings), we are the only specialist land-based university in New Zealand.

Small class sizes, practical work, relevant field trips and a fun environment are a few good reasons why you should choose Lincoln University.

Themed Study Abroad programmes - sustainability - feed the world, protect the future and live well. Strong sports clubs in the sports of rugby and basketball.

Gateway to the scenic beauty of The South Island.

Most Recent Program Reviews

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Annelie
Female
23 years old
Lincoln, Canterbury, New Zealand
Lincoln University

Lincoln Uni Landscape Architecture

9/10

Lincoln University is very welcoming to international students. Lincoln University's Landscape Architecture program was also very accommodating to international students. The program is in depth and intensive with it's topics of study with very insightful tutors. It was interesting and beneficial to see landscape architecture from a slightly different perspective in a completely different part of the world. I would highly recommend this program if you are looking for thorough and hard-working landscape architecture studies.

How can this program be improved?

Better coordination between tutors, or less overlap of tutors feedback at once.

Dan
Male

Small Agricultural University - a great place to be

10/10

I came to Lincoln University because I wanted to experience a small university setting, get a chance to study agriculture in the realm of environmental science, and of course, see the incredible New Zealand landscape. My experience has been fantastic all around. Though I came in not wanting to focus too much on school, the classes here (specifically ERST 302 Environmental Policy) ended up being some of the more interesting ones I've taken, and the professors are friendly, accessible, and willing to help you out with your future career goals. The small school setting worked out very well as I made a great group of friends and we became pretty close. Lincoln is also well situated to explore as much of the South Island as possible. Arthur's pass is a 2 hour drive away and also gives access to the West Coast, and you can reach any part of the island in a (sometimes long) day's drive. I've had an incredible time here and would recommend it to anyone with environmental/agricultural interests.

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Maria
Female
20 years old
United States
Lincoln University

An unexpected experience -Sustainability at Lincoln

7/10

When I left for New Zealand I had some fears about leaving home and family for such a long period of time, and had no presumptions over what Christchurch and Lincoln area would be like. Now in my last few weeks, I can say that New Zealand will always hold a dear place in my heart for the beauty that it has shown me and for the friends that I have made. As an environmental studies student from California, It was great to learn about how professors in a different part of the world taught sustainability. Lincoln's professors were all very down to earth and willing to help and talk to you. I was impressed with their friendliness and desire to help students succeed. The school and campus itself has a way to go in terms of sustainability. If you come to Lincoln be prepared to devote most of your money to transportation, as you will certainly need to buy either a car or copious amounts of bus tickets to get anywhere remotely close. The bus system is well routed, but as I said before it can get expensive after multiple trips. Christchurch is a beautiful city with a lot of interesting sights considering they are rebuilding from the earthquake, but just know that Lincoln and Christchurch are much farther from each other than you would think, and without a car takes about 45minuets- 1 hour to bus from one to the other. The students at Lincoln were are very friendly, and as an international student expect to interact mostly with other international students unless you take smaller sized classes. As for having fun with friends, there isn't much to do in Lincoln so the fun you have will be what you make it if you find some nice people to hang around and possibly go outside of the town for some adventure. If you come in winter bring rain boots! Overall the south island is beautiful and much different from the north island, so make sure to find friends who will want to go exploring with you over the weekend. Overall a good experience.

Bella
Female

Small Community, Okay Location

4/10

Studying abroad at Lincoln University was a huge personal gain, because I was able to live on my own, away from family or immediate support. Lincoln University's study abroad community is small and centralized at Farm Road Flats and some halls, you will mainly make friends with other international students. I advise you to live off campus if you can, the accommodations department has strict rules that older students find cumbersome. Its location is ideal for traveling to the most beautiful regions of the South Island, just make sure you buy a car with some pals or else transportation is a nightmare. Buy good walking shoes because you'll be doing a lot of walking into town for groceries and errands. Lincoln Township is hard to be a part of for such a short time since this is such a small tightknit community, but feel free to join in the communities weekend events when they are available. You will probably have to travel to Christchurch for anything you need to do, so buy a metro pass or again, buy a car to use for six months.

How can this program be improved?

LU needs to provide more services and support for international students, like better communication to back home and transportation when they are injured or need to go to the doctor. Some students, like me, could not afford to buy a car and to pay for the upkeep while I'm still paying for my car back home. The Accommodations office treated my flat with complete disrespect and ruined my entire time here, I would recommend that students go to any other university in New Zealand.

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Lina
Female
20 years old
Lincoln, New Zealand
Lincoln University

Thank you, Lincoln

9/10

I came here from Norway. I was really nervous in the beginning, but the staff was very helpful and made me feel safe, and they answered all my questions. They even met us at the airport and took us directly to our flats when we got here. They took care of us during the whole stay, and I am very lucky to have gotten the chance to study on the other side of the planet. New Zealand is a beautiful country with stunning nature. I am very happy I made this choice.

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