Study Abroad at Lincoln University, New Zealand

Video and Photos

walking at mueller hut
walking at mueller hut
friends and sunsets!
friends and sunsets!
Isthmus Peak
Isthmus Peak
Farm Road Flats Party Bus
Sunrise at Sumner Beach
Kawarau Bungy Jump

About

International students can study at Lincoln University and transfer your credit back to your degree at home.

Lincoln University excels in areas related to land and natural resource management and is renowned for its applied commerce degrees and industry-relevant programs.

Our rural location on the outskirts of Christchurch, the largest city in the South Island, is perfect for our land-based focus - giving students the best of both worlds.

The Study Abroad programme is available to both undergraduate and postgraduate students who meet Lincoln University's admission requirements. Depending on your academic background, you can choose from any of the courses within the faculties. You can enrol for one or two semesters on an independent basis, or as part of a Study Abroad programme.

Lincoln University has a strong sports club culture and our University Rugby Club are the current Senior Mens Christchurch Champions and have hosted a number of current and former All Blacks.

Highlights
  • Smaller semi-rural campus environment on the edge of the city.
  • Close proximity to the great outdoors - sking, hiking, biking, rock climbing, fishing, etc.
  • Experiential learning opportunities within many courses.
  • Approachable academic staff with a open door policy.
  • Multicultural campus with an international student population of 43%.

Questions & Answers

as far as I know they don't offer civil engineering. The major background of the Uni is agricultural. I hope I could help.

Reviews

88%
based on 54 reviews
  • Academics 7.4
  • Support 8.7
  • Fun 8.7
  • Housing 7.2
  • Safety 9.4
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Nikita
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Senior Trip

I loved studying aboard here at Lincoln because of the international student interaction. Didn’t have a lot of interactions with kiwis.
Got a good amount of school but had a solid 4 weeks during breaks. It was a great time to see the country side as well as travel with other internationals. New Zealand is a beautiful country and I’d highly recommend.
The education at Lincoln is unique and is not what you would expect.
Good times, great view and amazing people!

What would you improve about this program?
More communication would be great.
Iris
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Lincoln University

For me going to Lincoln University was a great experience becaus e of the unique atmosphere on Campus. It is all very small and communal which gave me the oppurtunity to meet many interesting peopl. I am sure I have made friends for life here and this would not have been as easy as it was if Lincoln were bigger. Then there is also the upside of the amazing location of Lincoln, right in the center of the South Island of New Zealand. This was a great starting point for many adventures exploring the beautifull country. My favourite of which was a trip to Milford Sound, the most beautiful place on earth I have seen so far.

What would you improve about this program?
I had no idea what courses I was allowed to take at Lincoln, as it turns out I was allowed to follow many more of them then I originally thought. If I had known this earlier I would and could have chosen different courses.
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Jacob
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

My time at Lincoln

My experience at Lincoln was second to none! Aside from being in the most beautiful country in the world, Lincoln is a phenomenal place to study. It a smaller school that provides a lot of one on one support for all students. The lecturers are friendly and helpful at all times. I would recommend this place to anyone that has any interest in the outdoors or agriculture. This experience has changed my way of thinking to be more relaxed and not worry or stress the small things in life. The kiwi culture is very friendly and laid back, which helps cope with the stress of studying abroad.

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Ava
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Lincoln University

My time at Lincoln University has been everything I hoped it would be. New Zealand is beautiful and traveling the country is well worth your time. I came out 4 weeks prior to lectures starting and that was just enough time to see much of the North and South Islands. Once on campus, my experience with the staff was amazing, everybody is helpful and accommodating. My flat in Farm Road was sufficient, nothing fancy. My favorite part about living in Farm Road was the people. It is where I made a lot of my friends. Overall, the semester went by super fast and it will be a bittersweet goodbye when I head home. But I have made some amazing friends and it was an experience I will carry with me the rest of my life. Cheers

What would you improve about this program?
The professors are laid back but this proved to be a double edged sword as sometimes there was a lack of communication.
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Tabor
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

New Zealand Abroad

I am a student from Colorado studying Agriculture. Lincoln University in New Zealand offered a wide variety of classes I was interested in and that was also applicable to my major. Lincoln Uni has a nice small knit campus that allows easy access to get around and has on campus bus transportation to get into the city. The town Lincoln is also near by where there is a grocery store only a short walk away. The town is also just walking distance away and has fun pubs, restaurants, coffee shop, and pharmacy. Not only was the school experience good but traveling around New Zealand is an amazing place to travel. I was able to come a month early before classes started and travel as well on the weekends. There are so many outstanding things to see in New Zealand that the experience just to come and travel around was worth every penny.

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Kyle
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Kyle Goldsberry's review

The academic system of only have a few assignments during the semester and a large final is odd for me, I don't think I like it. The staff and other students are very layed back which is nice. The on campus living is amazing. The flat i live in is nice. And the support worker Amanda that is over here with us is a great help. Her weekly dinners are a delight and she is great. The post office is great here too, very convenient. Most of the dining hall workers are nice. And having the store right by us is very nice and easy.

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Natalie
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Life Changing Study in New Zealand

If you are an adventurous person who loves to experience the outdoors and New Zealand is not on your bucket list, it definitely should be! This program gave international students so much leeway to travel this beautiful country. From having nearly a month long break in the middle of the semester to having incredibly understanding professors, Lincoln University has created a welcoming and friendly community for students coming from overseas. This program changed my life by teaching me more about myself and my infatuation with traveling. The culture here is rich and the scenery is unprecedented. I'm so grateful.

What would you improve about this program?
I would say Lincoln University could overall be a bit more organized and communicate with their international students more about things like the accommodation information and orientation. I felt like I was always struggling to find information.
Dan
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Small Agricultural University - a great place to be

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
7/10
Yes, I recommend this program

An unexpected experience -Sustainability at Lincoln

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
4/10
No, I don't recommend this program

Small Community, Okay Location

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.

What would you improve about this program?
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
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Thank you, Lincoln

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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Rucira
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Nice experience with lincoln university

I am really enjoy to study abroad in Lincoln University, New Zealand. I got a lot of new experiences in here. There are so many international student in here, so, I met a lot of new friends from many countries. This university provides a very well service and facilities. Morever, Lincoln has a really great environment to study, like calm and quite. Also, the lectures are very welcome and nice to us. This is a very recommended university!

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Rebecca
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Great people, easy to study

I cannot say enough good things about my time at Lincoln. The professors are all wonderful and helpful. The support that you get here makes the trip so much easier and safer. The lectures care about their subjects and it makes it very easy to learn. The housing on campus is good because it's close and convenient. Overall, the experience here has been amazing and I highly recommend this program for a study abroad destination!

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Weiyi
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Good Uni

I am studying in Lincoln Uni as a PhD student. I like my superviser. He is so smart and I can get support from him anytime. I like the research environment my superviser creates for me. I can do what I want, can keep passion in my research. This is the best part in my study. Both my friend and I agree that the staff of Lincolun Uni are friendly and helpful. They are responsible for their duty. My friend feels satisfied with her undergraduate study. The campus is beautiful, more beautiful than other Unis I have been. This is also a part of Lincoln Uni I like.

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Chris
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Lincoln University Experience

I had a blast this past semester at Lincoln University. It offered an abundance of courses to take that were genuinely interesting. The town of Lincoln is small itself but it remains close to Christchurch and many outdoor activities. The Farm Road flats were a great place to stay for study abroad students. People from all around the world come here to study and it was easy to make a close group of friends. Overall this experience was great and I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in studying in New Zealand