Study Abroad at Lincoln University, New Zealand

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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.

Lincoln offers a range of specialized programs in the following subject areas:
  • Agricultural Science
  • Commerce
  • Agribusiness and Food Marketing
  • Property and Land Management
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Tourism Management
  • Sports and Recreation Management
  • Environment Management & Policy
  • Informatics: Information Technology, Agritech and GIS
  • Science: Biosecurity, Conservation & Ecology, Food Science, Land, Water and Environment, Water Management
  • Viticulture and Oenology
  • smaller semi-rural campus environment on the edge of the city
  • close proximity to the great outdoors - sking, hiking, biking, rock climbing, fishing etc .....

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.


based on 35 reviews
  • Academics 7.4
  • Support 8.5
  • Fun 8.5
  • Housing 7.7
  • Safety 9.3
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Weekend in Nelson

Studying abroad involves a whole bunch of experiences and you will find friends that you may keep for the rest of your life. But sometimes you have the urge to go on a trip alone. And it doesn't have to be a great trip it can only be one day or one weekend. But experiencing a journey just by yourself, maybe not even knowing your destination gives you the chance to grow and to enlarge your own horizon. This is what I did when I spent a weekend in Nelson, discovering the wonders of Abel Tasman and Nelson.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Great University, Awesome Country!

My time at Lincoln University was incredible... The best part was becoming friends with people from all over the world. I lived with other international students, so I got to learn a lot about culture in several countries in Europe. We even celebrated Norwegian Independence Day! It was so much fun.

I bought a car and my friends and I would go hiking up mountains, through the rainforest, up to glaciers... We went bungee jumping, skydiving, everything. New Zealand is the most beautiful country I've ever seen, and it is small enough to explore many different natural beauties in a short time.

Finally, my classes at Lincoln were interesting and very applicable to my major at Cornell University and career interest, dairy science and agribusiness. Field trips and practical examples in class helped me see how the New Zealand dairy industry has been successful and grown so quickly.

Overall, my time at Lincoln was filled with a lot learning, but even more adventures and fun with some great friends.

How can this program be improved?
International students should live in dorms with both international students and Kiwis (New Zealand folks), rather than just living with other international students.
Yes, I recommend this program
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perfect experience

It is the best experience i've ever had. You are able to find good friends, patient teachers and friendly homestay with the help of Lincoln uni's staff. Join in it and I am sure you will enjoy yourself!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Fun little school

Loved being at a smaller school with such a tight knit community. It's small, but easy to get around and still pretty close to the city. Lincoln is great for agriculture/natural sciences majors to get a change of pace and scenery.

How can this program be improved?
More opportunities to live with kiwis and hang out with them--campus housing was great but I ended up spending a lot of time with other internationals
Yes, I recommend this program
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Lincoln Uni

Lincoln University hosts a newly formed football team. The team is composed of a few Kiwis and several international players. If your're keen on playing some footy and studying hard, Lincoln Uni is the place to study.

How can this program be improved?
A few more Uni sponsored trips via bus would be great!
Yes, I recommend this program

About 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 317th in the world , and the top 50 in Agriculture and Forestry (QS Rankings), we are the...