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Established: 1878

Lincoln University, New Zealand

Ellesmere Jct Rd, Lincoln 7647, New Zealand

Lincoln University began life in 1878 as a School of Agriculture. From 1896 to 1961 it served students under the name "Canterbury Agricultural College", and offered qualifications of the University of New Zealand until that institution's demise. From 1961 to 1990, it was known as Lincoln College, a constituent college of the University of Canterbury, until achieving autonomy in 1990 as Lincoln University.

  • 6,000+
    Total Students
  • 34%
    International Students
  • NZD 11,884
    Total Cost of Living(average per year*)
  • NZD 13,603
    Living On-campus(average per year*)
  • 4.3
    Students Per Staff

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The University has a mission to help: feed the world, protect the future, and live well.To achieve this mission, Lincoln is positioned to work alongside industry, the community, and people from around the globe.

The University's qualifications and research cover agriculture, sciences, conservation and ecology, commerce, environmental management, tourism, agribusiness, sport and recreation, property management, and landscape architecture, to make a very real difference to the success of not only New Zealand but also the world.

Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Tertiary Education Commission, New Zealand, Lincoln University, New Zealand is a coeducational higher education institution. Lincoln University, New Zealand offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

Lincoln University, New Zealand also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sport facilities and/or activities, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

Lincoln University Students' Association also referred to as LUSA, acts as a representative for students on university policy, as well as providing advocacy services to students and running campus events such as the annual Garden Party and O-Week. LUSA is central in organising, supporting and funding the clubs on campus. These clubs include but are not limited to; Lincoln Soils Society, Tramping and Climbing Club, Wine Appreciation Club, LSD (Lincoln Snowboarding Department), Alpine Club, LEO (Lincoln Environmental Organisation), Food Appreciation Club, The Lincoln University Campus Choir, Bunch Rides (cycling), Lincoln University Rugby Club, Lincoln Malaysian Students Society (LMSS), International Rugby Club, UniQ (lesbian, gay and transgender students on campus), Boxing Club, Young Farmers Club, and Lincoln Christian Fellowship.

Lincoln University has six Halls of Residence, the oldest of which is Hudson Hall, built in 1953. Colombo Hall, Lowrie Hall and Stevens Hall all opened in 1970, with Centennial Hall opening in 1978, Lincoln University's centenary year. The newest Hall of Residence is Southland Hall, built in 1993.

General Information

  • Bachelors degree
  • 72% Students
  • NZD 26,828 International student tuition fee (average per year*)
  • Masters degree
  • 28% Students
  • NZD 34,777 International student tuition fee (average per year*)

Programs / Degrees at Lincoln University, New Zealand


  • Lincoln Bachelor Degree Additional Majors - Environmental Management,Event Management,Parks and Outdoor Recreation,Tourism Management,Water Management
  • Bachelor of Agribusiness and Food Marketing
  • Bachelor of Agriculture
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Science
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Commerce(Agriculture)
  • Bachelor of Commerce(Agriculture and Professional Accounting)
  • Bachelor of Environmental Management
  • Bachelor of Environmental Policy and Planning(Honours)
  • Bachelor of Environment and Society
  • Bachelor of Landscape Architecture
  • Bachelor of Landscape Architecture(Graduate Entry)
  • Bachelor of Land and Property Management
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Sport and Recreation Management
  • Bachelor of Tourism Management
  • Bachelor of Viticulture and Oenology

Certificates and Diplomas

  • Certificate of Proficiency
  • Certificate in University Studies
  • Diploma in Agriculture
  • Diploma in Applied Science
  • Diploma in Commerce
  • Diploma in Horticulture
  • Diploma in Natural Resources
  • Diploma in Organic Agri-Food Production
  • Diploma in University Studies
  • Diploma in Farm Management
  • Diploma in Horticultural Management

English Language

  • Graduate Certificate in Academic English (GCAE)
  • English for Academic Purposes (EAP) modules

Graduate Certificates

  • Graduate Certificate in Academic English
  • Graduate Certificate in Applied Science
  • Graduate Certificate in Business and Sustainability
  • Graduate Certificate in Commerce
  • Graduate Certificate in Landscape Studies
  • Graduate Certificate in Recreation Management
  • Graduate Certificate in Resource Studies
  • Graduate Certificate in Tourism Management

Graduate Diplomas

  • Graduate Diploma in Applied Science
  • Graduate Diploma in Business and Sustainability
  • Graduate Diploma in Commerce
  • Graduate Diploma in Landscape Studies
  • Graduate Diploma in Property Management
  • Graduate Diploma in Recreation Management
  • Graduate Diploma in Resource Studies
  • Graduate Diploma in Tourism Management
  • Graduate Diploma in Viticulture and Oenology
  • Graduate Diploma in Valuation


  • Bachelor of Agricultural Science with Honours
  • Bachelor of Commerce with Honours
  • Bachelor of Environmental Management with Honours
  • Bachelor of Environmental Policy and Planning with Honours
  • Bachelor of Landscape Architecture with Honours
  • Bachelor of Science with Honours
  • Bachelor of Sport and Recreation Management with Honours
  • Bachelor of Tourism Management with Honours
  • Bachelor of Viticulture and Oenology (Honours)


  • Doctor of Philosophy

Postgraduate Certificates

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Science
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Commerce
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Environmental Management
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Informatics
  • Postgraduate Certificate in International Rural Development
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Land and Society
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Landscape Studies
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Parks, Recreation and Tourism

Postgraduate Diplomas

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Agricultural Science
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Science
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Management
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Horticultural Science
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Informatics
  • Postgraduate Diploma in International Rural Development
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Land and Society
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Landscape Studies
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Parks, Recreation and Tourism
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Water Resource Management
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Disaster Risk and Resilience

Research Master's

  • Master of Agricultural Science
  • Master of Applied Science
  • Master of Commerce and Management
  • Master of Commerce (Agricultural)
  • Master of Horticultural Science
  • Master of Landscape Architecture (Research)
  • Master of Natural Resources Management and Ecological Engineering
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Water Resource Management

Taught Master's

  • Master of Business (Finance)
  • Master of Business (Global Management and Marketing)
  • Master of Disaster Risk and Resilience
  • Master of Environmental Policy and Management
  • Master of International Rural Development
  • Master of Landscape Architecture (Taught)
  • Master of Management in Agribusiness
  • Master of Management in Agricultural Systems
  • Master of Professional Accounting (CPA)
  • Master of Planning
  • Master of Science in Food Innovation
  • Master of Sport and Recreation Management
  • Master of Tourism Management

Selection criteria

Language test
  • IELTS (Bachelors) 6.0
  • IELTS (Masters) 6.5
  • TOEFL (Bachelors) 60
  • TOEFL (Masters) 80

Academic Life

  • 48 : 52
    Female male ratio
  • Semesters
    Academic calendar

Student Life

  • 600-699
  • Suburban
    Campus setting
  • Public
    Control type
  • Non-Profit
  • Religious affiliation

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