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The origins of Lincoln University's name
Settlement of Lincoln Village started in 1863 and a School of Agriculture was established at Lincoln in 1878. The first intake of students was in 1880.In 1896 the School of Agriculture was separated from Canterbury College and became Canterbury Agricultural College with its own governing body and the ability to award degrees through the University of New Zealand.
Lincoln University is a publicly owned and operated, government-funded university that exists and operates under New Zealand statute, principally the New Zealand Education Act, 1989.
Lincoln University enjoys a rural setting on the Canterbury Plains (PDF, 114KB) less than half an hour from Christchurch, the largest city in the South Island (PDF, 39KB), of New Zealand (PDF, 62KB).
It is just minutes away from Christchurch's International Airport by car, and the many popular tourist and recreational attractions of Canterbury. You can travel from the airport by car, taxi or shuttle, or via the number 81 bus.Postal address:
P O Box 94
Ellesmere Junction Road/Springs Road
Phone: +64 3 325 2811 (8.30am - 4.30pm EST Monday to Friday)
Freephone: 0800 10 60 10 (NZ only)
Facsimile: +64 3 325 3850
New Zealand’s tertiary education sector is well respected internationally. A recent OECD review of tertiary education in 24 countries, examined how the organisation, management and delivery of tertiary education can help countries achieve their economic and social objectives and gave a positive endorsement to the New Zealand Government’s tertiary education policy. It described the New Zealand tertiary education system as unique in scale, diversity, achievement and policy innovation and said it was a system with a distinctive identity.Global_alliances
Internationally Lincoln University has academic alliances with complementary institutions in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas. These alliances support academic relationships and enhance educational opportunities through student and staff exchanges, joint teaching and research. Examples of such links include the connection with BOKU - the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria. Together the two universities teach a masters degree in natural resources management and ecological engineering, the only internationally taught masters degree in this field.Quality assurance
Lincoln University’s curriculum, delivery, pricing, staff and infrastructure are regularly monitored and audited by New Zealand Government departments and related agencies including, but not limited to, the Ministry of Education.
There are several accommodation options available to students. You may choose to live at home, share an apartment/flat or live on-campus in the Halls of Residence. See some more of what on-campus accommodation can offer you (PDF, 1814 KB) Alternatively you may wish to live off-campus in a privately rented house or apartment/flat, or in a home stay situation whereby you are looked after by a local family.If you have special needs
We have a number of rooms suitable for students with a range of disabilities or injuries.
Please contact Accommodation Services for information.
Students outside in Hudson Hall's garden
Some of the best things about living in the Halls, especially the catered ones, include:
View where the university halls of residence are located on our campus map (PDF, 185KB).
All halls have internet access and there is also a computer lab if you dont have your own laptop. The computer lab is open 23 hours a day and located on-campus.
PO Box 84
Phone: 64 3 3 325 3620
Fax: 64 3 325 3831
New era in Lincoln University rugby kicks off on campus
23 February 2009
Lincoln University’s newly formed Rugby Football Club has its on-campus launch in the Commerce 1 Lecture Theatre tonight (23 Feb.) starting at 6.00pm New Dairy Research Farm at Lincoln University enhances South Island dairying centre of excellence19 February 2009
The establishment of the first dedicated dairy research farm in the South Island, which will be located at Lincoln University, was announced today (19 Feb.) by Professor Keith Cameron at a South Island Dairying Development Centre Focus Day
International Postgraduate Tuition Fees
All postgraduate courses for international students will be calculated on a per course basis. The following is a list of all the course prefixes with the cost of each course alongside.
Please note: M. Applied Science (Professional) – the completion of this degree is by examination in 12 months – students are required to complete a 40 credit dissertation in addition to the prescribed course work.
*Not all courses are offered in any one year.
**All fees are in NZ dollars and include goods and services tax which is 12.5%.
International Research Tuition Fees
The fees quoted below are for a full-time, full year course of study for all Masters Thesis students; and for PhD students who are continuing with, or completing their study from 2005 or earlier. International students who start their PhD from January 2006 will be charged domestic student fees.
International PhD students must be resident in New Zealand (apart from temporary absences for the purposes of approved doctoral research) to be classified as domestic students and pay domestic student tuition fees.