Lincoln University

Number of study places 

Sixteen per semester.

Selection of applicants

Applicants are chosen according to the highest average grade scores achieved upon applying.

Study level

Bachelor, Master and PhD.

Language requirements 

Upper secondary school (norsk: videregående skole): Average grade of 4 in English.

Semester timing

Semester 1: February – June.
Semester 2: July – November.

Recognition of study credits

Bachelor students: 4 units / 60 credits (at 100-300 level) are equivalent to 30 credits at NMBU.
Master students: 3 units (at 600 level) are equivalent to 30 credits at NMBU.

Tuition fees

The tuition fee is ca. NZD8100 per semester (2020).


The self-catered accommodation is NZ$4200.00.  On campus accommodation is guaranteed for NMBU students.

Visa / Residence permit

For periods of study exceeding three months, a visa is necessary. To apply for a visa, it is necessary to have been accepted as an exchange student, to have received a receipt for paid tuition fees, and to be able to prove sufficient funds for covering living expenses during the stay. You can apply online through Immigration New Zealand, processing time can take up to four weeks  and the fee is approx. NZ$330.00   (more information about the visa application)

Important to note: Students who are part of an approved exchange scheme must apply for a student visa before their arrival in New Zealand. This includes students who are from visa-waiver countries.
Exchange students can come to New Zealand as visitors and apply for an exchange student visa within New Zealand, but only if they can provide an exceptional reason as to why they could not obtain one before arrival. 


Published 14. October 2014 - 10:45 - Updated 14. June 2022 - 14:49