Lincoln University

  • Christchurch, New Zealand.

    Christchurch, New Zealand.


Lincoln University is located in the village of Lincoln in rural surroundings on New Zealand's South Island, 22 km south of the largest city, Christchurch. Christchurch has about 390.000 inhabitants and is situated in the southern end of Pegasus Bay. The university offers a range of relevant courses for NMBU students, including economics, animal science, ecology, nature management, engineering, landscape architecture, plant- and forest sciences. 

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. NZD6370 per semester.

Accommodation will cost around NZD4800 in a ‘catered’ hall, and around NZD2500 in a ‘self-catered’ hall.

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. The application should be sent together with your passport to London, where the closest visa-processing embassy is. Processing time can take up to four weeks, and will cost around £160 (around NOK1600).  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. 

220px-Lincoln_University_NZ.jpgIvey Hall, Lincoln University.  Photo: Wikipedia

Published 14. October 2014 - 10:45 - Updated 24. July 2019 - 13:50