Lincoln University – Introduction

New Zealand indeed has a lot to offer – scenic views, unique flora and fauna and native wildlife. Not only does the country have breathtaking surroundings, but also has one of the best education systems in the world. Universities in New Zealand have the best teaching faculties and also provide students with numerous amenities and research facilities. This makes New Zealand one of the most sought after international study destination in the world. Students from all across the globe flock to New Zealand to pursue an international study program, and hence you will find students growing and developing in a multi-cultural society. Students experience varied cultures, while pursuing their study program.

If you chose New Zealand as your study abroad destination, you may consider studying at the Lincoln University located at Canterbury. The Canterbury region is at the south of New Zealand and is an attractive destination for international students. The region is developing at a very rapid rate and is welcoming to foreign students. Students who pursue their further studies here have an added advantage – the Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has increased the points for obtaining a job offer outside Auckland to 30 points in the Residency application. Another benefit of pursuing your studies at Lincoln University is the lower fees as compared to the University of Auckland.

Lincoln University, also known as ‘New Zealand’s specialist land-based university’ has bagged numerous awards and has also been on high rankings consistently. According to the rankings released by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings for 2016-17, Lincoln University stands at the proud rank of 343. Besides, the university also has QS Five Stars rating and ranks in the top 100 in the agriculture and forestry sector. Just recently, the University entered the 2017 Times Higher Education (THE) world university rankings - in the 401-500 bracket.

Lincoln University has so much to offer to its students – both domestic and international students. Numerous facilities such as library and IT resources are made available to students. Besides, students may also get involved with clubs and organizations to enhance their experience while studying. Students seeking accommodation may also avail of Lincoln’s accommodation, which comes with fully-catered and self-catered rooms.

The life of a student outside Lincoln’s University is interesting, just as it is inside campus. Since the beach and the mountains are merely 90 minutes away from the Canterbury campus, students often go for surfing and skiing. The other two campuses – located at Christchurch and South Otago – also offer numerous options for recreation and socializing.

Courses Offered

Lincoln University emphasizes on the selection of the right course based on the interests of the student. The University has a wide range of courses catering to numerous fields of study. It offers degrees and programs, certificates and diplomas, as well as courses at the undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate level. Students may pursue their Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture, Commerce, Agricultural Science, Agribusiness and Food Marketing, Environmental Management, Viticulture and Oenology, and Tourism Management, besides many others. The University also offers Certificates and Diplomas in Agriculture, Applied Science, Commerce, Horticulture, Natural Resources, and University Studies, Farm Management, among others.

Lincoln University is popularly known for its study programs at the post-graduate level. The University offers both certificates and diplomas to those seeking to pursue post-graduation. Following is the list of programs offered.

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

Lincoln University offers Masters in numerous fields as well. Some of the popular study programs at Master’s level include MS in Food Science and Technology, Masters in Tourism Management, and Masters in Global Management . Below mentioned is the comprehensive list of Master's programmes at Lincoln University.

  • Master of Business (Accounting and Finance)
  • Master of Business (Global Management and Marketing)
  • Master of Disaster Risk and Resilience
  • Master of Design
  • 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 Planning
  • Master of Science in Food Innovation
  • Master of Sport and Recreation Management
  • Master of Tourism Management

Since Lincoln University has varied programs at all levels, students may evaluate courses based on their interests and make the right selection. Lincoln University has an ‘International Liaison Team’ that helps international students make the right choice and solves queries regarding getting into Lincoln.

Facilities offered

Lincoln University ensures that its students receive the best possible amenities on campus. There is a Library, Teaching and Learning (LTL) team to help students succeed in their studies. Students from foreign countries may avail of international student support to solve any concerns they may have, including issues related to education, cultural, social, personal or legal problems. Those seeking employment may avail of the Lincoln CareerHub facility for job opportunities and career resources.

Lincoln University offers support for illness, injury, and disability. Besides, counseling and pastoral support is provided to students to help them sail smoothly through troubled times. The university also helps students with budgeting and provides financial help, if required.

Just like the numerous facilities provided on campus, students may avail of benefits off campus. Lincoln University allows its students to enroll for group exercise, massage and nutrition, and other news and events. Students may also get involved in clubs and organizations to enhance their experience. Besides, the university offers a wide range of sports including hockey, squash, badminton, indoor football, floorball, surfing, tennis, and volleyball.

Scholarships

Quite often, students avail of scholarships that help them pay for their study. If you are considering a study abroad program at Lincoln University, you will be pleased to known that there is a NZ $10000 scholarship available for students who have scored greater than 65% % in their Bachelor’ degree in India. Qualifying students will be awarded with the scholarship towards the overall cost of their study. Some of the courses that are eligible for this scholarship include MS in Food Science and Technology, Masters in Tourism Management, and Masters in Global Management.