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Lincoln University Canterbury



In 1896, with agriculture now well established as the mainstay of New Zealand’s exports, the School of Agriculture 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.


Degrees and Programmes:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Certificates and Diplomas
  • Distance Delivery
  • English Language
  • Graduate Certificates
  • Graduate Diplomas
  • Honours
  • PhDPostgraduate
  • CertificatesPostgraduate
  • DiplomasResearch
  • Master'sTaught Master's


  • Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit
  • Bio-Protection Research Centre
  • Centre for Advanced Computational Solutions
  • Centre for Food Research and Innovation
  • Lincoln University Centre for International Development


The University regularly assesses the job market for new areas of employment demand such as:

  • Agriculture and horticulture
  • Society, tourism and sport
  • Science
  • Environment
  • Design and technology
  • Business and commerce.

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University Ranking

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Student services

International Student Support:

The International Services team assists both staff and students, either studying or working internationally, with a variety of services.

Many of the services are performed by the Student Administration team, such as processing enrolment applications or helping with student visas.

Housing services

Every year around 600 students enjoy the experience of living on campus alongside students from around New Zealand and overseas, most of them making friends for life.

First-year students reside in the catered halls and enjoy a buffet breakfast, lunch and home-cooked dinner daily in Te Kete Ika’s dining hall.

Library services

A key component to ensure you succeed in your studies is the University’s Library, Teaching and Learning (LTL) team.

Located in our iconic Ivey Hall, the LTL team are here to help you develop your academic ability during your time at Lincoln with learning support, access to our extensive collection of books and databases, and with study spaces and rooms, to name just a few services.

ICT services


LUHallsNet is a wireless network designed to provide a cost-effective service to suit the majority of residents.

Medical services

  • Health assessments for illness or injury
  • Health advice and education
  • Medical reports
  • Immunisation
  • Sexual health and contraception
  • Minor surgery
  • Counselling and mental health concerns

Student Life

Campus life

Te Waihora Campus:

The picturesque and park-like 58-hectare campus has a supportive, multicultural atmosphere.

Around 3500 students from more than 60 countries attend our Te Waihora campus, so it's easy to meet new people.

The campus has modern teaching facilities, a comprehensive library, and information technology laboratories with 24-hour access, as well as free cark parking, eateries, a printery, a travel agency, and world-class sporting facilities.

On-campus accommodation is home to about 600 students during the university year. Options include catered Halls of Residence, self-catered residential halls and student flats.

Sports facilities

Lincoln offers a wide range of sporting clubs and social sport for staff, students and community including badminton, floorball, indoor football, hockey, squash, surfing, tennis and volleyball.

LU Sport overseas the administration and delivery of four major sporting clubs that compete in Christchurch competitions – LU Rugby, LU Netball, LU Basketball and LU Rowing.

Student clubs

  • African Students’ Association
  • Badminton Club
  • Campus Greens
  • Chinese Association
  • Dance Club
  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • Diving Club

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