Key statistics Total UG Students Total PG Students International Student Student Faculty Ratio 1,875 525 34% 4:3 Lincoln University is one of the leading higher education institutions in New Zealand, specialising in land use and management. The university started out in 1878 as a school of agriculture linked to Canterbury College. As agriculture became the crucial foundation for New Zealand’s international trade, the school grew into a college, and in 1990 became an independent institution. Lincoln’s mission is to address the challenges “Feed the World”, “Live Well” and “Protect the Future”. As such, it has a particular focus on teaching research linked to sustainability and climate change. Lincoln University recognises that the world is changing: as global resources dwindle, the population grows and the environment is compromised, consumer demands are increasing and mankind still wants to live well on our planet. There has never been a better time to take a specialist land-based qualification. Since its inception in 1878 Lincoln has been a key contributor to the core interests of New Zealand and the global economy – and its graduates are well-placed to tackle the big issues, to: feed the world, protect the future, and live well. Lincoln University is highly connected to industry for research collaboration and commercialisation, which in turn informs our teaching across three broad areas: agriculture and life sciences; environment, society and design; and commerce. The Lincoln-Telford Division is a separate campus based on a 921-hectare working farm, giving students a unique work experience and research opportunity. It is one of several farms around New Zealand owned by Lincoln University. As well as providing a living example to students, profits from the farms go towards scholarships.
Bachelor Degrees / Undergraduate Diplomas 6.0 overall, with no individual component less than 5.5 PhD/ Master’s Degrees /Postgraduate Diplomas/ Postgraduate Certificates/ Graduate Diplomas /Graduate Certificates 6.5 overall, with no individual component less than 6.0
Undergraduate qualifications: All India Senior Certificate (AISSC) Applicants must have completed 12 years of schooling and a minimum average of 75%, and 60% in English India School Certificate (ISC) Applicants must have completed 12 years of schooling and a minimum average of 75% One year of study at a recognised university 50% average (minimum) Graduate Diploma : Bachelor’s degree. An average grade of C+ (60- 64%) Postgraduate Diploma : Bachelor’s degree with some background in the subject area and an average grade of B- (65- 69%) Master’s Degree (Taught) 12 - 18 months :The usual requirement is a bachelor’s degree with appropriate background in the subject area and a B grade average (70-74%) Master’s Degree (Research) : The usual requirement is a bachelor’s degree with appropriate background in the subject area and a B grade average (70-74%) PhD: A bachelor’s degree with first class honours or second class honours (division one) or its equivalent, or a first class honours or second class honours (division one) in the intended field of study or its equivalent (eg) Master’s degree) (75-79%)
With a student population of 3500, from over 60 different countries, Lincoln University is an easy place to make friends. Many of the first year students choose to say in the Halls in their initial year as it offers a transitional step towards independence. Te Waihora on-campus accommodation is home to around 600 students each year. Accommodation is made up of catered Halls and self-catered units all within five minutes’ walk of each other and campus facilities. The self-catered units generally house mature students who are undertaking postgraduate studies. The campus has eight fully catered Halls of Residence and three sets of self-catered units, all within a five minute walk of each other and our facilities. If you want to live in a particular Hall, you can specify this on your application and it will be taken into account when they allocate rooms. There is no need to fill out a separate application for each Hall. All Halls offer a similar level of accommodation and service, within their category, and are managed by a single team. This leads to more consistency and a tighter sense of community. For those living off-campus, there are regular bus services to and from central Christchurch. Renting This is a great option for students who want to live independently and economically. A great place to start your search for a flat is on the Lincoln Flats Facebook page or try notice boards around campus. To see what different types of properties may be available in the Christchurch area visit: • TradeMe • Student Rent • NZ Flatmates. Homestays Homestays are a great option for students who want to live in a home environment with a Kiwi family. To find out more see: • International Student Care Ltd • Christchurch Homestay • Homestay.com.
Scholarships are a great way to fund your university studies and as a Lincoln student you have a wide range of scholarship options available. To maximise your funding opportunities you should start investigating as soon as possible. International Scholarships There are a number of scholarships available for international students at Lincoln. Scholarships are usually awarded in recognition of academic ability or achievement. Some focus on other factors, including personal qualities, financial need, where you live and the course of study that you choose. Most scholarships are applied to tuition fees, and some may also be used to cover accommodation and living costs. They may also be in the form of textbooks or the sponsor’s product. The majority of scholarships are tenable for one year, with some available for the duration of your undergraduate degree provided certain standards are maintained. Listed below are some scholarships available for international students: English for further study award Any student who successfully completes a minimum of 12 weeks EAP will receive a fees rebate award, to the value of NZ$5400, when they enrol in either the Certificate in University Studies, Diploma in University Studies, Telford Certificate and Diploma, or an undergraduate degree. International taught master merit scholarships Qualifying international students will be awarded up to the value of NZ$10,000 scholarship towards the overall cost of their study in any 180 credits taught master’s programmes. Students must have at least a GPA of 75% or B+ average in the last year of their bachelor’s degree to meet the requirements. New Zealand Excellence Awards (NZEA) The New Zealand Excellence Awards (NZEA) are jointly funded by New Zealand universities and Education New Zealand (ENZ). The NZEA gives 35 Indian students the opportunity to pursue undergraduate or postgraduate study in New Zealand in the fields of business, fashion and STEM related programmes (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Each scholarship has a value of NZ$5,000 towards the first year tuition fee. Lincoln University Master’s Scholarship Scholarships are available to full-time students eligible to register for a research based master’s degree at Lincoln University. Lincoln University PhD scholarship The scholarships were established to provide opportunities for students to pursue PhD study and research at Lincoln University. For more information and eligibility criteria about these or other scholarships opportunities please go to www.lincoln.ac.nz/scholarships contact the Scholarship Office or International team.