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Location: New Zealand

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Institution Type: University

Lincoln University is agriculture and land based university in New Zealand. It was established in the year 1878 as a School of Agriculture. Initially, it was linked to Canterbury College and welcomed their first batch of students in the year 1888. In 1896, when agriculture had become well established as the mainstay of New Zealand’s exports, it 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.

In 1961, it change its name to Lincoln collage and become a constituent college of the University of Canterbury. In 1990, Lincoln College formally separated from the University of Canterbury and became the self-governing national university as Lincoln University. It is 3rd oldest University in the New Zealand and also recognized as 1.4% of all universities globally and it ranks in the top 50 in the fields of Agriculture and Forestry. Lincoln University is ranked 362 in the QS World University Rankings for 2024.

Lincoln University is a small university with a big reputation, consistently rating highly in international rankings. And its boutique size provided students with major advantages, creating a wonderful sense of community. Lincoln University is based in Lincoln (in the Selwyn district of Canterbury), a small town located 20km outside of the city of Christchurch.

It is situated on 58 hectares of green space, the campus offers modern teaching facilities, a comprehensive library, IT labs, free car parking, a dining hall, a café and bar, a printer, a travel agency, banking services and sporting facilities. Moreover, this university provide courses from diploma level to Doctoral level with specialties in business, creative arts, engineering, agriculture, health and nursing, hospitality, environment, etc. In Addition to this, Lincoln University has 14 research centres that focus on specific topics such as agribusiness, food, environment and the biodiversity.

Area of Study

  • Agriculture and Science
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Food and Resource Economy
  • Global Business
  • Marketing
  • Environment Management
  • Agriculture Science
  • Horticulture Science
  • Water Resource Management
  • Tourism Management
  • Applied Science
  • Sports and Recreation
  • Water Resource Management
  • Wine And Viticulture
  • Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Business


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Fee Range

NZD 27,000 to 40,000


Lincoln University has an acceptance rate of 83%.

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