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Lincoln University Canterbury


  • We were initially linked to Canterbury College and welcomed our first intake of students way back in 1880.
  • In 1896, when agriculture had become well established as the mainstay of New Zealand’s exports, we separated from Canterbury College and became Canterbury Agricultural College, with our own governing body and the ability to award degrees through the University of New Zealand.


  • Our purpose is to facilitate excellent research and education to grow the knowledge of our students, and help shape a world that benefits from a greater understanding of the relationships between land, food and ecosystems.


  • The Research Management Office oversees our research outputs and facilitates excellence and relevance in research for the sustainable management of national resources to enhance social, environmental and economic viability.


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.

Distance Learning Courses

Agriculture & Forestry (2)
Engineering & Technology (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Humanities (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)

Housing services

  • Our campus is home to around 600 students during the university year and you can choose between catered Halls of Residence, self-catered flats, or housing. Students living on campus say it is a fantastic way to enjoy their time at Lincoln. 
  • You’ll make friends for life; there’s always something fun going on and you’re just a short walk away from lectures, gym, shops, cafés and bars.

ICT services

  • There’s free and unlimited WiFi, so you can easily connect with family and friends.

Medical services

  • Have a health issue? Contact Student Health and Support.
  • We are operating and available to support our students with medical care and counselling no matter where you are.

Campus life

  • The picturesque and park-like 58-hectare campus has a supportive, multicultural atmosphere.
  • Around 3500 students from more than 60 countries attend our 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.

Student clubs

  • Join one of our clubs or organisations to enhance the student experience.
  • It’s a great way to meet new people, broaden your horizons, and have some fun.
  • The Lincoln University Students’ Association (LUSA) oversees the management of the University’s clubs and organisations.
  • They can fill you in on what’s available or provide assistance with setting up your own club. Contact LUSA’s Clubs Coordinator or visit LUSA on campus.

Lincoln has formal industry accreditation with the following organisations, either as an organisation or through individual research and education offerings:

  • European Cooperation in Science and Technology 
  • New Zealand Institute of Valuers
  • New Zealand Green Building Council
  • New Zealand Planning Institute 
  • Pacific Rim Real Estate Society 
  • Property Council New Zealand
  • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors 
  • Urban Allotment Gardens
  • Valuers' Registration Board 

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand

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