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Lincoln University

Lincoln University
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Lincoln University

Lincoln University was established in 1878 as a School of Agriculture. In 1880 the organization was linked to Canterbury College, welcoming its first intake of students. 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.

In 1961, the university was officially renamed Lincoln College, becoming a constituent college of the University of Canterbury. In 1990 Lincoln University formally separated from the University of Canterbury and became the self-governing national university that it is today.


The University is New Zealand’s specialist land-based university. As a publicly owned and operated university that exists and operates under New Zealand statute, they are 100% committed in transforming land, people and economies.

Campus of Lincoln University

The campus is spread across an area of 58 hectare housed with modern teaching spaces, an excellent library, accommodation and campus facilities approximately for 650 students during the university year. The university enjoys a rural setting on the canterbury plains less than half an hour from christchurch, the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand.

Why Choose Lincoln University?

  • The campus is set in the heart of the country which is the perfect environment for undisturbed study and getting here is simple.
  • Lincoln's buildings are a mix of modern and traditional, surrounded by trees and open spaces unlike many campuses that can be grey and impersonal.
  • They offer more than 500 different course options.
  • More than a third of their student population comes from over 55 different countries.

Facilities at Lincoln University

  • Library
  • Accommodation
  • Childcare
  • Sport
  • Lifestyle Facilities
  • Conference Facilities

Faculties at Lincoln University

  • Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Faculty of Commerce
  • Faculty of Environment, Society and Design

Student Life at Lincoln University

Lincoln's size of approximately 4500 students offer many fantastic advantages. Lincoln students come from all over New Zealand and from around 60 countries around the world. The Lincoln University campus is alive with people from all walks of life. Living on-campus is a great way to become a part of the student community and enjoy a great lifestyle.

Career Services at Lincoln University

The university helps students with career advice and employment opportunities. They also run recruitment events and assist them in their search for a job. They assist employers to raise their profile in the university and to recruit students and graduates.  They also offer a range of services to help students including careers events, an annual accounting fair and CareerHub.

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