About Lincoln University

The third-oldest university in New Zealand, Lincoln University was founded in 1878. With a student body of under 4,000, and located in the South Island region of Canterbury, Lincoln offers an ideal environment for studies in agriculture, environmental studies and tourism. Coursework is also available in business, Maori studies and the sciences. Smaller class sizes and a focus on applied learning (many courses have field trips) enhance the academic experience. Outside of the classroom, clubs and societies, alongside events and activities in the halls of residence, offer opportunities to meet other students and become part of the Lincoln University community.

Lincoln University’s campus is located in the small town of Lincoln, where students can find a grocery store, pharmacy, and some eateries. The city of Christchurch is only 25 minutes away by bus, with more shopping and restaurant options, as well as concerts and other events. The Christchurch airport is also easily accessible, with flights to other parts of New Zealand and the Pacific. The Canterbury region itself offers spectacular panoramic views of both ocean and mountain, and opportunities for hiking, skiing, surfing, and more.