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Lincoln University

About the university

Available places: 0 places for Spring semester 2025.

Established: 1878
Number of students: 4,500
Campus: Campus is located in the countryside, about 20 minutes travel from Christchurch.
Student life: There are about 40 student clubs with different orientations. The university also has sports clubs for badminton, floorball, indoor football, hockey, squash, surfing, tennis and volleyball.

About Christchurch

Christchurch has close to 360,000 inhabitants and is the second largest city/municipality in the country. The city offers the opportunity to surf, fish, play tennis and golf. Outside Christchurch, about 2 hours route, you can visit vineyards, go bungee jumping, go skiing, and watch whales, dolphins and seals.

Information from Lincoln University

Restrictions: Exchange students can choose from any of the courses listed in the schedule of courses as long as they have the appropriate academic background for the course they wish to study. Both undergratuate and gratuate courses are available for exchange students. However, there are some graduare level courses that may need the faculty’s approval. 
Incoming exchange students need an undergraduate diploma in order to apply for graduate courses.    

Important information: Course selections are not final and can be changed on arrival at Lincoln when the student can discuss their programme of study with a course advisor. Students therefore will need to be flexible with their course choices.

Full time studies (corresponding to 30 hp): 60 credits

Course types:
Undergraduate level: 15 credits/course
Postgraduate level: 20 credits/course

Course levels:
100: Undergraduate level -year 1
200: Undergraduate level -year 2
300: Undergraduate level -year 3
400: Undergraduate (honors degree) - year 4
600: Postgraduate Honours, Postgraduate Certificates and Diplomas, Master's and Doctorate.

Academic year

Term 2: July–November
Term 1: February–June

Mandatory fees: Student service fee and insurance fee of approximately NZD 860 in total.


On Campus Halls
Generally, first-year students reside in the catered halls and other live in the self-catered flats. However, anyone is welcome in the fully catered facilities.

On Campus Flats
Often chosen by students from second year and above, as they offer independent living. The flats also have Residential Assistants, organised events, sports, security and support when needed. There are four or five rooms in each flat and students can either wish for a specific room, or the University will match students up with some flatmates.

On Campus Halls of Residence

On Campus Self-catered Flats and Houses

Off Campus


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Student grants and loans for studies outside of Sweden

You may be entitled to student grants and loans from CSN when studying abroad.

As the cost of living and accommodation may be higher abroad, you can apply for an extra loan known as an additional loan for studies abroad.

You can also apply for an additional loan to cover additional costs, i.e. travel and insurance costs. 

Latest update: 2024-05-23