International tuition fees
The fees for international students beginning study in 2019 are quoted below.
International student fees are programme-based. In other words, there is a set tuition fee for the qualification that you are enrolled in. This is the fee you will pay each year for the minimum time it takes to complete your qualification.
The terms of a Student Visa require most international students to be studying at least three courses each semester. However, if you are aiming to complete your qualification in the minimum time, you may need to enrol in four courses per semester. You are strongly encouraged to discuss your enrolment with Student Administration staff, or your course advisor/supervisor.
To be eligible for domestic tuition fees, you must be either a New Zealand citizen, a New Zealand permanent resident or an Australian citizen.
If you become a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident after the last day to enrol in a semester (as stated in the Calendar), you will be required to pay the full fee applicable to your residency status at that time. If you subsequently furnish official documentation that your residency status has changed, the level of fees payable will be adjusted for subsequent semesters of study.
Undergraduate Degrees including Honours
||Tuition fee per 120 credits (unless specified otherwise)|
|Bachelor of Agribusiness and Food Marketing
|Bachelor of Agricultural Science
|Bachelor of Agriculture
|Bachelor of Commerce - all majors
|Bachelor of Commerce (Agriculture)
|Bachelor of Commerce (Agriculture and Professional Accounting)
|Bachelor of Environment and Society
|Bachelor of Environmental Management and Planning
|Bachelor of Environmental Policy and Planning (Honours)
|Bachelor of Land and Property Management
|Bachelor of Landscape Architecture
|Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Grad) (150 credits)
|Bachelor of Science - all majors
|Bachelor of Sport and Recreation Management
|Bachelor of Tourism Management
|Bachelor of Viticulture and Oenology
|Study Abroad (one semester/60 credits)
|Study Abroad (two semesters/120 credits)
|Research Master's in Commerce and Tourism (120 credits per year, for 2 years)
|Research Master's in all other disciplines (120 credits per year, for 2 years)
|Taught Masters (120 credits, 1 year) Landscape
|Taught Masters (180 credits, 12 or 18 months) Finance, GMM, IRD, Prof Acct, Sport & Rec, Tourism
|Taught Masters (180 credits, 12 or 18 months) Disaster, Environmental, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Pest, Science & Food
|Taught Master's (240 credits, 2 years) Planning
International students may be eligible for domestic tuition fees. You must be a resident in New Zealand (apart from temporary absences for the purposes of approved doctoral research) to be classified as a domestic student and pay domestic tuition fees. International PhD students who do not meet the criteria for domestic tuition fees will be charged NZ$33,500 per annum (or part thereof if applicable).
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Please note: All fees are quoted in New Zealand dollars (NZ$) and include a goods and services tax (GST) of 15%.
Disclaimer: While every effort is made to ensure the information is correct, Lincoln University reserves the right to make changes without notification.
International student tuition refund policy
A refund fee of NZ$1,000.00, including GST, will be charged to all international students who request a tuition fee refund as a result of a semester cancellation or withdrawal, or transferal to another educational institution, no later than 21 days after the first day of a full semester or five days after the start of English Language Programmes or Summer School.
This refund fee will also be charged to students who request a refund but have not enrolled or registered.
Students who are currently registered and entitled to a refund that is due solely to an overpayment, which is to be refunded to a New Zealand bank account, will not be charged a refund fee.
All refunds deposited into an overseas bank account will be charged an additional administration fee of $50.00, including GST.
Note: Students who do not cancel or withdraw from an entire semester's enrolment will be entitled to a full refund of fees for that individual course which is dropped.
International student tuition refund policy
To be eligible for a refund of tuition fees, a student must first withdraw within the period specified in the Lincoln University Calendar.
Lincoln University must receive a completed Withdrawal Form signed by the student before any refund can be claimed. Official withdrawal is recorded as the date that Lincoln University receives a completed withdrawal form.
Refunds will be made only to the overseas bank account which is nominated by the student, or to another registered New Zealand educational institution.
If the student is studying at another institution in New Zealand, which meets the Foreign Student Policy requirements of Immigration New Zealand, the refund will then be transferred to this institution on presentation of a copy of an admission letter that includes the institution’s bank account details.
The refund of any placement fees paid by a student to a recruitment agent will have to be claimed directly from the agent. Lincoln University is not liable to compensate a student for commission or fees paid to a recruitment agent.
Any commission paid by Lincoln University relating to the student will be deducted from any refund payable.
Students who withdraw from study after the last date to withdraw with a refund will not qualify for a refund of any fees paid.
Responsibility for authorising refunds for any student enrolled at Lincoln University is delegated by the Vice-Chancellor to the Director of Student Administration. Appeals related to fee refunds should be sent in writing to the Director Student Administration.
As International students are required to enrol in full-time courses of study to meet the requirements of their student visa, any decision to withdraw from a course must first be discussed with Student Administration staff.