It is possible to study abroad at Lincoln University for either one semester or a full academic year. Most courses are taught over one semester.
The University’s academic year is divided into two semesters:
Semester one - February to June
Key dates - semester one 2014
Semester two - July to November
Key dates - semester two 2014
Study Abroad students are required to study full-time to satisfy Immigration New Zealand requirements.
This means that students will need to study 60 Lincoln University credits per semester:
- For undergraduate students this means choosing four courses per semester, each worth 15 credits.
- For postgraduate students this means choosing three courses per semester, each worth 20 credits.
Students can choose from any of the courses on offer at Lincoln University, provided they have the appropriate background for the course they wish to study. The rules for meeting pre-requisite requirements are not imposed for Study Abroad students, however noting the prerequisites will assist students to select suitable courses.
Details of individual courses can be found on our Courses A-Z web page, with confirmation of whether they are offered in Semester 1 or Semester 2. When choosing courses please also bear in mind that each course must be taught in a different timetable block to avoid timetable clashes.
If you require full course outlines in order to get pre-approval from your University please contact the Study Abroad Co-ordinator to request further information.
Students must usually have a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) score of 2.75. Students with a lower GPA can apply and be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
Students must meet the Lincoln University English language entry requirements. For full details please see our English language web page. (Please note English language tests may not be required for selected European nationals who have been taught in English, please contact Student Administration for more information.)