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About our sports scholarships

Find out more about our world-class sports scholarship programme.

About our sports scholarships

Find out more about our world-class sports scholarship programme.

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Every year, we offer a select group of students the opportunity to gain a world-class academic qualification while developing their sporting abilities to a professional level.


The value of the Sports Scholarship is $6,000 for one academic year, plus the opportunity to be part of our specialist athlete education programme.


We established the sports scholarship programme in 1999. It was the first of its kind in New Zealand and has produced some of the country's most well-known athletes.



We offer programmes in the following codes:


Entry requirements
To be eligible to apply, you must:

  • be a citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand.
  • be either entering your first year of tertiary study after completing NCEA Level Three including University Entrance or equivalent, or be a current Lincoln University student.
  • be playing, or have the potentials to play, at representative level in your chosen sport.

If you are offered a conditional scholarship, you must achieve NCEA Level 3, plus University Entrance or the equivalent, to accept the scholarship. You will also need to take part in fitness testing to qualify for selection; however, in some instances, this requirement may be relaxed.


Closing date - 15 August

Submit a sports scholarship application on MyLinc


Still need more information?

See the Lincoln University Sports Scholarship under the SPORT tab in our scholarships database.