Study Abroad

Come and spend a semester at Lincoln University and experience the best that Aotearoa New Zealand has to offer.

We are passionate about our connection to the land. We want to help you to shape the world through a better understanding of the relationships between land, food and ecosystems. 

At Lincoln, we offer world-class research and teaching facilities and the student to teacher ratio is very low, so you will experience a more personal connection with your classes. There's a huge emphasis on field trips for practical experience and to inspire you, so many of our courses will take you out of the lecture halls and into nature. 

New Zealand is the global capital of adventure tourism. From the mountains to the sea, there is beauty in every direction. As a university, we are determined to keep it that way, so we are heavily committed to improving sustainability through our teaching and research. 

Add New Zealand to your résumé and excitement to your memories. 

What can you study? 

A lot depends on your academic background, but you can choose from any of the courses in our faculties.  

The rules for meeting prerequisite requirements do not apply to Study Abroad students, so please check out the full list of options

Where would you stay? 

There are plenty of options, either fully-catered or self-catered. The university has halls of residence, flats and some houses that are just a few minutes’ walk from your lectures. You can even lodge with a New Zealand family in a Homestay if you want to experience how Kiwis live. Find out more about your accommodation options

Can I get a student visa?

As a Study Abroad student, you will need to obtain a student visa prior to departure from your home country. See the Immigration New Zealand website for more information. 


While you are with us, we want to make sure you’re are safe and sound, so you must have medical and travel insurance for the duration of your study. For further details, see our insurance information

What are the English language requirements? 

If English is not your first language, you’ll have to demonstrate that your English is good enough, as the tuition is in English. You can find a list of recognised qualifications here and there is also the option of studying English Language at Lincoln to prepare you for further study. 

International students 

We have more than 3000 students from over 80 countries studying at Lincoln University. We attract a lot of students because of our international reputation. It also means we have well-established support systems to make your stay here productive and memorable. Find out more.

How to apply 

You can apply for our Study Abroad programme via direct enrolment through your current university, a certified provider, or on our website 

A limited number of partial scholarships may be available. Check here for more information. 

Once you apply, we will email you a username and password, giving you access to the Lincoln University Campus Administration System (LUCAS).

Study Abroad partner universities

United States of America Europe

Oregon State University

Colorado State University

Purdue University

Penn State University

University of Missouri 


University of Idaho 

Washington State University  

Cornell University 

Michigan State University 

Southern Utah University 

North Dakota State University 

Copenhagen Business School

University of Copenhagen

University of Gottingen, Germany 

University of Applied Sciences Weinhenstephan-Triesdorf, Germany 

Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences, Germany 

Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway 

Toulouse INP-ENSAT, France 

Ecole Supérieure des Professions Immobilières (ESPI Paris)- France

University of Guelph- Canada


For special study abroad pricing for partners listed above, please contact the International Office