Ways to Study

However you choose to structure your study with us, you’ll be part of our close-knit family.

We’ll do our best to ensure that you succeed at your objectives and have a fantastic time making friends and memories as you study.

Committing to study

Studying with us doesn’t necessarily have to be a 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday commitment. If your life is too busy for full-time study, there are plenty of other options. 

Studying part-time

With part-time study, you can spread the commitment needed for a full-time programme over a longer period.

This is a good option if you want to continue working as you study, have other interests or commitments
, or are caring for a family member or someone else.

Although it will take longer to complete your degree (up to a maximum time limit), the courses you complete and the qualification you earn will be the same as for a full-time student.


If you choose part-time study, you’ll need to take between one and three courses per semester. Some programmes are specifically designed to be part-time.

These include the Executive Development Programme, the Regional Diploma and secondary school programmes that are taught away from the Lincoln campus.

International students

Immigration New Zealand does not normally approve part-time study for international students.