Situated on a superb 50-hectare campus, Lincoln a short drive from the center of Christchurch, the South Island’s largest (population 360,000) and most beautiful city. Surrounded by the rich farm land of the Canterbury Plains, the campus is spacious and well planted with beautiful trees.
The Southern Alps, which form a chain of mountains along the length of the Island, lie to the west; golden beaches rimmed by the Pacific Ocean lie to the east. Both directions offer an impressive range of outdoor recreational activities, while Christchurch provides many exciting city attractions.
Lincoln University is one of New Zealand’s seven state universities. Founded as a ‘School of Agriculture’ in 1878, Lincoln University is today a broad based teaching and research institution offering a wide range of internationally recognized degrees and diplomas at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.
The academic year is divided into two semesters commencing mid February until late June and mid July until mid November. Mid year (July) entry is available for most, but not all, academic programmes. Courses available now include: Business Management, Tourism Management, Commerce, Accounting, Applied Computing, Property Management, Manufacturing & Technology Management, Marketing, Economics, Horticulture, Agriculture, Science, Transport, Parks & Recreational Management, Natural Resource Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Social Science, Hotel Management, Maori Studies, Resource Studies & Management, and Food Science. Practical experience is built into most course structures to produce a more adaptable and versatile graduate.
The student population, approximately 4,000, includes student representing over 50 countries. The six halls of residence provide individual fully furnished and carpeted rooms for 560 students; with shared bathroom and laundry facilities and communal TV lounge. Kitchens contain a refrigerator and facilities for cooking light snacks. The dining hall provides food service. Residents of the halls are provided with a range of services, including social and recreational activities such as video evenings, socials, special dinners, inter-hall sports competitions and workshops on study skills and exam preparation.
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