University Studies, Certificate | Online (optional) | Lincoln University Canterbury | Christchurch, New Zealand
6 months
11000 NZD/year
2846 NZD/year
Tuition fee
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Lincoln University Canterbury's Certificate in University Studies is a unique qualification that prepares you for further study, and opens the way for you to enter a degree programme.


Key facts

In just one semester of full-time study, Lincoln University Canterbury's Certificate in University Studies will provide you with the grounding in academic study so you can fulfil your ambition to enter a degree programme at New Zealand’s world-recognised centre of land-based education. You’ll expand your potential through language, writing and study skills. Then progress to grow your understanding and abilities in communication, technology, mathematics, economics and environment topics. When you’ve completed the Certificate in University Studies, you’ll be able to transfer to the Diploma in University Studies, and then onto to a Bachelor’s Degree. (Please note, this certificate is not a university entrance qualification in itself.)

Programme Structure

How you’ll grow
  • Develop your writing, study and language skills so that you’re ready for higher levels of learning right up to Bachelor’s Degree level.
  • Develop your numeracy and build a base of understanding around economics.
  • Begin to build your awareness of the contexts, priorities and challenges with managing environments from Lincoln – a world-recognised land-based university renowned for enhancing our relationship with the land.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 6 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


60 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

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Starting from €0.53/day, free cancellation any time.

Remember, countries and universities may have specific insurance requirements. To learn more about how student insurance work at Lincoln University Canterbury and/or in New Zealand, please visit Student Insurance Portal.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 58 NCEA credits at Level 2 or higher (including 30 credits over three approved subjects).
  • Plus University Entrance literacy and numeracy.
  • Other pathways may be considered.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11000 NZD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11000 NZD per year during 6 months.
  • National

    2846 NZD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2846 NZD per year during 6 months.

Living costs for Christchurch

1300 - 2000 NZD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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