University Studies, Short Course | Lincoln University Canterbury | Christchurch, New Zealand
12 months
27300 NZD/year
2362 NZD/year
Tuition fee
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Prepare for degree-level academic study so you can grow your career prospects in the land-based industries. Lincoln University Canterbury offers the University Studies programme.


Key facts

Whether you passed University Entrance or just missed out, Lincoln University Canterbury's Diploma in University Studies (DUS) is a supported study programme that will take you from pre-degree through to entry into the second year of a recognised Bachelor’s degree.

If you decide to continue on to a Bachelor's degree, you will graduate with the DUS before beginning your degree programme. Once you have completed the degree, you will hold two Lincoln University qualifications (the DUS and your bachelor's degree). 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • LUAC 011 - Mathematics and Statistics for Tertiary Study 2 
  • LUAC 012 - Business and Economics 
  • LUAC 013 - Science for Tertiary Study 
  • LUAC 014 - Te-Tu-a-Uri: Introduction to Māori Culture and Society
  • LUAC 015 - Land and Environment

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


120 alternative credits

180 for DUS 3 and 120 for DUS 2


On Campus

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

  • 38 NCEA credits at Level 3 or higher (must include three approved subjects with a minimum of 10 credits in each subject).
  • Plus University Entrance literacy and numeracy.

Tuition Fee

To always see correct tuition fees
  • International

    27300 NZD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27300 NZD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    2362 NZD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2362 NZD for the full programme during 12 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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