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You are viewing a “brochure page” for a specific WSU affiliated program. Use the information and links below to learn more about this program, please note that links may take you to external websites.

To start a WSU application in MyStudyAbroad for this program, click the “Apply Now” button. Tips:

· Only begin an application when you have determined the program you wish to pursue.

· No application fee for simply starting an application! The Global Learning Application fee is charged only once you are committed to your program and the application deadline has passed.

· Depending on your program type you may have a non-WSU application to complete as well.

  • Locations: Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Calendar Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: WSU applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Academic Standing: Undergraduate Advising Guides: Agricultural Biotechnology, Field Crop Management, Forestry, Fruit and Vegetable Management, Landscape, Nursery, and Greenhouse Management, Organic and Sustainable Agriculture, Psychology, Turfgrass Management, UCORE, Wine and Beverage Business Management, Winemaking (Viticulture and Enology)
Subject Areas: Animal Science, Anthropology, Astronomy, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Culture, Earth Science, Enology, Environmental Studies, Kinesiology, Nutrition & Dietetics, Physics, Psychology, Social Science, Sports Management GPA Requirement: 2.75
Program Type: Partnership Program Provider: WSU Partnerships
Housing Options: University Residence Hall Local Language(s): English
Program Description:



P - Lincoln, Title

* We are currently not accepting any applications for Lincoln University due to COVID-19 Restrictions in New Zealand. We anticipate being able to open applications for Spring 2022. Please contact Koda for more information. 

WSU has formed a special relationship with Lincoln University, a small innovative, research-intensive university located on the South Island of New Zealand. WSU participants can study at Lincoln for a special reduced tuition rate and be immersed in university life for a semester or full calendar year.  Lincoln is New Zealand's third oldest university and provides a wide range of social, sporting, and cultural groups.

Lincoln University is particularly strong in Agricultural Sciences and mirrors WSU closely as a land grant based institution.
  Additional services provided by Lincoln include things like excursions, orientation, cultural events, etc.

Partnership Dates:
  • Calendar Year:  February - November
  • Spring Term:  February - June
  • Fall Term:  July - November
Partnership Eligibility Requirements:
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 at the time of application.
  • Be 18 years or older at the time of the program.
  • Be in good academic standing at WSU.
  • Be in good standing with the Office of Student Conduct.
  • Be a current WSU student (matriculating or non-degree seeking).
  • Have completed 1 years of university study.


Cost Information

Partnership Cost Estimates:

Partnership costs are categorized as those billed by WSU (Fixed Expenses) and those not billed by WSU (Estimated Additional Expenses). A breakdown of these costs can be found below. To determine the cost estimate for your desired term click the button below to jump to this specific cost estimate. Please keep in mind that while every attempt is made to ensure all costs identified below are accurate some variability does exist and exact numbers may not be possible for all expenses.

Calendar Year
Spring or Fall Semester

Refund Policy:

Participants are responsible for WSU fees associated with the program once they have committed to the partnership application and the application deadline has passed.

Financial Aid Disbursement Alert:

Participants eligible for financial aid can use aid toward this program. Please note that per federal regulations, financial aid is released on the first day of the regular WSU semester, or ten days prior to the participant’s program start date, whichever is LATER. Some expenses will be due before aid is released, participants must budget accordingly.

Cost Estimate for Calendar Year

Fixed Expenses Billed By WSU   Estimated Additional Expenses*  
WSU Tuition (In-State) $0 Lincoln Tuition & Fees $11,211
WSU Tuition (Out-of-State) $0 Room & Board $6,939
Global Learning Application Fee $300 Personal Expenses $4,560
International Insurance Fee $690 International Airfare $2,000
    Books and Supplies $500
    U.S. Passport** $140
    Visa** $235
Total Expenses Billed By WSU (In-State) $990 Total Estimated Cost of Program $25,585
Total Expenses Billed By WSU (Out-of-State) $990    
Total Estimated Cost of Calendar Year (In-State):            $26,575
Total Estimated Cost of Calendar Year (Out-of-State):    $26,575

Cost Estimate for a Single Semester

Fixed Expenses Billed By WSU   Estimated Additional Expenses*  
WSU Tuition (In-State) $0 Lincoln Tuition & Fees $5,605
WSU Tuition (Out-of-State) $0 Room & Board $3,631
Global Learning Application Fee $150 Personal Expenses $2,280
International Insurance Fee $345 International Airfare $2,000
    Books and Supplies $250
    U.S. Passport** $140
    Visa** $235
Total Expenses Billed By WSU (In-State) $495 Total Estimated Cost of Program $15,041
Total Expenses Billed By WSU (Out-of-State) $495    
Total Estimated Cost of Single Semester (In-State):            $15,536
Total Estimated Cost of Single Semester (Out-of-State):    $15,536

*All additional costs are ESTIMATED and may vary. These costs are not billed by WSU and are the sole responsibility of the participant.

**Please see the "Destination" tab for additional passport and visa information.




University Course Catalog:

Tips on Selecting Courses:

When choosing courses it is important to note that Semester One is in New Zealand's Fall term and corresponds to the WSU Spring semester.  Likewise Semester Two is WSU's Fall semester.  Generally courses in New Zealand are referred to as 'Papers' and students will be taking 4 courses per semester as part of their studies.

Academic Offerings:

Agricultural Sciences, Animal/Veterinary Science, Anthropology, Ethnic Studies, Business, Economics, Environmental Science, Horticulture, Foreign Language and Culture, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Psychology, Sociology, Sport and Fitness, Viticulture, and more.


Restrictions listed here (if applicable)

Grades and GPA:

Lincoln University uses a different credit system than WSU, an approximate conversion for courses can be found below:

15 Lincoln Credits = 3.75 WSU Credits (rounded up to 4)

Grades and credits function differently at institutions around the world. Ensure you are taking at least 12 WSU credits worth of coursework per semester or 6 WSU credits for a summer program.

Factors to keep in mind:
  • Grades will not calculate into student’s cumulative WSU GPA, but will factor into Major and Minor GPA’s.
  • Courses and grades will appear on MyWSU and WSU transcript.
  • These have a non WSU transcript provided. Participants should anticipate transcripts taking two to four months to arrive at WSU.



All partnership participants are required to attend the orientation sessions listed below prior to departure. Participants will be notified regarding the date and times for those orientations which are not noted as being online after participation has been confirmed.
  • Global Learning Pre-Departure Orientation: There is an online session that participants will have access to in the final stages of their Global Learning application. Additionally, there is an in person country specific component.

Additional orientations may also be required upon arrival and will be provided by the host institution.

Host Institution Orientation: You will receive additional information and instructions regarding your orientation from the host institution. Orientations and the relevant processes will be unique to the institution.


Destination Details

Site Description

Referred to as the Canterbury plains, the area around campus consists of green fields and farms. Lincoln is just 20-30 minutes by car or bus from the South Island's largest city, Christchurch (population 367,700). Christchurch offers a diverse range of cafes, restaurants, excellent sporting facilities, golf clubs, movie theatres, and shopping.  With easy access to a wide range of outdoor activities, there is something for everyone.

Accommodation Information

Lincoln offers several different living options for students including residence halls, apartments, and homestays.  For more information visit Lincoln's Accommodation website.

Passport & Visa Details

It is each participant’s responsibility to acquire a valid passport to travel internationally.  United States citizens can use the links below for information on how and where to apply for a United States passport:
Unless otherwise noted below, it is the responsibility of the participant to determine if a visa is necessary for travel to any foreign countries visited on this program based on their nationality, and to apply for any such visas.  Some visas may require a fee or that applicants travel to the nearest Consulate or Embassy to apply in person.

United States citizens can use the link below to determine if a visa is required for the destination and how to acquire the necessary visa. 
  • United States Department of State
  • New Zealand requires a Student Visa for U.S. citizens studying longer than 3 months in duration. Lincoln will provide you with Visa documents after completion of applications.
    • Please Note: Information presented here may change, regardless of what is stated here YOU are responsible for ensuring you have any required visa and for any visa costs.
Non-United States citizens are required to meet with the Global Services Department for United States entry and exit requirements.  Check visa requirements for your host country/countries based on your country of citizenship.


How to Apply

Before the Deadline: 
  1. Click the "Apply Now" button at the top of this page.
  • Please Note: There is no application fee for starting an application.
  1. You now have an application and are in the Application Phase. Complete application materials:
  • Signature Documents
  • Questionnaires
  • Material Submissions (Electronic and/or Physical)
  • Online Trainings
  • In-Person Meetings (if applicable)
  1. Once all the materials have been completed, your application will be moved to the Acceptance Phase with a status of "Accepted."
  • “Accepted” Status: your application has met all Global Learning and program specific requirements and you have been accepted to the program, conditional on whether or not you commit by the deadline.
  1. Commit to the program: Once in the “Accepted” status, you will see a box appear asking you to “Commit” or “Decline” your participation on the program.
  • If you click “Commit”: you have committed to participate in your program and accept all responsibilities associated with commitment.
  • If you click “Decline”: your application will be withdrawn.
After the Deadline:
  1. After you commit and are in "Committed" status, complete:
  • Required orientations (see “Orientation” tab for more information)
  • Remaining or new applications items (questionnaires or material items) which were not due before the deadline.
  • Any requested material items specific to your program.
  1. Prepare to Depart!
  • Apply for a visa (if required)
  • Buy airfare (if not included in your program)
  • Start packing!


How to Fund Your Program

Know Your Budget! 
  1. Review the costs and payment due dates of this program carefully
  2. Financial Aid recipients should speak with Student Financial Services
  3. Discuss fees and expenses with any financial contributors (i.e. spouse, parents, guardians)
  4. Know what funds you have to spend before and during the program
  5. Create your budget
  6. Explore additional financing (scholarships, funding sources, etc.)
Explore Scholarships: Community Resources:

Consider asking your home or college community groups and organizations about additional funding resources. Groups may include:
  • Rotary International, Kiwanis, Sorority or Fraternity or Religious Organizations
  • Private Businesses
  • Online Fundraising


Contact Information

Global Learning Department:  Host Institution Website:

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year WSU App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2022-2023 03/01/2022
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Calendar Year 2023 09/15/2022
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2023 09/15/2022
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2023 03/01/2023 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2023-2024 03/01/2023 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** WSU's application deadline may be different than the application deadline for the study abroad program provider or exchange partner. If a deadline falls on a weekend or holiday it will be extended to the next business day.