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Certificate in University Studies Lincoln University

New Zealand



Course info


Lincoln University's Certificate in University Studies is a unique qualification that prepares students for further study, leading them into a degree programme. Taught over one semester you will learn language, writing and study skills in preparation for further study as well as communication and technology, mathematics, economics and environments, within the context of a specialist land-based university. On successful completion you can transfer to the Diploma in University Studies and on to a bachelor's degree.

Summary of Regulations
All of the following:
• Must pass four compulsory courses

Compulsory Courses

  • LUAC 001 Language and Writing for Tertiary Study
  • LUAC 002 Mathematics and Statistics for Tertiary Study 1
  • LUAC 003 Communication and Information Technology
  • LUAC 004 Environments, Economies and Numeracies

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Certificate in University Studies.

Full Time (1 semester)

Tuition fees

NZ $10,300 for the entire course

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution


13-Jul-20, 09-Nov-20


Lincoln University

Ellesmere Junction Road / Springs Road,



7647, New Zealand

Entry requirement for international students

Meet one of the following or equivalent qualification:
• 58 NCEA credits at Level 2 or higher (including 30 credits over three approved subjects plus UE literacy and numeracy)
• A Lincoln First Level 3 qualification
• Other pathways

If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate that your English is good enough to study successfully at university. Lincoln University recognises achievement through a limited number of recognised tests of English Language. Below are the minimum standards for entry to the programme:

  • IELTS academic score of 5.0 overall, with no individual component less than 5.0
  • TOEFL (iBT) overall score of 35 (with at least 14 in writing)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) and First (FCE) overall score of 154, with no individual component less than 154
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) overall score of 36 with no communicative score of less than 36
  • Lincoln University English Language LU EL 55%.

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Here are some scholarship that are available at Lincoln University.

Lincoln University International Pathway Merit Scholarship

Value of scholarship

1,14,932 total value

Application details:

Applications should be submitted to: International Office; Lincoln University; PO Box 85084; Lincoln 7647; Canterbury; New Zealand.


Expected January 2021

Eligibility requirements:

Scholarships will be paid to successful students' Lincoln University Tuition Fees account upon confirmed enrolment in one of the following qualifications:

  • Certificate in University Studies, or
  • Diploma in University Studies (three-semester pathway), or
  • Diploma in University Studies (two-semester pathway).

To be eligible to apply for the scholarship, you must: 

  • Be an international student who has not previously studied in an academic programme at Lincoln University
  • Meet the academic and English language requirements for admission to their chosen programme at Lincoln University
  • Meet all necessary immigration requirements to study in New Zealand, and 
  • Not hold any other scholarship.

The scholarship shall be tenable for one academic semester.

Who can apply:

All international