What will I learn?

Lincoln University's Certificate in University Studies is a unique qualification that prepares students for further study, leading them into a degree programme.

In just one semester of full-time study, Lincoln’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 onto to a Bachelor’s Degree.

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.

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

Which department am I in?

University Studies and English Language Division

Study options

Full Time (1 semester)

Tuition fees
NZ$10,500.00 (US$ 7,443) per year

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

Start date

15 November 2021, 21 February 2022, 18 July 2022, 14 November 2022

Venue

Lincoln University

Ellesmere Junction Road / Springs Road,

LINCOLN,

Canterbury,

7647, New Zealand

Online/Distance (1 semester)

Tuition fees
NZ$10,500.00 (US$ 7,443) per year

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

Start date

15 November 2021, 21 February 2022, 18 July 2022, 14 November 2022

Entry requirements

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 University Entrance literacy and numeracy.
  • Other pathways may be considered.

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%.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Lincoln University

Lincoln University has a 5-star rating for employability, and graduates have a 15% higher employment rate than those from other NZ universities.

  • 5-star rating for internationalisation and inclusiveness
  • A world-class learning experience
  • Practical work experience for most programmes
  • Excellent support services that aid a smooth transition