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Quick facts:

  • Transfers in 3rd year of a Bachelors course after a DUT
  • One of the best universities in the world for environmental studies and agriculture
  • Live an authentic New Zealand experience

The University of Lincoln is the only university in New Zealand to recognize the DUT as a diploma Bac+2. French students who have earned a DUT can therefore transfer directly into the third year of a Bachelors degree in this prestigious university. Renowned throughout the world for its programs in environmental studies, agriculture and sustainable development, Lincoln University received five stars at the QS Top Universities Rankings.

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Study in New Zealand after a DUT

Created in 1878, Lincoln University only welcomes 2,000 students each year. Classes are small and allow for personalized teachings. Professors are accessible and have an open-door policy. In a small university, it is also easier to make friends and the student community is particularly united.

Teaching at Lincoln University is reputed for its excellence but also for its pragmatic approach. The University of Lincoln is well-known and appreciated by employers; the employability rate of its graduates has earned the university the maximum grade in the QS Top University Rankings.

The modern campus of Lincoln University is located just 30 minutes away from downtown Christchurch. An ideal location to study while taking advantage of all the services and attractions the city can offer.


Programs and Specialties

Students who have earned a DUT in Marketing Techniques (Techniques de Commercialisation) or a DUT in Administrative and Commercial Management (Gestion Administrative et Commerciale) can transfer directly to third year of a Bachelor of Commerce degree at Lincoln University. They choose between three pathways: Business and International Marketing; Management and International Business; or Management and Marketing. During their studies, students can also take modules in Agriculture, Sustainable Development and Environment: the specialty subjects at Lincoln University. As a matter of fact, the university offers some of the best programs in the world in those sectors and it trains many specialists in environmental management and in sustainable development each year.


Teaching at Lincoln University is truly pragmatic: all programs include an important amount of applied learning and fieldwork. This approach offers great advantages to students: they acquire a complete training and are more able to face the job market than other students who have received a purely theoretical training.


Student life in Christchurch

New-Zealand is a country like no other: its unique eco-system and incredible fauna and flora attract scientists from all over the world.

Located in the South Island, Christchurch is the second largest city in New Zealand. Ranked as one of the top 10 cities in the world by Lonely Planet, Christchurch is like its inhabitants: warm and dynamic. Its numerous gardens, parks and green spaces have earned it the name of Garden City. The landscapes on the coast are breathtaking and the surroundings offer many opportunities for sports activities: ski, golf, bungee jumping, rafting, and many more.

Students generally stay in university accommodations located on campus, with half-board or self-catered. They can also choose a homestay with a local family, or an apartment share with other students. Regardless of the accommodation option they go for, the school is here to help.


Join Lincoln University

Admissions at Lincoln University are on application only. Students are advised to send their applications six months before the beginning of classes. Students wishing to transfer to third year of a Bachelor degree must hold a DUT and have validated 120 ECTS credits. Each application must include a filled application form, baccalaureate transcripts, a personal statement, a letter of recommendation, and a proof of English proficiency. To join an undergraduate degree at Lincoln University students must achieve a minimum IELTS score of 6.0.

Tuition fees at Lincoln University amount to $NZ23,381 (about €14,000) per year.

The program offered by the University of Lincoln is a unique opportunity: transferring straight to the third year of an internationally recognized Bachelor degree is an amazing advantage. Do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of the Study Experience team for more information on University of Lincoln!

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