• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Agricultural production is critical to feeding the world’s population. Lincoln University Canterbury's Bachelor of Agricultural Science (B.Agr.Sc.) addresses the demands for farmers and primary producers to meet the requirements of international markets, including the European Union’s expectation for food to be traceable from paddock to plate.
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Lincoln has played a fundamental role in training managers, researchers, consultants and employees in the agricultural sector for 140 years. Our graduates have a reputation for hitting the ground running because our qualifications are applied and relevant.

Key Features 

  • Real-world examples are integrated into the teaching programmes through case studies, field trips and tours. You must also do a period of industry-based work experience as a requirement of the agriculture programmes.
  • The Bachelor of Agricultural Science from Lincoln University Canterbury can be awarded with Honours. This pathway is open to students who have completed their sixth semester (normally third year) of study and passed all courses at a sufficently high standard (B average in last two years of study).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Animal Science
  • Land, People and Economies
  • Primary Industry Systems
  • Chemistry 
  • Plant Science 
  • Soil Science

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • NCEA level 3 (i.e. a minimum of 60 credits at level 3 or above plus 20 credits at level 2 or above); and
  • A minimum of 12 credits at level 3 or higher in each of three approved subjects (this applies to 2020 only. In other years, 14 credits in each of three approved subjects is required); and
  • Literacy – 5 reading credits and 5 writing credits at Level 2 or higher from standards on the NZQA list of university entrance literacy standards; and
  • Numeracy – 10 credits from standards on the NZQA list of numeracy standards

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22383 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22383 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    5140 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5140 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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  • National students:  7,300 NZD
  • International students:  31,800 NZD

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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