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University education was established in New Zealand in 1870. There are eight government-funded universities, all of them internationally respected for their academic and research performance.
In addition to a centrally co-ordinated system of quality assurance audits at both institution and programme level, each university undertakes internal quality checks. All new programmes are accredited through a national university qualifications committee. All New Zealand universities offer a broad range of subjects in the arts (humanities and social sciences), business and science. Each also has its own specialist subjects such as medicine, engineering, law, veterinary science, agriculture and environmental studies.
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Universities New Zealand – Te Pōkai Tara is the representative body for New Zealand’s eight universities. Māori culture, including Māori language, is a unique feature of New Zealand, and Māori is an official language of the country. All universities have a Māori translation of their name to show that they are public institutions. Te Pōkai Tara represents a flock of Caspian terns. They signify a journey upwards and a connection with the source of knowledge and a sense of the first rays of light at dawn.

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forestry. Application Dates It is recommended that undergraduate applications be submitted before 1 November for semester one (February) and 1 May for semester two (July). theatre and live www. We foster students with intellectual independence. The University offers staff and students access to the most extensive network of field stations of any New Zealand university. through to Honours. Christchurch is close to both the mountains and the sea. This provides unsurpassed fieldwork and research opportunities within many of our programmes. Our first (undergraduate) and higher (postgraduate) programmes are recognised worldwide. Christchurch 8140 New Zealand Phone: 64 3 364 2459 Fax: 64 3 364 2171 Email: commerce. Academic Programmes UC currently has nearly 18 000 students and over 800 academic staff. This allows the University of Canterbury (UC) to attract the very best and brightest students from within New Zealand and around the world. Christchurch is an ethnically diverse city which offers an exciting. restaurants. (February to June. Homestays (private boarding with a New Zealand family) and renting (flatting) are also popular options for students. The University was founded in 1873 by scholars from Oxford and Cambridge and strong links with those institutions exist today. Masters and wholly research-based PhD programmes in every discipline. cultural and sporting activities. critical thinking skills and professional excellence. Located on the coastal edge of the Canterbury Plains. A full range of pathways through English Language and Foundation Studies is also offered to prepare students. as well as plenty of shopping. New Zealand Universities Directory for International Students 3 . We also offer a summer school programme. to self-catered. We offer undergraduate degrees in arts (humanities and social sciences). surfing and much more. fine arts. but relaxed lifestyle for students. They provide academic support and pastoral care for students. as well as a variety of social. engineering. cycle lanes. Postgraduate applications should be submitted six months prior to the programme start date. The city is uncongested.The city has sport coaching. Scholarships UC has introduced a range of scholarships for international students that assist with fees. The world-class education we offer is enhanced by the many outstanding international academics who visit each year on our staff exchange programmes. law. with wide flat streets. These are primarily based on academic achievement. Entertainment includes international festivals. bars. Science and Forestry. with a population around 400 000 is the largest city in the South Island and the second largest in New Zealand.UNIVERSITY OF CANTERBURY One of the top universities in New Zealand. music.canterbury. hiking. and July to November). Accommodation All six of our halls of residence are located on our campus and they offer a range of options from fully or semi-catered. and teaching. social work. the University of Canterbury has gained an international reputation for academic excellence in teaching and research. between Christchurch International Airport and the centre of the city. especially Engineering. speech and language pathology. More than $10 billion will be invested into Christchurch over the next 10 years. science. including one of the premier observatories in the Southern Hemisphere operated by our Physics and Astronomy Department. mountain biking. Contact Details Student Services and International University of Canterbury Private Bag 4800. Location The University is located on a purpose-built campus. numerous parks and open spaces. Our teaching programmes are research-based so students are taught by academic staff at the forefront of their field. and only ten minutes drive from each. Postgraduate opportunities range from Graduate and Postgraduate Diplomas. accommodation and travel. Our Study Abroad and Exchange programmes allow students to attend UC for one or two semesters and have this credited to their degree at their home university. skiiing. This offers a huge range of other recreational options including climbing. This gives a wide range of students the chance to experience UC. Academic Year The academic year begins in mid-February and ends midNovember and is broken into two semesters.

linguistics. New Zealand Phone: +64 9 373 7513 | Fax: +64 9 373 7405 Questions: www. gym. ranging from cultural associations from all over the world to clubs for trekking. At The University of Auckland. the Association of Pacific Rim Universities and the Worldwide Universities Network. social sciences. mechanical) Law!(includes corporate. Pacific studies.askauckland. The Recreation Centre has a great range of facilities including a sports hall. walks and subtropical islands. followed by an exciting programme of activities and festivals throughout the year to help you make friends and meet New Zealanders. music. public health) Science (includes computer science. primary and secondary teaching. student visas.auckland. electrical. health. Auckland is a vibrant cosmopolitan centre. with a population of around 1. you will also have the opportunity to spend one or two semesters at one of more than 90 partner universities in 24 different countries. It is New Zealand’s largest city. The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s largest and most comprehensive university. film. international business. We provide a globally-recognised education for over 40. sport and exercise science). mountain bike global research-led university groups Universitas 21. rugby. All are quality assured3 – a recognition that our accommodation is amongst the best in the country. There’s also a 24-hour emergency number available should you need urgent assistance. Social sports clubs include football. photography and yoga. politics.THE UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND Established in 1883. Auckland We also provide assistance to students who prefer to live in private accommodation. and among the world’s top 200 universities by the Times Higher Education World Rankings of Universities. management) Creative Arts and Industries (includes architecture. social work.auckland. International Rankings and Partnerships The University of Auckland is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world by the QS World Rankings of Universities (2012). The University of Auckland Private Bag 92019. tv and media studies) Business and Economics (includes accounting.000 students. environment. Workshops and information sessions are regularly held in iSPACE (our student lounge) to help you adjust to life in New Zealand. environmental. Application Closing Dates Visit: www. Around the world. Programmes We offer programmes from bachelors to doctoral level over a wide range of subjects in the following eight faculties: Arts (includes humanities. fine arts.mercer. Options include catered Halls of Residence or self-catered apartments or flats. cricket and including more than 4. health sciences. The University of Auckland has a reputation for academic and research excellence within a supportive learning environment.4 million people. Visit civil.auckland. climbing Contact Details International Office. environmental.800 international students from over 90 countries. Auckland’s unique location means you can live in a large city but still be within half an hour of stunning beaches. Auckland: A Top Three City Ranked third2 worldwide for overall quality of life. www. nursing. comfortable and fun place to live. internationally ranked researchers in New Zealand1. international) Medical and Health Sciences (includes The International Office provides a comprehensive Orientation Week to help new students settle in to the University. and aerobics. Visit www. Email: 1 Performance Based Research Fund Report. The residences are a safe. computer. human services) Engineering (includes bioengineering.auckland. The University is New Zealand’s pre-eminent research-led institution and is home to the highest number of A rated. 2006 2 Mercer Quality of Living Survey 2011 (see www. including membership of the prestigious. public. The University of Auckland has many international dance) Education (includes early childhood. and netball. languages. It is also the highest ranked New Zealand university in the Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities in Clubs and Sports On campus there are over 120 clubs and societies. 3 NZ Association of Tertiary Education Accommodation Professionals 4 Universities New Zealand – Te Pōkai Tara . Academic Year Summer school: Early January – mid February First semester: Late February – late June Second semester: Mid July – mid November PhD: Start date agreed between supervisor and student Student Support and Activities Our team of International Student Support staff is available to help you with anything you need including information on study. accommodation and personal support. chemical. Accommodation Our University-managed residences are much more than places to eat and sleep. planning. food science. urban design.

as well as customised group and study tours. in the North Island (90 minutes’ drive south of Auckland). communication studies.8% of universities in the Accommodation There are several accommodation options for students including catered and self-catered residential halls. Study Abroad and Exchange: International students may choose to study at the University of Waikato for one or two semesters of full-time English Language and Foundation Studies The University of Waikato offers certificates in English language and academic English for students wishing to improve English language skills for study. Of particular note is Waikato’s new High Achievement Scholarship for International Students. New Zealand Email: international@waikato. The same organisation also ranks the University of Waikato 58th in the world of universities less than 50 years old – first in New Zealand and seventh in the southern hemisphere. engineering. computer graphic design. Scholarships International students are advised to check the University of Waikato website for scholarships to apply for. Locations and Campuses The main campus is situated in Hamilton. Masters and PhDs. General English and IELTS Preparation is also offered. teaching and tourism. For more information about scholarships visit www. Students are free to select papers from across the University of Waikato academic studentexchange/ Postgraduate: Waikato University offers a range of postgraduate programmes including Certificates. law.UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO Established in New Zealand Universities Directory for International Students 5 . social work. media and creative technologies. spread over a beautifully landscaped 64-hectare campus.000 with 17% of students coming from overseas. www. The Master of Business and Management (MBM) will interest those with an undergraduate degree seeking a masters business Maori and Pacific development. sport and leisure studies. the University of Waikato is located in the heart of New Zealand. Foundation Studies at the University of Waikato includes a variety of papers designed to prepare students to enter degree studies with the same level of subject knowledge and skills as their New Zealand counterparts. business analysis (financial). The University has a student population of more than 12. New Zealand’s fourth largest city. shared flats. in the Bay of Plenty region. computing and mathematical and three compulsory English papers. Waikato University also has a campus based in coastal Tauranga. Hamilton 3240. management Diplomas.waikato.000 and is central to many of New Zealand’s most popular tourist attractions. For more information about postgraduate programmes visit www. including the Hobbiton movie set which is about 45 minutes’ drive from Hamilton. which puts Waikato in the top 1. For more information visit international/ Academic Year A Semester: Late February – late June B Semester: mid-July – early November Summer school 1: January – February Summer school 2: November – December Contact Details University of Waikato Private Bag 3105. Academic Programmes Undergraduate: Bachelor degree programmes are offered in electronic commerce. social sciences. science (technology). It has a city population of about 130. The duration is two semesters (eight months) in which students must complete five papers in subjects of their www. environmental planning.waikato. The University of Waikato is ranked 302 in the world by the prestigious Times Higher Education organisation. music. boarding or homestay.

combined with our respected research centers. Study Abroad And Student Exchange Programmes Massey University welcomes applications from students who wish to study at any of its three campuses for one or two semesters for credit towards their home university Massey Wellington. connected and creative thinkers.massey. recognized around the world for its research-driven excellence and ability to provide programmes that meet the future needs of both domestic and International students. Massey is expanding its focus and range of programmes in international distance education to meet the growing global demand. and is New Zealand’s only fully multi-campus institution. from over 100 Academic Programmes Massey is characterized by the applied nature of many of its undergraduate programmes. diplomas and certificates. through a distinctive mix of internal. boasts the lowest living cost of any university and is one of the best places in New Zealand to really live the student Massey University is today one of New Zealand’s largest universities with more than 35. agriculture. known as the “creative” campus. finance. At Albany you can choose from a range of internationally recognised programmes with over 50 inspiring majors. including 3400 International students. Massey University’s Centre for Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE) offers a wide range of academic bridging and English language programmes and is an IELTS testing centre. In addition the campus is a co-host of the New Zealand School of Music. and Homestay. Humanities and Social Sciences (Liberal Arts) and Sciences. The Massey Albany Campus. Massey offers more than 40 undergraduate degrees. The campus takes a fresh and dynamic approach to providing a quality university education. distance and international teaching. and special expertise in MASSEY UNIVERSITY 6 Universities New Zealand – Te Pōkai Tara . New Zealand [International Director: Arthur Chin] Ph: 64 6 350 5599 Email: international@massey. Palmerston North is a bustling student city where everyone is committed to making your experience at Massey truly outstanding. The University is progressive and dynamic.500 postgraduate and research students. The Massey Manawatu Campus. Contact Details International Office.000 students enrolled annually in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Massey Manawatu offers qualifications across a broad range of subject areas. Palmerston North. including Halls of Residence.000 students. is New Zealand’s newest and most modern university campus in our largest and most cosmopolitan city. Massey has a commitment to taking what is special about New Zealand to the world. is centrally located in the heart of the Wellington arts and cultural for details. based in Palmerton North. food. Massey offers some of the best opportunities in New Zealand through more than 100 postgraduate courses. Please visit http://international. Scholarships The University is pleased to announce the availability of a number of new Undergraduate and Postgraduate scholarships and awards for International students studying at Massey. ensures close links to relevant industries and the latest developments.massey. and is also home to New Zealand’s most distinguished School of Design dating back to 1886.MASSEY UNIVERSITY Following an 80 year history of having a defining role in the development of New Zealand and its land-based industries. Creative Arts. and veterinary science. Health. Massey Wellington is the base for a number of unique research centres. Support staff on all three campuses can provide expert advice on all on and off-campus accommodation options. University research and programmes link closely with industry and society and Massey graduates are innovative. the areas of design. Our strong domestic and international research reputation. Massey University Private Bag 11222. Academic Year First semester: late February – late June Second semester: early July – mid November Summer school: mid November – February Distance Education Massey is the preeminent provider of distance education throughout Australasia with more than 20. Through its five academic colleges of Business. Accommodation Massey offers campus accommodation choices on each campus. located on Auckland’s North Shore. For over 8. English Language And Foundation Studies Location And Campuses Massey is a multi-campus university based in three different cities with distinctive specialisations on offer at each campus. http://international.

ac. learning support service and a careers advisory service. Academic Year There are three trimesters: (1) February to June. joint teaching in several countries and around 50% of staff coming from overseas. Victoria also hosts a campus in Ho Chi Minh City. biotechnology. Victoria Business School. www. e-commerce. cultural and creative capital.2 Academic strengths: Earth sciences. Vietnam. Application Closing Dates Visit: www. Asian studies.victoria. although many choose to start in July. www. film and theatre. Undergraduate: Over 100 courses are taught through seven teaching Locations And Campuses Victoria is located in New Zealand’s political. dance.wellingtonnz. EQUIS and AMBA. nanotechnology. multimedia. Victoria’s research and teaching is globally inspired. and Māori knowledge and development.victoria.1 Victoria Business School: The Victoria Business School (Faculty of Commerce) holds the ‘triple crown’ of accreditation: AACSB (in both Accounting and Business). vibrant population and is an 1 QS World Rankings by Subject 2012 2 http://aacsb. The full range of scholarships and closing dates for applications are listed on our website. criminology. Victoria was established in 1899 and now has 22. Study Abroad and Exchange: Study Abroad and Exchange students are able to take courses across the full range of programmes at Victoria for either one or two trimesters. social work. TV. Almost all Master’s programmes have a sustained period of supervised research. Off-campus apartments and homestay Contact Details Victoria International. Postgraduate: Research is the driving force of all graduate programmes at Victoria at Diploma. These include health. mediation.victoria. The academic year begins in February and most international students will begin at this time. New Zealand Phone: 64 4 463 5350 Fax: 64 4 463 5056 Email: victoria-international@vuw. Victoria has a number of specialised units for advanced teaching and research and maintains strong research links with government agencies. Student Services International students have access to the full range of student services available at Victoria University. international relations. environmental organisations and major research institutes. Master or PhD level. disability scholarships Academic Programmes & International Linkages With over 120 university partners worldwide. economics. Wellington 6140. Scholarships Victoria allocates significant funding for scholarships each year. Victoria co-hosts the NZ School of Student Population Total: 22. ranging from one trimester to a full year.VICTORIA UNIVERSITY OF WELLINGTON As New Zealand’s most internationalised university. Architecture & Design. The third trimester is only available for specific postgraduate level programmes. Law. counselling. industries. international agencies. law. psychology. human geography.000 Research Victoria leads New Zealand research in several areas including biomedical Accommodation Halls of residence and www. sociology. Humanities & Social Sciences.000 International: 3. social policy. Victoria University of Wellington offers a comprehensive range of globally-recognised qualifications with an international outlook. (2) July to November and (3) November to February.victoria. Engineering. Victoria University of Wellington PO Box with campuses at four different sites within the central city. Wellington has a and Science. All scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit. Victoria is the only New Zealand University to gain AACSB for both degree programmes. www. architecture and design. including 3000 international students from over 100 countries. Education. Victoria University’s reputation as a research-led university with high standards of teaching attracts exceptional staff and students from around the world. Academic Highlights Faculty of Law: The Victoria Faculty of Law is ranked 23rd worldwide and is the top Law School in New Zealand. education. theatre. accommodation.000 students. student finance New Zealand Universities Directory for International Students 7 . safe and dynamic place to study and live. biomedical science. film.

www. 2007) 8 Universities New Zealand – Te Pōkai Tara . physical education. Academic Programmes Undergraduate: Bachelor degree programmes are offered in applied sciences. June and October. pharmacy. the liberal arts. Master and PhD programmes are offered in the areas listed above for undergraduate programmes. and vibrant campus lifestyle attract highly-talented students from all over New Zealand and overseas. or homestay. 1 Tertiary Education Commission. After completing the Foundation Year to the required and Academic Year Summer school: early January – mid February First semester: late February – late June Second semester: early July – mid November The Foundation Year programme has intakes in Accommodation Otago offers a choice of catered and self-catering residential colleges. a city of culture and learning in scenic southern New Zealand (population Postgraduate: A full range of Postgraduate The University offers an eight-month preparatory programme (Foundation Year) for students who need further English and academic preparation before commencing bachelor’s degree study. oral health.otago. www. www. having Schools of Medicine and Health Sciences in both Christchurch and Wellington. Students live in a mix of University and private accommodation within walking distance of academic and city facilities.000). Otago’s outstanding academic reputation. and the Americas. medical laboratory biomedical. physiotherapy. teaching. TOEIC and IELTS. shared English Language And Foundation Studies The University of Otago Language Centre (UOLC) offers intensive English and study skills preparation for prospective University and Foundation Year students. Otago is a university with a national presence. students are guaranteed a place in most University of Otago first year courses for which they have prepared. Otago has extensive research and student exchange linkages with leading universities in Asia.otago. Scholarships Otago offers full scholarships to international students for postgraduate research study. New Zealand Phone: 64 3 479 8344 Fax: 64 3 479 8367 Email: international. surveying. Otago’s specific research strengths are in the medical. music.admissions@otago. sciences. medicine. (Wellington. board. Study Abroad and Exchange: Students from overseas universities wishing to undertake one or two semesters at Otago can access many courses within the normal degree International: 2. and wildlife management. indigenous studies. science communication. private hostels. the University of Otago is New Zealand’s oldest university. In addition. arts. Europe. University of Otago PO Box www. international studies. dental surgery. strong research culture. dental technology. All of these options can be provided within walking distance of the campus and central city services and shopping. biological and natural sciences. specialist programmes are available in business administration (MBA).700 Application Closing Dates First semester and Summer School: 31 October Second semester: 30 April Contact Details International Student Population Total: 21.UNIVERSITY OF OTAGO Founded in The main campus is in Dunedin. Otago graduates achieve high approval ratings in employer surveys and pursue successful careers worldwide. The scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit and applications may be made at any time of the year.otago. The UOLC is a registered test centre for TOEFL. entrepreneurship. Otago is also New Zealand’s top-ranked university for research quality1. www. International students enrolled in degree programmes at Otago are also able to participate in the student exchange programme (over 90 programmes worldwide). and law. biomedical sciences. PBRF Quality Evaluation 2006. This setting provides the vibrant campus lifestyle for which Otago is so famous. law. as well as for students requiring general English. Dunedin business.

and Sport & Recreation. AUT prides itself on its high lecturer-to-student ratio. Creative Technologies. Auckland 1142. Health. We reflect the changing Research AUT places great emphasis on developing a culture in which the integration and application of research and learning are defining characteristics.aut. Our Students AUT University is committed to internationalisation and welcomes over 4000 students worldwide from 90 different countries. Support services are available including health services. with a population of more than 1. We are accredited by the New Zealand Government. Within the Faculties the Schools offer programmes in Applied Sciences. Diplomas. New which shows in our 95% graduate employment rate. Study Abroad and Exchange programmes are available for overseas students wishing to study at AUT or with our partner Universities offshore. Design & Creative www. with three wellpositioned campuses – one central city. and Māori Development.centre@aut. Engineering. orientation. Auckland is ranked third in the world for top cities to live and work in1. New Zealand Phone: 64 9 921 9637 Fax: 64 9 921 9925 Email: international. It is located in the north of the North Island and is the largest and most culturally diverse of New Zealand’s cities. Programmes AUT offers over 250 undergraduate and postgraduate programmes through the Faculties of Culture & Society. Foundation Studies and English Language are also available to staircase students from predegree to PhD. AUT International House (AUTIH) provides English Language and University preparation programmes. South Auckland. Location And Campuses: We are located in Auckland. Business and Law. Certificates. Business & Law. Accomodation: AUT provides self catering student apartments on the City campus (Wellesley Student Apartments) and at North Shore Campus (Akoranga Student Village). Education. entertainment and sports. Health & Environmental Sciences.AUT UNIVERSITY The University for the Changing World. Academic Year: Summer School: early Dec – early February Semester One: early March – end June Semester Two: end July – ends November Contact Details International Centre. Public Policy. Computing & Mathematical Sciences. 1 Mercers 2011 Quality of Living Survey New Zealand Universities Directory for International Students 9 . The city is surrounded by two harbours – the Waitemata and the Manukau – and is often referred to as the ‘City of Sails’ due to Aucklanders love for water sports and the sea. including on-line library resources. English Language And Foundation Studies: AUT Foundation Certificate is delivered by Academic Colleges Group (ACG) and successful completion of prescribed grades guarantees entry to most undergraduate degrees. Communication Studies. internationally recognised and globally competitive. one on the North Shore across the Auckland Harbour Bridge and one in Manukau. Art & Design. AUT is New Zealand’s second largest and fastest growing university. Social Sciences. AUT University Private Bag 92006. and emerging environments and industries. academic support and student mentors. Hospitality & Tourism. accommodation student support services and modern on-campus facilities. Students have the opportunity to work alongside some of New Zealand’s most innovative and creative researchers in our 18 Research Centres. Established relationships with employers and professionals make our teaching and research relevant to current and future industry.2 million people – 27% born in other countries. Homestay is also available. Language & Culture.

from skiing to surfing and everything in between. science. applicable teaching and research. and this ensures real-world. sport and recreation management. Classes are offered at a range of levels. These are listed on the University New Zealand’s specialist land-based university 10 Universities New Zealand – Te Pōkai Tara . the Middle East. programme has proven to be a solid preparation programme for study at tertiary level. Foundation Studies is a two semester programme preparing students for study at Bachelor’s degree level. Christchurch. First year students reside in the catered halls and more mature students live in semi-catered halls and self-catered flats on campus. Lincoln University’s courses encompass land-based disciplines across the whole value chain. Academic Year Summer school: Early November – late December. people and economies. Arguably no other New Zealand university has had such a direct link with the New Zealand economy. semi-catered and self-catered facilities on campus.447 Postgraduate: 665 Undergraduate and other: 2. Lincoln University is New Zealand’s specialist land-based university with an over-riding commitment to transforming land. English Language And Foundation Studies Lincoln University’s highly regarded English for Academic and Professional Purposes programme is specifically designed to provide the skills needed in English for further studies and professional work. Student Population Total student population: 3. Lincoln University prides itself on the support services for international students including the on-campus health centre. Europe and the Americas. the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand. Application Closing Dates Undergraduate: Eight weeks before start of semester Postgraduate: Three months before start of semester Late applications may be considered. environmental management and planning. Ground Floor. landscape architecture. commerce.782 International students: 1. The eight halls of residence are located near each other on the Lincoln campus. and the residents in the catered halls all dine together each day. and with the people responsible for fuelling the economy. tourism and viticulture and www. The programme is aimed at school leavers and mature students from within New Zealand and overseas. Accommodation And Student Life Lincoln University offers a range of accommodation options from fully-catered. The specialist programmes attract students with a strong interest in science. listening. diplomas. Students complete a number of four-week modules covering core skills of speaking. The Foundation Contact Details Student Administration. Most students choose to study for 12 weeks or more. The University’s rural location makes it an easy drive to the range of outdoor attractions in Canterbury. Bachelor’s and postgraduate qualifications in agriculture and agribusiness. Internationally Lincoln University has academic alliances with complementary institutions in Asia. Students can become involved in the many social events and recreational facilities through the Halls of Residence. July and November. PO Box 84. reading and writing. Qualifications include certificates. Early January – mid February First semester: Late February – mid June Second semester: Mid July – end October The Foundation Studies programme has intakes in February. international social events and international student support the social sciences and/or commerce from throughout New Zealand and over 60 countries. software and information technology.LINCOLN UNIVERSITY Established in 1878. Academic Programmes As New Zealand’s specialist land-based university. New Zealand Phone: 64 3 325 2811 Email: International@lincoln. Location Lincoln University is located on the Canterbury Plains less than half an hour from Christchurch. Lincoln University 7647. Scholarships Lincoln University offers a number of scholarships for international students depending on the qualification and country of Study Abroad Options We have a vibrant Study Abroad Programme and many of our specialist courses are available to Study Abroad students. George Forbes Memorial Building.

Subject University AUT Auckland UGPMD Waikato UGPMD UGPMD Massey UGPMD UPMD UGPMD UPMD UGPMD Victoria UGMD Lincoln UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD Canterbury UGPMD Otago UGPMD A Accountancy Agribusiness Agricultural Systems & Management Agricultural Economics Agriculture American Studies Anatomy & Structural Biology Ancient History Animal Behaviour Animal Science & Physiology Animal Production Antarctic Studies Anthropology Applied Behaviour Analysis Applied Economics/Finance Applied Science Architecture Studies/Technology Art History & Theory Art Curatorship Arts (Applied) Arts & Language Education Asian Languages Asian Studies Astronomy & Astrophysics Audiology Automation & Control Aviation – Air Transport Pilot Aviation Medicine Aviation Management UGPMD UG PMD UGPMD UMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD MD UGPMD PMD UGPMD P M UGPMD UGPMD UPMD UGPMD U UGPMD UPMD UGPMD UGMD UGPMD UGPMD P M UGPMD UGMD PMD UGPMD UGPMD UGD PMD UGPMD U PMD UPMD UM UGPMD UGMD UGPMD UPD MD UMD UGPMD D UGPMD UPMD UGPMD UGPMD MP UGPMD MD PMD U UPMD UGPMD UGPMD PMD UMD UGPMD UPMD PM UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD PMD UPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD PMD UGPMD UGPMD MD MD UPMD UGPMD UPMD UPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD GMD U UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD MP GP UGPMD UD UGPMD PM UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD D UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD PMD P UGPMD B Behaviour Analysis Biblical Studies Biochemical Engineering Biochemistry Bioengineering/Bioprocess Engineering Bioethics & Health Law Bioinformatics Biological Sciences Biomathematics Biomedical Sciences/Engineering Biotechnology Biosecurity/Bioprotection Broadcasting New Zealand Universities Directory for International Students 11 .UNIVERSITY COURSE SUMMARY U = Undergraduate (Bachelor’s Degree or Certificate) G = Graduate Diploma (Available to those who have an undergraduate degree in another discipline: subject prerequisites may be required) P = Postgraduate Degree or Diploma (Requires an undergraduate degree in the same major) M = Master’s Degree D = PhD (Subject to approval and availability of supervision. Check with universities for further information).

Subject Building Science/Technology Business/Commerce Business Administration Business Computing Business Psychology Business Research AUT Auckland Waikato Massey Victoria UGMD Lincoln Canterbury Otago UGPMD UGPM UGMD UGPMD M UGPMD MD UGPMD P UPMD U UGPMD M UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD GM UGPMD M D UGPMD U UGM UGPMD UGMD UGPMD PMD MD UPGMD UGPMD PMD UMD UGPMD MD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UPMD UGPMD PM MD UGPMD UMD C Cell & Molecular Biosciences/ Biotechnology Chemical Physics Chemical Engineering/Technology Chemistry Child & Family Psychology Child & Youth Studies Chinese Christian Thought & History Civil Engineering Classics Clinical Dentistry/Dental Technology Clinical Psychology Clothing & Textile Sciences Cognitive Science Commercial Law Communication Disorders Communication Studies/Management Community Dentistry Community Nutrition Computational & Applied Mathematics Computational Modelling Computer Graphic Design Computer Science Computer Security & Forensics Computer Systems/Systems Engineering/ Networks Computer Technology/Engineering Computing/Applied Computing Conservation Biology Construction / Construction Mangement Consumer Food Science Counselling Creative Writing Criminology Cross-Cultural Psychology Cultural Studies PMD UGPMD UD M UG UGMD UGPMD UGMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD U UGPMD UGPMD UGM UPM UG UGPMD UGPMD UGMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD PMD PD UMD PD U P P UGPMD PMD UGPMD UMD UGMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UPMD MD UGPMD MD UGPMD PMD PMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPM UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD PMD UGPMD UGPMD UGM UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD M PMD PMD PMD UGPMD UGPMD UGMD UGMD UGPMD U U UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD PMD UM UPMD UGPMD UMD UGPMD PMD UGPMD UPMD UPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD PM UG M UPMD UGPMD M UGPMD GPMD MD UGPMD MD P UGPMD M UGPMD PMD UM UGPMD U UPMD U UP UGPMD UGPMD MD D Dance Defence Studies Demography Dental Hygiene/Surgery/Technology/ Therapy Design Development Studies/ Economics Dietetics UPMD UGPMD PMD PMD UGPMD UGPMD UPMD UGPMD UGPMD PMD MD PMD MD 12 Universities New Zealand – Te Pōkai Tara .

Subject Digital Design Digital Music/Sonic Art Diplomacy & International Relations Disability Studies Dispute Resolution Drugs & Human Health AUT UGPMD Auckland Waikato Massey UPM Victoria UGMD UGPMD UGPMD Lincoln Canterbury Otago U U MD UPMD UGP UG UGPM U P UPM UPM U E Earth & Soil Science Ecology/Biodiversity/Ecosystems Ecology & Health E-commerce/E-commerce Technology Economics/Econometrics Economic History Education Education & Teaching (Early Childhood) Education & Teaching (Primary) Education & Teaching (Secondary) Educational Administration/Leadership Electronics/Electrical & Electronic Engineering Emergency Management Employment Relations Energy Studies/Management Engineering Engineering & Industrial Management Engineering Geology Engineering Mathematics Engineering Management English/English Literature English Language Proficiency/ESOL English Language Teaching/TESOL/ Second Language Teaching Entomology Entrepreneurship/Innovation Enterprise Development Environmental Health Environmental Management/Planning Environmental Science/Engineering Equine Science Ethics Ethnomusicology European Studies European Union Studies Events Management Evolutionary Biology Executive Education Expressive Arts UGPMD UGPMD UPMD UPMD UGPMD UP M U Yes UGPMD UPMD UGPMD UPMD UD GMD M UPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UPMD UGPMD UGPMD UPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD MD UGPMD UGPMD U UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGMD UGPMD GPMD PMD UGMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD PMD UGPMD UGPMD UPMD UGPMD UGPMD PMD UGPMD UP UPMD UG UG UG M UGPMD UGPMD UG UG UG MP UGPMD UGPMD UGMD UGMD UGMD UGPMD UGPMD MD UGMD M MD UG UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGMD UGPMD UGPMD UPMD PMD MD MD UGPMD Yes UGMD UGPMD Yes UGPMD UGPMD Yes PMD UGPMD Yes UGPMD UGPMD GD PMD PMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UMPD UGPMD UGPMD UPM UPMD UGPMD UPMD UG UGD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UG G PMD PMD UGPMD U UGPMD MD UPM UPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UMD UGPMD UPMD PMD UGPMD UGPMD M UG UPMD P U UPMD UGPMD UGPMD UPMD UGPMD MD U M UGPD U M Yes MD UGPMD Yes GP UGPMD Yes G F Fashion Film/Television/Screen & Media Finance Fine Arts Fire Engineering New Zealand Universities Directory for International Students 13 .

Subject Food Science/Engineering/Technology Forensic Science Forestry/Forestry Engineering/ Agroforestry Foundation Studies French Functional Human Biology AUT UPMD M Auckland UGPMD PMD Waikato Massey UGPMD Victoria Lincoln UGPMD Canterbury Otago UGPMD UP MD Yes Yes UGPMD UMD UGMD UGPMD PMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD D UGPMD UPM UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD U UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD PM UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UG UGP UGMD MD Yes UGPMD Yes Yes UGPMD Yes UGPMD Yes UGPMD Yes UGPMD U UGPMD UGPMD UPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD MD UGPMD UPM UGPMD PMD UPMD PM UGPMD G Gender & Women’s Studies Genetics Geographic Information Systems Geography Geology Geophysics German Graphic Design Greek (classics) H Hazard Assessment & Management Health Development & Policy Health Management Health Sciences History History & Philosophy of Science Horticulture/Crop Agronomy Human Development Human Resource Management/ Development Human Services Hydrology/Water Science & Technology UGPMD PMD U UMD PMD UGPMD PMD PMD PMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD PM PMD UGPMD PMD M UGPMD UGPMD UPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UPMD UGMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD PMD PMD UGPMD PMD UGPMD UGMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UG UGPMD UGPMD PM P UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UPM UPMD UGM UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGM UGPMD PMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UPMD UGPMD MD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD PMD PM UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UPMD UGPMD UPMD UGPMD GPMD PMD PMD UGPMD MD UPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD MD MD M P I Immunology Indigenous Studies Industrial & Organisational Psychology Industrial Bioscience Industrial Design Industrial Relations & Human Resource Management Infection & Immunity Information & Communications Engineering Information Science Information Systems/Management/ Technology Innovation & Technology Interior Architecture Interior Design International Business/Economics International Languages and Culture International Law & Politics International Management International Relations/Diplomacy/ Security Studies Interpreting & Translating Māori Italian U UGPMD UGPMD UM UGPMD M P M J Japanese UGPMD UGPMD 14 Universities New Zealand – Te Pōkai Tara .

Subject Journalism Juridical Science AUT UGPMD Auckland Waikato Massey UG Victoria Lincoln Canterbury GD Otago D UD UGPMD UMD UPMD UPMD UGPMD UMD UPMD UGPMD UGMD UGP UGMD PMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD PMD UG UGPMD GP UPM UPMD UGPM UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UPGMD UGPMD PMD PMD UGPMD UD UPM UPM UGD UG UG UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD D UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD PMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD MD UGMD PMD UGPMD UGPMD PMD UGPMD MD UGPMD UGPMD UGPM UGPMD UMD UGMD UGMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD PMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD U PMD M UGPMD UPMD PMD UPMD UPMD PMD UGD UGPMD PMD UGMD UGPMD UGPMD PMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UM UGPMD UPMD UPM P UGPMD GMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UMD MD UPMD UPMD UGD MD UGPMD UGPMD UM UPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPM UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD MD PMD PM UGPMD G UPMD UPMD UGPMD UPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UG UPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD MD UGPMD PMD UGPMD UGPMD U UGPM UPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGMD UG UPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UMD UPMD UMD U K L Korean Labour Studies Land Planning & Development Landscape Architecture/Management Latin (classics) Law Library & Information Management Linguistics/Applied Linguistics Logic and Computation Logistics & Supply Chain Management M Management/Management Communication/Systems Management & Sustainability Management Science Māori & Pacific Development Māori Business/Māori Resource Development Māori & Indigenous Knowledge/ Te Putaiao me nga Take Māori Māori Studies/Language/Te Reo Māori/ Tikanga Māori Māori Visual Arts Marine Science Marketing Marketing & Communication Mass Communication Materials & Process Engineering Materials Science/Technology Mathematical Physics Mathematics/Applied Mathematics Mathematics Education Mechanical Engineering Mechatronics/Mechatronics Engineering Media Studies Medical Laboratory Science Medical Physics Medical Physics (Clinical) Medical Science Medicine Medieval & Early Modern European Studies Mental Health Microbiology Modern Languages Molecular Medicine Molecular Biosciences/Biotechnology Money & Finance Multimedia Museum Studies/Heritage Studies Music New Zealand Universities Directory for International Students 15 .

Subject Music (Classical Performance) Music (Composition) Music (Jazz) Music Education/History/Teaching Music Performance (Instrumental & Vocal)/Musicianship Music Therapy Natural History Filmmaking & Communication AUT Auckland UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD Waikato UGPMD UGPMD Massey UGPMD UGPMD UGP Victoria UGPMD UGPMD UGP Lincoln Canterbury UPMD UPMD Otago UPMD UPMD PMD UGPMD UGPMD M UGPMD M UPMD UPMD UPMD PM UGPMD UGPMD UGMD PMD G UG UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UPMD U MD MD MD UGPMD PM UPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UPMD UGPMD PMD PMD UGPMD MD UGPMD PM UGPMD U GPMD UGPMD UPM UGPM PMD U UGPMD UGPMD P UGPMD UMD UGPMD UPMD UMD UGPMD U U UPMD UGPMD UMD UGPMD UGPMD PMD UGPMD PMD UMD U UPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGD UG UPM UPM UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UPM UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UPM UG UGPMD UPMD UGPMD UGPMD UPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UPD UGPMD PMD U UPM UGPMD G UPMD P UGP MD UPMD UGPMD UPMD UPMD PMD UMD UPMD UGPMD MD U UGPMD N Natural Resource Economics/ Management Natural Resource Engineering Neuroscience New Zealand Legal Studies New Zealand Studies Nursing Nursing & Midwifery Nutrition O Occupational Health Occupational Therapy Operations Management Operations Research Optometry Organisational Leadership & Development Organisational Leadership & Psychology Outdoor Education P Pacific Studies Packaging Technology Painting Parks & Recreation Management Pathology Peace Studies Performing Arts Personal Finance Planning Pharmacology/Pharmaceutical Science Pharmacy Philosophy Photography/Photographic Media & Design Physical Education Physics Physiology Physiotherapy Plant Biology/Botany Plant Biotechnology Plant Protection/Health Political Science Population Studies Print Making Product Development Professional Studies 16 Universities New Zealand – Te Pōkai Tara .

Subject Property Studies Psychiatry Psychology/Applied Psychology Psychotherapy Public Health Public Management Public Policy Public Relations/Management AUT Auckland UGPMD PMD Waikato Massey U Victoria Lincoln UGPMD Canterbury Otago UPMD UPMD GPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD PMD PMD PMD PMD M UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD U GPM PMD UGPMD Q R Quality Systems/Management Quarternary Science Religious Studies Recreation Management Resource & Environmental Planning/ Regional Planning Resource Management Romance Languages Rural Studies & Rural Development Rural Valuation & Management Russian D UPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UD UGPMD UGPMD U U UGPMD UGPMD UMD UPM UGPMD G UPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UG UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD M S Samoan Studies Science Science & Technology Science & Technology Education Science Communication Science Education Screen Production Sculpture Social Policy/Analysis Social Science Social Science Research Social Work Sociology Software Development Software Engineering Sound Recording and Design Spanish Spatial Design Special Education Speech & Language Therapy Sports & Exercise Sport Business Management Sport Coaching Sports Medicine Statistics Strategic Management Strategic Studies Supply Chain Management Surveying Systems Development Systems Engineering UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGMD UGPMD MD MD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UPM UGPMD UPMD PM UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD U UG UPMD U UGPM UPM UPMD UGPMD UGPMD UPMD UPMD G PMD UGPMD UGPMD PMD UPM UPMD UPMD UPM UGPMD UGPMD U UPMD UGPMD MD UGD PMD UPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGMD PM UGPMD UG UPM UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPM UGPMD UP UMD UG UG PM PMD UPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD GPMD UGPMD UGPMD PMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD G M UGMD UPM UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD U UGPMD UPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UPM UMD UPMD UGPMD U P UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD PM UGPMD UPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGMD UPMD UGPMD T Taxation & Accounting New Zealand Universities Directory for International Students 17 .

You may find private or public scholarships offered in your own country. Refer to individual universities websites for more for more information. Refer to www. A number of other competitive New Zealand Government Scholarships are available for applicants with outstanding academic records: Education New Zealand – Education New Zealand administers scholarships for PhD students who would like to study in New Zealand. Applicants can be from any for more information. New Zealand Aid Programme – Scholarships are available for students from selected countries in Africa.aid. undergraduate and study abroad scholarships to international students. Latin America and the Pacific. Refer to www. Your New Zealand University can provide a supporting letter confirming your acceptance into your programme of study. You will need to search for these yourself. These scholarships are highly competitive and usually in recognition of academic excellence.Subject Technology Technology Education Telecommunications Television Production Textile Design Theatre Studies Time-based Media Tourism/Tourism & Hospitality Management Tourism Resources. 18 Universities New Zealand – Te Pōkai Tara . Impacts & Planning Toxicology Translation Studies Transportation Engineering/Studies Treasury & Financial Management Treaty of Waitangi Studies AUT UGPMD Auckland UD Waikato UMD UGPMD Massey UGPMD Victoria Lincoln Canterbury Otago G UGPMD M UGPMD U MD UG UGMD UGPMD UGPMD U UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD MD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD UGPMD MD UG PDM MD PMD UGPMD PMD UGPMD MD UGPMD U U V Urban Design Valuation & Property Management Veterinary Public Health Veterinary Science/Clinical Science Viticulture/Oenology Visual Arts/Culture/Communication Design UPM PMD UPMD UGPMD PM UPMD U UMD PMD UG UPMD UPMD UPMD UGMD UGPMD U W Y Z Web & Data-Intensive Systems Wildlife Management Writing Studies Youth Work Zoology UGPMD PMD PMD UGPMD SCHOLARSHIPS Individual universities offer a range of postgraduate. but must be eligible for admission to PhD study in New Zealand. Asia.

a capacity to reflect on it.UNIVERSITIES NEW ZEALAND TE PŌKAI TARA STUDYING AT NEW ZEALAND UNIVERSITIES Undergraduate Study The Bachelor’s degree is normally three years in duration and consists of a prescribed number of units. A student is normally required to prepare under supervision a substantial thesis that represents original research into an approved topic. A Master’s degree normally includes both coursework and a significant research component. Specific academic English courses are offered as preparation for IELTS and TOEFL. Foundation programmes generally offer a choice of subject modules and run for up to one year of full-time study. This degree can be taken in any one of the wide range of subjects offered by the New Zealand universities. Postgraduate Study With a completed Bachelor’s degree. which is likely to emphasise seminar presentation. Typically. The PhD thesis is marked by a panel of external examiners. and the opportunity for students to choose a programme that is appropriate for them. This research is normally carried out over 3–4 years of full-time study. and comprises 1–2 years of advanced study in the student’s major discipline. In many universities the Postgraduate Diploma comprises the first year of a two-year Master’s degree. Each university offers its own English language courses which can be used for admission instead of IELTS or TOEFL. demonstrated by an understanding of the discipline. Prior learning or experience in the subject matter of the diploma is not always required. are increasingly available. Many courses have a final written examination held either at mid-year (June) or the end of the academic year (October/ November). Grades given in tests. English language and study skills preparation prior to undertaking undergraduate study. Master’s Degree: The Master’s degree is open to those who have completed a Bachelor’s degree with good grades. a Bachelor’s degree offers a great deal of flexibility. In some courses. field trips provide opportunities for on-site study of the natural environment or social processes. A Graduate Diploma may also be used as a bridging qualification to specialist postgraduate study. The successful student is expected to show. in the mode of teaching. plus a smaller research project. In most cases this is followed by an oral examination of the thesis and the candidate’s knowledge in the area before the degree is awarded. requiring more specialised study in the chosen major subject and frequently involving some independent research or investigation. tutorials and/or laboratory periods each week. papers or courses. Masters’ degrees by coursework. and an ability to undertake research. Doctorate: The main Doctorate is the PhD (Doctor of Philosophy). The more advanced level of teaching is reflected in the content of lectures. as the title implies. a graduate is able to progress to a range of postgraduate programmes: Graduate Diploma: A one-year. Students are expected to develop independent study skills with a minimum of professional supervision. and in the provision of research experience for the candidate. The Bachelor’s degree with Honours is a one-year programme of study following a Bachelor’s degree or an integrated four-year programme. However. In each undergraduate course a student is required to attend a number of lectures. Formal teaching contact is supplemented by personal reading and research. a real grasp of the subject. full-time course of study for graduates. Postgraduate Diploma: A one-year full-time course of study that builds on the same subject matter in the academic field of a relevant Bachelor’s degree. giving graduates an opportunity to add a qualification in a different major subject to that of their first degree. assignments and practical work may also count towards the final grade for a course. 19 . English Language: All universities offer intensive English language preparation for all levels of study. Pathways Foundation Studies: All universities offer a Foundation programme for students who need further academic. www.UNIVERSITY LOCATOR MAP The University of Auckland Palmerston North and Wellington Campuses University of Waikato Auckland Hamilton AUT University Christchurch Palmerston North Wellington Victoria University of Wellington University of Canterbury University of Otago MASSEY UNIVERSITY Massey University New Zealand’s specialist land-based university Lincoln University Dunedin www.centre@aut.otago.