Student Exchange Awards

Lincoln University’s relationships with overseas universities provide an excellent opportunity for students to gain international experience as part of their degree studies.

The Lincoln University Foundation established the Student Exchange Award to support students participating in a recognised exchange who are undertaking degrees relevant to agriculture and land use in New Zealand.

Up to five awards are available annually at a maximum value of NZ$3000.

The award is open to any student who qualifies to participate in an overseas Exchange Programme sanctioned by Lincoln University, is registered as a full time student in an agricultural or land based degree at Lincoln University and must be a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident.

The criteria for selection is academic merit; relevance of an exchange to their proposed degree; and financial need, where candidates are comparable in other respects.

The period of tenure shall be a maximum of one year.

Regulations

  1. Name
    The award shall be known as the Lincoln University Foundation Exchange Award.
  2. Number/Value
    Awards are available at a maximum value of NZ$3,000.
  3. Eligibility
    The award shall be open to any student who
    3.1 qualifies to participate in an overseas exchange programme sanctioned by
    Lincoln University, and
    3.2 is registered as a full time student in an agricultural or land based degree at Lincoln University
  4. Selection Criteria
    The criteria for selection shall be as follows:
    4.1 Academic merit
    4.2 Relevance of an exchange to their proposed degree
    4.3 Financial need, where candidates are comparable in other respects
    4.4 A positive ambassador for Lincoln University and New Zealand travelling overseas.Note:  On return from exchange a report is required to be sent to the Foundation outlining the exchange experience. Submission of this report indicates permission is granted for publication on the Foundation’s website, www.lincolnuniversityfoundation.org.nz.The report should cover the following information:
    • What has been learnt from the exchange experience and how does that translate into the candidate’s planned career in agriculture in New Zealand.
    • How can the exchange experience advance agriculture and land related interests within New Zealand.
  5. Selection Committee
    The awards shall be made by the Lincoln University Foundation Chair on the recommendation of a selection committee which shall comprise:
    • The Convenor of the Lincoln University Scholarships Committee, or nominee,
    • Two representatives from the Lincoln University Foundation, or nominees,
    • The Senior Academic Adviser for Exchange Students, or nominee.
  6. Tenure
    The period of tenure shall be a maximum of one year.
  7. Co-tenure
    The award shall be tenable with any other scholarship, award or bursary. Applicants who are experiencing financial hardship may be given preference over those who have secured additional funding.
  8. Review of Progress
    The award may be terminated by the Foundation at any time on either, receipt of a report from the Scholarships Committee that the conduct or progress of the recipient has been unsatisfactory, premature withdrawal from the Exchange Programme, in which case the award may be proportionally granted to the recipient.
  9. Applications
    Application forms are available from the Scholarships website, www.lincoln.ac.nz/scholarships and must be received by 4.30 pm on 31 March and 1 October each year.Scholarships Office
    PO Box 85084
    Lincoln 7647
    Canterbury
    Email: scholarships@lincoln.ac.nzThese regulations shall take effect from January 2015.

See also:

Read the 2015 Student Exchange reports (PDF)
Read the 2014 Student Exchange reports (PDF)
Read the 2013 Student Exchange reports (PDF)
Read the 2012 Student Exchange reports (PDF)

I just want to say thank you so very much for this scholarship, I really appreciated the help it was to me. I had such an amazing time in Colorado, and the time I had traveling before and afterwards, I really hope this opportunity continues to be available to as many students as possible. Thanks again.