Welcome to Telford!

The Telford campus of Lincoln University is located 6km from Balclutha in South Otago and is home to 120 residential students taking certificates and diplomas in practical land-based subjects – rural business, agriculture, stock and station, equine, forestry, horticulture, beekeeping (apiculture) and rural veterinary technician skills.

The campus is based on a 921 hectare commercial farm, giving students hands-on learning at every step of their study experience. We offer small classes, work experience, and a variety of practical skills. To find out more about what is on offer, check out the onsite programmes listed. 

Staff on the Telford campus also run the University’s correspondence programmes and STAR courses into schools.

Featured programme:

Lincoln University Diploma in Agriculture
Lincoln Diploma in Agriculture (Level 5) can be studied at Telford Campus. The Diploma involves eight courses covering computing and communication, farm management systems, plant husbandry, soils and soil management, livestock production systems, plant and animal health and engineering.

Featured scholarship:

Peter Wilding Estate Scholarship - for Certificate Year or Diploma Year
The Peter Wilding Estate has made available to a Telford student enrolled in the Telford Certificate in Agriculture or Lincoln Diploma in Agriculture at Telford from the Southland/Wakatipu Basin area (from those areas encompassing and between Queenstown and Arrowtown and Kingston to the South and Glenorchy to the West). Preference will be given to a student who is in need of financial support and has done well in their studies. The value of the scholarship is full course fees and accommodation fees for one year of study at Telford. Application forms are available from Telford Reception and applications closed late February.

Quick links:

Telford Prospectus

Correspondence Enrolment Form

Course fees 2016

Re-enrolment Form

Hostel Fees 2016

BHU Enrolment Form

Student Handbook

FarmSafe Enrolment Form

Enrolment Form

Thought Planters Enrolment Form

Diploma Enrolment Form


AgExcel Vehicle Tutor Endorsements:





  • Glen Park (Quads, Tractors)
  • Roy Gawn (Quads/Tractors)
  • Ivan Mockford (Quads/Tractors)
  • Andrew Thompson (Quads/Tractors)