Welcome to Telford

Our location

The Telford campus of Lincoln University is located 6km from Balclutha in South Otago and is home to up to 120 residential students undertaking certificates and diplomas in practical land-based subjects – agriculture 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 distance delivery programmes and STAR courses into schools.

News update April 2017

The future of Lincoln University's Telford campus is currently under review, and the University is in active negotiation with Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre about the possible transfer of Lincoln-Telford Division programmes, facilities and operations to Taratahi. It is expected that a decision on any transfer and transition arrangements will be confirmed around July 2017.

In the meantime, the 2017 programmes will continue to run as usual.

However, given the fluidity of this situation Lincoln University cannot guarantee that any or all of its 2017 suite of on-campus and distance programmes will necessarily continue to be available in 2018.

The University will update this website as further information becomes available.

Information specifically for international students will be updated here.


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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

Find out about our Taster Camp


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.

Distance Delivery

Due to funding restrictions Lincoln Telford Division are no longer able to offer the delivery of Level 1 and Level 2 programmes


Find out about our Distance Delivery programmes


Quick links:

 Re-enrolment Form

Please note: The re-enrolment form is only to be used if re-enrolling into a Telford Programme within an academic year of study. i.e. January - December

Student Handbook


Enrolment Form

Hostel Fees 2017

Diploma Enrolment Form

Course Fees 2017


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