Financial Assistance Fund.

The Lincoln University Students’ Association (LUSA) is committed to supporting students who are undergoing unforeseen financial difficulty.


To apply to the Financial Assistance Fund, students must be enrolled at Lincoln University. The Fund is available to both domestic and international students. To be considered, students must prove they are experiencing an unexpected financial issue that is compromising their studies.

Course fee costs are not eligible. Supporting overseas family, visa costs (including savings for visa applications and debt repayments) are also not eligible.

We do our best to process applications as quickly as possible, however, please note that there could be up to a two week processing time.

LUSA is using software by Submittable for the processing of applications. Please click on the submit button below where you will be taken to the form. You will be required to create an account with Submittable to submit the form.

If you are struggling to complete the form or have questions on how to submit, please email

Financial Assistance Fund

Policy Document

If you have any questions, get in touch or pop into LUSA.

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Other Places to Get Help:

  • International Advisors available 24/7 everyday:
    Denise Pelvin 027 669 9248 or Dee Hannam 021 246 5233

  • Contact the Consulate / Embassy or High Commission of your home country.

  • Healthline: 0800 358 5453

  • Welfare government helpline: 0800 24 24 11

  • Accommodation: 0508 754 163

  • Financial support: 0800 779 997

  • Lincoln Chinese Church- Pastor Charles Yu: 03 3253 238, or 0276159796

  • ChCh Indian community Facebook page:

  • Surinder Tandon welcomes connections to his personal Face Book page where he adds updates on items from MOH, Immigration NZ and other cultural contacts and updates


Need to talk?


Or call one of these Selwyn agencies with volunteers happy to chat:

  • Generation House Salvation Army: or 03 347 0934

  • Lincoln Community Care: 03 325 2007

  • Ellesmere Community Care Organisation: 03 324 4080 or 027 524 8080

  • Malvern Ward Two Rivers Community Trust: 021 122 9317

  • Selwyn Central Community Care: 027 313 1122

Food Bank

Contact Details


Salvation Army Christchurch City

03 366 8128

Salvation Army Linwood

03 389 3723



Generation House Rolleston

027 596 3623

Ellesmere Food Bank

03 324 3576

Two Rivers Trust Darfield

027 532 4888

Donate to the Financial Assistance Fund:

The LUSA Financial Assistance Fund has already supported a number of students who’ve been adversely affected by the Covid19 pandemic and are for a variety of reasons in financial difficulty as result of it. The Financial Assistance Fund is currently funded by a small portion of the Student Services Levy that all students are required to pay when enrolling to study. Individual donations are however always welcome and will enable the Financial Assistance Fund to continue to support students not just at this difficult time, but also going forward, with a variety of financially challenging situations that students can find themselves in whilst studying.


If you would like to make a donation, please deposit funds into the following bank account: 123153 0046089 03 with reference: FAF Donation