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Universal College of Learning (UCOL)

Number of students

6500 approx

International students

350 approx


Multiple regions

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Studying in New Zealand is an unforgettable experience that will shape your future and forever change the way you see things. At UCOL, we are ready to welcome you and to be part of your learning journey. People come first at UCOL and our staff have a strong focus on supporting all of our students to succeed. You can expect your lecturer to know your name and to help you learn in a way that suits you. We want you to feel at home and to be part of the UCOL family.

Our International Student Support Team are here to help you every step of the way. UCOL students enjoy small class sizes, giving you the attention you need to reach your academic goals. There are also work-study opportunities to make your UCOL experience as great as you want it to be.

For over 115 years UCOL graduates have been making a difference wherever they go in the world. Our campuses are in the heart of New Zealand, with students from far and wide choosing to study with us, make friends and build a future.

Come and join us.

More about Palmerston North Campus (Main Campus)

Established in 1902 to meet the skills required by New Zealand businesses, UCOL has strong community connections. We partner with local businesses to provide work experience for many of our students studying diplomas, degrees and postgraduate programmes to help an organisation meet their staffing needs, solve a problem or advance a project. 

UCOL is a modern institute of technology and polytechnic with specialty in Applied Engineering and Trades, Health and Sciences, and Humanities and Business. Our environments have been designed to enhance student learning, supported by a relationships-based teaching approach that provides successful classroom experiences and imparts valuable life skills.

Many international students choose UCOL to gain an internationally recognised qualification and work experience while they study. Recent international graduates rated UCOL highly for its small class sizes and teaching approach, and scored our accommodation and living costs favourably. (2017 International Student Barometer survey, Education New Zealand). 

UCOL has campuses in the central New Zealand locations of Palmerston North, Whanganui, Wairarapa and Levin. International students choose to study at our Palmerston North and Whanganui campuses where we offer a full range of rewarding degree, postgraduate and English language study options.

Contact details


Palmerston North Campus (Main Campus)
Palmerston North
Universal College of Learning (UCOL), 18 Princess Street
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Phone number

+64 6 952 7000


UCOL Whanganui Campus, UCOL Wairarapa Campus, UCOL Horowhenua Campus, Palmerston North Campus (Main Campus)

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