UCOL is home to many international students seeking to attain an internationally recognised qualification and work experience while they study. Recent graduates rated UCOL highly in the 2017 International Student Barometer survey funded by Education New Zealand and participated in by all New Zealand institutes of technology and polytechnics. Small class sizes, teaching, and accommodation and living costs were scored favourably. To find out more, see our performance page.
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A special welcome message to international students from UCOL's Chief Executive, Leeza Boyce.
Established in 1902, UCOL is a high-performing New Zealand government institute of technology and polytechnic that offers a wide range of rewarding study options for international students across four campuses located throughout the beautiful North Island.
From IT and Business to English Language studies, UCOL’s range of programmes will provide you with industry needed skills and knowledge so you can make a difference wherever you work in the world.
Make the move to study in New Zealand by following UCOL’s step-by-step guide on the enrolment and application process for international students who want to study at UCOL.
UCOL has a network of services and support for all international students. From enquiries, admissions, to pastoral care, UCOL is dedicated to making your student experience unforgettable.
We want to help make your move to New Zealand as easy as possible. Find out what to expect upon your arrival and the first steps you need to take to establish your life here.
UCOL is dedicated to supporting international students seeking or undertaking study with us. Find out about the policies and procedures that guide the way UCOL deals with international student applications and the pastoral care of international students.
UCOL's quality programmes of study and dedication to pastoral care of its international students is highly regarded beyond New Zealand's shores. Find out about our international accreditations.