If you are an International student and know which
programme you would like to study, then you can start your application process to study at UCOL.*
Prepare the following certified documents before you apply:
- Proof of English language capability e.g. IELTS, TOEFL
Official identification e.g. Passport, birth certificate
- Your academic history
- Other documents specified on the programme page
Complete your application
Send your completed application and supporting documents to:
Attention: International Applications
Private Bag 11022
Palmerston North 4442
Accept your Offer of Place
If you meet all of the requirements and are successful, you will be sent an
Unconditional Offer of Place
. This means you have been accepted into UCOL. Accept your Offer of Place by signing the letter and returning it by email to: InternationalStudent@ucol.ac.nz
You may be sent a
Conditional Offer of Place. This means that we require more information from you before you can be accepted. You must send us the requested information that shows you meet the conditions of entry before you can apply for your student visa.
Apply for a student visa
Upon receiving your Unconditional Offer of Place you can apply for a student visa
. UCOL is a pathway visa provider, giving you the option to
apply for a pathway visa
to complete your studies over a five-year period, study up to three courses during this time, and work up to 20 hours per week while studying.
Pay your fees
Pay your fees* using the information provided on your Offer of Place. UCOL will send you a receipt after your payment comes through. Please keep your receipt since it is required by Immigration NZ to process your study visa.
If you are an International student looking for some scholarships to fund your studies in New Zealand, check out these scholarships links for more information.
*Read and understand our refund policy for International students below.
Inform us of your travel arrangements
Please send us your travel arrangements so that we can pass these on to our
International Student Support Staff
who will help organize your pick-up upon your arrival in New Zealand.
Phone: +64 6 952 7000
Working with an agent
UCOL works with a large number of educational consultants and agents. We are confident in their knowledge of UCOL and studying in New Zealand.
Contact us if you'd like the details of an agent located in one of the following countries:
- Hong Kong
- New Zealand
- Republic of Korea
- Sri Lanka
*Terms and conditions
For applicants under 20 years old, refer to UCOL's International Academic Qualifications Entry Criteria and guidelines.
See our general
enrolment terms and conditions for detail on your rights and responsibilities as an International student.