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Study at UCOL

At UCOL we believe that student success is not only measured in terms of academic or learning outcomes but also by the improvement in applied learning or practical skills, by the achievement of personal goals or community goals, and by improved employment opportunities.

We want our regional economies to prosper and grow and are passionate about increasing peoples’ access to education.

Starting with sometimes just a kōrero, we care about your transition to tertiary study - as well as your time with us. Our staff are dedicated to ensuring your student experience is a positive one. Studying at UCOL is both rewarding and challenging and we have staff who can bring out the best in you to help you achieve your goals. We take a holistic approach to our services, focusing on various areas to help you develop a range of skills and reach your potential.

Learn more below about where we are and what we can do to help you on your journey.

Campus Details

Wairarapa UCOL students on campus

Our campuses are in central locations, and each have unique advantages. Find out where we are and what our campuses and other delivery locations have to offer.

Student Services

Wairarapa UCOL student in campus library

Our student services cover wellbeing, advocacy, learning, library and other general support.

Māori and Pasifika

Wairarapa UCOL students in Whānau Room

Learn about our goals for Māori and Pasifika students at UCOL, and how we support/tautoko student success.


Wairarapa UCOL students on campus

Check out the range of scholarships, awards and hardship funds available to UCOL students.

Youth Transition

UCOL students outdoors on Palmerston North campus

There are a range of options available for youth at UCOL. Find out how you or someone you care about can make the transition to tertiary study.

  • Ralph Flavell Scholarship winner accepting her award

    Moana Tipene

    Ralph Flavell Scholarship Award Winner

    Gaining a scholarship pushed Moana to accomplish goals for her whānau.

    Meet Moana

  • U-Skills and Cookery Graduate in UCOL's on-site commercial kitchen

    Zach Meads

    U-Skills Graduate

    Zach wants to keep studying at UCOL to learn from the best and continue to upskill.

    Meet Zach