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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. 

Get to know our campuses, support services and the opportunities available to you.

UCOL Brand Story

When you study with UCOL you’re much more than a number. We take the time to get to know you, to understand who you are. Learn more about UCOL Brand Story.

Campus Details

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UCOL has campuses in Manawatū, Whanganui, Wairarapa and Horowhenua.

Study Online

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UCOL has a range of online programmes in Business, IT and Adult Education.

Community Connect

UCOL is well known for its strong relationships with local industry. Through our community connections, we help students develop job ready skills and provide opportunities for them to practice what they learn in a real environment.

Student Life and Events

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UCOL offers an array of fun and informative events throughout the year for our wider community. We also offer personalised tours of our campuses for you, your family and friends.

Student Services

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

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Any question is a good question. Browse our frequently asked questions or ask us a question.

Fund Your Study

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Handy information about how to fund your study while at UCOL, including scholarships, fees-free options, support for Māori and Pasifika, student loans and work.

Māori and Pasifika

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

Youth Transition

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There is 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.

Accommodation Options

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Whatever campus you're studying at, UCOL can provide advice on nearby, affordable accommodation options.

Benefits and Discounts

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Students of UCOL have access to a range of benefits and discounts in the local community. Just show your UCOL ID card.

Employability Hub

UCOL's Employability Hub supports students to get job ready

NCEA Explained

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NCEA levels and credits are New Zealand qualifications gained at secondary school that equip students with essential skills for work or tertiary study. Find out what you need to study at UCOL.