Established in 1902, UCOL is a high-performing New Zealand government funded Institute of Technology and Polytechnic that offers a wide range of rewarding study options.
Study with us to learn valuable skills and make a difference in your life. We have dedicated student support staff to help you thrive and grow, and over 100 programmes of study for you to choose from.
UCOL is well known in its local communities and also draws students from far and wide. We have campuses in Palmerston North, Whanganui, Wairarapa and Auckland, and delivery locations in Horowhenua and Taumarunui, as well as
We exist to inspire students, businesses and communities to succeed. Our lecturers take a
relationships-based approach to teaching, and we have small student-teacher ratios and class sizes. You will be immersed in a practical learning environment, with innovative technology and a range of specialised equipment that surpasses industry standards.
You’ll learn from staff who care about the success of UCOL and their students, and who are dual-professionals – not just teachers but experts in their fields. Their ongoing connections with industry means that UCOL’s programmes will prepare you to find your place in the community and economy. We're proud of our staff, students and graduates -
our people are making a difference in so many ways.
When you come to study at UCOL, you'll become a part of the UCOL whānau. UCOL is a nurturing place where you'll gain a sense of belonging and a feeling of purpose, in a world of opportunity.
Whether it's to upskill, to boost your career, to build on existing studies or simply to give learning a go, UCOL is where you want to be.