Our priority is to ensure the health and wellbeing of our UCOL community. All UCOL campuses will be closed during the four week mandated quarantine starting from Wednesday 25th March until Tuesday 28th April, though this may be extended in line with Government requirements and New Zealand’s COVID-19 status.
UCOL has implemented a number of processes to allow for distance study but these differ from programme to programme. For information on your study situation please contact your lecturer directly. You can find their email addresses in the student webmail address book. If you are having difficulty locating their email please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For the most accurate information on this, please contact Studylink on 0800 88 99 00 or check out their website here.
Yes, UCOL considers the wellbeing and support of our students to be essential services. For the most accurate information on this, please check out what services are available to you here.
UCOL understands the effect the outbreak has had on applicants, in response UCOL is allowing documents in the form of unverified scans and photographs during the quarantine period. Please email these documents to email@example.com.
We will make sure that you are kept up-to-date throughout the COVID-19 situation. We’re regularly posting updates on our COVID-19 web page and social media, and will email and text you as required. Focus on staying healthy, and we will keep you posted.
This will need to be completed online at www.studylink.govt.nz
If you encounter any issues applying for your student loan please contact Studylink at 0800 88 99 00. Alternatively you can contact Rebekah O’Donaghue (Palmerston North UCOL) firstname.lastname@example.org or Lola Hiroti (Whanganui UCOL) email@example.com.
The Studylink confirmation process is an automated process that occurs overnight. Studylink will start this process with a Verification Of Study Request (VOS Request), which will extract your study details from our system based on the information you have provided them. Common issues that can prevent this from occurring are:
1) Incorrect study details provided to Studylink e.g. study dates, student ID number, etc.
2) Incomplete application for study – although you may have submitted your application with us, you may not yet be enrolled. To check out your current application status simply login to sws.ucol.ac.nz or contact one of the team at 0800 46 82 65 or on firstname.lastname@example.org.
If this is your first year of Tertiary Education (both inside New Zealand and outside) you may be entitled to free study during your first year. To find out if you are eligible for fees free study, check out www.feesfree.govt.nz
If you have received confirmation from fees free, there is nothing further you need to do. The programme fees are applied to the account as normal, and the outstanding debt will be removed once we receive the money from fees free. The invoice you have received also serves as a statement of your account, which we send as an update any time a change has been made.
Your lecturer may need to add you to the Moodle class list, please email the lecturer if you experience this issue.
If you have an outstanding debt with UCOL you may not be able to see your results. Please contact your lecturer as they will be able to tell you your result, if you have a payment arrangement with UCOL.
If you have an outstanding debt with UCOL you may not be able to see your results, nor access your student account unless you have a payment arrangement with UCOL. If you do not have a payment arrangement please contact email@example.com to discuss your options. Outstanding debts over 90 days may be sent to debt collections.
UCOL will issue a statement/invoice whenever any changes have been made to your account. Please check the statement for details of this change.
RPL refers to the process of receiving recognition for previous education in the field of study. This process involves the curriculum of the previous institution being examined and the learning outcomes being matched against our own, shortening the length of study by a corresponding length of time. This process has an upfront administration fee plus an additional cost for each paper able to be recognised.
APL refers to the process of receiving recognition for previous experience gained from working in a specific field for a significant period of time. This process involves an interview to gain significant detail of aptitude in a specific area and how that can be matched against the learning outcomes of our programmes. This process is independent of the RPL process and carries an upfront administration fee plus an additional cost for each paper able to be recognised.
For further information on RPL/APL please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
o Students can apply for our study programmes on paper or online. Some programmes may require supporting documentation, details of these can be found on the qualifications programme page under entry requirements. PDF files of supporting documents are available for printing here
Please take a photo of all necessary documentation and submit all documents to email@example.com if possible.
Students can check their application status online at www.sws.ucol.ac.nz, alternatively please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
If your application has been unsuccessful, you will be notified via email.
UCOL welcomes applications to study up to two weeks after a course starts.
What's your most recent qualification? Take a look at the entry requirements of the course you're interested in to see if you have the required qualifications/skills. If you're still not sure, feel free to make contact
If you're starting from scratch, consider taking one of our Foundation Skills courses.
What are your interests? What makes you happy? What do you enjoy? Asking these questions of yourself is a good place to start. Also consider visiting UCOL to talk to an enrolment advisor.
It depends on the qualification. Some programmes like Bachelor of Nursing require you to spend a large portion of your time on clinicial placement, so you don't have time to work. Other courses like Bachelor of Creative Media suggest that if you need to earn while you study, you work for up to 10 hours per week. So, we suggest that you get in touch to find out what your course requirements are, take a look at available scholarships and check out what support is available from studylink
Yes, we have a growing suite of online qualifications in Business, information and communications technology, and adult teaching.