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Established in 1902 to meet the skills required by New Zealand businesses, UCOL is a modern institute of technology and polytechnic with strong community connections. Many international students choose UCOL to gain an internationally recognised qualification and work experience while they study. 


Our international student support staff are experienced in looking after the needs of international students and follow the New Zealand Government Code of Practice for pastoral care. We provide information and advice about living in New Zealand and studying at UCOL. 

 

Watch the Chinese and Japanese versions of UCOL's introductory video.

We welcome you to read and download our International Prospectus (Mandarin versionJapanese version), and contact us if you have any questions via InternationalStudent@ucol.ac.nz

 

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Why UCOL?

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Established in 1902 to meet the skills required by New Zealand businesses, UCOL has strong community connections. Many international students choose UCOL to gain an internationally recognised qualification and work experience while they study.

Study Options

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UCOL offers a full range of rewarding degree, postgraduate and English language study options.

How to Apply

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Make the move to study in New Zealand by following UCOL’s step-by-step guide on the enrolment and application process for international students who want to study at UCOL.

International Student Support

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UCOL has a network of services and support for all international students. From enquiries, admissions, to pastoral care, UCOL is dedicated to making your student experience unforgettable.

Arriving Soon

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We want to help make your move to New Zealand as easy as possible. Find out what to expect upon your arrival and the first steps you need to take to establish your life here.

UCOL - Chinese Language Information

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新西兰国立联合理工学院创建于1902年,是一所融合现代科技的职业技术学院并拥有强大的校企合作网络。选择国立联合理工学院的国际学生不仅获得了全球认可的证书文凭,并在学习的过程中获取了工作经验。

Important for Internationals

Important information for international students

UCOL is dedicated to supporting international students seeking or undertaking study with us. Find out about the policies and procedures that guide the way UCOL deals with international student applications and the pastoral care of international students.

UCOL's International Agents

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UCOL partners with educational consultants and agents all over the world. We are confident in their knowledge of UCOL and studying in New Zealand.

International Accreditations

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UCOL's quality programmes of study and dedication to pastoral care of its international students is highly regarded beyond New Zealand's shores. Find out about our international accreditations.

International agent resources

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Give the best advice possible to prospective students with UCOL's international agent resources.

Scholarships for international students

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Learn about UCOL's discount for studying cookery at our Whanganui campus, and nationally available scholarships for international students.

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