Services and facilities
Studying at UCOL gives you access to experienced learning advisors and specialist tutors.
Our facilities are modern and well-equipped to supporting your learning. Check out our Learning Hub and Library for more detail.
Before you arrive
Student Support Coordinators will keep in touch with you to ensure you understand what living in New Zealand and studying at UCOL will be like.
UCOL doesn't arrange accommodation for its international students, but we can provide some options nearby campus for you to consider.
We will assist with advice to help you to establish your life in New Zealand. See our arriving soon guidance.
Airport pick up
Upon arriving in New Zealand you'll be picked up from the airport closest to your campus.
Free SIM card
You'll receive a free 2degrees SIM card with:
- One hour free unlimited* data every day through the
2degrees Data Clock app
- Free calling and texts to other 2degrees mobiles
- Five free international calling minutes on your first top up (to 10 countries - Australia, Canada, UK, USA, China, India, Ireland, Tonga, Samoa and Fiji)
- Wifi calling
- Carryover minutes and data if you opt in for any Carryover Combos (which start from $9)
Orientation is a fun, must-do experience offered to all international students at UCOL. It includes tailored tutorials, campus and facilities tours, visits to local attractions, and meetings with key community contacts.
All international students are also invited to take part in an official Pōwhiri, which is a traditional Māori welcome ceremony. It may involve karanga (being called and led onto campus), kaikōrero (welcome speeches), waiata (singing) and hongi (a traditional Maori greeting in which people press their noses together), all of which are aimed at warmly welcoming students into the UCOL whānau (family).
Attending class is important to your success at UCOL. There are repercussions for non-attendance, and UCOL is obligated to inform Immigration New Zealand, which may affect your future visa applications.