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 Chief Executive's Welcome

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Kia ora koutou and greetings to all, 

Delivering over 100 years of excellence in education, it's easy to see why international students from all around the world choose UCOL as their top choice for studying abroad. 

Established in 1902, UCOL Limited is a subsidiary of New Zealand’s national vocational skills and training Institute, Te Pūkenga.  We are a high-performing New Zealand tertiary education institute that offers international students the chance to explore various iconic kiwi landscapes and lifestyles across our four campuses in the North Island.

At UCOL, you will be immersed in a stimulating academic environment that will provide you with an internationally recognised qualification and the skills you need to succeed wherever you work in the world. With our long-standing industry connections, you will also have opportunities to connect and meet with local businesses and organisations.

Studying abroad will be one of the most exciting times of your life. I encourage you to embrace this chance to challenge yourself, develop your independence, and create memories of a lifetime. Our friendly and dedicated team here will strive to make your UCOL journey unforgettable. I very much look forward to welcoming you as part of our UCOL whānau/family. 

Dr Linda Sissions, Acting Chief Executive

UCOL banner image

Kia ora koutou and greetings to all, 

Delivering over 100 years of excellence in education, it's easy to see why international students from all around the world choose UCOL as their top choice for studying abroad. 

Established in 1902, UCOL Limited is a subsidiary of New Zealand’s national vocational skills and training Institute, Te Pūkenga.  We are a high-performing New Zealand tertiary education institute that offers international students the chance to explore various iconic kiwi landscapes and lifestyles across our four campuses in the North Island.

At UCOL, you will be immersed in a stimulating academic environment that will provide you with an internationally recognised qualification and the skills you need to succeed wherever you work in the world. With our long-standing industry connections, you will also have opportunities to connect and meet with local businesses and organisations.

Studying abroad will be one of the most exciting times of your life. I encourage you to embrace this chance to challenge yourself, develop your independence, and create memories of a lifetime. Our friendly and dedicated team here will strive to make your UCOL journey unforgettable. I very much look forward to welcoming you as part of our UCOL whānau/family. 

Dr Linda Sissions, Acting Chief Executive
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