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Services and facilities

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.

Upon arrival

Upon arriving in New Zealand you'll be picked up from the airport closest to your campus. We look forward to meeting you.

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 classes
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.