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Study Options


At UCOL, we understand how important it is to study something that you love. That's why UCOL offers a range of career-oriented programmes for international students that can help transform dreams into a reality. 

All UCOL programmes are government approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA), the government agency responsible for quality assurance of qualifications and are internationally recognised.

Our programmes offer a range of qualifications from levels 1 -9  including Certificates, Diplomas, Degrees Postgraduate and Masters in the following areas:


Popular programmes

Our top 5 most popular programmes for international students are:

  1. Bachelor of Nursing
  2. Graduate Diploma in Information and Communications Technology
  3. International Diploma in Cookery
  4. New Zealand Diploma in Engineering
  5. Bachelor of Applied Management


In addition, we offer the full suite of New Zealand Certificate in English Language (NZCEL) programmes Level 1 to Level 5, all NZQA approved. UCOL is also a TOEFL iBT testing centre.

Feel free to contact UCOL's International Student Support staff with any enquiries you may have about any of our programmes.

You can also check out UCOL's International Prospectus to see all the programmes available for international students.