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UCOL Manawatū


UCOL Manawatū is nestled in the heart of the city, close to cafes, bus stops and The Square is UCOL's campus in Palmerston North. Named 'Rangitāne Tikaraina ki te Mātauranga' by Rangitāne, its name translates in part to "straight pathway to education".

The campus architecture blends historic buildings with modern facilities. 


Physical Address: 18 Princess Street, Palmerston North

Postal Address: Private Bag 11-022, Palmerston North 4442

Phone: 06 952 7000

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As a part of UCOL’s ongoing Safer Buildings programme, UCOL has launched a plan of works to further upgrade buildings on its Manawatū campus.

Starting Soon at UCOL in Manawatū

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Keen to study at UCOL in Palmerston North? Take a look at our classes starting soon.

Virtual Campus Tour

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Take a look at our Manawatū campus through our vitual tour website.

Visiting UCOL

The Atrium at UCOL in Palmerston North

Feel free to visit UCOL to see what it's like and talk to our friendly Information Centre team. We have onsite car parking and a cafe.

Ambitions Training Restaurant

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UCOL's Chef Training and Hospitality team welcome you to dine with us for lunch or dinner in our training restaurant, Ambitions.

Hair and Beauty

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UCOL's Hair and Beauty team welcome you to visit us for a hair, beauty or nail treatment at our Palmerston North salon.

Moving to Palmerston North

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If you're considering moving to Palmerston North to study at UCOL, the Central Economic Development Agency has some useful information about what it's like to live and study here (external site).

Student Association

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Students' Association of UCOL (SAU) offers advocacy, representation, class reps/ambassadors and essential services to help you succeed.


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UCOL's Palmerston North campus is one of three TOEFL iBT testing centres in New Zealand. The English language proficiency test is accepted for English language entry into all UCOL programmes.

What's Happening

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To find out what's happening at UCOL Manawatū in Palmerston North, see our news and events, and follow us on social media.