UCOL Palmerston North

Established in 1902, UCOL is a high-performing New Zealand government funded Institute of Technology and Polytechnic that offers a wide range of rewarding study options. With over 100 foundation courses, diplomas, degrees, and postgraduate qualifications available, its programmes are designed to fit all lifestyles.


UCOL is well known in the community and draws students from far and wide due to its positive reputation. UCOL’s Palmerston North campus is right in the heart of Palmerston North City.

UCOL exists to inspire students, businesses and communities to succeed. UCOL lecturers take a relationships-based approach to teaching, and there are small student-teacher ratios and class sizes. There are also dedicated student support staff available to help students thrive and grow with every step of the UCOL journey. Students are immersed in a practical learning environment, with innovative technology and a range of specialised equipment that surpass industry standards.

Students learn from staff who care about the success of UCOL and their students, and who are dual-professionals – not just teachers but experts in their fields. Their ongoing connections with industry means that UCOL’s programmes will prepares its students to succeed in today’s working environments. Lecturers pass on their knowledge to help students develop the skills needed to make a difference wherever they work in the world.

When students come to study at UCOL, they become a part of the UCOL whānau. UCOL is a nurturing place where students gain a sense of belonging, a feeling of purpose and a world of opportunity. UCOL’s growing alumni network is a fun and easy way for graduates to stay connected across the globe.

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Corner King and Princess Streets
Palmerston North
New Zealand