Universal College of Learning

Palmerston North
North Island
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NZD 640 - NZD 21330 ( Annually)
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Universal College of Learning is situated at Corner King and Princess St, Palmerston North 4442, New Zealand in Palmerston North.

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Courses Offered

Bachelor of Applied Management
  • 3 Years
  • Bachelor of Applied Management-B.A.M
  • Management - BBA / MBA / Diploma
  • NZD 19800 (Annually)
Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design Level 7
  • 3 Years
  • Bachelor of Design-B.Des
  • Design
Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design (Honours) Level 8
  • 1 Years
  • Bachelor of Design-B.Des
  • Design
Bachelor of Design and Arts Level 7
  • 3 Years
  • Bachelor of Design-B.Des
  • Design
Bachelor of Nursing Level 7
  • 3 Years
  • Bachelor of Science-B.Sc.
  • Medicine / Beauty / Health Care
  • NZD 21330 (Annually)
Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Imaging Technology) Level 7
  • 3 Years
  • Bachelor of Science-B.Sc.
  • Medicine / Beauty / Health Care
Bachelor of Social Work Level 7
  • 4 Years
  • Bachelor of Social Work-B.S.W.
  • Languages / Arts / Literature
Bachelor of Information & Communications Technology (Applied) Level 7
  • 3 Years
  • Bachelor of Information & Management-B.I.M.
  • Information Technology - BCA / MCA / Computers
  • NZD 18670 (Annually)

Universal College of Learning - UCOL

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, their programmes are designed to fit into your lifestyle. With campuses in Palmerston North, Whanganui, Wairarapa and Auckland, as well as delivery locations in Horowhenua and Taumarunui, UCOL is well known in its local communities and also draws students from far and wide due to its positive reputation. UCOL boasts campuses in city centres and beautiful landscape environments. UCOL exists to inspire students, businesses and communities to succeed. Their lecturers take a relationships-based approach to teaching, and have small student-teacher ratios and class sizes. They also have dedicated student support staff available to help you thrive and grow with every step of your UCOL journey. You will be immersed in a practical learning environment, with innovative technology and a range of specialised equipment that surpass industry standards. You’ll 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 prepare you to succeed in today’s working environments. Your lecturers will pass on their knowledge to help you develop the skills you need to make a difference wherever you work in the world. Institute vision embraces students, businesses, and communities within a holistic culture that is focused on success. This vision is supported by our mission, which focuses on our students. As a provider of high-quality tertiary education, we want to help every student, domestic and international, to develop their full potential. They are deeply committed to providing the resources and support necessary to equip our students with relevant skills and exceptional work ethic. These attributes enable students to complete their courses successfully and then play a constructive and positive role in society.  

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Why join UCOL



67 Type Courses Available

  • 8 UG Courses
  • 3 PG Courses
  • 20 Diploma Courses
  • 36 Certificate Courses


  • UCOL offer a range of scholarships Awards.

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  • Nestled in the heart of Student City, close to cafes, bus stops and the square is our Palmerston North campus. Named 'Rangit? ne Tikaraina ki te Matauranga' by Rangit? ne, its name translates in part to "straight pathway to education".

  • The campus architecture blends historic buildings with state-of-the-art facilities.

  • The central hub of UCOL Palmerston North is the Atrium, where students can access computers, quiet study areas, learning support, the library, café and the information hub.

  • Nearby, students can find the Wh?nau Room which is equipped with a kitchen and lounge with M?ori and Pasefika support staff on hand.

  • UCOL Palmerston North has a wide range of industry standard training facilities. The most recent additions to these are the new hairdressing salon and beauty clinics, alongside the region's largest trades training building. The campus also has a fully operational training restaurant, nursing simulation labs, sports gym, photography and design studios, performing arts space, vet nursing clinics and medical imaging rooms.


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