Universal College of Learning (UCOL)

An educational institution with a history dating back to 1896, UCOL Limited has a proud and well-earned reputation for supporting our community’s learning.

This connection with community is crucial to what we do, and it ensures that our programmes help students develop in-demand skills. Many of our lecturers are practitioners as well as teachers, and our partnerships with industry mean that the majority of our students get hands-on work experience. 

As a modern Institute of Technology and Polytechnic, UCOL’s specialties include Applied Engineering and Trades, Health and Sciences, and Humanities and Business. Our environments have been designed to enhance student learning, supported by a relationship-based teaching approach. By studying with us, students learn valuable life skills and can make a difference.

By selecting UCOL, you become part of a prestigious learning institution with over a century's heritage of delivering quality tertiary education to the Manawatū-Whanganui region and Aotearoa. We have evolved over the years to meet the learning and skill demands of our ākonga and the wider community. We are now a subsidiary ofTe Pūkenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technologyand will be integrated entirely into Te Pūkenga on 1 January 2023. Te Pūkenga is New Zealand's largest tertiary education provider, with a network of sixteen polytechnics and eleven Industry Training Organisations.  This change provides you access to knowledge, resources, and expertise of a vast network of education institutions, offering you a learning opportunity like never before. 


Programs Location
Bachelor of Applied Science in Sport and Recreation Palmerston North


Universal College of Learning (UCOL)

Private Bag 11022
4422 Palmerston North
New Zealand


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