Universal College of Learning

Universal College of Learning 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 relationships-based teaching approach. By studying with us, students learn valuable life skills and can make a difference.

We have campuses in Manawatū, Whanganui, Wairarapa and Horowhenua.

As of 1 April 2020, UCOL Limited is a subsidiary of New Zealand’s national vocational skills and training Institute, which has the working title of New Zealand Institute of Skills & Technology (NZIST). Acting as a parent organisation to our nation’s 16 vocational institutes and Industry Training Organisations, NZIST will create a strong, unified system that makes collaboration easier. While we foster relationships with other institutes, our mission remains the same - we exist to inspire students, businesses and communities to succeed.


Why do International Students choose UCOL?

1. Over 100 years of excellence in education
Established in 1902 to meet the skills required by New Zealand businesses, UCOL has strong community connections.

Many international students choose UCOL to gain an internationally recognised qualification and work experience while they study. Recent international graduates rated UCOL highly for its small class sizes and teaching approach, and scored our accommodation and living costs favourably. (2017 International Student Barometer survey, Education New Zealand).

2. Easy access & located in central New Zealand
UCOL has campuses in the central New Zealand locations of Manawatū, Whanganui, Wairarapa and Horowhenua. International students choose to study at our Palmerston North and Whanganui campuses where we offer a full range of rewarding degree, postgraduate and English language study options.

3. Wide range of study options
UCOL is a modern institute of technology and polytechnic with specialty in Applied Engineering and Trades, Health and Sciences, and Humanities and Business. UCOL’s programmes are employer-centred and ever evolving to meet the economic and social needs of our communities.

4. Strong industry connections
We partner with local businesses to provide work experience for many of our students studying diplomas, degrees and postgraduate programmes to help an organisation meet their staffing needs, solve a problem or advance a project.

5. Award-winning staff
UCOL’s staff are passionate and dedicated to helping students succeed so they can make a difference wherever they work in the world.

6. Putting students first
UCOL's environments have been designed to enhance student learning, supported by a relationships-based teaching approach that provides successful classroom experiences and imparts valuable life skills.

7. All round student experience
The UCOL student experience goes far beyond the classrooms at UCOL. Our International Student Support Staff will help make your journey at UCOL unforgettable.

8. A safe, welcoming & cost effective place to live
New Zealand is the second most peaceful nation on earth in the 2018 Global Peace Index. In Palmerston North international students are warmly welcomed.

Free buses for UCOL students in Manawatū and Whanganui and affordable accommodation at all our campuses, make UCOL a cost effective place to study. To find out how the cost of living in New Zealand compares with your country, see New Zealand Now.

9. High-tech facilities
Students are immersed in a practical learning environment, with innovative technology and a range of specialised equipment that often surpass industry standards, including the Regional Trades and Technology Centre.

10. Successful alumni across the globe
UCOL’s growing network of alumni fosters collaboration and exchange with UCOL graduates around the world.

11. Study in NZ for a world-class education
New Zealand leads the world in education according to two recently released global reports. We're ranked first out of 35 economies for instilling future skills in The Worldwide Educating for the Future Index Report, and seventh out of 130 countries for preparing people for the future of work in the World Economic Forum's Global Human Capital Report 2017.

MMS Education Placement Group

SARAWAK

Kuching

MARKET MANAGEMENT SERVICES SDN BHD (73205-A) - Head office

Block E No 32, 33 & 34 (1st Floor) Taman Sri Sarawak Mall

Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, 

93100 Kuching, Sarawak, MALAYSIA

Tel:  60 82 246 795      

Fax: 60 82 428 636

Email:  market@mmsmalaysia.com    

Contact Person: Mdm May Tan

Sibu

Market Management Services

(Sibu) Sdn Bhd (354406-P)

No 3, 3rd Floor, Lorong Kampung

Datu 5, Jalan Kampung Datu

(above CIMB Bank) 

96000 Sibu

Tel:   60 84 324 178

Fax:  60 84 349 741

H/P:  60 16 857 7512

Email: mmssibu@gmail.com

Contact Person:  Miss Christina Teo

Miri

Market Management Services Sdn Bhd (73205-A)

MMS Miri

1st Floor, Lot 1341 Jalan Sri Dagang

Miri Waterfront Commercial Centre

98000 Miri

Tel & Fax:  60 85 428 066

H/P:  60 12 899 2866

Email: inghui@mmsmalaysia.com

Contact Person:  Miss Yong Ing Hui

Bintulu

MMS Bintulu (Smart Tuition Centre)

41D & E, 1st Floor

Medan Jaya Commercial Centre

97000 Bintulu

Tel:   60 86 317 617 (Tuition Centre)

Fax:  60 86 338 778

H/P:  60 13 833 3230

Email: smart.mmsbtu@gmail.com

Contact Person:  Mdm Annette Yip

SABAH

Kota Kinabalu - Damai 

Market Management Services Sdn Bhd (73205-A)

1st floor,Lot 53, Block G, Damai Plaza IV, Luyang, 88300 Kota Kinabalu

Tel:  60 88 252 044 

Fax: 60 88 252 043

H/P: 60 16 810 5250

Email: ivy.mmskk@gmail.com

Contact Person:  Mdm Ivy Tan

Kota Kinabalu - Likas

G04, Ground Floor, Wisma Milenia,

Miles 3 1/2, Jln Tuaran, Likas,

88400 Kota Kinabalu

Tel:  60 88 222 799 / 222 722 

Fax: 60 88 222 884

H/P: 60 16 810 5250

Email: ivy.mmskk@gmail.com

Contact Person:  Mdm Ivy Tan

Sandakan

MMS Sandakan

Ground Floor, Lot 5, Block A Grandview Shophouse

Jalan Buli Sim Sim

90000 Sandakan

Tel:   60 89 221 901 

Fax:  60 89 221 901

H/P:  60 13 883 1901

Email:  margaret.mmssdk@gmail.com

Contact Person:  Mdm Margaret Liew

Tawau 

MMS Tawau (Access International Marketing - T097517)

TB1981 Loong Sang (1st Floor)

Taman Emas, Jalan Sin Onn

91000 Tawau

H/P:  60 12 810 7378 (Annie Lee)

H/P:  60 16 826 3699 (Peter Lee)

Email: aimstudy@live.com

Contact Person:  Mrs Annie Lee

LABUAN

MMS Labuan (Woo Chin Wah)

U1180, Tg Bendera

P O Box 113

87008 Federal Territory of Labuan

Tel:   60 87 424 822

Fax:  60 87 419 237

H/P:  60 16 833 8822

Email: woochinwah@gmail.com 

Contact Person:  Mr Woo Chin Wah

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