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Victoria University of Wellington

Check whether Victoria University of Wellington is right for you as an international student.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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Study abroad at Victoria University of Wellington

Founded in 1897, Victoria University of Wellington is one of New Zealand’s oldest and most prestigious universities. Located in the heart of the country’s thriving capital city Wellington, the University prides itself on its tradition of academic excellence.

Victoria University of Wellington is a proud civic university, which means it values its role and influence on the local community. The University is spread over three campuses all located around the city, and it offers a vast range of subjects you can choose to study as an international student.

No matter what your area of interest or career aspirations, you’ll find the right program for you at Victoria University of Wellington. More than 170 programs are available at undergraduate, postgraduate, and PhD levels, with 10 faculties, all of which are divided into schools.

Each campus offers students state-of-the-art facilities including libraries, study spaces, accommodation, and sports centers. Outside of the classroom, there are plenty of places to unwind and socialize with friends, with a wide range of restaurants, cafes, and bars to choose from.

Why study at Victoria University of Wellington?

  • High-quality research

    The University is number one in New Zealand for intensity of high-quality research (Performance Based Research Fund)

  • Top-ranked university

    Victoria University of Wellington is consistently ranked in the top 250 universities in the world (QS World University Rankings)

  • Sustainability

    The University is committed to championing a sustainable future, and aim to be a zero-carbon university by 2030

  • Great location

    Wellington is regularly ranked as one of the happiest and most livable cities in the world

Life as an international student

Victoria University of Wellington is an ideal choice for international students. You’ll get the chance to study at a leading university in one of the world’s best student cities, alongside 3,800 other international students.

When you arrive you’ll take part in International Orientation where you’ll get the chance to meet other students from around the world, have a tour of the campus and local area, and get tips on adjusting to the cultural differences living in New Zealand.

You’ll be supported every step of the way at Victoria University of Wellington. A meet and greet service is available for when you arrive, and you can sign up for the international buddy program. Your buddy will help show you around, answer any questions you have, and help you adjust to life at the University.

Accommodation is available to all international students, with on-campus halls available, or flats and apartments close to all three campuses. The University also offers a wide range of student clubs and societies you can join and meet like-minded people. These are a great way to make friends and settle into life on campus.

Student life & facilities

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  • Library
    • Individual Study Rooms
    • Computer labs
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    • Quiet Areas
    • Museum
  • Fitness Centre
    • Spin Studio
    • Machines
    • Free Weights
    • Fitness Classes
    • Dance Studio
    • Personal Trainers
    • Treatment Rooms
  • IT Support
    • Loan Laptops
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    • Campus Bus Service
    • Campus parking
  • Food & Restaurants
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    • Campus Doctor
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    • Student Tutoring & Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support
    • Peer & Buddy Program
  • Praying Rooms
    • Language Center

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Fees and funding

  • Undegraduate tuition - NZ$35,771 - 28,621 per year
  • Graduate tuition - NZ$57,371 - 22,670 per year

Wellington International Excellence Scholarship

The purpose of the Wellington International Excellence Scholarship is to recruit high-achieving undergraduate international students currently studying in New Zealand to Victoria University of Wellington and to support them in their studies. The majority of these scholarships will be awarded at $20,000 over three years of study.

Tongarewa Scholarship

The Tongarewa Scholarship ("the Scholarship") celebrates the University's commitment to our international student community. We award a range of these scholarships to international students each year. This is a partial fee-based scholarship that will be put towards your tuition fees for one year of study. Applicants can be either entering their first year of an undergraduate degree or entering a postgraduate degree program at Victoria University of Wellington.

New Zealand International Student Grant 2021

The purpose of the New Zealand International Student grant 2021 is to support new international students currently onshore in New Zealand to study at Victoria University of Wellington. This grant is available for all eligible students beginning their undergraduate or postgraduate studies in 2021.

Undergraduate students are eligible to receive a NZ$10,000 grant (equally disbursed over the first two years of study) and postgraduate students are eligible for a NZ$5,000 grant (for the first year of study).


Victoria University of Wellington

Kelburn, Wellington 6012, New Zealand

Wellington is a small but vibrant capital with everything an international student could dream of. The University's three campuses are all located in the city so you'll have everything Wellington has to offer within easy reach.

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Visa requirements for Victoria University of Wellington

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