Founded in 1897, Victoria University of Wellington is renowned for its quality of teaching and research. The university is located in Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city. Wellington’s central location is ideal for exploring the surrounding beaches, mountains, coastline, as well as the North and South Island.
Why study at Victoria University of Wellington?
Victoria University offers a wide range of programs at different study levels, as well as a variety of courses that examine the historical and cultural background of the Maori people and culture. Students can enjoy Wellington’s relaxed coffee culture, lively nightlife and acclaimed art scene and participate in outdoor activities such as mountain biking, surfing, sailing or kayaking. Compact and safe, Wellington is a great place to be a student!
Main Areas of Study
Victoria University does well in international rankings for many subjects, such as law, natural sciences, business, psychology, architecture and design, politics and international relations, computer science and information systems, languages, philosophy and communications and media studies. The most popular study areas for study abroad and exchange students are Humanities and Social Sciences and Science.
Victoria was ranked 225th in the World's Top 500 universities by the QS World University Ranking. Moreover Victoria Business School is among the 59 business schools worldwide that hold the 'Triple Crown' of international accreditations: EQUIS, AACSB (in business and accounting) and AMBA.
Student life at Victoria UniversityStudent life at Victoria University Victoria University has four campuses, three of which are within a 20-minute walk of each other in the city centre; Kelburn (main campus), Te Aro and Pipitea. Karori is a 10-minute drive from the city centre. University facilities include a main library, cafés, a bank, book centre, computer shop, newspapers, travel agent, recreation and cultural facilities and health service. There is support available for all aspects of university life – academic, social, cultural and personal.
The Students Association helps students in many ways and funds almost 100 social, sporting, cultural and ethnic clubs. Victoria has access to playing fields and facilities that offer the chance to be involved in rugby, soccer, cricket, tennis, squash, netball, and climbing. At the Recreation Centre, students can get involved in a wide variety of health and fitness activities, outdoor pursuits, dance classes, and arts and crafts.
Victoria University’s Accommodation Service offers students assistance in finding somewhere to live; from halls of residence to advice on renting. The halls of residence are for full-time Victoria students, typically staying for a year. For students wanting more independence, there’s a variety of housing options spread across the city, including apartments, townhouses, studios and furnished rooms. Homestay accommodation is an option for international students who want to practice their English in a family environment.
Victoria can assist students in finding private accommodation, but students should in keep in mind that private accommodation in Wellington is often unfurnished.
The academic year is made up of three trimesters - February (trimester 1), July (trimester 2) and November (summer trimester). The summer semester offers a limited number of courses.
Apply to Victoria University of Wellington
Victoria University of Wellington has rolling admission, but we recommend that you apply to the university at least 3-4 months before study start/semester start.
Victoria University can consider good English grades on your high school diploma/leaving certificate. If the English requirement isn’t waived you will have to take an English language test (IELTS/TOEFL).
Our study advisors will information you about the admission requirements to a particular degree as well as assist with your application to Victoria University of Wellington.