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Victoria University of Wellington is a university in Wellington, New Zealand. It was established in 1897 by Act of Parliament, and was a constituent college of the University of New Zealand.

Victoria University of Wellington is not only the number one ranked university in New Zealand for research quality it is located in the capital city of New Zealand. As a capital city university, Victoria has strong links with government departments and agencies, international agencies, industries, regional and local government, iwi and environmental organisations, as well as some of New Zealand’s major research institutes.

The university has three campuses across Wellington: Kelburn, Pipitea and Te Aro. The Victoria Business School also offers courses at an Auckland premise. The university also teaches a joint programme from premises at a partner university in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam.

Victoria aims to produce graduates whose learning has been developed inside and outside of the classroom, experientially, and informed by a global perspective. There are ten faculties, eight of which conduct teaching and research—Architecture and Design, Education, Engineering, Health, Humanities and Social Sciences, Law, Science and Victoria Business School.

Wellington sits on a stunning natural harbour and is surrounded by lush green hills, wellington is a beautiful, vibrant and cosmopolitan city and region.

Students at the university produce a weekly magazine called Salient, which focuses on students news and the university itself.

The university has its own art gallery, the Adam Art Gallery on the Kelburn Campus.


•             Barbara Anderson, (BA) author, poet

•             Michelle Ang, (BCA, BSc) actor

•             Sir Brian Barratt-Boyes, (BSc) cardiologist

•             Dr John Cawte Beaglehole, (BA, MA) Captain Cook expert, OM recipient

•             Sir Michael Hardie Boys, (BA, LLB) former Governor-General of New Zealand

•             Sarah Billinghurst, (BA) artistic director Metropolitan Opera

•             Dr Robert Burchfield, (BA) lexicographic scholar

•             Alistair Campbell, (BA, DipT) poet, novelist

•             John Campbell, (BA(Hons)) New Zealand television personality

•             Philippa Campbell, (BA) New Zealand film and television producer and theatre development executive

•             Jane Campion, (BA) Oscar and Palme D'Or winning director/screenwriter

•             John Clarke, (Honorary Doctor of Letters) creator of Fred Dagg

•             Jemaine Clement, Flight of the Conchords

•             Nellie Euphemia Coad, (MA) teacher, community leader, author

•             Baron Cooke of Thorndon, (LLB, LLM) former Law Lord

•             Frank Corner, (MA, Honorary Doctor of Laws) New Zealand diplomat, public servant

•             Andrew Digby, (PhD) Astronomer and ecologist, working in conservation of New Zealand's endemic birds


Undergraduate Programmes                            IELTS overall band of 6.0 with no sub-score below 5.5

Undergraduate teaching degree programmes may require a minimum IELTS overall band of 7.0 with no sub-score below 7.0

Graduate and Postgraduate Programmes       IELTS overall band of 6.5 with no sub-score below 6.0

Postgraduate teaching degree programmes and all Graduate School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health programmes require a minimum IELTS overall band of 7.0 with no sub-score below 7.0.

 • Master of Laws and Master of International Trade requires a minimum IELTS overall band of 7.0 with writing score of 7.0 with no sub-score below 6.5

 • Master of Information Management requires a minimum IELTS overall band of 6.5, with writing score of 7.0 with no subscore below 6.0

 • Master of e-Government requires a minimum IELTS overall band of 6.5 with writing score of 7.0 with no sub-score below 6.0


All-India Senior School Certificate (AISSC) minimum 75% overall; or India School Certificate (ISC) minimum 75% overall. A grade of 65% or higher in English fulfils the English language requirement.


Academic entry requirements for Victoria’s postgraduate programmes vary. You will need to have successfully completed a New Zealand Bachelor’s degree or its overseas equivalent from a recognised tertiary institution; and, for some programmes, evidence of relevant work/ research experience may be necessary.

 In general, for applicants who have a Bachelor’s degree graded in a GPA system, the GPA should be at least 3.0 out of 4.0.

For applicants with a Bachelor’s degree graded in the British system, including India, the Bachelor’s degree must be in the first or upper second class. Please note some programmes may require a higher entry requirement.

 In addition to this application, applicants should include:

        • Graduation certificates and full academic transcripts for all tertiary studies.

        • Two Academic References.

       • Your Curriculum Vitae.

      • Research proposal for thesis programmes.



Bachelor of Architectural Studies

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Bachelor of Building Science

Bachelor of Commerce

Bachelor of Design Innovation

Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Early Childhood

Bachelor of Engineering with Honours

Bachelor of Laws

Bachelor of Music

Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Tourism Management


 Bachelor of Arts with Honours

Bachelor of Biomedical Science with Honours

Bachelor of Commerce with Honours

Bachelor of Education with Honours

Bachelor of Music with Honours

 Bachelor of Science with Honours

Bachelor of Tourism Management with Honours


 Graduate Certificate in Commerce

 Graduate Certificate in Designed Environments

Graduate Certificate in Law


Graduate Diploma in Arts

Graduate Diploma in Commerce

Graduate Diploma in Design Innovation

Graduate Diploma in Designed Environments

Graduate Diploma in Music

Graduate Diploma in Science

Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Primary or Secondary) 


 Postgraduate Certificate in Drug Discovery and Development

 Postgraduate Certificate in Education

Postgraduate Certificate in Financial Market Analysis

Postgraduate Certificate in Health Care

Postgraduate Certificate in Information Management

Postgraduate Certificate in Marine Conservation

 Postgraduate Certificate in Meteorology

Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing Science

Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Economics

Postgraduate Certificate in Public Management

Postgraduate Certificate in Public Policy

Postgraduate Certificate in Science


 Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture History and Theory

Postgraduate Diploma in Arts

Postgraduate Diploma in Biomedical Science

Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology

Postgraduate Diploma in Development Studies

Postgraduate Diploma in Education

Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Studies

Postgraduate Diploma in Drug Discovery and Development

Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Analysis

Postgraduate Diploma in Geographic Information Science

Postgraduate Diploma in Health Care

Postgraduate Diploma in Information

Postgraduate Diploma in International Relations

Postgraduate Diploma in Meteorology

Postgraduate Diploma in Museum and Heritage

Postgraduate Diploma in Music

Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing Science

Postgraduate Diploma in Political Science

 Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Economics

Postgraduate Diploma in Public

 Postgraduate Diploma in Public Policy

 Postgraduate Diploma in Science

 Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Studies

Postgraduate Diploma in Treasury Management


 Master of Applied Finance

Master of Applied Statistics

 Master of Architecture (Professional)

Master of Arts in Second Language Learning and

 Master of Arts in TESOL/Applied Linguistics

Master of Biomedical Science

Master of Building Science

Master of Business Administration

 Master of Clinical Immunology

Master of Commerce

Master of Computer Science

 Master of Conservation Biology

Master of Design Innovation

 Master of Design Technology

Master of Development Studies

Master of Drug Discovery and Development

 Master of Education

Master of Educational Psychology

Master of e-Government

Master of Engineering Practice

Master of Environmental Studies

Master of Fine Arts (Creative Practice)

Master of Geographic Information Science

 Master of Global Management

Master of Global Marketing

Master of Health Care

 Master of Information Management

Master of Innovation and Commercialisation

 Master of Interior Architecture

Master of International Relations

Master of International Trade

 Master of Landscape Architecture

Master of Laws

Master of Marine Conservation

 Master of Meteorology

Master of Museum and Heritage Practice

Master of Music

Master of Music Therapy

Master of Musical Arts

Master of Nursing Science

 Master of Political Science

Master of Professional Accounting

Master of Professional Business Analysis

Master of Professional Economics

Master of Public Management

Master of Public Policy

 Master of Science

Master of Software Development

Master of Strategic Studies

 Master of Teaching and Learning (Primary)

Master of Teaching and Learning (Secondary)

 Master of Tourism Management

Master of User Experience Design


 Master of Architecture

Master of Arts

 Master of Clinical Research

 Master of Commerce

Master of Design

Master of Engineering

Master of Health

Master of Science




Organising accommodation is one of the most important things you need to do before arriving in Wellington.


 Living in a hall means you will be part of a friendly and supportive community of students from different backgrounds and interests. Some halls are fully catered and others have kitchens for self-catering. All halls provide support for students and facilities for recreation and study. Living in a hall also provides the opportunity to make new friends and live alongside students from all over the world. Every hall works hard to provide a warm and welcoming sense of community—both within the hall and with other halls. Social events are held across all halls throughout the year, and individual halls organise their own activities too.

If you are going to be under the age of 18 when you start studying at Victoria, you must apply for either homestay accommodation or a room in a catered hall. Self-catered halls are not available for under-18 students.


The Accommodation Service can also help students find private accommodation. You may choose to rent a room in an existing flat, set up your own flat with a group of friends or board with a family.

Homestay accommodation is also available for students enrolled in English language courses or Foundation Studies. The homestay experience will help you develop your English language skills. You are provided with a furnished bedroom in a suburban home with meals, but you may be further from campus so transport costs may be higher.

 If you are not able to move directly into your hall or homestay when you arrive in Wellington the Accommodation Service can give you advice about your temporary accommodation options. For further information on private, homestay or temporary accommodation, check out the Accommodation Service website,


 Victoria offers a range of scholarships for international students, the amounts vary and can cover tuition fees and living costs. The below is a summary of some of the scholarships on offer.


Designed to encourage students to progress on to graduate study and research degrees. They available to Honours and Master’s by coursework students for one year.


 This scholarship is available to high-achieving undergraduate international students currently studying in high schools.


 Available to citizens of Commonwealth countries for postgraduate study at a New Zealand university, these scholarships cover full tuition fees, return airfares, a living allowance and other study-related costs. Application must be made through your home country.


 Undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships are offered to students from developing countries by the New Zealand Aid Programme at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade ‘to enhance the skills, training and knowledge of selected individuals and thereby build capacity to contribute to the sustainable development of key areas in their home country.




 Each year the New Zealand Government offers around 10 scholarships for international students who are accepted for doctoral study at a New Zealand university.


 This scholarship offers living costs and partial tuition fees to encourage students to undertake full-time research-focussed Master’s degrees at Victoria.  

Quick Facts





Fees ranges around 23,750 NZ$ to 35,750 NZ$ per year and it depends on your course.


The amount you will spend on living costs depends a lot on your needs and habits. There is a range of lifestyles. The following amounts are in New Zealand dollars and based on 40 weeks (two trimesters) in Wellington: n Essential living costs (keeping it basic, but comfortable) $18,000 n Generous living costs (allowing for weekend trips and enjoying the night life) $27,000.



World University Rankings 2018     :  401-500

QS World University Ranking 2018 :  219


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