Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Study at Victoria University of Wellington

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, law, 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.

Academic Reputation

  • Victoria was ranked 225th in the World's Top 500 universities by the QS World University Ranking (2013).
  • Victoria Business School is among just 59 business schools worldwide that hold the 'Triple Crown' of international accreditations: EQUIS, AACSB (in business and accounting) and AMBA.

Quick facts

Number of students: approx. 21 000
Number of international students: approx. 3000

Academic Calendar

The academic year is made up of three trimesters, with intakes in February (trimester 1), July (trimester 2) and November (summer trimester). The summer semester offers a limited number of courses.

Tuition fees

  • Study Abroad starting at 11,400 NZD per semester (2015)
  • Undergraduate degree starting at 24,400 NZD per year (2015)
  • Postgraduate degree starting at 26,880 NZD per year (2015)



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