At Victoria University of Wellington, you’ll be pushed to think independently and inspired to succeed.
Areas of study
• Architectural Studies and Building Science
• Design, Film, and Media
• Education and Teaching
• Engineering and Digital Technologies
• English Literature and Creative Writing
• Environmental Sciences
• History and Philosophy
• Languages and Linguistics
• Mathematics and Statistics
• Music and Theatre
• Politics and Public Policy
• Social Sciences
Among the top 2%of world universities in the 2018 QS World University Rankings
New Zealand’s top university for research quality
New Zealand named world’s second-mostpeaceful country by the Global Peace Index in 2017
219thQS World University Rankings 2017–2018
301st Academic Ranking of World Universities 2017
401st Times Higher Education “World University Rankings” 2017–2018
Over 140 clubs and societies on campus
Get your world-class education as an international student at Victoria—New Zealand’s globally ranked capital city university.
Studying at Victoria is a great way to build a strong foundation for success or take your career to the next level. You’ll learn from Victoria’s world-class teachers and researchers and benefit from our close connections with Wellington’s business, government, and scientific research communities.
Victoria University is situated in Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city, and is one of New Zealand’s oldest institutions, often recognised for its academic excellence. Leading subjects offered at the institution include Accounting and Finance, Earth and Marine Sciences, Education, Engineering, Hospitality, Law, Performing Arts, Psychology, and Science.
The quality of teaching at Victoria University of Wellington is high for several reasons, including:
At Victoria, students learn from academics who are among the best and brightest in their fields. The University’s teaching and tutoring staff use learning and teaching practices that meet high international standards and reflect global trends.
Top in research
Victoria is the place to be for students who are interested in postgraduate study. They will have access to world-class facilities and work with top supervisors and teachers who can inspire them and keep them on track.
New Zealand is safe and peaceful
New Zealand is one of the safest and friendliest places you can choose for your studies. Our crime rates are very low, and New Zealanders (known as Kiwis, after one of our native birds) are known around the world for our easy-going friendliness.
Activities for everyone in Wellington
Basing yourself in Wellington, the geographical centre of New Zealand, means you can easily travel anywhere around the country. In New Zealand, you’ll find everything: snowcapped mountains; golden, sandy beaches; bustling cities with world-class restaurants, theatres, and museums; whale watching; bungee jumping; natural thermal hot springs; world-renowned hiking trails; and beautiful national parks.
Clubs and societies
Victoria clubs and societies are there to help you get involved in the club community on campus. Club and group participation is a fantastic way to make friends, enjoy activities, and learn things outside of the lecture theatre to make your student experience at Victoria richer and more rewarding.
Scholarships and funding
Each year, Victoria awards more than $22 million in scholarships to high-achieving students across all levels of study, including study abroad, bachelor’s, and master’s. For a full list of scholarships, visit victoria.ac.nz/scholarships.
Victoria is an approved university for eligible recipients of the Post-9/11 GI Bill (vets.gov/education/gi-bill/post-9-11). In addition, if you are looking at funding your study with a private loan, you can apply for the Sallie Mae Student Loan (salliemae.com/student-loans).