Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington, Te Whare Wānanga o te Ūpoko o te Ika a Māui, the number one university in New Zealand for research. Victoria University of Wellington is a university in Wellington. We offer free enrolment services for the Victoria University of Wellington.

Victoria University of Wellington - International Students

Victoria University of Wellington take pride in its 100 year old history and tradition of strong international links, teaching, research and programmes that are of national significance and of recognised quality internationally. The university is values its relationships with iwi (locals), business, government, the judiciary, and public and private research organisations and resources, other universities and tertiary providers and the international community through the diplomatic corps. At the same time, VUW is committed to offering students with the chance to obtain, understand and apply disciplinary and interdisciplinary know-how, as well as associated expertise and attitudes, and to develop their personal growth.

Location

The University has four campuses across Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city. This vibrant city is located in the centre of New Zealand at the southern end of the North Island and is small enough to walk almost anywhere.  This enables Victoria to benefit from networks on the Island. Reputed for being a dynamic city, the learning doesn’t stop at the University’s doors. Wellington has miles of coastline, an amazing harbour, and many activities to explore such as surfing, tramping, cafes, bars, galleries, numerous eateries. The people are known to be down to earth while having the advantages of living in the city.

Campuses

Kelburn’s Victoria University of Wellington Campus is the original Victoria site, less than 2kms away from the CBD. It is the central hub of the first year experience at Victoria. It primarily houses two of the largest faculties, Humanities and Social Sciences and the Faculty of Science. Kelburn also offers a full range of student services and administration offices, the main university Library and Faculty of Engineering.

Karori’s Victoria University of Wellington Campus is the location of the teacher education programmes of the Faculty of Education and Foundation Studies programme. The campus is spread over an extensive area, incorporating many large open spaces. It has numerous recreational facilities, sports fields, gymnasium and an adjacent swimming pool. Accessible to students are a well-stocked library, computer facilities, technology spaces and a resource centre for hiring equipment. Getting to and from the campus is a breeze with superb public transport lines, frequent bus routes to the Kelburn campus as well as the city, while also having ample parking space.

Te Aro campus is on Vivian Street and is where the Schools of Architecture and Design are located. It is a stone’s throw away from cosmopolitan Cuba Street, which has funky shops, cafes, and street life. It is the perfect place to inspire the imagination.

Pipitea Campus is on Lambton Quay in Wellington and encompasses the three important Wellington landmarks: Rutherford House, Government Buildings, and Wellington Railway Station West Wing. The Campus is home to the Victoria Management School and the Schools of Government, Law, Economics & Finance, Marketing & International Business and Accounting & Commercial Law. There is easy access to train and bus facilities from the campus and frequent bus routes to the Kelburn campus as well. Students in their second year and beyond come here.

Courses
Southern Cross University offers courses in the following subject areas:

  • Architecture and Design
  • Commerce
  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Marketing
  • Market Research
  • Public Policy and Public Management
  • Tourism
  • Education and Teaching
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Art History
  • Asian and European Languages
  • Classics
  • Criminology
  • English
  • Film and Theatre
  • History
  • Linguistics
  • Media Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Religious Studies
  • Social Science Research
  • Women’s Studies
  • Law
  • Music
  • Science
  • Biomedical Science
  • Chemistry
  • Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • Geography
  • Geology and Geophysics
  • Information Technology
  • Marine Biology, Ecology and Biodiversity
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  •  Physics
  • Psychology

One of AA Education Network’s counsellors will be happy to assist you in choosing from among the degrees on offer at VUW.

Entry Requirements

Undergraduate admission
English language requirements can be fulfilled by one of the following:
a.    Cambridge - CAE grade C
b.    IELTS - minimum overall score of 6.0 with no sub score below 5.5 (must be the academic test paper)
c.    TOEFL - minimum score of 550 (213 for the computer-based test, or 80 for the internet-based test)
Academic requirements generally call for the successful completion of the equivalent of Year 12 High School

Postgraduate admission

English language requirements can be fulfilled by one of the following:
a.    Cambridge - CAE grade B
b.    IELTS - minimum overall score of 6.5 with no subscore below 6.0 (must be the academic test paper)
c.    TOEFL - minimum score of 575 with a TWE of 5 (237 for the computer-based test, or 90 for the internet-based test with preferably a writing score of 20)
Academic requirements generally call for successful completion of a recognized Bachelor degree and possibly relevant work experience.

An AA Education Network counsellor can advise you of the specific requirements for your chosen course of study.


Enrolment dates

The academic year is made up of three trimesters commencing roughly around the following dates

  • Trimester 1 - Begins 2 March 2009
  • Trimester 2 - Begins 13 July 2009
  • Trimester 3 (Summer) Begins 16 November 2009

Early enrolment is important; generally applications should be made well ahead of the intended commencement date.

Student activities

There are over 100 sporting and non-sporting clubs at Victoria affiliated to VUWSA (Victorian University of Wellington Student Association). Sports clubs cater to all, from beginners to social players, right through to pros. Cultural and Student Representative Groups are also active on campus. The New Zealand University Games is the biggest sporting event in a student’s calendar. Universities from all over New Zealand and some from overseas take part in games to compete for the University Shield.

Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington has announced the dates for orientation of various courses that are scheduled for 2013. These include:

Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Primary, Secondary & Early Childhood) with orientation date on January 16
Master of Public Policy, Master of Public Management, PGDip and PGCert in Public Policy and Public Management with orientation date on February 1
Undergraduate Students with orientation date on February 21
Study Abroad and Exchange Students with orientation date on February 26

For more information on the start dates and requirements, check with us.

Victoria University of Wellington Intake

Victoria University of Wellington has invited students to apply for various courses for its 2013 intake. The education provider has also stipulated the following closing dates for the courses:

Applications for limited entry courses need to furnished by June.
Applications for courses that are not limited entry ones, need to furnished by January.
Documentation for enrollment for all new students needs to be done by January.

Contact us for more details about these courses.

Victoria University Wellington Research

Victoria University Wellington to co-host conference with National Energy Research Institute (NERI) on energy technologies. The conference would entail interactions with energy researchers, industry majors, and government officials on the issues and opportunities of energy in New Zealand and how to make sustainable energy from natural resources.

To participate in this conference, write to us.

Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Welling

Why Wellington?

Wellington, the world’s southernmost capital city, ranked 12th in a 2009 survey of the quality of life in 215 major cities around the world.  It was almost named one of the cheapest cities to live in, making it a haven for students.

New Zealand’s political capital is also its cultural capital. Wellington provides headquarters for the nation’s major museums, art galleries and ballets, and is home to the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.

The city also has several theatres and performing art complexes; the Wellington Improvisation Troupe, who perform improvised theatre and comedy, are a noteworthy example.  And if you like your coffee, you’ll be pleased to learn that Wellington has more cafes than any other city, including New York City.

Another Wellington land mark is the cable car, an inclined cable railway the runs between Wellington’s main shopping street and nearby hilly suburbs.  If you are attending Victoria Universities Kelburn Campus, the cable car is a cheap, easy and novel way of getting there.

Why Victoria University of Wellington?

Victoria University of Wellington was founded in 1899 and is New Zealand’s oldest university.

The institute combines their old academic tradition with new and innovative technologies and teaching methods, resulting in a quality education for all students.

It is a comprehensive university with a strong research focus and is conveniently located near vital student resources, such as the nation’s archives, national collection libraries and research institutes.

This university also has a strong international focus and has created links with renowned universities in the Pacific, Asia, Europe and North and South America.
Notable alumni include former Governor General Sir Michael Hardie-Boys, actor Sam Neil and Jermaine Clement from Flight of the Concords.

Victoria University of Wellington offers degrees in:

  • Architecture and design
  • Commerce and administration
  • Education
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Law
  • Music
  • Science
  • Engineering

Contact an AA Education Network representative to find a course that suits you.CampusesKelburn CampusKelburn Campus, opened in 1904, was Victoria University's first official campus.  The original site still remains in the beautiful hilly region of Kelburn, west of Wellington’s central business district.  Kelburn Campus houses the universities administrative buildings, as well as the Faculties of Humanities, Social Sciences and Science. Kelburn is the second-last stop for the Wellington Cable Car.Victoria Law SchoolThe Faculty of Law is conveniently located in the Government Buildings, next to the courts and Executive Government, and within close proximity to Wellington’s Law Library, which comprises the southern half of the Government Buildings.Te Aro CampusVictoria University of Wellington is one of only three New Zealand tertiary institutes to offer studies in architecture.  The Faculty of Architecture and Design is located at the Te Aro Campus, at the southern end of Wellington’s central business district.  The campus houses myriad design resources and the building itself is a refurbished cargo building that has become a Wellington landmark.Karori CampusThe Faculty of Education (sometimes referred to as the College of Education) is located in Karori, on the outskirts of the CBD. The faculty has three schools; School of Education Psychology and Pedagogy, School of Education Policy and Implementation and Te Kura Maori. The faculty also offers studies in Maori education and women and gender studies.The Victoria University Coastal Ecology Laboratory is the universities newest facility and offers students the opportunity to get gets hands-on research experience in marine biology along the southern coast of Wellington.AccommodationVictoria University has over a dozen catering and self-catering halls of residence.  These are also available to tenant throughout university breaks. Applications incur a non-refundable $55 fee.

Successful applications will also have to pay a $500 deposit. Applicants under the age of 18 may be refused a place at some halls of residence.

The university also has a home stay programme, which can help you find a family to live with during your stay in Wellington.

Applications will not be accepted after 1 October.  AA Education Network is available to assist with applying to a hall of residence, or finding alternative accommodation.

The University of Victoria has a range of staff and programmes to assist international students in all aspects. An International Support Team, consisting of a Student Advisor and Visa and Insurance Officers, are there to assist you with issues related to your academic studies, visa’s and insurance.

Campus Coaches is a buddy programme which helps you explore your university and make new friends. Students studying similar degrees are placed with a senior student from the faculty, who arranges group activities, including a campus tour.  You can contact your Campus Coach by phone or e-mail if you have any questions or concerns.

A study programme, PALS, is available for English as Second Language (ESL) students. Another international student’s programme, Excellence in Experiential Learning and Leadership (EXCELL) is designed to help students integrate and attain success in their new country.

Entry Requirements:

Most undergraduate programmes require a pass mark on your countries relevant Secondary School Qualification and one year of study at a tertiary institute.
Postgraduate programmes require a relevant undergraduate degree with a specific grade point average (differs depending on your country of study and the postgraduate degree.)

Some degrees may require you to audition or submit a portfolio.

You will need to provide certified copies of:

  • Previous academic transcripts
  • Your birth certificate or passport
  • For ESL students, proof of your English proficiency (either TOEFL or IELTS certificates, or a letter from an academic institute verifying your study was undertaken in English.)
  • If applying for recognition of prior learning, you may need to provide copies of the syllabus.


Postgraduate students additionally need to provide:

  • Two academic references, and
  • A detailed resume.

AA Education Network can give you more information on the entry requirements for your chosen course, and can also help you attain certified copies of your paperwork.


English Language Requirements:

Undergraduate students are required to have;

  • A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 550 OR 213 on the computer based test OR 80 on the internet-based test; OR
  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall band of 6.0, with no sub-score below 5.5.
  • Postgraduate students are required to have:
  • A TOEFL score of 575 OR 237 on the computer-based test 0R 90 on the internet-based test; OR
  • An IELTS overall band of 6.5 with no sub-score below 6.0.
  • In some circumstance, evidence of previous studies undertaken in English will fulfil the requirements.


English Proficiency Programme:

The university also offers an English Proficiency Programme.  The 12-week course is offered at different times of the year, typically during university holidays.  Students must have an IELTS score of 4.5 or higher to enrol.  The class uses discussion and real life situations to improve students English in preparation for university study.

An overall rating of 4 on the course will see you rewarded with a Certificate of Proficiency, which is accepted by most New Zealand universities as an alternative to IELTS or TOEFL scores.

Fees

The cost of tuition is entirely dependent on your course load and field of study (some degrees are most expensive than others.)  An AA Education Network team member can provide you with a more accurate calculation of your expected tuition cost.

A student levy of $140 (for full time students, as of 2009) is due at the commencement of your enrolment. If living on campus, you may be charged extra fees (see Accommodation).

Victoria University of Wellington offers some scholarships and bursaries for international students.  US students may be eligible to claim US Financial Aid.
VUW also offers Custom House accounts.  These bank accounts allow you to deposit money from your home countries bank account, which you can then use to pay bills in a variety of foreign currencies.  They also provide exchange rates.
The university does provide some scholarships and bursaries for international students, so be sure to ask your AA Education Network advisor if you qualify.

Important Dates

Application Deadlines

  • Trimester One: 1 December
  • Trimester Two: 1 May
  • Trimester Three: 1 September
  • Academic Calendar
  • Trimester One commences in February
  • Trimester Two commences in July
  • Trimester Three commences in November

 

How to Apply

Wellington is a beautiful city with a rich cultural heritage, and the Victoria University of Wellington is one of its most prolific universities.  To enjoy what they both have to offer, contact AA Education Network immediately to get your enrolment started.

Wellington is a great city in which to live and study. With its scenic hills and natural harbour, New Zealand’s capital city offers unrivalled cultural, economic and political dimensions. It has the feel of a friendly town while offering all the benefits of a major city.

Victoria University has been the academic heart of the region for over 100 years and it continues to produce high quality graduates who are the next generation of scholars, inventors, entrepreneurs, and business and civic leaders.

Our teaching and research is built on a proud tradition of academic excellence and is geared to meet the challenges of the current millennium, guided by staff who are world leaders in their fields.

At Victoria you will join a warm, open and diverse community of students from more than 80 countries. We have excellent support networks built up from over 50 years of looking after the needs of international students.

I welcome you to Victoria University and wish you the very best in your studies. I hope you enjoy your experiences here and take the opportunity that we offer to achieve academic excellence.

International Students in New Zealand

Student Support

There are many highly qualified and experienced staff providing support for all students studying at Victoria.

The Victoria International (VI) Services Team helps with student visas, insurance and general student advice. The VI Visa Officer liaises with Immigration New Zealand to renew student visas.

These include the condition of a working allowance of 20 hours a week, where applicable.  The VI Insurance Officer helps with insurance claims and VI Student Advisors are available to help with any academic or personal concerns.

In addition to the Victoria International Services there are many university-wide services that students can access.

Student Computing Service provides computer facilities. All students receive free email and storage space, and access to the Student Portal (MyVictoria) and the library’s web-based electronic database. Large suites at all campuses offer access to a range of software, printers, scanners, internet and technical support.

Library facilitie s are extensive. The University has a central library and Faculty-specific ones.

Student Learning Support Service provides free workshops and tuition to help students with essay writing, study skills, mathematics and statistics, presentation skills, and exam techniques. A particularly useful programme for international students is Preparation for Academic Life and Study (PALS), which helps students understand how to study successfully.

The Language Learning Centre supports the teaching and learning of foreign languages and English as a second language. There are multimedia language learning resources and facilities including computers and satellite television in several languages.

Student Healt h Service provides a range of medical services for students, with doctors and nursing staff at Kelburn and Pipitea campuses, and physiotherapy at the Kelburn Campus. After-hours medical care for students is also available off-campus.

Counselling Service is a free, professional and confidential service. It provides counselling on personal or academic issues, relationships or any other aspect of students’ wellbeing.

Anglican and Catholic Chaplains provide care, spiritual input and community activities for students of any faith. There are Muslim prayer rooms at both Kelburn and Pipitea campuses.

Disability Support Service assists students who have a disability, long-term injury, impairment and/or chronic injury. Services include note taking in lectures, special examination needs, specialised equipment, personal support, places to rest and hearing assistance technology.

Most support is free for international students. You may have to pay for some specific support or services, such as Braille books or sign language interpreting.

Facilitation and Disputes Advisory Service provides confidential advice on all complaints and disputes.

Crèche (childcare) facilities are available on campus while you are studying. These are staffed by professional and experienced teachers. Applications for the cre‘che must be made well in advance as places are limited.

Financial Support and Advisory Service provides practical, tailored advice about managing university and personal costs. Its staff assist with scholarship applications, and administer the Student Assistance Scheme which provides emergency financial assistance.

Victoria Careers Service offers job and career coaching. It can help students plan their degrees with a career in mind. After graduation, the Service can advise on how best to approach gaining employment. It provides a Careers Resource Library and offers workshops and seminars throughout the year, as well as personal career counselling.

Stu dent Job Search helps students find parttime employment while studying and full-time employment during summer. It has connections with employers in central and wider Wellington, and provides eligible students with access to many areas of work.

Victoria University Stu dents’ Association funds almost 100 social, sporting and cultural clubs.

New Zealand Student Accommodation

Staying in a Hall of Residence is an excellent way to get to know Wellington. Most halls arrange a week of orientation to the hall, Victoria University and the city and all provide a friendly, helpful place to live throughout the year.

They offer the opportunity to live in a community of students from New Zealand and around the world.

There is a variety of Halls of Residence available for international students. Some provide meals while others are self-catered. While prices vary, we recommend that you budget at least NZ$350 a week for accommodation including food and other expenses.

The Accommodation Guide and application form is included in the Victoria International Offer Pack, sent in response to your Application for Admission.

Please note there is a non-refundable application fee of NZ$55 for first time applicants to a Hall of Residence. Payment methods can be found online or in the Accommodation Guide.  Applications for accommodation must reach the Accommodation Service by 1 October to be considered in the first selection round for February 2010, or 1 May for the July 2010 intake.

Applications received after these dates will be placed on the wait list and considered as places become available. Applications are accepted up to the start of each trimester.

If you will be under the age of 18 when you start studying at Victoria, you must contact the Accommodation Service before you make your housing choices to discuss your options.

The Accommodation Service also assists students to find other accommodation such as private board, furnished rooms, vacant flats or a place in an established flat. They operate an online vacancy service advertising current listings and this is updated daily on the Accommodation Service website (see below).

Private housing is not checked or approved by Victoria University.

Homestays can also be arranged for international students attending Victoria University.

Life in New Zealand

LIVING COSTS: Living costs depend on where and how you choose to live. The average weekly cost of a Hall of Residence is between NZ$180 and NZ$300 and it may include up to three daily meals, internet, electricity and local phone costs.

Rent for flatting – shared apartment or house – averages NZ$160 per week, with additional costs for food, internet, phone and electricity.

If flatmates cook together and take advantage of low-cost supermarkets and the weekly fruitand-vegetable market, expenses for food can be significantly lowered. Libraries, most cinemas and theatres offer student discounts, as do many bookstores and shops.


ENTERTAINMENT:
Wellington offers some tremendous ways to have fun, unwind and energise. Courtenay Place is a thoroughfare of dance clubs, all-night cafeÅLs and bars, theatres and cinema complexes and is punctuated by a vertical-bungy ride.

Wellingtonians are experts on fine coffee and enjoy more cafes, bars and restaurants per capita than New Yorkers.

Wellington’s performance culture provides some truly invigorating entertainment every day and night of the week, be it live music, comedy or theatre.

For a gentler pace, visit the excellent central library, choose from one of many art galleries, walk through the Botanical Gardens or view a museum exhibition. Victoria University offers perhaps the best entertainment of all – a great social life.

Your Budget

WHAT THINGS COST: Below are some average non-discounted prices of some common goods in New Zealand dollars.

  • Prepaid international telephone call cards around $20 for 5-6 hours
  • Cell phone $30 per month
  • Takeaway meal $7-$20
  • Coffee $4; soft drink $2; beer $7
  • DVD hire $8; cinema $14
  • Backpackers $30 (dorm bunk) per night
  • Taxi from airport to city $25-$35
  • Bus/cable car from university to city $2; taxi $12 The table shows estimated living costs for one academic year at Victoria based on 38 weeks.

New Zealand

Not only is New Zealand a country of extraordinary natural beauty and rich urban space, it also has a history of pioneering thought. It has reached the peak of world achievement in sport, science, politics and the arts.

Diversity of thinking, enterprise and quality of life are highly valued in New Zealand and these values underpin the experience of living here.

Our unique Geography

New Zealand’s landscape contains an unrivalled variety of landforms. In a single day’s drive it is possible to see mountain ranges, isolated beaches, native forest, glacial lakes, fiords and volcanoes.

A strong tourism industry makes travelling simple. The country has a broad community of conservationists and New Zealanders are respectful toward natural environments.

Around one-third of the total land area is protected conservation land, including 13 national parks, three maritime parks, two world heritage areas, hundreds of nature reserves and ecological areas and a network of marine reserves and wetlands. New Zealand is relatively free of pollution, unlike many developed Western countries and it is nuclear-free.

Our ever-changing environment

Compared to continental climates, New Zealand’s temperature range is without extremes of hot and cold. Weather can change unexpectedly however, adding to the dynamics of each season. New Zealand’s high rainfall is evenly spaced throughout the year, producing vibrant areas of farmland and forest. Levels of humidity are very low and there are many hours of sunshine.

Our People

With a population of just four million, compared to some 128 million in Japan and 60 million in the UK, both roughly the same landmass, New Zealand provides plenty of room to breathe. It is one of the world’s safest places in which to live. Its society is based on a commitment to freedom of speech and human rights. Students who come to New Zealand feel a strong sense of freedom – to speak, travel, study and interact.

Our Lifestyle

The cost of living in New Zealand is lower than in many European and American cities. A welldeveloped economy provides the advantage of competitive costs for accommodation, transport, food and entertainment.

Our Heritage

New Zealand is a member of the British Commonwealth, yet is home to many different cultures. It has long been a sovereign nation in its own right. Its education system is modelled on the highly successful British framework and adapted to a unique approach toward learning –one which emphasises creative thought and heightened world knowledge.

Wellington

The political and cultural heartbeat of New Zealand

International students are warmly welcomed to New Zealand’s capital city: multi-cultural and well connected, full of bright, open-minded people. It is ideal for students who may have limited English skills and who wish to practise in a supportive environment.

Cultural diversity: Wellington’s cultural diversity is a celebration point and festivals are hosted all year round – with spectacular performances, parades, delicious food and street stalls.

The city’s creative community is especially dynamic, enjoying festivals for food, art,
literature and theatre. Wellington’s strong interest in film also draws one of the biggest annual film festivals in the world. Wellington’s unique scenery continues to attract filmmakers from around the globe.

Recreational opportunities: Your options for recreation and sport are enhanced by the city’s location. Close to sea, hills and forest, it offers plenty of ways to get active. Victoria University Students’ Association organises many clubs which are free, or reasonably priced, to join. Popular choices include kayaking, hiking and mountain biking.

Some clubs arrange trips to other regions of New Zealand, such as the hiking tracks of Mt Tongariro or the ski fields of Mt Ruapehu. Victoria’s Recreation Centre organises plenty of popular team sports, including soccer, basketball and rugby. You can play to win, or just have fun. Either way, you will meet friends and enrich your experience at Victoria.

A beautiful city: Wellington is one of the most beautiful cities in New Zealand. The inner city, central suburbs and harbour are encircled by the Town Belt, a 4,250-hectare natural reserve on the first line of hills, incorporating many parks and walkways.

This dark-green sweep is a vital part of Wellington’s identity. Wellington’s distinctive architecture creates a feeling of accommodation and sanctuary. A small number of factories also means that Wellington is environmentally friendly. Wellington’s air is pure and its water is clean.

Excellent public transport: Wellington’s hilly geography focuses its main amenities and activities on its compact city centre. This means that most international students living in University accommodation or close to campus simply walk to any where they need to be.

Wellington also enjoys excellent public transport. Victoria’s campuses are connected by a very dependable bus service; a large network of buses enables you to travel around the city and to wider suburbs; and taxi services run at all hours.

Kelburn Campus is linked to Lambton Quay – the business and shopping centre of Wellington – by an historic cable car that runs every ten minutes. The cable car is a charming, reliable way to arrive at lectures on time from the city.

A safe place to live: Wellington is one of the safest cities in the world to live. Its urban design favours people and community over cars and traffic. Civic Square, Cuba Street Mall and Queen’s Wharf are popular centres, where people can walk, rest or gather for events in a traffic-free, colourful space. Services are in place to help people get around as safely as possible, such as Walkwise or City Information, who can help if you need directions.

The capital: At the centre of government, Wellington has a network of important national institutions, including ministries, courts, libraries, archives and the Te Papa museum.  Its business and governmental district sets Wellington at the heart of national and international affairs. As the nation’s capital, it is the chosen venue for many international conferences, sporting events and concerts.

Wellington is also the centre of prestigious performers: the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and the Royal New Zealand Ballet both call Wellington home. Numerous art galleries exhibit contemporary international and New Zealand works and the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, New Zealand’s bold and innovative national museum, curates the nation’s extensive historic national art collection.

For study, research and life experience, the city is a live wire of information, with a strong awareness of its history and a keen dialogue with current events. Over 55% of Wellington’s working population has a tertiary qualification – the city is motivated and energised by the intelligent vision of its people.

As New Zealand’s vibrant capital city, Wellington is alive with culture. From an exciting range of annual festivals and events to a lively night life, Wellington is a great place to study – and play! Check out the city’s many ethnic restaurants and cafes, which boast fantastic cuisine combined with a great atmosphere. Most can be found within easy walking distance from the Central Business District.

Wellington Festivals

Below is a selection of some of the most popular events and festivals that may be on during your time at Victoria University of Wellington.

  • Cuba Street Carnival: This biennial, two-day event includes town music and entertainment stages, street performers, an Outdoor Film Fiesta, markets and the award-winning Night Parade.
  • Annual Fringe Festival: A three-week festival including live theatre, comedy, poetry, visual arts, dance, music and much more.
  • Asia Pacific Festival: This week-long festival allows you to experience contemporary and traditional music/concerts from the Asia Pacific region.
  • NZI Rugby Sevens: The world’s top seven-a-side rugby teams compete at the Westpac Stadium over two days. People from all over the world come to Wellington to watch this event and participate in the festive atmosphere that is acclaimed by all to be the best in the competition.
  • Montana World of Wearable Art Awards Show: Artists from New Zealand and around the world enter truly amazing garments that are presented in a two-hour show of movement, sound and light.
  • Capital National Arts Festival: Quality performers from all over the world, carnivals and free events create a two-week arts blast.
  • Meridian Energy Summer City: Summer celebrations with more than 100 free outdoor events – an amazing range of summertime entertainment including live music, cabaret and much more.
  • New Zealand International Art s Festival: Three weeks packed full of dance, drama, music, lectures and more – the biennial highlight of Wellington’s late summer.
  • Wellington Folk Festival: This weekend event includes a number of international and national performances.
  • National Dragon Boat Festival: A festival extravaganza situated at the Wellington waterfront with teams from all over New Zealand competing for the Dragon Boat title.
  • Botanical Gardens summertime concerts: Performances include an enormous range of genres, from jazz and virtuoso guitarists to brass bands, African and Latin sounds, blues, country, rock n’ roll and big band swing.
  • The New Zealand International Comedy Festival: Enjoy three weeks of fun and comedy from local and international comedians.

A taste of other attractions Wellington has to offer

It’s not only the city’s annual events or festivals that you can enjoy. Wellington is home to a lively entertainment calendar all year round. You’ll find fantastic music and theatre venues within walking distance of the central city area, great bars and clubs, or enjoy a coffee sitting outside one of the city’s many cafes overlooking the harbour. There’s also a range of great walks around the region suitable for any level of fitness and much more.

Victoria University NZ Testimonials

  • From: Easter Island, Chile
  • Interests: Tennis, waterpolo, music
  • Studying: Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Pacific Studies

New Zealand is a peaceful country with a high-level educational standard and
lovely, friendly people.

I came to Victoria for two main reasons, firstly, because New Zealand – as a leader in the treatment of indigenous issues – has deeply developed the study of the Treaty of Waitangi.

I lived in Rapa Nui for seven years and my interest as a lawyer is to study the analogous Chilean case, the Act of Annexation of 1888.

Secondly, because I have always wanted to live in an English-speaking country. New Zealand gathered all these features!

Victoria is simply perfect. It has everything available for you, computers, facilities, people always striving to make you feel comfortable.

New Zealand is a peaceful country with a high level educational standard and lovely, friendly people. I highly recommend those with families to study at Victoria University.

  • From: Denver, Colorado, United States
  • Interests: Reading, watching movies, antique shopping, designing and sewing historical costumes Studying: Bachelor of Arts (Linguistics) Bachelor of Science (Psychology)

With the arts and culture, Wellington is a fun place to live. There’s always something interesting happening.

I wanted to get out and see a different country but I didn’t want to take a gap year and risk never going back to school, so I decided to look at universities overseas. I chose Victoria for its good mix of classes. I was able to major in both Linguistics and Psychology and study Japanese.

The student body is large and diverse so there’s something for everyone. It’s easy to meet people from different countries, people who have traveled and worked in many different places and are interested in all kind of things. You can learn a lot from the people you meet.

The combination of the student and greater-Wellington communities adds to the vibrancy of the city. With the arts and culture, Wellington is a fun place to live. There’s always something interesting happening.

  • From: Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Interests: Tramping, watching movies, reading books, going to barbeques and cooking
  • Studying: PhD in Human Resource Management

Victoria University has never failed my expectations, my time here has been
enjoyable and valuable.

When I decided to study overseas, New Zealand and Victoria University were the first on my list.  New Zealand is renowned for being a beautiful country with friendly people, and Victoria is internationally recognised as a tertiary institution focused on academic excellence.

I have completed a BCA, the Honours programme and have started a PhD in Human Resource Management. I expect my degrees from Victoria, an institution with a world-class research record, will open up new international career opportunities for me.

My time here has been very enjoyable and valuable. I have received a quality education, achieved academic successes, been employed as a tutor and made great friends. Wellington has a lively, cheerful vibe, you can’t beat this wonderful city on a sunny day – it is paradise.

  • From: Johor, Malaysia
  • Interests: Baking, jogging, shopping and blogging
  • Studying: Bachelor of Laws

I really like the mix of cultures. I’ve met people from all corners of the world.

New Zealand’s got everything really: breathtaking scenery, vibrant cities, good security, friendly people, and the cost of living is lower compared to other countries like England or Australia. It’s hard to find a better combination of factors conducive for studying.

I really like the mix of cultures. I’ve met people from all corners of the world. There’s just the right balance of internationals and locals, so you don’t feel totally lost in an unfamiliar place. At the same time, you get to experience a whole new lifestyle and way of thinking.

I would probably stay and work here for a year or two. Beyond that, who knows? The world’s my oyster, and I’ve got a well-recognised degree as a passport.

Study in Wellington - Victoria University International Programmes

Victoria offers international programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate level in cooperation with partner institutions throughout the world.

Victoria’s international programmes support a wide range of different opportunities for both staff and students to study or undertake research at Victoria. These include staff and student exchange, joint programmes (twinning) and articulation, English language short courses, study abroad, and postgraduate programmes including cooperative PhD programmes.

In many of our programmes, credit is awarded for approved local courses therefore lessening the time required for study in Wellington. Victoria’s international programmes provide genuinely cost effective opportunities for an international qualification.

The International Programmes team works with a range of institutions in the following countries: PR China, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam For more information on our partner institutions in your country, email
Undergraduate Joint Programmes (Twinning) and Articulation:

Victoria welcomes students from our partner institutions who have completed a number of pre-approved courses for advanced entry.

Victoria offers joint programmes (twinning) and articulation programmes that range from a 1+3 (where the foundation year of study is completed in the home country) to a 2+1 (where the first two years of a three-year degree are completed in the home country).

Victoria is the Secretariat for the Greater Mekong Subregion Tertiary Education Consortium (GMSTEC) Trust – a university consortium that combines the academic resources of leading New Zealand, Australian and Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) universities.

GMSTEC’s role is to expand the learning, research and development opportunities available to member staff and students to assist with development of the GMS. GMSTEC supports twinning, articulation and targeted study abroad programmes as well as staff and student placement programmes.

GMSTEC has established a GMSTEC Research Fellowship Scheme that supports research collaboration in areas such as sustainable development, food safety and security, governance and climate change. GMSTEC also offers specialist training programmes on topics relevant to GMS development and in-country training at partner universities, including teacher training and curriculum development.

GMSTEC MEMBERS

  • The Australian National University, Australia
  • Can Tho University, Vietnam
  • Hanoi University of Technology, Vietnam
  • Khon Kaen University, Thailand
  • King Mongkut’s University of Technology, Thonburi, Thailand
  • Massey University, New Zealand
  • National Economics University, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • National University of Laos, Lao PDR
  • Royal University of Agriculture, Cambodia
  • Royal University of Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • University of Economics, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
  • Yunnan University, China

Victoria University Research

Victoria University of Wellington-Where exceptional scholarship and original thought connect.

Victoria is known for its internationally significant research. The University is New Zealand’s leading research and development centre in many key international growth areas including bioscience, Earth processes, materials science, built environments, business, law, creative research, and policy, governance and society.

There are over 40 research institutes and centres at Victoria, each undertaking challenges of international and national concern. Victoria hosts a government-funded Centre of Research Excellence and is partner to three others.

This research plays a vital role in the teaching programmes at Victoria, where students learn from the knowledge and experience of highly motivated scholars and are invited to share in a tradition of discovery and excellence.

In 1899, Victoria University was pioneered by four professors, led by the popular scholar Richard Maclaurin. Following study at Cambridge University, Maclaurin made major contributions to science while studying for his PhD at Wurzburg, Germany, working alongside the brilliant scientist Emil Fischer. Maclaurin’s passion for research, his commitment to university development and his academic expertise are defining features of Victoria today.

Victoria University Degrees

Victoria’s seven Faculties – Architecture and Design, Commerce and Administration, Education, Engineering, Humanities and Social Sciences, Law, and Science – offer internationally-recognised undergraduate and postgraduate degrees and doctoral study in a wide variety of subject areas.

Victoria University Graduates

A degree from Victoria University emphasises that scholarship continues well beyond university. Students acquire skills that give them the confidence to turn their scholarship into a career.

Victoria graduates consistently enjoy one of the highest employment rates of graduates from any New Zealand university and are employed by many prestigious companies and businesses nationally and abroad.  Victoria graduates possess qualities that are highly desirable.

They are focused, resourceful and forward thinking. Their ideas solve problems and propel industries. A degree from Victoria is the foundation of a career.

Phd in New Zealand

Victoria PhD Scholarship: These scholarships have an annual stipend for living costs of NZ$21,000 plus tuition fees for up to three years. Approximately 75 full scholarships are available each year over three rounds.

Closing dates for PhD funding are 1 March, 1 July and 1 November. From 2010 there will be a single application form for applying for PhD admission and funding. It is essential to check for any changes to the application process on the website before you submit your application.

Applicants for a Victoria PhD Scholarship may be offered alternative funding in the form of a Victoria Doctoral Assistantship which has an annual stipend of NZ$15,000 plus tuition fees for up to three years and includes an offer of employment as a Research Assistant or Tutor up to the value of $5,000 per annum.

Up to 30 are available each year. Applicants for Victoria PhD Scholarships are considered for both awards.

Scholarships: These targeted PhD scholarships are offered in areas of research that are of strategic importance to the University. There is only one round and topics are available from 1 March each year.

The scholarships have an annual stipend for living costs of NZ$21,000 plus tuition fees for up to three years.

Approximately 10 scholarships are awarded each year in advertised topics only. Applicants must clearly state which of the topics they wish
to apply for.

The PhD thesis is a major piece of original research. It demonstrates the candidate’s ability to carry out independent research and is a significant contribution to the knowledge of a field of study. It requires considerable dedication and tenacity.

Supervision for PhD research is offered in most subject areas taught at Victoria. After a minimum of two years supervised research, the PhD is earned by thesis. PhD theses normally require at least three years for full completion.

Victoria is one of New Zealand’s most significant research institutions, spending a substantial proportion of its total budget on research. Our researchers have won major grants in a highly competitive environment and publish in leading international journals and with the top academic publishers.

International PhD students pay domestic tuition fees when they are supervised by leading researchers at a New Zealand university.

Government policy allows children of a PhD student to attend school without paying international student fees. The spouse/partner of the PhD student will also automatically be granted a work permit for the period in which the PhD student is studying in New Zealand.

Victoria Doctoral Completion Awar ds: PhD candidates at Victoria University are eligible for additional funding up to NZ$6,000 in the period immediately following submission of their thesis for examination providing the PhD thesis is submitted within 42 months of first registration.

This support is to enable candidates to attend an oral examination if required and to prepare their research for eventual publication. The funding is available only if the candidate remains in New Zealand during the examination period.

Victoria Master’s (by thesis) Scholarships: These scholarships currently have a stipend for living costs of NZ$15,000 plus domestic tuition fees for one year. Please note: Master’s (by thesis) fees are charged at international fee levels, so students must pay the difference between domestic and international tuition fees.

  • Approximately 34 scholarships are offered each year.
  • The closing date is 1 November.


Victoria Graduate Awards:
These awards are available to Honours students and students working on their Master’s by coursework. This award pays the equivalent of domestic tuition fees, up to $5,000, and is available for one year.

International students must pay the difference between domestic and international tuition fees. Approximately 100 awards are available annually.

Study Abroad

Many international students choose to study for a term shorter than a full degree programme, as part of a study abroad or exchange programme.


STUDY ABROAD:
Study Abroad students study at Victoria University for one or two trimesters and can have their study credited back to their home degree. Students can select courses from across Victoria’s seven Faculties.

This provides a perfect opportunity to learn about New Zealand culture and society through subject areas such as New Zealand History or Māori Studies, or to complement a home degree with subjects upon which New Zealand offers a unique perspective, such as Political Science or Earth Science.

Study Abroad students are encouraged to see and do as much as possible during their stay in New Zealand. Travelling through the North and South Islands is easy from Wellington’s central location and the fabulous scenery, marine reserves and national parks are accessible on both islands.


EXCHANGE:
Victoria University has student exchange agreements with prestigious universities all over the world, including those in Asia, Europe and North and South America.

Each year Victoria welcomes a number of students from its partner institutions. Exchange students pay tuition at the home institution and have fees waived at the host institution and are able to select courses from all Faculties.

For a complete list of Victoria’s partner institutions, see page 47. If your university is listed, contact your home International Office to find out more information.

Preparation for Study

FOUNDATION STUDIES: Victoria University’s Certificate in Foundation Studies is an eightmonth programme. It is designed to teach English language proficiency and academic skills that are required for students to gain entry to university and to succeed in degree study.

The Foundation Studies programme provides an intensive learning environment, where well-qualified and experienced teachers ensure that all students receive high levels of support and tuition. The classes foster independent learning and group communication skills.

Programmes begin three times a year in February, June and October. The programme comprises six courses spread over two trimesters. Every week there are 24 hours of class time, and students are encouraged to spend 20 hours per week in unsupervised study.

Successful completion of the Certificate in Foundation Studies will guarantee admission to the first year of any degree programme at Victoria University. The Certificate is also recognised as an entrance qualification by all New Zealand universities.

FOUNDATION STUDIES PROGRAMME DATES

  • Programme 2009/3
  • 28 October 2009 to 18 June 2010
  • Programme 2010/1
  • 24 February 2010 to 15 October 2010
  • Programme 2010/2
  • 30 June 2010 to 11 February 2011
  • Programme 2010/3
  • 27 October 2010 to June 2011

English in Wellington

The English Language Institute offers 12-week, full-time English Proficiency courses to help students develop their English language skills and language learning strategies.

The Institute’s highly qualified staff have had professional experience in many parts of the world, including the Pacific, Asia, Africa, Europe and North America – and have taught students from over 90 countries.

Students take English Proficiency courses for a range of reasons. Most aim to prepare for tertiary study; all aim to be challenged in the use of English; and a few aim to improve their employment prospects.

The courses are for students at an intermediate level (minimum IELTS 4.0) or above. To better prepare for university study, some students may need to combine two or three courses into a 24- or 36-week programme of intensive English.

English Language Institute proficiency ratings are accepted as an alternative to IELTS or TOEFL by Victoria and other universities for admission to Foundation Studies, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

ENGLISH PROFICIENCY PROGRAMME DATES

  • ELIN 931 11 March – 11 June 2010
  • ELIN 932 14 July – 8 October 2010
  • ELIN 933 10 November 2010 – 10 February 2011

Studying in New Zealand - Victoria International Leadership Programme

The Victoria International Leadership Programme (VILP) is an extra-curricular opportunity for students to enhance their global competency, intercultural awareness and leadership potential while studying for a degree at Victoria.

The first of its kind in New Zealand, the programme requires participants to attend seminars, speaker events and experiential activities that run over the length of a degree programme. These follow the themes of global leadership, interconnectedness, sustainability and cross-cultural communication.

The Programme enables students to better understand pressing global issues and develop valuable skills of interest to employers around the world. VILP is open to all students free of charge and, upon successful completion, is acknowledged on their academic record.

Victoria University Degrees

FIRST DEGREES: First degrees are also called undergraduate degrees, or Bachelor degrees.  The degree is awarded when a certain programme of university study is complete.

Most first degrees take three years to complete and require at least one subject major. A high quality first degree is essential if postgraduate study is to be considered.

POINTS: Degrees at Victoria work on a points system. To complete a degree, a certain number of points must be gained. Points are gained when a course is sucessfully completed.

The total needed for a typical three-year degree is 360. When 360 points are reached, with sufficient points at each level, the degree is complete.

MAJORS
: A major is the specialty subject of a degree. For example, a Bachelor of Arts degree can have a major in History and a Bachelor of Science degree can have a major in Physics.

DOUBLE AND CONJOINT DEGREES: Students can study for two degrees at the same time and many choose to take a double degree. For example, a Bachelor of Laws can be complemented with a Bachelor of Arts. A number of courses count towards both degrees and this is called crosscrediting.

A double degree normally takes five years to complete.

A conjoint degree is a specialised, accelerated double degree that can be considered by more able students. Victoria offers conjoint degrees in Teacher Education and a conjoint Bachelor of Commerce and Administration with a Bachelor of Science.

POSTGRADUATE DEGREES:
To do postgraduate study at Victoria normally requires a high quality first degree, with a major in the same area of study as the postgraduate degree. However, all applications are considered.

A Bachelor with Honours degree is two trimesters of full-time study. This can be followed by a Master’s degree, which usually takes one year of research. Victoria graduates also have the opportunity of increased involvement in their chosen field through a variety of Diploma and Master’s programmes.

In addition, Victoria offers PhD programmes for doctoral study in almost all disciplines.

TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT:
First-year courses usually have three 50-minute lectures per week.

There is also one tutorial or laboratory/ studio session per week. In tutorials, smaller groups of students meet with a tutor to discuss work covered in lectures. A laboratory or studio is a longer, hands-on class, where students may work more actively together.

For most courses, work is assessed by a combination of essays, in-class tests and exams.

THE ACADEMIC YEAR: The academic year begins in February. Most students begin studying in February and study for two trimesters each year – from February to November.

You may, however, choose to study over the summer trimester (November to February). Some courses, particularly at postgraduate level, are not offered over the summer trimester.

  • Trimester 1: February – June
  • Trimester 2: July – November
  • Trimester 3: November – February (summer trimester).

Students who already have a tertiary-level qualification or even part of one may be eligible for academic credit transfer and/or exemptions from required courses at Victoria.

Academic credit transfer recognises previous study at another recognised institution and adds university points (credit) to a degree at Victoria University.

Credit transfer can make a difference to the number of courses required to complete a degree. In some cases, it may be possible to complete a degree in two years, instead of three.

Any student who has more than the minimum entrance requirements for an undergraduate degree can apply for credit transfer.

When completing the Application for

Admission, you must mark on the form that you want to be considered for credit transfer. Full official documentation from previous studies must be provided. This includes an original academic transcript, signed and dated by the issuing institution, or a certified copy of the original. Detailed course descriptions of previous study are also required.

All documentation must be sent to Victoria International.

EXEMPTION: An exemption is offered to students who have completed a course that is equivalent to one offered at Victoria University. An exemption from a specific course means that the course does not need to be taken to meet prerequisite, major or degree requirements.

Instead, it can be substituted for another course. An exemption does not necessarily carry credit or points.

To apply for an exemption, you need to send detailed course descriptions of previous study along with your Application for Admission to Victoria International.
Applications for credit transfer and exemptions must be made at least six weeks before the enrolment date.

This will enable a full assessment to be made, and allow you plenty of time to plan an appropriate programme of study. The credit assessment process usually takes between 3-6 weeks.

Architecture Studies

Victoria’s Faculty of Architecture and Design occupies a central city location that offers world-class exhibition spaces, lecture theatres, workshops, computer labs and design studios.

Our location means we are able to easily engage working practitioners in our teaching environment – the highest numbers across all disciplines in the University.

The Faculty offers programmes in Architecture, Building Science, Culture+Context, Industrial (Design), Interior Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Media (Design).  For 2010, the Faculty plans to offer two new three-year undergraduate degrees – the Bachelor of Architectural Studies and Bachelor of Building Science – that lead into two-year Master’s programmes.

The Faculty prides itself on teaching and research at the highest level. Led by staff who have studied, taught and won awards all over the world, the Faculty produces designers and architects who develop ways to enhance connection between the arts, people and technology.

Students are taught to test assumptions, take risks and see things from new angles. As graduates, they are able to think critically, practise effectively and generate concepts that both simplify and enrich the way people live.

The Faculty’s range of programmes connects all elements of architecture and design in the South Pacific.

Both Schools have established links with the best learning institutions in the world and send students on international field trips and exchange programmes to expand their research opportunities.


Programme of study ARCHITECTURE

  • Bachelor of Architectural Studies (Architecture)
  • Graduate Certificate in Designed Environments
  • Graduate Diploma in Designed Environments
  • Master of Architecture (Professional)
  • PhD


BUILDING SCIENCE

  • Bachelor of Building Science
  • Master of Building Science
  • PhD


CULTURE +CONTEXT

  • Bachelor of Design Innovation
  • Graduate Diploma in Design Innovation
  • Master of Design Innovation


INDUSTRIAL

  • Bachelor of Design Innovation
  • Graduate Diploma in Design Innovation
  • Master of Design Innovation


INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE

  • Bachelor of Architectural Studies (Interior Architecture)
  • Master of Interior Architecture
  • PhD


LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

  • Bachelor of Architectural Studies (Landscape Architecture)
  • Master of Landscape Architecture
  • PhD


MEDIA

  • Bachelor of Design Innovation
  • Graduate Diploma in Design Innovation
  • Master of Design Innovation


Note:
A proposal is being developed to re-structure the Bachelor of Architecture, Bachelor of Building Science and the Bachelor of Design in Interior and Landscape Architecture to go through the University approval process for implementation in 2010.

The proposal is for Architecture, Interior Architecture and Landscape Architecture to be offered as a three-year undergraduate Bachelor of Architectural Studies followed by a two-year Master’s qualification. This also includes the re-structure of Building Science qualification.

Commerce and Administration Studies

  • Faculty of Commerce and Administration
  • Pipitea and Kelburn Campuses
  • School of Accounting and Commercial Law
  • School of Economics and Finance
  • School of Government
  • School of Information Management
  • School of Marketing and International Business
  • Victoria Management School

The Faculty of Commerce and Administration engages with professional practice at the highest level: to understand, influence and interact with it. Students are led by staff who present original research at world conferences, publish in the best academic journals and work closely with other New Zealand universities and outstanding international companies.

The Faculty’s six schools specialise in different areas of commerce and administration, offering over 20 programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Under the Faculty’s largest programme, the Bachelor of Commerce and Administration, students can choose from 14 different majors and can combine a Commerce degree with any other Bachelor’s degree at Victoria.

Commerce and Administration qualifications have tremendous career potential. High- achieving graduates succeed around the world in both private and public sectors in fields such as economics, finance, banking, commercial law, accounting, e-commerce, information systems, international business, marketing and management.

The quality of teaching and research is stimulated by the Faculty’s main location at the Pipitea Campus in the administrative hub of the city and nation. Five of our Schools are located at Rutherford House while the other is situated at the Kelburn Campus. The Faculty’s Student and Academic Services unit is located in the Railway West Wing.

Programme of Study

ACCOUNTING

  • Bachelor of Commerce and Administration
  • Bachelor of Commerce and Administration (Hons)
  • Graduate Diploma in Commerce
  • BCA + Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting
  • Master of Commerce and Administration
  • Master of Professional Accounting
  • PhD

PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTING

To meet the academic requirements for admission to the NZICA Chartered Accountants College you must complete four years of equivalent full-time study,
including the completion of a degree programme and courses specified by NZICA.

Victoria University of Wellington offers the following paths for you to meet this requirement:

  • BCA + Graduate Diploma in
  • Professional Accounting
  • BCA + BCA Honours (Accounting)
  • BCA with a second undergraduate degree
  • Master of Professional Accounting

To meet the academic requirements for admission to CPA Australia you must complete three years of equivalent full-time study, including the completion
of a degree programme and courses specified by CPA Australia. Victoria University of Wellington offers the following path for you to meet this requirement:

  • BCA
  • CIMA

An exemption from the CIMA-Certificate in Business Accounting and part of the CIMA-Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting can be gained by completing a
Victoria University of Wellington BCA in accounting that includes courses specified by CIMA:

  • BCA

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

  • Master of Business and Administration

COMMERCIAL LAW

  • Bachelor of Commerce and Administration
  • Graduate Diploma in Commerce

E-COMMERCE

  • Bachelor of Commerce and Administration
  • Graduate Diploma in Commerce
  • PhD

ECONOMETRICS

  • Bachelor of Commerce and Administration
  • Graduate Diploma in Commerce

ECONOMICS

  • Bachelor of Commerce and Administration
  • Bachelor of Commerce and Administration (Hons)
  • Graduate Diploma in Commerce
  • Master of Commerce and Administration
  • PhD


FINANCIAL MATHEMATICS

  • Graduate Diploma in Commerce 1

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

  • Bachelor of Commerce and Administration
  • Bachelor of Commerce and Administration (Hons)
  • Graduate Diploma in Commerce
  • Master of Commerce and Administration
  • PhD

INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

  • Master of Information Management
  • Master of Library and Information Studies

INFORMATION SYSTEMS

  • Bachelor of Commerce and Administration
  • Bachelor of Business Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Commerce and Administration (Hons)
  • Graduate Diploma in Commerce
  • Master of Commerce and Administration
  • PhD

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

  • Bachelor of Commerce and Administration
  • Bachelor of Commerce and Administration (Hons)
  • Graduate Diploma in Commerce
  • Master of Commerce and Administration
  • PhD

LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES

  • Master of Information Studies
  • PhD

MANAGEMENT

  • Bachelor of Commerce and Administration
  • Bachelor of Commerce and Administration (Hons)
  • Graduate Diploma in Commerce
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Commerce and Administration
  • Master of Management Studies
  • PhD

MARKETING

  • Bachelor of Commerce and Administration
  • Bachelor of Commerce and Administration (Hons)
  • Graduate Diploma in Commerce
  • Master of Commerce and Administration
  • PhD

MONEY AND FINANCE

  • Bachelor of Commerce and Administration
  • Bachelor of Commerce and Administration (Hons)
  • Graduate Diploma in Commerce
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Analysis
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Treasury Management
  • Master of Applied Finance
  • Master of Commerce and Administration
  • PhD

PUBLIC MANAGEMENT

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Public Management
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Public Management
  • Master of Public Management

PUBLIC POLICY

  • Bachelor of Commerce and Administration
  • Bachelor of Commerce and Administration (Hons)
  • Graduate Diploma in Commerce
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Public Policy
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Public Policy
  • Master of Commerce and Administration
  • Master of Public Policy
  • PhD

STRATEGIC STUDIES

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Strategic Studies
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Studies
  • Master of Strategic Studies

TOURISM MANAGEMENT

  • Bachelor of Tourism Management
  • Bachelor of Tourism Management (Hons)
  • Master of Tourism Management
  • PhD

CONJOINT PROGRAMMES

  • Bachelor of Commerce and Administration/
  • Bachelor of Science (BCA/BSc)
  • Bachelor of Commerce and Administration/
  • Bachelor of Teaching (BCA/BTeach)

Education Studies

The creation of a knowledge-rich society and economy: this is the vision of Victoria’s Faculty of Education.

The very best teachers understand that every stage of a child’s development is of equal importance for the formation of knowledge and all are essential for building the confidence to succeed.

To this purpose, the Faculty upholds a commitment to lifelong learning by developing great teachers who make a positive, enduring difference to the lives of children and young adults.

The Faculty offers undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate programmes spanning every aspect of the study of education, preparation for teaching and professional development of teachers.

Graduates are equipped to take up the challenges of the rapidly changing world of education; they excel as anchors of knowledge in classrooms at every level.

The Faculty’s Jessie Hetherington Centre for Educational Research is named after a pioneer of New Zealand education practice and focuses on research and development to enhance theoretical and evidence-based educational policy and practice from early childhood to higher education both nationally and internationally.


Programme of Study

EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHER EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Teaching
  • (Early Childhood Education)
  • Graduate Diploma of Teaching
  • (Early Childhood Education)

PRIMARY AND SECONDARY TEACHER EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Teaching
  • Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Teaching
  • Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Teaching
  • Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Primary)
  • Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Secondary)

POSTGRADUATE EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Education
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Gender and Women’s Studies
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education
  • and Professional Development
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education
  • and Professional Development
  • Master of Arts in Education
  • Master of Arts in in Gender and Women’s Studies
  • Master of Education
  • PhD in Education
  • PhD in Gender and Women’s Studies

Engineering Studies

  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Kelburn Campus


School of Engineering and Computer Science

The new School of Engineering and Computer Science teaches the four specialisations of the Bachelor of Engineering (BE) and the Computer Science major for the BSc, a range of Master’s programmes and supervision for PhD research in all areas of its teaching.

The focus of the School is the rapid innovation made possible by the accelerating capability of technologies such as electronics, optics, magnetics, software tools, and networks.

The School’s programmes are designed so its graduates emerge as skilled professionals, both scientists and engineers, who are technically innovative, skilled problem-solvers, good communicators and able to take a leading role in future developments in their fields.

The Bachelor of Engineering

Victoria’s BE is a four year professional degree focused on the design and implementation of real world systems, and including an essential grounding in management skills, and offered in the four specialisations outlined below.

A work placement in a relevant industry is part of the degree, typically taken in the summers following the second and third years of study.  Part of this placement can be taken outside of New Zealand with approval. This along with a group project in the third year and a research or industry driven project in the fourth gives experience with the practical aspects of engineering design and development.

COMPUTER SCIENCE

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons)
  • Graduate Diploma in Computer Science
  • Postgraduate Diploma of Science
  • Master of Computer Science
  • Master of Science
  • PhD

ELECTRONIC AND COMPUTER SYSTEM ENGINEERING

  • Bachelor of Science (Hons)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Science
  • Master of Science
  • PhD 3

Engineering

  • Bachelor of Engineering
  • Master of Engineering
  • PhD

Computer System Engineering

the combination of hardware and software techniques to develop innovative solutions to engineering problems. It will be enhanced by drawing on techniques from digital electronics, embedded controllers, software development, industrial design and artificial intelligence.

These techniques will be extended to develop solutions in both mechatronics and robotics.  Electronic Engineering – the development of effective solutions to engineering problems using electronics, including both digital and analogue electronics, power electronics, communication electronics and devices.

Graduates will have the opportunity to work at the cutting edge of the design and development of electronic engineering.

Network Engineering – the design of distributed and networked solutions, including the full range of modern communication technologies, network protocols, middleware and software development. Graduates will be able to design, build and configure modern networks and networked applications. The programme is unique in New Zealand and emphasises the interaction between networks, networked applications and their environment.

Software Engineering – the design, implementation and maintenance of software systems that behave reliably and efficiently and are affordable to develop and maintain. The programme emphasises rigorous software development for both small and large scale systems and presents flexible and agile developments, including a range of methods and tools. There is an added emphasis on human factors in design.

BSc in Computer Science

The BSc in Computer Science shares much of the design and implementation focus of the BE. However, it is a much more flexible degree with fewer specific requirements in its three years. The Computer Science major is easily combined with a second major from any other first degree. The Computer Science major consists of a collection of courses that generally gives a broader appreciation of the possibilities of computer science.

Humanities and Social Science Studies

  • Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Kelburn Campus
  • School of Art History, Classics and Religious Studies
  • School of English, Film, Theatre, and Media Studies
  • Graduate School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • School of History, Philosophy, Political Science
  • and International Relations
  • School of Languages and Cultures
  • School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies
  • School of Social and Cultural Studies
  • Te Kawa a Māui
  • New Zealand School of Music
  • Va’aomanū Pasifika

This Faculty is the largest at Victoria University.  Numerous subjects are taught within the Faculty, including Art History, Māori Studies, Media Studies, Museum and Heritage Studies, New Zealand Studies, Pacific Studies, Political Science, Spanish, Theatre and Film. Teaching in all subjects is informed by the research undertaken by Victoria University academics.

Research institutes and centres, including the Crime and Justice Research Centre and the International Institute of Modern Letters, further strengthen the research culture of the Faculty. Many graduates continue with researchbased postgraduate studies, and recent graduates have received scholarships to study in Harvard, Cambridge, Princeton and UCLA.

Victoria ranked in the THES (Times Higher Education Supplement) QS World Top 100 universities for its teaching in humanities and social sciences.

Flexibility is the feature of the degrees offered in this Faculty. This is based on the understanding that a Humanities and Social Sciences qualification is the foundation for a wide range of careers. Graduates have become policy-makers, journalists, authors, translators, historians, teachers and politicians.

APPLIED LINGUISTICS

  • Graduate Diploma in Arts
  • Master of Arts


ART HISTORY

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons)
  • Graduate Diploma in Arts
  • Master of Arts


ASIAN STUDIES

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons)
  • Graduate Diploma in Arts
  • Master of Arts


CHINESE

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons)
  • Graduate Diploma in Arts
  • Master of Arts


CLASSICAL STUDIES

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons)
  • Graduate Diploma in Arts
  • Master of Arts (Classical Studies or Classics)


CREATIVE WRITING

Not an undergraduate major, but courses can be included in a range of degree programmes.

  • Master of Arts


CRIMINOLOGY

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons)
  • Graduate Diploma in Arts
  • Master of Arts


Cultural ANTHROPOLOGY

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons)
  • Graduate Diploma in Arts
  • Master of Arts

 

DEAF STUDIES

Not a major, but courses can be included in a range of degree programmes.

ECONOMICS

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons)
  • Graduate Diploma in Arts
  • Master of Arts (Economics or Economic History)


EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons)
  • Graduate Diploma in Arts
  • Master of Arts


ENGLISH

  • Bachelor of Arts (English Literature,
  • English Language or English Studies)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons)
  • Graduate Diploma in Arts
  • Master of Arts


EUROPEAN STUDIES

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Graduate Diploma in Arts


FILM

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons)
  • Graduate Diploma in Arts
  • Master of Arts


FRENCH

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons)
  • Graduate Diploma in Arts
  • Master of Arts


GENDER AND WOMEN’S STUDIES

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons)
  • Graduate Diploma in Arts
  • Master of Arts


GEOGRAPHY

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons)
  • Graduate Diploma in Arts
  • Master of Arts


GERMAN

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons)
  • Graduate Diploma in Arts
  • Master of Arts


GREEK

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons)
  • Graduate Diploma in Arts


HISTORY

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons)
  • Graduate Diploma in Arts
  • Master of Arts


INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons)
  • Graduate Diploma in Arts
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of International Relations


ITALIAN

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons)
  • Graduate Diploma in Arts
  • Master of Arts


JAPANESE

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons)
  • Graduate Diploma in Arts
  • Master of Arts


LATIN

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons)
  • Graduate Diploma in Arts


LEISURE STUDIES

Not an undergraduate major, but courses can be included
in a range of degree programmes.

  • Master of Arts (Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • or Museum and Heritage Studies)
  • Master of Museum and Heritage Studies


LINGUISTICS

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons)
  • Graduate Diploma in Arts
  • Master of Arts

MORI RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

  • Bachelor of Arts 3


MAORI STUDIES

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons)
  • Graduate Diploma in Arts
  • Master of Arts


MATHE MATICS

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons)
  • Master of Arts (Mathematics or Mathematics Education)


MEDIA STUDIES

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons)
  • Graduate Diploma in Arts
  • Master of Arts

MODERN LANGUAGE STUDIES

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons)
  • Graduate Diploma in Arts
  • Master of Arts


MUSIC

  • Bachelor of Arts in Music
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Music
  • Graduate Diploma in Arts
  • Master of Arts in Musicology


NEW ZEALAND SCHOOL OF MUSIC

Victoria University’s School of Music and Massey University’s Conservatorium of Music have combined to form the New Zealand School of Music which teaches qualifications that are jointly awarded by both universities. NZSM brings together many of New Zealand’s leading composers, musicologists and classical and jazz performers.

  • Bachelor of Music
  • Bachelor of Music (Hons)
  • Graduate Diploma in Music
  • Master of Music
  • Master of Music Therapy
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Music Teaching (endorsed in singing)
  • Artist Diploma


NEW ZEALAND LITERATURE

  • Master of Arts


NEW ZEALAND STUDIES

  • Master of Arts


NURSING AND MIDWIFERY

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery
  • Master of Arts (Applied) in Nursing or Midwifery
  • Master of Nursing
  • Master of Midwifery


PACIFIC STUDIES

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons)
  • Graduate Diploma in Arts
  • Master of Arts


PHILOSOPHY

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons)
  • Graduate Diploma in Arts
  • Master of Arts


POLITICAL SCIENCE

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons)
  • Graduate Diploma in Arts
  • Master of Arts


PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE AND BRAZILIAN CULTURE

Not a major, but courses can be included in a range of degree programmes.

PSYCHOLOGY

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons)
  • Graduate Diploma in Arts
  • Master of Arts


RELIGIOUS STUDIES

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons)
  • Graduate Diploma in Arts
  • Master of Arts


SAMOAN STUDIES/FA’ASAMOA

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Graduate Diploma in Arts


SECOND LANGUAGE EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Arts


SOCIAL POLICY

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Graduate Diploma in Arts
  • Master of Arts


SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH

  • Master of Arts (Applied)


SOCIOLOGY

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons)
  • Graduate Diploma in Arts
  • Master of Arts


SPANISH

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons)
  • Graduate Diploma in Arts
  • Master of Arts


TEREOMORI

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Graduate Diploma in Arts


TESOL

  • Graduate Diploma in Arts
  • Master of Arts


THEATRE

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons)
  • Graduate Diploma in Arts
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Theatre Arts


WRITING (ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL)

Not a major, but courses can be included in a range of degree programmes.

CONJOINT PROGRAMMES

  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Teaching (BA/BTeach)
  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood
  • Education) (BA/BTeach(ECE))
  • The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is available in most areas
  • of study offered for the BA, BA(Hons), BMus, BMus(Hons),
  • MMus and the MA degrees: 3-4 years duration.
  • Research Centres, Institutes and Units
  • Asian Language Institute
  • Chair of Malay Studies
  • Crime and Justice Research Centre
  • Deaf Studies Research Unit
  • English Language Institute
  • International Institute of Modern Letters
  • Irish-Scottish Studies Programme
  • New Zealand Dictionary Centre
  • Stout Research Centre
  • Treaty of Waitangi Research Unit
  • Wai-te-ata Press

Law Studies

Victoria is home to one of New Zealand’s oldest and most respected Law Schools, a stimulating centre for study that draws particular focus from its proximity to government and the courts. Housed in the historic Government Buildings of inner-city Wellington, adjacent to Parliament, the courts and the Central Business District, the Victoria Law School is a unique centre for students, researchers, policy-makers and practitioners.

At the undergraduate level, Victoria’s distinctive curriculum teaches students how to think legally, using the many facets of the law to equip them with portable skills of reasoning and analysis. Victoria Law graduates apply these skills in careers in law, politics, business and government.

The postgraduate programme is under constant development in response to changes in the law, the demands of students and the School’s own research. International, public and commercial law are offered each year, along with courses in other topics such as cyber law, environmental law and legal history. Faculty, international visitors and practising lawyers contribute to a wide programme of lectures and conferences.

Student-led seminars provide a forum for analysis of current legal issues and result in a substantial body of research – some of which is published in the VUW Law Review and other academic journals.

All students are also welcome to attend the lectures held by the Faculty’s two research centres: New Zealand Centre for Public Law and the New Zealand Centre of International Economic Law.


Programme of Study

LAW

  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons)
  • Graduate Certificate in Law
  • Master of Laws by coursework
  • Master of Laws by coursework and dissertation (35,000 words)
  • Master of Laws by thesis (50,000 words)
  • PhD 3-4

DOUBLE DEGREES

  • Arts/Science/Commerce combined with Bachelor of Laws 5

Science Studies

  • Schools of Science
  • Kelburn Campus
  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemical and Physical Sciences
  • Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences
  • Mathematics, Statistics and Operations Research
  • Psychology

The unknown is infinite. Victoria’s Faculty of Science is fuelled by a spirit of exploration, guided by the known.

Located within the Faculty are the MacDiarmid Institute for Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials, New Zealand’s top research institute in Material Science, and the Malaghan Institute for Medical Research, New Zealand’s largest private medical research institute – to name but two of Victoria’s significant research centres.

These, together with a location in the city with New Zealand’s largest concentration of scientists, recognises the Faculty of Science as a leader in the international science community.

The Faculty is led by staff who have a reputation for standing at the cutting edge of discovery: among its alumni is distinguished graduate the late Professor Alan MacDiarmid, 2000 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry. Exceptional laboratory facilities that extend to geological and biological field stations, a new Coastal Ecology Laboratory on Wellington’s south coast and a research marine vessel, combined with excellent student support and work opportunities, enable Victoria’s Science graduates to achieve well beyond their own expectations.

The newly revised BSc enables students to take a second major from outside science and still complete the degree in three years.

Programme of Study

APPLIED PHYSICS

  • Bachelor of Science


APPLIED STATISTICS

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Science
  • Master of Science
  • PhD


BIOLOGY

  • Bachelor of Science

BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE

  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Molecular Pathology,
  • Human Genetics, Molecular Pharmacology and
  • Medicinal Chemistry)
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Hons)
  • Diploma in Biomedical Science
  • Master of Biomedical Science
  • PhD

BIOTECHNOLOGY

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Science
  • Master of Science
  • PhD

CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOSCIENCE

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Science
  • Master of Science
  • PhD

CHEMISTRY

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Science
  • Master of Science
  • PhD

CONSERVATION BIOLOGY

  • Bachelor of Science (Hons)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in NZ Conservation Biology
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Science
  • Master of Conservation Biology

This is a joint programme with UNSW, Australia:

  • VUW component (January-June)
  • UNSW component (July-November)
  • Master of Science
  • PhD

DEVELOPMENT STUDIES

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Development Studies
  • Master of Development Studies
  • PhD

ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION

  • Postgraduate Certificate
  • Postgraduate Diploma
  • Master of Science
  • PhD

ECOLOGY AND BIODIVERSITY

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Science
  • Master of Science
  • PhD

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

  • Bachelor of Science

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Studies
  • Master of Environmental Studies
  • PhD

GEOGRAPHY

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Science
  • Master of Science
  • PhD

GEOLOGY

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Science
  • Master of Science 1
  • PhD

GEOPHYSICS

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Science
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Meteorology
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Meteorology
  • Master of Science
  • PhD

HERITAGE MATERIAL SCIENCE

  • Postgraduate Certificate
  • Postgraduate Diploma
  • Master of Science
  • PhD

LOGIC AND COMPUTATION

  • Bachelor of Science (Hons)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Science
  • Master of Science
  • PhD

MARINE BIOLOGY

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Science
  • Master of Science
  • PhD

MARINE CONSERVATION

  • Postgraduate Certificate
  • Master of Marine Conservation
  • PhD

MATHE MATICS

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Science
  • Master of Science
  • PhD

MATHE MATICS EDUCATION

  • Master of Science (thesis only)
  • PhD

MICRO BIOLOGY

  • (Molecular Microbiology)
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Science
  • Master of Science
  • PhD

OPERATIONS RESEARCH

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Science
  • Master of Science
  • PhD

PETROLEUM GEOSCIENCES

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Science
  • Master of Science
  • PhD

PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Science
  • Master of Science
  • PhD

PHYSICS

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Science
  • Master of Science
  • PhD

PSYCHOLOGY

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Science
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Science in Behavioural Neuroscience
  • Master of Science in Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • PhD

STATISTICS

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons)
  • ostgraduate Diploma in Science in Statistics and Operations Research
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Mathematics of Finance and Insurance
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Science in Stochastic Processes of Finance and Insurance
  • PhD

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

  • Bachelor of Science and Technology
  • (Advanced Materials, Chemical Products and Processes)

CONJOINT PROGRAMMES

  • Bachelor of Commerce and Administration/
  • Bachelor of Science (BCA/BSc)
  • Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Teaching (BSc/BTeach)
  • Research Centres and Institutes
  • Allan Wilson Centre
  • Antarctic Research Centre
  • Centre for Applied Cross-cultural Research
  • Centre for Biodiscovery
  • Centre for Biodiversity & Restoration Ecology
  • Centre for Logic, Language and Computation
  • Centre for Marine, Environmental and Economic Research
  • Centre for Mathematics and Science Education
  • Climatic and Atmospheric Research Centre
  • Crime and Justice Research Centre
  • Institute of Geography
  • Institute of Geophysics
  • Joint (with GNS) Antarctic Research Institute
  • MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and
  • Nanotechnology
  • Malaghan Institute for Medical Research
  • New Zealand Climate Change Institute
  • Roy McKenzie Centre for the Study of Families
  • Victoria University Coastal Ecology Laboratory

Victoria University of Wellington News

Victoria University of Wellington Scholarships

Victoria University of Wellington has announced Summer Scholar Scholarships for students planning to take up research work in the institute. The scholarship would allow researchers to get work experience in a specific project. However, the students must be enrolled in an undergraduate, honors or 1st-year masters program in New Zealand or Australia and should also be a meritorious student in the respective field. To know more on this scholarship scheme, write to us.

Postgraduate Program

Victoria University has unveiled the new PG course for technology-savvy graduates to create their own start-up companies. The course, Master of Advanced Technology Enterprise would be a one-year curriculum starting from January. The students would get a hands-on work experience in various technology-oriented projects. If you are ready to take up with such a challenge of making innovative business from scratch, write to us.

Buddy-system program

Study Abroad New Zealand

Victoria University of Wellington has offered a buddy-system program for international students who are on their first venture to the country or the university. As per the program, students requiring a buddy in Trimester 1 need to apply to the institute. The offers are available for students with an unconditional offer letter to the university in the courses, such as:

  • Study Abroad
  • Student Exchange
  • Full-Degree Undergraduate

Let us know if you want to apply to the buddy-system offered by the university.

Study Abroad New Zealand

Victoria University of Wellington has announced the end-date for Victoria Graduate Award applications. The award is given to undergraduate students to pursue further studies, such as research degrees, Masters or Honors course. The $5,000 award is only available for academic courses and not for vocational courses. Write to us if you want to apply for this award as the closing date is stipulated to be November.

Student Exchange Program New Zealand
Victoria University, Wellington has announced the Dom Post Global Citizen Exchange Scholarship for Vic OE Students which would allow students paying their stipulated Victoria tuition fees to study and complete their education overseas. This student exchange program would help students to develop their communication, creative, and critical thinking. The scholarship is worth $5,000 each. If interested, write to us.

Study Abroad New Zealand

In bid to strengthen education tie-up between New Zealand and India, the Victoria University, Wellington has been roped in to promote education and research work, such as post-graduate studies on India in its educational hub. It will also be a part of academic exchange between the two countries. Projects based on migration, business, security, sustainability, and many more will be a part of the curriculum. If you are interested to perform some research work on these areas, write to us.