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Victoria University of Wellington

Kelburn, Wellington 6012, New Zealand

The Victoria University of Wellington was established in 1897 and was named after Queen Victoria as this was the year of the 60th anniversary of her coronation. Situated in New Zealand’s vibrant, entrepreneurial capital city, Victoria University of Wellington offers students the opportunity to benefit from University connections to industries, government and research organisations strategically located in the capital.

  • 21,000+
    Total Students
  • 20%
    International Students
  • NZD 17,885
    Total Cost of Living(average per year*)
  • NZD 11,625
    Living On-campus(average per year*)
  • 19.8
    Students Per Staff

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Overview

Victoria boast a number of internationally recognised academics who are passionate about their subjects and enhancing the student experience at Victoria by imparting their knowledge and skills in an interactive and engaging way.

Victoria comprises three campuses across Wellington city and seven faculties: Architecture and Design, Business, Education, Law, Humanities and Social Sciences, Science and Engineering. Students at the university produce a weekly magazine called Salient, which focuses on students news and the university itself. The university has its own art gallery, the Adam Art Gallery on the Kelburn Campus.

The university is well known for its programmes in law, the humanities, and some scientific disciplines, and offers a broad range of other courses. Entry to all courses at first year is open, and entry to second year in some programmes (e.g. law, criminology, creative writing, architecture, engineering) is restricted.

In the QS World University Rankings by Subject, Victoria is ranked 46th in the world in Law and in the top 100 universities in six other subjects: Accounting and Finance, Education, English Language and Literature, Geography, Performing Arts, and Psychology.

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

The library holds approximately 1.3 million printed volumes. It provides access to 70,000 print and electronic periodical titles and 200,000 e-books. It is an official Depository Library (DL-296) of the United Nations System (DEPOLIB), one of only three in the country.

Victoria has more than 40 research centres and institutes, including

  • MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology
  • Robinson Research Institute
  • Malaghan Institute of Medical Research
  • Victoria University Coastal Ecology Laboratory
  • Centre for Strategic Studies New Zealand
  • Institute of Policy Studies
  • Adam Art Gallery
  • New Zealand Electronic Text Centre

Victoria has a range of clubs for you. And they’re a great way to meet people. Join one of more than 140 sporting, cultural, religious, performing arts and political clubs and societies.

General Information

  • Bachelors degree
  • 79% Students
  • NZD 25,757-28,619 Domestic tuition fee (average per year*)
  • NZD 28,289 International student tuition fee (average per year*)
  • Masters degree
  • 21% Students
  • NZD 37,619 International student tuition fee (average per year*)

Programs / Degrees at Victoria University of Wellington

Bachelor's

  • Bachelor of Architectural Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science
  • Bachelor of Building Science
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Design Innovation
  • Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Early Childhood
  • Bachelor of Engineering with Honours
  • Bachelor of Health
  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Music
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Tourism Management

Honours

  • Bachelor of Law (Hons)—LLB(Hons)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Tourism Management (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Music (Hons)

Conjoint degrees

  • Bachelor of Architectural Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science
  • Bachelor of Building Science
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Design Innovation
  • Bachelor of Education
  • Bachelor of Engineering with Honours
  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Music
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Tourism Management

Master's

Architecture and Design

  • Master of Architecture (by research)
  • Master of Design (by research)
  • Master of Architecture (Professional)
  • Master of Building Science
  • Master of Design Innovation
  • Master of Design Technology
  • Master of Interior Architecture
  • Master of Landscape Architecture
  • Master of Fine Arts (Creative Practice)

Business

  • Master of Applied Finance
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Commerce by thesis
  • Master of Commerce by coursework
  • Master of e-Government
  • Master of Global Marketing
  • Master of Global Management
  • Master of Information Management
  • Master of Information Studies
  • Master of International Trade
  • Master of Māori and Indigenous Business
  • Master of Professional Accounting
  • Master of Professional Business Analysis
  • Master of Professional Economics
  • Master of Public Management
  • Master of Public Policy
  • Master of Tourism Management by coursework and research
  • Master of Tourism Management by thesis

Education

  • Master of Arts in Education (by research)
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Educational Psychology
  • Master of Secondary School Leadership
  • Master of Teaching and Learning (Primary)
  • Master of Teaching and Learning (Secondary)

Engineering

  • Master of Engineering by thesis
  • Master of Engineering by thesis and coursework
  • Master of Software Development
  • Master of Engineering Practice

Health

  • Master of Health Care
  • Master of Health Research
  • Master of Nursing Science

Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Master of Arts (120 points)
  • Master of Arts (180 points)
  • Master of Fine Arts (Creative Practice)
  • Master of International Relations
  • Master of International Trade
  • Master of Migration Studies
  • Master of Museum and Heritage Studies
  • Master of Music
  • Master of Musical Arts
  • Master of Music Therapy
  • Master of Philosophy, Politics and Economics
  • Master of Political Science
  • Master of Strategic Studies

Law

  • Master of International Trade
  • Master of Laws

Science

  • Master of Clinical Research (by research)
  • Master of Innovation and Commercialisation
  • Master of Applied Statistics
  • Master of Biomedical Science by coursework and thesis
  • Master of Biomedical Science by thesis
  • Master of Clinical Immunology
  • Master of Computer Science
  • Master of Conservation Biology
  • Master of Science by thesis (MSc)
  • Master of Development Studies
  • Master of Drug Discovery and Development
  • Master of Environmental Studies
  • Master of Geographic Information Science
  • Master of International Trade
  • Master of Marine Conservation
  • Master of Meteorology
  • Master of Science by coursework and thesis (MSc)
  • Master of Science in Society

Postgraduate certificate by subject area

  • Education
  • Drug Discovery and Development
  • Financial Markets Analysis
  • Health Care
  • Information Studies
  • Information Management
  • Marine Conservation
  • Midwifery
  • Migration Studies
  • Nursing Science
  • Professional Economics
  • Public Management
  • Public Policy

Postgraduate diploma by subject area

  • Architecture History and Theory
  • Arts
  • Biomedical Science
  • Business Administration
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Clinical Research
  • Development Studies
  • Drug Discovery and Development
  • Educational Psychology Practice
  • Education
  • Environmental Studies
  • Financial Analysis
  • Geographical Information Science
  • Health Care
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Management
  • Information Studies
  • International Relations
  • Marketing
  • Meteorology
  • Migration Studies
  • Museum and Heritage Studies
  • Music
  • Nursing Science
  • Political Science
  • Public Management
  • Professional Economics
  • Public Policy
  • Science
  • Strategic Studies
  • Treasury Management

Selection criteria

Language test
  • IELTS (Bachelors) 6.0
  • IELTS (Masters) 6.5
  • TOEFL (Bachelors) 80
  • TOEFL (Masters) 90

Academic Life

  • 56 : 44
    Female male ratio

Student Life

  • Public
    Control type

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