Amongst the Best
Victoria University of Wellington is number one in New Zealand for research quality. We have close connections with the nation’s business, government and scientific research communities. We’re located in a safe, compact, creative and thriving city that is ideal for student life.
Victoria University of Wellington, one of New Zealand's oldest institutions, has a strong global outlook and an international reputation for academic excellence. We consistently rank among the best universities in the world—among the top 2 percent of 18,000 universities in the 2018 QS World University Rankings.
When you study at Victoria University of Wellington, you’ll be pushed to think independently and inspired to succeed. You’ll build a strong foundation for success that can help you take your career to the next level. You'll learn from world-class academics and researchers, and benefit from our close connections with New Zealand's business, government and scientific research communities. We offer students a choice of more than 80 programmes and are ranked in the top 2 percent of the world’s universities and in 17 subject areas, we are among the top 1 percent. Victoria has five stars overall in the QS Stars rating of excellence and five stars in each of the eight categories—arts and culture, discipline ranking and accreditations, employability, facilities, inclusiveness, internationalisation, research, and teaching.
We're here to support you
As an international student, you’ll receive support from a dedicated team on campus—Victoria International—from the moment you apply, to your arrival and throughout your studies. Students can also access a wide range of University services to help you succeed in your studies. These include additional study help, financial planning, support for disabled students, confidential counselling and advice on health and wellbeing. Victoria University of Wellington offers students opportunities to get ahead in their careers, from professional programmes that focus on practical workplace internships and real-world research projects, to unique leadership programmes and the chance to study abroad in another country as part of your degree. There are currently 26 countries to choose from, including Canada, Mexico, Denmark and Hong Kong.
The ideal student location
Victoria University of Wellington has three campuses spread across central Wellington, all close to transport, local attractions, entertainment and cafés. At the University, you’ll be studying in a vibrant, creative, compact and safe city within a beautiful natural environment. Wellington is ideal for student life. To help you settle in, make friends and get involved in the University community, students are encouraged to join one of the University’s more than 100 clubs and societies, which range from cultural groups to sports teams.
Find your future
When you study at Victoria University of Wellington, you’ll be pushed to think independently and inspired to succeed. You’ll build a strong foundation for success that can help you take your career to the next level. Find your future with Victoria University of Wellington.