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Victoria University of Wellington

About Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington was established in 1897 after an act of parliament was passed. Because it was the 60th anniversary of Queen Victoria's coronation in 1897, it was named after her. Around 17000 students are enrolled at the university, with around 4000 of them being international students.

It has three campuses, with the Humanities and Social Science, Engineering, Health, Social Science, and Education faculties being located in Kelburn, New Zealand. The Pipitea campus, which is close to the New Zealand Parliament building and houses the Faculty of Management and Facilities of Law, Finance, Government, Finances, and Information Technology, is the second campus. The Te Aro campus, which contains the Faculty of Design and Architecture, is the third campus. Victoria University also offers courses in Auckland's central business district.

Both undergraduate and graduate degrees are available. It has a faculty of about 1000 people who are committed to offering a well-rounded and high-quality education. Around 40 research institutes and centres are housed at Victoria University, providing students with the best resources for gaining practical knowledge. On a beautiful campus, the university provides students with the best amenities. It keeps a collection of works of art. In addition, it hosts lunchtime performances and workshops.

The university is also easily accessible, with a well-developed public transportation infrastructure. Victoria University has an illustrious alumni list. Barbara Anderson, Sam Neill, Jane Campion, Dr. John Money, and Dr. Alexander Gerst are among them.

Victoria University of Wellington Campus

  • Kelburn, Pipitea, and Te Ara are the three campuses that make up the University. It also has a location in Auckland's central business district.
  • Humanities and Social Sciences, Science, Engineering, Education, and Health are the five faculties on the Kelburn campus.
  • Victoria Business School and the Faculty of Law are located on the Pipitea campus.
  • Architecture and design courses are available at the Te Ara campus.

Victoria University of Wellington Accreditation

  • The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) is a non-profit organisation that promotes (AACSB).
  • European Quality Assurance System (EQAS) (EQUIS).
  • MBAs' Association (AMBA).
  • Specific programme recognition and accreditations from industry and professional groups add to Wellington School of Business and Government's 'Triple Crown' accreditation.

Victoria University of Wellington’s Scholarships

The below programmes will have automatic $10,000 NZD scholarships for all international students who meet the course entry requirements.

Master of Intercultural Communication and Applied Translation

Duration: 12 months Entry: B in a related Bachelor’s degree

Master of Conservation Biology
Duration: 12 months
Entry: B+ in a related Bachelor’s degree

Master of International Trade
Duration: 12 months
Entry: B in any Bachelor’s degree Master of Engineering Practice Duration: 12 months Entry: B+ in a related Bachelor’s degree Creative Practice scholarships 4 x  $24,000 NZD scholarships and 8 x $10,000 scholarships

CLICK HERE for more Information on Scholarship.

Victoria University of Wellington International Student Admissions 

International students can apply for admission to Victoria University of Wellington until the deadline by submitting an online or paper application. There are no application fees at the university. All required documents must be translated by a professional translator if they are not in English. For international students, proof of English language competency is critical in order to be accepted. The following is an overview of the admissions procedure and the requirements that must be met.

Application Portal: Online application or Paper Application.
Application Fee:

Admission Requirements:

  • Completed application form
  • Academic transcripts
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • Proof of identity (copy of passport or birth certificate)
  • Resume or CV
  • Personal Essay/ Statement of Purpose
  • Program-specific requirements for some courses.
  • Interview

Victoria University of Wellington English Language requirements

The minimum scores to be attained in either of the English proficiency tests are mentioned below:

English proficiency tests Scores for UG Scores for PG
IELTS 6.0 6.5
TOEFL 80 90
Victoria University English Proficiency Programme test Three ratings of ‘4’ + one rating of ‘3’ Three ratings of ‘4’ + one rating of ‘3’
PTE 58 65

Victoria University of Wellington Highlights

University Type Public University
Campus Setting Urban
Establishment Year 1987
No. of Campuses 3
No. of Residence Halls 14
Student Satisfaction Rate 86%
Research Funding 22.05 million NZD
Total Funding 442 million NZD
Average Cost of Attendance 53,000 NZD
Applications Accepted Online/Offline
Work-Study Available
Intake Type Trimester wise
Mode of Program Full time and online

Victoria University of Wellington Average Tution fees and Other Expenses

Programmes UG PG
Architecture and Design 32,550 35,050–54,700
Business 27,750–29,250 28,450–50,950
Education 24,650–28,600 34,900–42,050
Engineering 33,400 36,250–52,350
Health 27,650 28,000
Humanities and Social Sciences 26,150–34,400 28,600–39,350
Law 32,050 33,550–45,900
Science 29,900-34,900 34,900–52,350

Victoria University of Wellington Living Cost

Type of living Cost
Basic living 18,000 NZD (2 trimesters)
Generous living 27,000 NZD (2 trimesters)
Residence hall 2,000-4,000 NZD (quarterly)

Know more about Studying in New Zealand

Tuition Fees in New Zealand (1st Year Average) BE/Btech NZD 24605 | MBA NZD 25694| MS NZD 29178 | BSc NZD 30702 | BBA NZD 22863 | MEng NZD 41589 | MIM NZD 34186 | MFin NZD 142025
Average Accomodation & Food Costs in New Zealand NZD 1250 Per Month
Entrance Exams in New Zealand TOEFL: 74 | IELTS: 6 |PTE: 53
Work and Study in New Zealand Permitted for 20 hours/week with a valid study permit.
Post Study Work Permit in New Zealand One to Three Years Depending on the Region.
Cost of Student Visa in New Zealand NZD 295
Student Visa in New Zealand If a student wants to study full time in New Zealand for more than three months, and is willing to pay the full cost of the course, Fee-Paying Student Visa is for him/her.
Intakes in New Zealand There are Two Main Intakes in New Zealand: January Intake and July Intake.
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Economy in New Zealand Growth Rate of 2.8% (2018), 2.5% (2019e), 2.7% (2020e), 22nd Largest in the World by Nominal

Victoria University of Wellington Average Tuition Fee Per Year


$ 29,150


$ 38,707

Costs per year

Overall cost of living

$ 18,430

Campus accommodation

$ 15,450

Please note that fees will vary. Always check the exact cost of the program and bear in mind likely additional expenses.