Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington

New Zealand

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THE World Ranking: 351

Victoria University of Wellington is New Zealand’s capital city university and offers an excellent selection of programmes and research opportunities.

  • One of the oldest and most respected unis in New Zealand
  • Career-focused and research-intensive programmes
  • Academic partnerships with leading unis around the world
  • Strong community of international students
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Victoria University of Wellington was established in 1899, making it among the oldest universities in New Zealand. Based out of the capital city Wellington, the University campuses are in close proximity to the country's archives and national collection libraries.  

The University enrols over 21,500 students each year including around 3,000 international students from around 80 countries. Over 20 per cent of the Victoria student population is studying at postgraduate level.  

Why Choose Victoria?

  • Top-quality programmes across a variety of subjects
  • Eight faculties managed by renowned academics
  • Study in one of the most beautiful cities in the world
  • Four campuses spread across Wellington
  • Opportunities for high-impact research in various subjects
  • Academic year is split into three trimesters
  • Vacations between trimesters to help students explore New Zealand
  • Strong community of international students
  • Affordable on-campus accommodation facilities
  • Dedicated student support
  • Generous scholarship opportunities

A degree from Victoria University Wellington is a life-changing experience. It prepares students to face the challenges of a professional life and emerge victorious.

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Minimum IELTS score

Postgraduate

6.5

Undergraduate

6.0

Minimum TOEFL IBT

Postgraduate

90

Undergraduate

80

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Departments

Faculty of Law

Victoria University of Wellington traces its origin to the Victoria College, which was established in 1899. It is one of New Zealand’s premier institutes of higher learning with a strong research-oriented curriculum. The School of Law at Victoria is...

Faculty of Architecture and Design

Victoria University of Wellington is one of New Zealand’s premier universities and consistently ranks among the world’s top universities. The  Faculty of Architecture and Design  occupies a central city location that offers world-class...

Faculty of Education

The Victoria University of Wellington is one of New Zealand’s top universities. Based out of three campuses in Wellington, the University offers a variety of accredited degrees. Victoria’s  Faculty of Education  offers high-quality...

Faculty of Engineering

Victoria University of Wellington is one of New Zealand’s leading universities offering a variety of accredited programmes through its faculties. The  Faculty of Engineering  offers top-quality accredited degrees in Engineering and...

Faculty of Science

Victoria University of Wellington is consistently ranked among the best universities in New Zealand and has a legacy of academic excellence. The  Faculty of Science  at Victoria offers an exciting range of study options from nanotechnology...

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Victoria University of Wellington is one of New Zealand’s oldest universities offering an excellent selection of programmes through its faculties. The  Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences  is a unique and distinctive part of Victoria...

Victoria Business School

The Victoria University of Wellington is consistently ranked among the top universities in the Asia-Oceania region and offers a variety of accredited degrees. The Victoria Business School is an integral part of the University and traces its...

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Rankings

Hotcourses Diversity Index (What is this?)

DIVERSITY INDEX

101 International student nationalities at this university

FEEL AT HOME INDEX

11.44% International students from USA

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-2017
Source: THE

351

TEACHING

23.3%

INTERNATIONAL OUTLOOK

88.6%

INDUSTRY INCOME

53.6%

RESEARCH

30.2%

CITATIONS

48.4%
QS World University Rankings 2016-2017
Source: QS

228

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2016
Source: ARWU

301

Student life in numbers

COSTS PER YEAR*
OVERALL COST OF LIVING

NZ$18000

CAMPUS ACCOMMODATION

NZ$13262

AVERAGE TUITION FEE PER YEAR*

UNDERGRADUATE

NZ$27220

POSTGRADUATE

NZ$23420

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution

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muhammad, Malaysia 5

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I consider this university to be the best in the world for countless reasons. They deserve to be listed in official lists of top ranking universities.

I consider this university to be the best in the world for countless reasons. They deserve to be listed in official lists of top ranking universities.

Alex, New Zealand 3

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It's very relaxed and slow paced. Classes are very lenient and lecturers are more than happy to help students. Individualism is very abundant and student freedom is a big part of student life. There isn't much a sense of school pride but there is pride in the cosmopolitan lifestyle in Wellington. Walkin read full review

It's very relaxed and slow paced. Classes are very lenient and lecturers are more than happy to help students. Individualism is very abundant and student freedom is a big part of student life. There isn't much a sense of school pride but there is pride in the cosmopolitan lifestyle in Wellington. Walking up the hill to the university is very challenging but rewarding, even more rewarding is making it to your classes when there is torrential rain. show less

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