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Victoria University of Wellington

PO Box 600 Wellington View map
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is not only the number one ranked university in New Zealand for research quality it is located in the capital city of New Zealand. As a capital city university, Victoria has strong links with government departments and agencies, international agencies, industries, regional and local government, iwi and environmental organisations, as well as some of New Zealand’s major research institutes.

Victoria consistently ranks among the world's best universities. It is ranked 219 in the 2017/18 QS World University Tops and in 2015 it received five stars from QS Stars University Rating in each of the eight categories - arts and culture, discipline ranking and accreditations, employability, facilities, inclusiveness, internationalisation, research, and teaching.

In the QS World University Tops by Subject, Victoria is ranked 38 in the world in Law and in the top 100 universities in 11 other subjects; Archaeology, English, History, Linguistics, Performing Arts, Psychology, Earth Sciences, Geography, Development Studies, Hospitality & Leisure Management, and Library Management.

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.

Wellington sits on a stunning natural harbour and is surrounded by lush green hills, wellington is a beautiful, vibrant and cosmopolitan city and region.


Programs available

Postgraduate - Faculties/Departments and Programs

    Faculty of Architecture and Design

    Faculty of Education

    Faculty of Engineering

    Faculty of Health

    Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

    Faculty of Law

    Faculty of Science

    Study Abroad and Exchange

    Victoria Business School

University Highlights

Total students - 17,227


International students - 3,436


Total faculty staff - 1,017


Total students - 17,227


International students - 3,436


Total faculty staff - 1,017


Undergraduate Program

4,000 - 6,000
18,000 - 20,000

Postgraduate Program

6,000 - 8,000
14,000 - 16,000
The fees above are an indicative annual course fee in US dollars. Please note that course fees will vary. Always check the exact cost of the program and bear in mind likely additional expenses.
QS Stars is a rating system that helps you select the right university based on your interests. It provides a detailed look at an institution, identifying which universities rate highest in the specific topics that matter to you, like facilities, graduate employability, social responsibility, inclusiveness, and more.

QS Stars Ratings for Victoria University of Wellington

For more in-depth information about QS Stars, please click here.

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English language requirements

This institution accepts IELTS!
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