Student experience | Kia Rere te Pī

Help students achieve their ambitions through scholarships which change lives, and through access to an unrivalled student experience.

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What if...everyone could fulfil their true potential through access to a university education?

The University is a place where learning flourishes and helps people transform society. In partnership with Wellington, we provide an unrivalled student experience for a diverse community of 22,000 students who become critically and culturally informed and civic-minded graduates.

We are committed to preparing our students for an extraordinary life. We take responsibility for ensuring equitable outcomes for all by creating inclusive learning environments and want more students to be able to access the university education that will help them fulfil their potential.

"Receiving this award means that a huge financial pressure has been taken off me, and my family’s shoulders. This gives me more time to study and work hard towards getting my Bachelor of Arts. The pursuit of further education would not have been possible without this support."
Reece Sullivan, Victoria University of Wellington Foundation Trustees’ Scholarship recipient 2019

For many of our students, financial hardship is a major barrier to participation and achievement in higher education. Great Futures scholarships are founded on the value of education. Through a wide range of scholarships, we will provide the opportunity for students to write their own futures and that of their communities.

Get in touch

We welcome the chance to speak with you about your gift plans and how you can truly make a difference through scholarships and support for the student experience.

To speak with one of our development managers about ways you can support the University, contact or call on +64 4 463 5713.