Application dates

Apply to study at Victoria University of Wellington by these deadlines. This will ensure you have time to apply for a student visa and accommodation.

Application deadlines

You can apply to study at Victoria University of Wellington at any time. You should apply as early as possible to make sure you have time to apply for a student visa and accommodation before you travel to New Zealand.

Applications received after these dates will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Postgraduate early application deadlines

The following postgraduate programmes have early application deadlines due to their selection process. To be considered for entry into these programmes, you must apply by:

Postgraduate / Master of Museum and Heritage Practice

  • Application deadline 1 December
  • Outcomes available around Christmas each year

Master of Fine Arts (Creative Practice)

  • Application deadline 1 December

Master of Conservation Biology, Master of Marine Conservation

  • Application deadline 15 October and early start date applies

Master of Arts in Creative Writing

  • Application deadline 1 November

Master of Science in Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience / Forensic Psychology / Cross-cultural Psychology

  • Application deadline 1 November
  • Outcomes available around November and December each year

Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Primary or Secondary)

  • Application deadline 15 November and early start date applies

Bachelor of Education

  • Application deadline 1 December

Graduate Diploma / Postgraduate Diploma in Film

  • Application deadline 1 December (deadline for limited entry FILM courses)

Accommodation deadlines

You should apply for your student accommodation as early as possible. This will give you the best chance of getting a place in your preferred hall.

The University offers many accommodation options for international students. Hall applications open on the following dates for each trimester:

  • Trimester 1—1 August (the year before you begin your studies)
  • Trimester 2—1 April 
  • Trimester 3—1 August 

We recommend getting your application in as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.