COVID-19 update

Read the latest COVID-19 updates from the University and find out how we are supporting our community.

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Get ready to study

Before you arrive in Wellington, there are some things you need to organise. Plan your next steps so you can arrive on time and be well-prepared.

Get ready at a glance

3–4 months before arrival

Pay your fees, apply for a visa, organise accommodation.

1–2 months before arrival

Choose your courses, get immunised, check your insurance.

1–2 weeks before arrival

Register for a buddy, book arrival meeting service, prepare to travel

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Accept your Offer

Congratulations on your Offer of Place to study at Victoria University of Wellington. Now you need to accept your Offer—and meet any conditions before you apply for your visa.

Accept your Offer

When you arrive


You might enrol in your courses online before you arrive or at International Orientation once you are here. We’ll let you know when and how to enrol.

Find out about enrolling

International Orientation

You must attend International Orientation when you arrive. This is your introduction to life at the University and when you will complete your enrolment.

Come to Orientation
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Living in Wellington

Welcome to a new life in Wellington. You’ll soon discover that Wellington is an easy place to live and provides a great student lifestyle.

Living in Wellington