Your online study options
Many courses are available online in 2021 for students who are unable to come to campus. There are some exceptions for courses where face-to-face learning is an essential part of your study. International students studying online in their home country can study part-time.
Explore undergraduate degrees
Discover the undergraduate degrees that you can start online at Victoria University of Wellington.Explore undergraduate degrees
Explore postgraduate programmes
See which of our 140 postgraduate qualifications you can start online at Victoria University of Wellington.See postgraduate programmes
Popular programmes by distance
Bachelor of Science
Our science degrees are flexible. There are hundreds of unique combinations to choose from in more than 20 specialised scientific areas.
Bachelor of Commerce
You'll get a strong foundation in private business and public administration, and gain skills in communication, teamwork, and leadership.
Bachelor of Arts
Ranked in the top 1 percent worldwide, our Bachelor of Arts will challenge your thinking and expand your view of the world.
Master of Arts in TESOL / Applied Linguistics
Study alongside teachers from around the world. Develop expertise in teaching English to speakers of other languages and in research on language-related issues.
Your online experience
When you study online, you will be part of our wider university community. Classes are taught by distance through the University’s Blackboard online content system, with opportunities to connect remotely with your lecturers and tutors. If timezone differences allow, classes may be delivered live via Zoom. Some classes, however, may only be available as pre-recorded lectures.
We offer support for all students taking classes online, wherever you are in the world. Get advice and tips for online learning and help with other support queries from our International Support team.
You do not need a visa to study online outside New Zealand. After the border opens, if you plan to come to New Zealand to continue your study on campus you must then apply for a student visa. You must have a valid visa before you can enter New Zealand after the border opens.
Immigration New Zealand (INZ) is not currently accepting applications for temporary visas, including student visas, from outside New Zealand. INZ will review this suspension of visa processing monthly. We will provide updates as soon as any new information is available.
To be eligible for the post-study work rights visa, students must study on campus in New Zealand for at least 30 weeks.
For the latest information about New Zealand border and visa processing, go to the Immigration New Zealand website.