Your online study options
Many courses are available online 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 Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington.See postgraduate programmes
Popular programmes by distance
Master of Professional Accounting
Add accountancy to your existing skillset or take the next step in your career. No accountancy experience is needed for this globally recognised qualification.
Bachelor of Commerce
You’ll get a strong foundation in private business and public administration, and gain skills in communication, teamwork, and leadership.
Master of Public Policy
Learn about policy design and analysis from professionals involved in government decisions to make a difference locally, nationally, and internationally.
Master of Global Business
Build on any undergraduate degree and get a global perspective on modern business theory, practice, and strategy.
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. If you're studying overseas, you can access our international offshore student support page for more information. 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 from outside New Zealand for temporary visas, including student visas. 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.