Welcome to Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington offers a world-class education in the heart of New Zealand's vibrant capital city. Help fund your international experience by applying for US Federal Student Aid. Learn at New Zealand's top-ranked university for research intensity, and join our community of students and researchers who are making a positive impact in the world around us.

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Find the programme that's right for you, and get ready to join us. To start your study in Trimester 1 2024, apply by 1 December 2023. There is no fee to apply, so you've got everything to gain and nothing to lose.

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Fund your international study

You can use US Federal Student Aid to fund your study at Victoria University of Wellington, and apply for University grants and scholarships.

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Join a webinar to learn more about student life, financial aid, and how to prepare your application.

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Open to study in New Zealand? Meet Ali

A first-year student from North Carolina studying politics and philosophy, Ali Cook arrived in New Zealand through a border exemption in March. Read about Ali's journey to the University, and what makes Wellington a place where “you can be who you want to be.”

Meet Ali

Your time to make a difference.

Our University community cares for the world around us. Learn more about the University’s sustainability initiatives, including Just Reuse! on campus, an initiative promoting only using reusable cups on campus, and how our University draws on Mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge) to work towards a more equitable and sustainable society. Discover how our students and staff are working towards a greener planet, and how you can get involved.

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Meet Kelsey Jackson

As the University's International Recruitment Manager for the Americas, Kelsey is available to answer your questions about international study.

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Connect with our team

Our International Student Experience team is also available to answer your questions.

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