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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Why Wellington

Study in Wellington and gain a world-class education in one of the world’s most liveable cities.

Wellington at a glance

#2 most liveable city

Wellington regularly ranks as one of the most liveable cities in the world (Deutsche Bank Quality of Life Survey).

3rd happiest city

Wellington is ranked #3 happiest city in the world (World Happiness Report 2020).

18th safest city

Wellington is the safest city in New Zealand and is ranked #18 in the world (Safe Cities Index 2019).

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Study with us

At our thriving capital city campuses, you’ll study with world-class academics, get dedicated support, and a focus on your future success.

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International information sessions

Find out about your study options, and about student life at the University and in Wellington in our webinar series for international students.

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South coast sunset.

Living in Wellington

Welcome to a new life in Wellington—and a great student lifestyle. Settle into one of the world’s most liveable cities with our tips on accommodation, working, banking, healthcare, and bringing your family.

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Our national and global rankings

We are New Zealand’s top-ranked university for research intensity and consistently rank among the world’s best universities in the QS World Rankings.

Our rankings