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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

World's coolest capital

Wellington often ranks as one of the world's most liveable cities (Global Liveability Index 2022).

#1 environmental security

Wellington ranks as the world's #1 city in environmental security (Safe Cities Index 2021).

New Zealand's safest city

Wellington is the safest city in New Zealand and ranks #7 in the world (Safe Cities Index 2021).

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Want to know more about life at the University? Learn about your study options and student life in Wellington when you register for our webinar series for international students.

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Living in Wellington

Welcome to one of the world's most liveable cities. Learn some of our tips on accommodation, working, and student life.

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Study with us

Study at our Wellington campuses to work with world-class academics and get dedicated support throughout your journey.

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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