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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

#1 most liveable city

Wellington regularly ranks as the most liveable city in the world.

18th safest city

Wellington is ranked #1 safest city in New Zealand and #18 in the world.

25% from overseas

Wellington is diverse with a quarter of residents born overseas.

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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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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.

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