Study with us

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

Victoria University of Wellington invites you to join an outstanding academic community with a world-class learning and teaching environment.

The University offers more than 30 undergraduate and 140 postgraduate degrees or programmes in Architecture and Design, Business, Education, Engineering, Health, Humanities and Social Sciences, Law, and Science. We also offer a comprehensive graduate research programme for PhD and Doctoral study.

Our University at a glance

Top 1%

We rank in the top 1 percent of the world’s universities in 15 subject areas (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023)

#1 in research intensity

We are the top university in New Zealand for research intensity. (Latest Performance-Based Research Fund Quality Evaluation)

Global outlook

2,000 of our 22,000 students are international. We partner with 140 universities in 35 countries worldwide.

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Connect with Wellington

Benefit from Wellington's strong connections to government, industry, and leading national organisations.

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Build your future

In addition to subject area expertise, gain real-world skills, confidence, and knowledge to build your future of choice at Victoria University of Wellington.

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Explore your campuses

You will study at one or more of our three city campuses. These vibrant centres of learning are only a short walk to the city centre.

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Supporting your study

You will be supported by our dedicated International team from the moment you apply until you finish your degree.

Our national and global rankings

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We are New Zealand’s top-ranked university for intensity of high-quality research and consistently rank among the world’s best universities in the QS World Rankings. We are one of only 17 universities worldwide to receive an overall rating of Five Stars Plus.