Capital city connections
Study in Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand, and benefit from our strong connections to government, industry, and leading national organisations.
Located in New Zealand’s vibrant capital city, Victoria University of Wellington enjoys privileged access to the country’s leaders, influencers, and decision makers. This in turn shapes our world-class degrees.
When you study in Wellington, you also have access to the city’s many museums, archives, libraries, scientific institutes, cultural bodies, financial, legal and business institutions, and political and government agencies.
Benefits to you
We pass on the benefits of being a capital city university to our students. You can take advantage of our close partnerships while you are studying and in your career. We can help you build your future.
Internships and networking
Develop valuable real-world skills and networks through our internships, research projects, and industry work placements—offered in many programmes.
You can learn from leading local and international experts in programmes that are taught or developed by our expert partners.
Take advantage of the University’s strong global outlook and partnerships in your studies and extra activities. The unique Wellington International Leadership Programme will allow you to learn from leading thinkers, diplomats, and relevant practitioners from around the world.
Through our Wellington Plus Programme you can use our connections with local businesses and community organisations to gain valuable career and life skills through volunteering.
These are just some of the leading organisations and institutes that have well-established partnerships with Victoria University of Wellington—in teaching, research, or internship opportunities.
University research institutes
We are the top university in New Zealand for research quality (2018 Performance-Based Research Fund rankings) and are home to more than 40 research institutes and centres. These provide research and learning opportunities for students in related fields, and include the:
- Antarctic Research Centre
- Centre for Strategic Studies
- Ferrier Research Institute
- MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology
- Malaghan Institute of Medical Research
- New Zealand Centre for Literary Translation
- New Zealand Climate Change Research Institute
- New Zealand Contemporary China Research Centre
- Stout Research Centre