Connect with Wellington

Benefit from Wellington's 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.

My University activities have allowed me to meet interesting people working in the Government, tech sector, and even political leaders.
New Zealand Scholarship student Chansocheata Poum from Cambodia.

Chansocheata Poum (Cambodia),

Master of Global Management

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Benefits to you

We pass on the benefits of being a capital city university to our students. Take advantage of our close partnerships while you are studying and in your career, and let us 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.

Teaching expertise

You can learn from leading local and international experts in programmes that are taught or developed by our expert partners.

Global leadership and volunteering

Learn from and contribute your perspectives to the University’s strong global outlook and partnerships, in your studies and activities outside of the classroom. The unique Wellington International Leadership Programme is one of two University leadership programmes that 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.

Capital partnerships

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.

I was fortunate to be given an internship at the Employment Court in Wellington. This was an incredible learning opportunity and a very rewarding experience.
Law student Mizna Ahmed in law court

Mizna Ahmed (Mauritius),

Master of Laws

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University research institutes

We are the top university in New Zealand for research quality (Based on the latest 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:

I knew from the way the Master of Clinical Immunology was designed it would allow me to step into a career as a researcher. I now work at the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research.
Clinical immunology student Palak Mehta in laboratory

Palak Mehta,

Master of Clinical Immunology

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