Supporting your study
You will be supported by our dedicated International team from the moment you apply until you finish your degree.
Living and studying in a foreign country can be both exciting and challenging. At Victoria University of Wellington, you will have the support of a unique, dedicated International team to meet all your student needs.
We can provide personal, cultural, and academic support. We want to help you make your time at Victoria University of Wellington a success. You can contact us at any time.
Code of practice
New Zealand is a world leader in pastoral care for its international students. As an education provider, we are responsible for your welfare. We follow the New Zealand Ministry of Education’s The Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice 2016. This ensures that all our international students are well-informed, safe, and looked after.
The University has a diverse population of students—our 3,700 international students come from more than 114 countries around the world. There are more than 140 clubs and associations on campus, for cultural groups as well as for creative, social, or sports activities.
If you are from the Pacific, you can join a supportive community of Pasifika staff and students on campus. The University also offers a range of services and resources for students who identify as gender diverse.
Our International team provides support for students who are experiencing culture shock or finding it hard to adjust to their new life.
Other University support
The University has a wide range of other support services which are available to all students and include: