Tauira hou | New students

Nau mai ki tō kainga rua. Welcome to your second home. We’re looking forward to having you here. Explore our courses and programmes, and find out how to get help planning your studies.

Whakaurua ki te akoranga | Apply to study

Nau mai ki tō kainga rua—welcome to your second home! Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington is your place to connect, learn, and grow.

Visit our site for future students

Te Herenga Waka is a great place to figure out what you're truly passionate about. It provides opportunities for you to excel and then share what you've learned with your people, iwi, hapū and whānau.

Lewis Johnson (Ngāti Kahungunu, Rongowhakaata)

Bachelor of Arts student

Ngā akoranga whānui | What to study

Explore courses, subjects, and qualifications with significant Māori content, from the pre-degree Tohu Māoritanga diploma to postgraduate Māori Studies.

Explore ako Māori

Scholarships helped me pay for rent, necessary groceries, materials, tools, and equipment. They also allowed me to return home to help support my iwi and hapū.

Whatarangi Winiata (Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Toa Rangatira)

Senior mentor and student, Master of Architecture (Professional)

Utu whakauru me ngā kara

Don't be put off by the cost of studying—there are scholarships and grants targeted to Māori students, as well as our unique Taihonoa programme, where students are connected with Maōri-led organisations and the University doubles the funding.

Explore Māori scholarships Find out about fees

University can be such a rewarding place where you can get to know other tauira Māori, learn more about things Māori, connect with your whakapapa, and meet people who will become friends for life.

Luke Fitzmaurice (Te Aupōuri)

Lecturer, Faculty of Law