New Māori students
Kia ora, welcome to Victoria University of Wellington. Whether you are starting your first degree or working on your PhD, we warmly welcome you to our whānau.
Before you arrive
Ease the academic transition with these helpful pointers. Also ensure you check out our online module 'Come Paddle this Waka' to help you get started at University. Doing the mahi before you come will make the transition easier.
Whether you choose to stay with whānau or in University halls or private accommodation, making the right choice can be as important as choosing the right courses.
Help and advice on staying on top of your budget while you study, including our Financial Survival Guide.
Course planning and advice
When you arrive
Māori student orientation
Tēnā koe and welcome to Victoria University of Wellington! Learn more about our week-long Māori students’ orientation, designed to connect you to all the support people who are here to help you succeed, and get you off to a great start.
Once you've started
University is not a solo journey, get connected with the people, services and facilities which are there to help you succeed through the ups and downs of study.
This great advice will help you to maximise the benefits you get from your courses and show your best work in assignments.