Information for whānau and supporting students on their academic journey.

We know how important whānau are in helping students decide both where and what to study, as well as helping them get organised for the next stage in their lives.

On this page are links to useful information which will help you help the student you are supporting to make decisions about the right next steps for them.

It's important to know that you can contact us during work hours by phone, email, or come in for a chat. We look forward to welcoming your son or daughter to our whānau.

Need advice | He āwhina?

Help and advice on structuring and planning to create a programme of study that best meets your student’s needs and aspirations is available from our experienced course advisers. We can also help you with the enrolment process and to answer any questions you may have about coming to Wellington to study.

Contact us on 0800 04 04 04 or email future-students@vuw.ac.nz.

Kaitautoko | Support people on campus

The staff, services, and student groups who are committed to providing you with the environment, support, and guidance to make university a positive experience.

Supporting a student

Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, engari he toa takitini. My success is not mine alone, but it is the strength of many. Find out how you can support a student before and during their time at university.

Guide for Parents

Our Guide for Parents booklet is a comprehensive guide to guiding young people through their education and career decisions and getting started at the University.

Māori scholarships

If a student has talent and achieves good results, a scholarship can help fund their studies. On this page you can find out more about the options available to Māori students.

Events, visits, and Open Day

Get to know us better by visiting the campus, attending an open day, or one of our recruitment events around the country.


Our Accommodation Service helps students find the right place to live while they study, from a place in a Hall of Residence, to renting.


In this section you will find details of the fees for courses and how to pay.