Talofa lava, Kia orana, Mālō e lelei, Ni sa bula vinaka, Faka’alofa lahi atu, Fakatalofa atu, Kam na mauri, Gud de tru, Kaselehlie, Halo olgeta, Ia orana, Aloha mai e, Kia ora, Warm Pasifika Greetings and Welcome.

We’re committed to Pasifika student achievement through excellent quality, relevant teaching and learning experiences. We help you navigate the crossing into tertiary study and look forward to welcoming you on board.

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Meet the Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Pasifika)

The Hon Luamanuvao Dame Winnie Laban, DNZM, welcomes you into the Pasifika community at Victoria University of Wellington.

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Pasifika Student Success

We are your go-to team and will support you to succeed in your journey from enrolment to graduation.
O le ala i le pule o le tautua (Samoan)—The path to true leadership is through serving others.

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Petone Groom is studying a Bachelor of Design Innovation.

Student experiences

Watch Petone's story. Studying Design at Victoria University of Wellington allowed him to foster new perspectives and ways of thinking.

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    Police drama series wins Wellington University Prize

    A television drama series fictionalising events around the Te Urewera police raids of 2007 has been awarded the 2019 David Carson-Parker Embassy Prize in Scriptwriting at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington.

  • Supporting Pasifika success

    With the help of a Health Research Council of New Zealand grant, researcher Dr Zaramasina Clark will be joining Victoria University of Wellington’s School of Biological Sciences where she will mentor young Māori and Pasifika students and take part in cutting-edge fertility research.

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    Wellington ICT Graduate School's 2019 Pasifika and Māori Scholarship recipients

    Victoria University of Wellington students have been awarded three of the four 2019 Maori and Pasifika Scholarships from Wellington ICT Graduate School.  Congratulations to Petone Groom, Cameron MacDonald, Renee Waiwiri and Sarah Rivers who have been awarded scholarships that cover their full tuition as well as a stipend generously provided by ANZ.