The Hunter Building exterior looking up from the rear carpark.

Pasifika learning

Over 1,200 Pasifika students find their place of belonging at the University each year. We have three campuses in Wellington, and premises in central Auckland.

Supportive network

We have a strong presence across the University’s three campuses in Wellington—Pipitea, Te Aro and Kelburn—and our premises in the heart of Auckland city. There are friendly spaces with support for Pasifika students to study, hold Pasifika events, seminars, workshops and opportunities to engage with our communities.

Pasifika staff and support for current students

The University has a strong network of dedicated Pasifika staff who are committed to helping students succeed. Our Pasifika Student Success team work alongside other key Pasifika support staff from across the University.

We also provide a wide range of Pasifika student support services to ensure a successful university experience for all new and existing students.

Courses with Pasifika content

As well as stimulating and world-class mainstream courses and degree programmes, Victoria University of Wellington offers a significant selection of courses that contain Pasifika content or have a Pasifika focus.

Pasifika postgraduate study

Victoria University of Wellington has an active and dynamic community of postgraduate students from throughout Aotearoa New Zealand, and across the Pacific region.

The individual faculties administer and oversee all Honours and Masters programmes, while the Wellington Faculty of Graduate Research (WFGR) administers and oversees all Doctoral programmes.

Find out more about the Wellington Faculty of Graduate Research.

Pasifika scholarships

Find out more about some of the key scholarships available for Pasifika students at Victoria University of Wellington. Also search the Scholarships database for specific queries regarding scholarships, prizes and awards in New Zealand.


The central campus in Kelburn is home to:

Our Pipitea and Te Aro campuses house the Faculty of Law and Wellington School of Business and Government, and the Wellington Faculty of Architecture and Design Innovation respectively.

In addition there is Toihuarewa, a forum for Māori academic issues at the University. One of its primary roles is to ensure there is appropriate Māori content in the University's teaching and research programmes.

Pasifika at Victoria University of Wellington brochure

Find out about scholarships, meet the Pasifika staff, and learn about our outstanding support services in the Pasifika at Victoria University of Wellington brochurepdf631.8KB .