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Our students are surrounded by people passionate about science. Our staff are world leaders in their fields of research and Wellington has the highest concentration of scientists and science organisations in New Zealand.

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Apply for a Summer Scholarship

Gain skills, knowledge, and experience through a Summer Research Scholarship. Applications are now open.

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Fast track your career in science

Explore postgraduate science with a Master’s by coursework and gain an internationally recognised qualification in just one year.

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Study Science Communication

In 2020, Victoria University of Wellington will become the first university in New Zealand to offer a major in Science Communication.

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    Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington’s Dr Davide Comoletti is playing a pivotal role in New Zealand’s drive to develop a COVID-19 vaccine.

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    PhD students use research expertise to investigate COVID-19 treatments

    Two Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington PhD students, along with their supervisor Dr Andrew Munkacsi and fellow academics from Columbia University in New York City and Tottori University in Japan, have collaborated to identify which currently available drugs could be repurposed to help treat COVID-19.