Wellington Global Exchange allows you to complete part of your degree overseas at one of our partner universities. Discover the benefits of student exchange.

Wellington Global Exchange is a student exchange programme offering you the opportunity to complete one or two trimesters of your degree overseas, while paying your usual Victoria University of Wellington tuition fees. It's aimed toward undergraduate study, but there are postgraduate and MBA opportunities at some of our partner universities.

Although Wellington Global Exchange is perfect for students studying internationally focused degrees, it is also relevant for all fields of study.

Why go on student exchange?

  • Study overseas while earning credit towards your Victoria University of Wellington degree
  • Get overseas tuition without paying international student fees
  • Continue to receive StudyLink assistance
  • Gain independence
  • Experience new cultures and perspectives
  • Learn a new language
  • Broaden your degree and enhance your CV
  • Realise your potential
  • We'll even help you pay for it—all exchange students receive a one-time grant of $1,000.

As New Zealand becomes increasingly interconnected with the world, every employer will value your cross-cultural experiences and your new perspective about New Zealand's place in the world. Exchange helps to foster independence and a global awareness that could not be learned locally, making you more marketable within New Zealand and abroad.

Not only that, but it is also a life-changing and unforgettable experience that students never regret. Read our student reviews to see what going on exchange is really like.

Exchange partners

Wellington Global Exchange has more than 140 exchange partners at some of the most prestigious universities world wide. Through Wellington Global Exchange you could be studying anywhere from Hong Kong to the UK, Argentina or Mexico to the US to Spain, Germany and many more.

Over half of our exchange partners teach in English. For the others, you'll need to have appropriate proficiency in the host country's teaching language—the exchange may provide a great opportunity to increase your fluency in a second language.