How to apply

Apply for the Wellington Global Exchange student programme in a few easy steps.

Follow the steps below to get ready to apply for exchange.

1. Attend an information session

Information sessions are held every Wednesday during term time in Trimesters 1 and 2 at 12.50pm on level 2 of the Easterfield Building, Kelburn campus. During this session, you can consult with a Wellington Global Exchange coordinator and have your questions answered.

You can also visit us during our drop-in hours.

2. Meet with your Faculty Student Advisor

Meet with your Faculty Student Advisor to arrange for a degree audit and to make sure that you meet the eligibility requirements for both Wellington Global Exchange and your degree/major. You may review your Faculty exchange requirements via the links below:

3. Research possible exchange universities

Victoria University of Wellington has student exchange agreements with over 140 partner universities across 35 countries.

When looking at possible destinations, consider the course offerings, location, cost of living, language and cultural differences of the host university and country—most of this information can be found on the host university's website, and check out our student reviews.

Select three universities

When submitting your application you must select three universities and be prepared to go to any one of your choices as availability is often limited.

If applying for exchange to the University of California, you must also select three campuses. Campus placement will be at their discretion.

4. Prepare your application

To submit your online application, you need to:

  • Prepare a preliminary study plan for each of your three university preferences as well as a budget.
  • Provide a letter of recommendation if applicable.

Past Exchange Courses

Refer to this document for assistance in checking course availability at some of our exchange partners.This list has been complied based off courses taken by students on their most recent exchanges from 2017 to present. This is not an exhaustive list and should be used only as a general guide as course offerings can change.