Athlete support

Victoria University of Wellington is committed to helping students negotiate the challenges associated with juggling competitive sport and tertiary study.

Student Athlete Network

The Student Athlete Network recognises the difficulties associated with balancing competitive sport and study. The network aims to help students juggle these demands through practical assistance, development opportunities, and a supportive community.

Find out more and register to be a part of the Student Athlete Network and set yourself up for a successful year.

OBU rugby academy

The OBU Rugby Academy is a partnership programme between Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington and the OBU Rugby Club, proudly supported by the Jack Jeffs Charitable Trust. The Academy is a multi-faceted programme focused on the holistic development of student rugby players.

University Running Hub

The University is in the initial phase of developing a Running Hub, an environment that supports students who are performance middle distance runners to connect and develop.

The intention of the Hub is to facilitate these athletes coming together to share their experiences as student runners and support one another; it aims to provide opportunities that complement existing club and training commitments.

We are hosting an introductory session on Thursday 18 March at 5.15 pm on campus, to further share the vision for the University Running Hub and seek feedback from students.

Register your interest in the Hub and RSVP to the introductory session by completing this form

Athlete friendly living

Athlete friendly living options aim to offer a supportive and positive living environment for students pursuing competitive sport alongside tertiary study.

Sports scholarships

Victoria University of Wellington and OBURFC Rugby Scholarships

This scholarship is to support students of any gender, ethnicity or descent, who have both academic and rugby ability, to study at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington and play for its affiliated rugby club, Old Boys University Rugby Football Club (OBURFC).

Visit the scholarship's page for more information and to apply.

Roger Robinson Scholarship for Student Runners

The Roger Robinson Scholarship for student runners has now been awarded for 2021. Please revisit this site next year, for information regarding applications for 2022.

Victoria University of Wellington OBURFC Scholarship for Pasifika Students

This scholarship has been awarded. A decision on this scholarship being awarded again in the future is not available at this time.

High-performance Sport NZ Athlete Friendly Tertiary Network

As a committed member of the High-Performance Sport NZ Athlete Friendly Tertiary Network, the University provides carded and identified athletes with additional support and guidance to stay on track.