Admission is based on previous qualifications and results. You’ll need to meet one of the admission types to gain entry to Victoria University of Wellington.

There are a number of different ways in which you can meet the requirements to become a student at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington. These admission pathways are listed below. If your first language isn't English or Te Reo Māori, you'll also need to meet our English language requirements.

We'll work out your admission type when you apply to study online, but it's a good idea to know in advance what you'll need to achieve. If you don't know what type of admission is right for you, use the tool below to figure it out.

Check your admission type

Answer a few quick questions to find out which admission type applies to you.


English language requirements

When applying for admission to Victoria University of Wellington, you will need to demonstrate you have the minimum level of English required to succeed in your programme.

If English or Te Reo Māori is not your first language, you may be asked to provide evidence of your English language proficiency, such as official results from a recent English language test or qualification (e.g. IELTS, TOEFL, NZCEL, EAP).

If your previous studies were taught and assessed in English, or undertaken in a native English-speaking country, you may not need to meet these English requirements. This will be assessed by the admissions team when you submit your application.