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.
Check your admission type
Answer a few quick questions to find out which admission type applies to you.Begin
New Zealand University Entrance
If you’ve achieved NCEA University Entrance, or if you have a Bursary or pre-1986 University Entrance, you’ll be admitted through this category.
Cambridge Assessment International Examinations
If you sat and passed the Cambridge Assessment International Examinations (CAIE) in New Zealand, you’ll be admitted through this category.
If you’ve completed the International Baccalaureate (IB) at a school in New Zealand, you’ll be admitted through this category.
Qualification assessment at entrance level
If you have another New Zealand qualification or the international equivalent of New Zealand University Entrance, you’ll be admitted through this category.
Qualification assessment above entrance level
If you’ve studied towards a degree or diploma elsewhere in New Zealand, you can be admitted on that basis. And you may be able to get your courses transferred.
Victoria University of Wellington entrance qualification
You will be admitted if you have a Certificate in Foundation Studies, the Tohu Māoritanga, or the Diploma in University Studies (Pasifika Pathways).
This type of admission is for domestic secondary school students who wish to apply to university prior to gaining a university entrance qualification.
If you do not achieve University Entrance but do meet certain academic requirements, you can start a Bachelor’s degree in a restricted programme of study.
Special Admission is for people over 20 who do not have a recognised University Entrance qualification but have relevant work and life experience.
Preparing for degree-level study
There are study options available if you have not achieved University Entrance or do not meet undergraduate entry requirements or English language requirements.