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Tertiary education is fees-free for eligible first-time tertiary learners. Visit Fees Free to confirm your eligibility.

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Phone: +64 4 472 1000
Email: info@vuw.ac.nz

New domestic students

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When to apply

Trimester 2: Applications are due 20 June 2022.

Trimester 3: Applications are due 2 November 2022.

Some limited entry, postgraduate, and Teacher Education programmes may have different application dates. If you have any questions, contact a student success adviser. If you are considering doctoral study, find out how to apply below.

See all enrolment dates and deadlines.

International students

New international students have a different application process and cannot apply using this online system. International students applying for a doctoral degree should apply through the Wellington Faculty of Graduate Research.

Doctoral students

For PhD and doctoral study, you cannot apply using this online system. You must apply online through the Wellington Faculty of Graduate Research.

Admission types

All new applicants need to meet one of the admission types to gain entry to Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington. For postgraduate entry (Honours, Master’s, certificates, and diplomas) and Teacher Education programmes, you’ll also need to meet additional requirements.

For new students wanting to enrol in Classical or Jazz performance or Music Therapy, an audition is required. Find out about auditions on the Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music website.

Audition applications are due by 20 July in the year preceding enrolment.

You will normally need to be at least 16 years of age by the application closing date.

Steps to apply

Follow our steps to apply to help you through the application process and get prepared before you start university.

Get help

If you have any issues enroling or need course advice, email info@vuw.ac.nz or call +64 4 472 1000.

What to do next

If you've applied for open-entry courses and programmes only, your Offer of Study should arrive within four weeks after you apply. To confirm your enrolment you need to accept your Offer of Study and provide some documentation.

If you're awaiting the outcome of your enrolment, check the email address you signed up with. If you haven't received anything, try checking your spam folder.

Current students

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