A smiling female student is holding out a coffee cup at the Wellington waterfront market.

Student stories

Want to know what life is really like at Victoria University of Wellington? Our students share their experiences of learning and living in the capital city.

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Living in Wellington

There’s always something going on, and the beach and native bush are close by to enjoy—hear from students about why they love Wellington.

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Three students are sitting down eating food at Wellington's lantern festival with handcrafted lanterns behind them.
A group of students sitting in the dining room of Te Puni Village hall of residence which overlooks Wellington harbour.

Find a home away from home

Our halls of residence provide a supportive community and the chance to make new friends, all within easy walking distance of our campuses. Or explore other options—we can help you find a flat or homestay accommodation where you live with a local family.

Explore accommodation options

  • Supporting your study

    If you run into a problem, we’re here to help. We offer a range of study-skills resources and mentoring programmes as well as health and wellbeing services.

  • Our communities

    The University's population includes people from a diverse range of communities. There are support networks available when you need them.

  • Get career ready

    We can help you get career ready, from resources to consider your career goals and favourite subjects to programmes that help to grow your employability skills.

Victoria University of Wellington’s Hunter Building with pohutukawa trees in front of it.

Our campuses

The University’s three campuses are located close to the Wellington CBD. Find out just how easy it is to get around and about the facilities available.

Explore our campuses

Information for parents and whānau

Support your child or whānau while they are studying, and help them get organised for the next stage in their lives.

Find out how you can help