• Established In : 1897

    Affiliated To :

    Email : its-service@vuw.ac.nz

    Website : www.victoria.ac.nz

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Victoria University of Wellington Key Information:-

•Formally known:  Victoria University of Wellington (Maori: Te Whare Wananga o Te Upoko o Te Ika a Maui)
•Established: 1897
•Motto: Sapientia magis auro desideranda (Latin) "Wisdom is more to be desired than gold."
•Address: Wellington, New Zealand
•Category: Public University
•Available study options: Undergraduate and Postgraduate
• Campus: Urban
•Chancellor: Ian D. McKinnon
• Vice-Chancellor: Grant Guilford
 •University papers:
•Website: www.victoria.ac.nz
•Phone: +64 4 472 1000

Victoria University of Wellington Highlights:-

• Victoria University Wellington was established in 1897 by an Act of Parliament and was a constituent college of the University of New Zealand.
• The university is particularly known for its courses in law, humanities, and some scientific disciplines, and offers a broad range of other courses.
• Victoria University has a tradition of fostering strong global links in teaching and research and programmes of national significance and international quality.

Victoria University of Wellington Admissions :

Victoria University of Wellington Admission:-

To study at Victoria you firstly need to gain admission then enrol. Admission to Victoria University Wellington is based on previous qualifications and results. Following is all the information you may need about Victoria University of Wellington Undergraduate and Postgraduate Admission.

Victoria University of Wellington Undergraduate Admission:-Admission to the University for undergraduate study is based on your previous qualifications and results.Victoria offers a guarantee of acceptance in programmes of choice for most applicants.

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 International Examinations

If you sat and passed the Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) in New Zealand, you'll be admitted through this category.

International Baccalaureate
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 elsewhere, you can be admitted on that basis. This includes transfers from other New Zealand universities.

Victoria Entrance Qualification

You can be admitted if you have a Certificate of University Preparation or Certificate in Foundation Studies from Victoria, or the Tohu Maoritanga.

Discretionary Entrance

This type of admission is for secondary school students who wish to apply to university prior to gaining a university entrance qualification.

Special Admission

Special Admission is for people over 20 who have relevant work and life experience but do not have a recognised University Entrance qualification.

Pre-degree programme admissions

How admissions work for the Certificate in Foundation Studies and the Tohu Maoritanga.

Applying for admission

For course planning advice, contact Student Recruitment, Admission and Orientation.


To study for an undergraduate degree at Victoria you will need meet the admission criteria as above and apply to enrol.
You will normally need to be at least 16 years of age by the application closing date.
Teacher Education programmes have additional admission requirements.
The above admission types and all information on these pages applies to New Zealand and Australian citizens and permanent residents only. If you are an international student, go to international admissions.

Victoria University Wellington Postgraduate Admission:-

To apply and enrol for postgraduate study you must follow certain procedures.


If you are interested in a PhD at Victoria, contact the Faculty of Graduate Research.

There are three application rounds a year for admission as a PhD student, combined with Victoria University scholarship applications. The deadlines are 1 March, 1 July and 1 November.

Some exceptions apply so check with the Faculty of Graduate Research or with the relevant School. It is important to read all the programme information before applying online.

PhD programme information:-

Apply online Master’s by thesis

If you want to apply to enrol in a research-based Master’s degree, the first step is to contact a postgraduate coordinator within the relevant school or faculty to discuss your proposed topic and supervision requirements.

The next step is to submit a formal proposal to a postgraduate committee in your school for approval. Your supervisor will assist you with this.

Talk to your School’s Postgraduate Coordinator as soon as possible.

Master's by Research programme information:-

Complete Enrolment Forms
Taught Master’s Applications for coursework-based Master’s degrees are generally due on either 10 December or 10 January, although some exceptions apply.

View the Taught Master's programmes entry requirements and deadlines, then apply online.

Master's by coursework programme information

Apply online Honours

Honours degrees are either 480 points, requiring advanced study (eg. the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours), or separate, advanced 120-point degrees that may be taken after good performance in an undergraduate degree (eg. Bachelor of Arts with Honours). Honours degrees can lead to a Master’s degree or in some cases directly to a PhD.

Application dates may vary, check the individual course programme information.

Honours programme information
Apply online
Certificates and diplomas

Victoria offers both postgraduate and graduate certificates and diplomas. Check out the Programme and Courses pages to understand the entry requirements and deadlines before applying.

Once you have met those requirements, apply via our online enrolment system. If you are applying for the Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology you’ll need to apply via the School of Psychology.

Certificates and diplomas programme information
Apply online
International students

If you are an international student who:

hasn’t studied in New Zealand before, or
has been away for more than two years, or
has just completed the English Proficiency Programme,
Contact Victoria International to apply for all postgraduate programmes except PhD. If you are interested in a PhD, please contact Faculty of Graduate Research.

Exchange programmes

Visit Victoria International if you wish to apply or enrol on an exchange programme to Victoria.

for more information on Victoria University Wellington Admission.

Victoria University of Wellington Academic Year:-

Victoria University of Wellington Academic Year is divided into two semesters
SEMESTER 01: March to July
SEMESTER 02: July to December.

Victoria University of Wellington Tuition Fee:-

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Victoria University of Wellington Infrastructure

Victoria University of Wellington Infrastructure:-

Victoria University has various campuses in and around Wellington.


The Kelburn campus provides a wide range of student support and administration offices and the central library. This campus is also home to the faculties of Humanities and Social Sciences, Science and Engineering.


Pipitea Campus is located in the heart of Wellington’s legal, government and business district. The Campus includes the Law School, Rutherford House and the Railway West Wing, and sits adjacent to Wellington’s railway station and the Lambton bus interchange.


The Te Aro Campus, centred on the striking red building at 139 Vivian Street, is Victoria’s centre of Architecture and Design. It’s located close to cosmopolitan Cuba Street, with funky shops, cafés and street life.


Victoria’s Faculty of Education is located on the Karori Campus. Undergraduate and postgraduate teacher education and professional development programmes, as well as some Education Studies courses are taught at Karori.

Central Library:- The library holds approximately 1.3 million printed volumes. It provide access to 70,000 print and electronic periodical titles and 200,000 e-books. It is an official Depository Library (DL-296) of the United Nations System (DEPOLIB), one of only three in the country.

Victoria University of Wellington Faculty:-

Victoria University of Wellington Faculty past and present consists of academicians, subject scholars and researchers.

Victoria University of Wellington Student Life and Activities:-

The Victoria University of Wellington Students' Association (VUWSA) is the official students' association at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand and is the whole and soul of Victoria University of Wellington Student Life and Activities.VUWSA was established in 1899 as the Victoria University College Students' Society.Following the enactment of the Education (Freedom of Association) Amendment Bill, VUWSA moved from being a compulsory students' association to a voluntary one in 2012.VUWSA funds the student magazine Salient, and the only major student radio station in the city, The VBC.

Student Media

•Salient (student magazine)
•The VBC 88.3FM (student radio station)

Student Clubs. The three notable clubs of Victoria University of Wellington include the

•Rowing Club:- Victoria University of Wellington Rowing Club (Inc)
•Debating Club:- Victoria University of Wellington Debating Society (Inc.)
•Tramping Club:- Victoria University of Wellington Tramping Club (VUWTC)

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Victoria University of Wellington Rankings

Victoria University of Wellington Rankings:-   

Victoria had the highest average research grade in the New Zealand Government's Performance-Based Research Fund exercise in 2012, having been ranked 4th in 2006 and 3rd in 2003.Victoria has been ranked 265th in the World's Top 500 universities by the QS World University Rankings (2013).

Victoria University of Wellington Contact Details

Wellington, New Zealand
Phone: +64 4 472 1000

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