Study Abroad at Victoria University of Wellington

  • Study abroad at Victoria University of Wellington offers students a compact city nestled in the foothills with all the advantages of a vibrant metropolis, it is home to many of New Zealand's artistic and cultural attractions.

  • The university excels in the areas of political science, women's studies, film/theatre, creative writing and earth sciences.

  • It is AACSB accredited for both Business and Accounting.

  • It offers unique courses that examine the historical and cultural background of the Maori and other indigenous peoples of Pacific Island societies.


As a fully enrolled student at Victoria University, you'll have hundreds of course options available to you. With over 17,000 students spread across three campuses that are only a few minutes' walk from one another, you can expect a vibrant campus environment in this picturesque city. Your studies will be enriched by Wellington's nationally recognized libraries and archive collections, as well as its rich cultural resources. Political science and public policy courses come to life with Parliament just a five-minute walk from campus. Most students take three to four courses per semester to constitute a full load.

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Courses may be selected among various departments. You will earn the following hours of credit.

  • Fall and spring semester: 14-18 credits.
  • Academic year: 28-36 credits.

Admission Requirements

GPA Requirements: 2.7 or better on a 4.0 scale.

You must be in good academic standing and not on disciplinary probation. You need to submit a complete application including a transcript, letter of recommendation and an advisor's form before your application will be considered.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall semester: March 15
  • Spring semester: November 15
  • Academic year: March 15