Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington

About

Located in the southern tip of New Zealand’s North Island, between a beautiful harbor and rolling green hills, the vibrant and cosmopolitan city of Wellington is the political, cultural and creative capital of New Zealand.

Victoria offers a comprehensive range of internationally recognized courses and degrees, consistently ranking highly in the QS World Rankings by Subject. As well as AACSB, Equis and AMBA approved Business courses, Victoria offers Sciences, Architecture, Design, Education, Engineering, Health, Music and a wide variety courses in NZ's largest Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Home to around 22,000 students including 3,000 international students Victoria offers the opportunity to study at New Zealand's top ranked university for research quality, in a spectacular location with fantastic facilities. The university is centrally located in Wellington City.

Intakes: February, July

Founded
1904
Headquarters

Kelburn
Wellington 6012
New Zealand

Reviews

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Johanna
9/10

The most important experience for me was that everyone at Uni and in New Zealand in General was so friendly and helpful. I was very surprised that lercturers and students were on first Terms with each other, but that actually really improved the atmosphere, communication and learning Progress.
Future participants can be sure that they are in a well-supervised Programme where you can get help whenever you Need it and you are never let alone with any academic challenge. This is especially beneficial when you are not familiar with the study System. For me, it further ensured a good understanding and Achievement of important academic skills that I would not want to miss.

Yes, I recommend
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Sophie
9/10

My experience, overall, was wonderful. There was a major housing situation at the end but before that, I had such a great time. Wellington is the coolest city and I hope to come back. The location of Victoria is great as well as the housing locations. The people at the university are quite nice as well as the staff. New Zealand has been absolutely stunning, I am so happy with the choice I made to study here.

Yes, I recommend
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Clare
9/10

I've been in Wellington for a year now and studied at Vic for two trimesters. I've loved my time here - my classes were interesting, my profs were really supportive and knowledgeable, and campus has a great vibe and sense of community. Beyond Vic, Wellington is such an awesome place to live and I'm going to miss the variety of cafes and vegan food and all the beautiful spots that have come to feel like home! I'm so glad I decided to come to New Zealand and to Vic.

Yes, I recommend
Sarah
7/10

VUW is a great school for people coming from abroad. The orientation program was well thought out and super helpful, and it was always clear where to go if you needed help. Unlike many Canadian and American universities, the lecturerers were not not necessarily professors, but people working in that field, which provided a lot of useful information for people looking to work in their area of study and not go into academics. I learned a lot of practical information I can use in my career. The school lets you do tailored programs of some of their certificate programs, which is a great opportunity and really introduces you to the city. The city itself is quite expensive to live in, but there's lots to do.

How can this program be improved?
I think this program could prep us a bit more for the cost of the city and how far away a lot of things are from Wellington, but overall it was a good program. Student housing is terrible compared to some universities in Canada.
Yes, I recommend
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Connor
10/10

At first I was hesitant to study in New Zealand with not having heard much about the country before coming. Upon getting here, we were greeted by a representative who got us straight to our housing accommodations which were extremely clean and spacious. Vic was also very welcoming, nobody even bat an eye and noticed I was foreign when sitting in my classes. I wouldn't hesitate to come back and do it all again. And if you want to "work" while here, there are many clubs and volunteer opportunities you can be a part of which are all FREE!!

How can this program be improved?
Trips and adventures with all the exchange students
Yes, I recommend

Programs

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