Founded in the year 1987, the Victoria University of Wellington (VUW) has been acknowledged as the best University in New Zealand for delivering high-quality research.
VUW is ranked in top 2% Universities worldwide for Arts & humanities, Engineering, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, and Management (QS World University Rankings 2018).
VUW has a total of 22,000 students including 3,400 international students coming from 114 countries.
Since 2013, VUW has witnessed a considerable increase of 14.4% and 18.5%, respectively, in total number of Maori and Pacific students.
|University Type||Public University|
|No. of Campuses||3|
|No. of Residence Halls||14|
|Student Satisfaction Rate||86%|
|Research Funding||22.05 million NZD|
|Total Funding||442 million NZD|
|Average Cost of Attendance||53,000 NZD|
|Intake Type||Trimester wise|
|Mode of Program||Full time and online|
There are total 9 faculties, out of which 8 are dedicated solely to teaching and research. About 100 courses are offered at UG level and above 200 courses at the PG level. Globally, VUW is in top 100 for 7 subjects, which are Accounting & Finance, Education and Training, English Language & Literature, Geography, Law, Performing Arts and Psychology. The degrees offered by the University are highly flexible in nature wherein the students can select a combination of subjects according to their interest and future job prospects.
One can find multiple accommodation options to choose from, such as catered halls, self-catered halls, homestay and private accommodation.
Students may avail 2 types of scholarships for supporting their stay:
|English proficiency tests||Scores for UG||Scores for PG|
|Victoria University English Proficiency Programme test||Three ratings of ‘4’ + one rating of ‘3’||Three ratings of ‘4’ + one rating of ‘3’|
|Architecture and Design||32,550||35,050–54,700|
|Humanities and Social Sciences||26,150–34,400||28,600–39,350|
|Type of living||Cost|
|Basic living||18,000 NZD (2 trimesters)|
|Generous living||27,000 NZD (2 trimesters)|
|Residence hall||2,000-4,000 NZD (quarterly)|
The application fee for residence halls is around 100 NZD.
|Scholarship||Number of awards||Amount (NZD)||Tenure||Deadline|
|Victoria International Excellence Scholarship||Competitive; merit-based||20,000||3 years||November 10, 2019; November 10, 2020|
|Victoria Tongarewa Scholarship||Competitive; merit-based||5,000 or 10,000.||1 year||May 31, 2019; October 31, 2019|
A few of the Master’s programmes offer waive off of 10,000 NZD on the tuition fee. This can be availed by all the international students fulfilling programme entry requirements.
International students enrolled in PhD can pay the tuition fee at the domestic rate.
|Bachelors Tuition Fees||$16217.69|
|Post graduate Tuition Fees||$18316.2|