VICTORIA UNIVERSITY OF WELLINGTON, WELLINGTON

Wellington, North IslandLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1897Established Year
  17391Enrollment

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.

Highlights

University TypePublic University
Campus SettingUrban
Establishment Year1987
No. of Campuses3
No. of Residence Halls14
Student Satisfaction Rate86%
Research Funding22.05 million NZD
Total Funding442 million NZD
Average Cost of Attendance53,000 NZD
Applications AcceptedOnline/Offline
Work-StudyAvailable
Intake TypeTrimester wise
Mode of ProgramFull time and online

Victoria University of Wellington Courses

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.

Victoria University of Wellington Campus

  • The University is spread across 3 campuses, namely Kelburn, Pipitea, and Te Ara. Additionally, it has premises in Auckland’s CBD.
  • Kelburn campus houses 5 faculties: Humanities and Social Sciences, Science, Engineering, Education and Health.
  • Pipitea campus is home to Victoria Business School and Faculty of Law.
  • Te Ara campus offers Architecture and design courses.

Victoria University of Wellington Accommodation

One can find multiple accommodation options to choose from, such as catered halls, self-catered halls, homestay and private accommodation. Accommodation Scholarships (H4) Students may avail 2 types of scholarships for supporting their stay:

  • Andrea Brander Accommodation Scholarship; deadline- 1 November.
  • Weir House Alumni Scholarship; deadline-1 November.

Deadlines

  • Trimester 1: Before September 15, 2018.
  • Trimester 2: Before May 1, 2019.

Victoria University of Wellington Application

  • Application: Online application can be completed on the official website. For offline application, download the application form and mail/courier it along with essential documents.
  • Application fee: Free
  • Application deadline: Trimester I (March) – December 1; Trimester II (July) – 1 May; Trimester III (November) – 1 September. The PhD applications are accepted 3 times in a year with deadlines on March 1, July 1 and November.
  • General requirements: Official academic transcripts, certificates, mark sheets
  • Additional requirements: Birth certificate, passport copy, ID proof
  • English Language requirements: The minimum scores to be attained in either of the English proficiency tests are mentioned below:
English proficiency testsScores for UGScores for PG
IELTS6.06.5
TOEFL8090
Victoria University English Proficiency Programme testThree ratings of ‘4’ + one rating of ‘3’Three ratings of ‘4’ + one rating of ‘3’
PTE5865

Cost of Attendance

Tuition Fee

ProgrammesUGPG
Architecture and Design32,55035,050–54,700
Business27,750–29,25028,450–50,950
Education24,650–28,60034,900–42,050
Engineering33,40036,250–52,350
Health27,65028,000
Humanities and Social Sciences26,150–34,40028,600–39,350
Law32,05033,550–45,900
Science29,900-34,90034,900–52,350

Living Cost

Type of livingCost
Basic living18,000 NZD (2 trimesters)
Generous living27,000 NZD (2 trimesters)
Residence hall2,000-4,000 NZD (quarterly)

The application fee for residence halls is around 100 NZD.

Financial Aid

  • International students may avail financial assistance in the form of scholarships/loans/part-time jobs.
  • With the student Visa, international students are permitted to work up to 20 h/week during academic term and 40 h/week during summer holidays. Types of scholarships available for international students are:

Scholarships for academic excellence

ScholarshipNumber of awardsAmount (NZD)TenureDeadline
Victoria International Excellence ScholarshipCompetitive; merit-based20,0003 yearsNovember 10, 2019; November 10, 2020
Victoria Tongarewa ScholarshipCompetitive; merit-based5,000 or 10,000.1 yearMay 31, 2019; October 31, 2019

Featured Scholarships

  • 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.

Alumni

  • The University has produced more than 1,10,000 graduates globally.
  • The alumni may enjoy range of benefits such as career-related advice, connection with other alumni, library membership, up to 15% discount on University Press titles, special deals and discounts on range if items.
  • Some of the VUW distinguished alumni are Conrad Smith, Geoffrey Palmer, and John Campbell.
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Architecture, Building & Planning 11 Programs

18 months
$18,562 - 50,235 PER
YEAR

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION
$15,988 - 29,781 PER
YEAR

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Engineering, Technology & Applied Sciences 19 Programs

8 months
$32,191 PER
YEAR

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION
$34,485 PER
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$30,940 PER
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Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing 3 Programs

18 months
$18,562 - 50,235 PER
YEAR

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION
AVERAGE COST
Average Tuition Fees (Annual)
$ 28,034
Bachelors Tuition Fees$24971.88
Post graduate Tuition Fees$28033.86
Accomodation Fees (Annual)
$ 12,000
CAMPUS LIFE
Total Enrollment
17,391
International Students
3,652
Male : Female Ratio
44:56
Student : Faculty Ratio
19:1
ADMISSION DEADLINES
Application Deadline
January 09, 2019
Start of Application process -
End of Application process January 09, 2019
Application Fee
$ 100
ADMISSION STATISTICS
Acceptance Rate
-
Min. 6.5
Total Applications
-
Min. 90
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