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Victoria University of Wellington

Location Kelburn Campus, Kelburn, Wellington New Zealand
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Ranking

# =236

QS World University Rankings
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15

Undergraduate programs
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76

Postgraduate programs
stars

5+

QS stars

Victoria University of Wellington consistently ranks among the world's best universities. In 2021/2022 it was ranked 236 in the QS World University Rankings, and is one of only 13 universities in the world to hold the maximum 5 Stars Plus in the QS Stars rating of excellence and five stars in each of eight categories —arts and culture, discipline ranking and accreditations, employability, facilities, inclusiveness, internationalisation, research, and teaching.

Wellington’s University aims to produce graduates whose learning has been developed inside and outside of the classroom, experientially, and informed by a global perspective. There are nine faculties, eight of which conduct teaching and research—Architecture and Design Innovation, Education, Engineering, Health, Humanities and Social Sciences, Law, Science and Business and Government.

Victoria University of Wellington consistently ranks among the world's best universities. In 2021/2022 it was ranked 236 in the QS World University Rankings, and is one of only 13 universities in the world to hold the maximum 5 Stars Plus in the QS Stars rating of excellence and five stars in each of eight categories —arts and culture, discipline ranking and accreditations, employability, facilities, inclusiveness, internationalisation, research, and teaching.

Wellington’s University aims to produce graduates whose learning has been developed inside and outside of the classroom, experientially, and informed by a global perspective. There are nine faculties, eight of which conduct teaching and research—Architecture and Design Innovation, Education, Engineering, Health, Humanities and Social Sciences, Law, Science and Business and Government.

University information

To study at Victoria University of Wellington, international students require a good command of the English language and as well as a competent record of academic achievement.

Entry requirements are listed under each programme. The University considers each individual’s academic and English background on a case-by-case basis when it assesses the applications.

If the students don’t meet the English language requirements for their chosen courses, they can enrol in the University's English Proficiency Programme. The English Proficiency Programme (EPP) is a 12-week course of study aimed at developing the students’ English skills for academic study. Successful students will be awarded a Certificate of Proficiency in English.

If they don’t meet the academic requirements for their courses, they can enrol in the Foundation Studies programme, which is designed to help international students who don’t meet the entry requirements to prepare for undergraduate study.

The Victoria Foundation Studies Programme is taught by UP Internatioanl College and offers successful students guaranteed entry to Victoria University of Wellington’s undergraduate programmes.

GPA - Masters

Minimum score

3

Maximum score

IELTS - Masters

Minimum score

6

Maximum score

TOEFL - Masters

Minimum score

90

Maximum score

SAT - Bachelors

Minimum score

500

Maximum score

ATAR - Bachelors

Minimum score

75

Maximum score

IELTS - Bachelors

Minimum score

6

Maximum score

TOEFL - Bachelors

Minimum score

80

Maximum score

Accommodation

The University’s halls of residence offer a variety of accommodation styles to meet a range of housing needs for its students. Options include single rooms, studio rooms, shared rooms, set rooms and shared apartments/houses. Some halls are fully-catered and others have kitchens for self-catering. All halls provide support for students and facilities for recreation and study.

Libraries

Victoria University of Wellington has excellent library facilities on all its campuses, with friendly staff available to help access the information students need.

Counselling

Counsellors are available at all campuses to discuss personal and academic issues that affect students’ general sense of wellbeing, or their learning among others. There are specialist counsellors for Māori and international students.

Learning support

Student Learning can help with services including transition to university and peer-assisted study sessions (PASS) groups among others.

Medical services

Student Health offers a full range of affordable general practice medical services on campus, including illness and injury care, preventative care and referrals to specialist care.

Sports and Recreation

Victoria Recreation provides sports, recreation, wellbeing, fitness and club services for the Victoria student community.

Victoria International

Victoria University is home to 3,500 international students from more than 110 countries. The Victoria International office is the first point of contact for an international student, choosing to study at the University and the team is dedicated to student success. Team members will assist with application and enrolment, they hold a tailored International Orientation programme to help students get settled into New Zealand university life and they will help throughout students’ studies to make sure they are achieving what they set out to achieve.

Services include airport meeting service; personal, cultural and academic support and referral, and international student orientation and events.

Rankings & ratings

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #237
  • 2014
    #=265
  • 2015
    #=275
  • 2016
    #=229
  • 2017
    #=228
  • 2018
    #219
  • 2019
    #=221
  • 2020
    #215
  • 2021
    #223
  • 2022
    #=236

Ranking criteria

39.6
Overall
46.7
Academic Reputation
34.5
Employer Reputation
11
Faculty Student Ratio
37.5
Citations per Faculty
99.8
International Faculty Ratio
52.4
International Students Ratio
QS Stars is a rating system that helps you select the right university based on your interests. It provides a detailed look at an institution, identifying which universities rate highest in the specific topics that matter to you, like facilities, graduate employability, social responsibility, inclusiveness, and more.

Available programs

Victoria University is home to 21,000 students, including over 3,000 international students from more than 100 countries. Victoria offers a quality education modelled on the highly successful British framework - one the emphasises creative thought and heightened world knowledge.  And encourages leadership, communication, creative and critical thinking in all students. In 2015, Victoria awarded 5,652 qualifications at graduation ceremonies throughout the year. 

Victoria is in the top 2.5% of the world's universities. In fifteen subject areas, we are amoung the top 1% of the world's universities (2016 QS World University Rankings by Subject).

Vicotria is ranked 50th in the world for Social Policy and Administration and in the top 100 in nine other subjects:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Development Studies
  • Education
  • English Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • History
  • Law
  • Linguistics and Psychology. 

Undergraduate programmes are taught through seven faculties:

  • Architecture and Design
  • Business
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Law
  • Science.

 

 

Victoria University is ranked number one in New Zealand for research quality. At Victoria you'll be part of a vibrant postgraduate community, you'll have opportunities to work closely with expert staff and students from around the globe. 

When Alex Reid (http://www.victoria.ac.nz/study/why-victoria/our-students/alex) came to Victoria to do a Master's, he quickly felt very connected to the bioscience and wider postgraduate communities. "I have a strong postgraduate network of friends wider than just my Master's programme. We support each other, the lecturers are great too, they're always happy to help"

With more than 40 research centres and institutes (http://www.victoria.ac.nz/research/centres-institutes) at Victoria, each undertaking challenges of national and international concern, you'll soon benefit from our strong links to government organisations and influential businesses, many of which have headquarters in Wellington. 

Victoria offers a range of postgraduate study options:

  • Graduate Certificate
  • Graduate Diploma
  • Postgraduate Certificate
  • Postgraduate Diploma
  • Bachelor's with Honours
  • Taught Master's
  • Research Master's
  • PhD

 

Master of Laws
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