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Victoria University of Wellington

New Zealand
#=215
Public
Very High
17,544
Yes
1,050
3,651

Overview

Victoria University of Wellington is New Zealand’s top ranked university for intensity of high-quality research (2018 Performance-Based Research Fund). As a capital city university, the University has strong links with government departments and agencies, international agencies, industries, regional and local government, iwi and environmental organisations, as well as some of New Zealand’s major research institutes.

Victoria University of Wellington consistently ranks among the world's best universities. It is ranked 215 in the 2019 QS World University Rankings and in 2015 it received five stars from QS Stars University Rating in each of the eight categories- arts and culture, discipline ranking and accreditations, employability, facilities, inclusiveness, internationalisation, research, and teaching. 

In the QS World University Rankings by Subject, Victoria University of Wellington has two subjects ranked in the top 50 in the world, including Library and Information Management, which sits within the Information Studies programme at Victoria Business School. The University is ranked in the top 100 universities in 13 subjects in total: Communication and Media Studies, Development Studies, Earth and Marine Sciences, English Language and Literature, Geography, Law, Library and Information Management, Linguistics, Mineral and Mining Engineering, Performing Arts, Politics and International Studies, Psychology, Religious Studies (called Theology, Divinity and Religious Studies in the QS rankings).

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

Wellington sits on a stunning natural harbour and is surrounded by lush green hills, wellington is a beautiful, vibrant and cosmopolitan city and region. 

Learn why students love living in the capital city of New Zealand.

 

University Highlights

Total students - 17,544

21%
79%

International students - 3,651

62%
38%

Total faculty staff - 1,050

487
563

Total students - 17,544

21%
79%

International students - 3,651

62%
38%

Total faculty staff - 1,050

563
487

Scholarships

Yes
The Scholarships above offer some form of financial aid to prospective students. Please always check the specific requirements and restrictions on scholarship availability.
2019
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.

QS Stars Ratings for Victoria University of Wellington

For more in-depth information about QS Stars, please click here.

English language requirements

This institution accepts IELTS!
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Please check the specific English language requirements for your chosen course with the university.