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    Victoria University of Wellington: Fees, Admission Process, Courses, Ranking, & Scholarships for International Students

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    Established in 1897, Victoria University of Wellington is public university that consistently ranks among the top 225 universities globally. Comprising of 10 multi-disciplinary faculties, the university has more than 100 undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate, doctoral and online programs that are ranked among the among the top 50 subjects globally by reputed agencies for tertiary education in Australia.

    With more than 3600 international students from over 116 countries across the globe, Victoria University of Wellington is a popular choice among international students to study in Australia. With high focus on research, the university’s three campuses and one premise in Auckland is known for high-grade education that prepares students on global context with discipline, motivation, and innovation along with preparing them to be civic-minded citizens.

    The university has more than 11,00,000 alumni that are excelled in their fields and some of the notable alumni include Bill Smith, Conrad Smith, Geoffrey Palmer, and John Campbell.


    College Type Public University
    Foundation 1897
    Location Wellington, New Zealand
    Campus Setting Urban
    No. of Campus 03
    Enrollment 21,547 UG: 16,000 approx. PG: 5,547
    Mode of Program Full-time, Online
    Student: Faculty 16: 1
    Work- Study Available
    Academic Pattern Semester- based
    Admission Intake Trimester- wise
    Financial Aid Scholarships, Loans
    Helpdesk Tel: 0800-04-04-04 Email:

    Victoria University of Wellington 2021 Rankings

    Among 2% universities of the world and ranked consistently among top 225 universities, Victoria University of Wellington is also one of the 14 universities in the world to hold maximum QS five stars.

    A quick glance at ranking of Victoria University of Wellington:

    • #225 in QS World University Ranking by QS/ Top Universities 2021.
    • #65 in QS World Ranking by Subject by QS/ Top Universities 2021.
    • #101- #201 in Impact Ranking by Times Higher Education 2021.
    • #29 Best Global Universities in Australia/ New Zealand by US News 2021.
    • #5 in Best Global Universities in New Zealand by US News 2021.

    Victoria University of Wellington Campus

    • Victoria University of Wellington has three expansive campus area across the Wellington and also one premise in Auckland.
    • The prime campus of Victoria University of Wellington is located in Kelburn housing five major faculties- Humanities and Social Sciences, Science, Engineering, Education and Health, the university central library and main administrative offices along with a range of amenities.
    • The Te- Aro campus holds the Wellington Faculty of Architecture and Design Innovation along with its library whereas the Pipitea campus holds the Wellington School of Business and Government including commerce and law libraries.

    Victoria University of Wellington Accommodation

    • At Victoria University of Wellington, candidates have extensive accommodation choices from a residence hall at university, private residence to homestay accommodation depending on their preferences.
    • Victoria University of Wellington has 14 catered and self-catered residence halls. Each residential hall has all the basic amenities including gym area, laundry, kitchen, lounge, wifi connection, electricity, bathrooms, spacious living rooms, music rooms, project work rooms which are often mentioned in student reviews of Victoria University of Wellington.
    • Students can opt for single or twin bed, apartment or flats and studios type living space depending on their requirement.
    • The accommodation fee of self- catered and catered residential hall is given below:

    For self- catered hall:

    Residence Everton Hall Stafford House University Halls Willis Street Hall
    Amount (in AUD) per annum 9,120- 13, 490 10,830 7,220- 11, 172 13,148

    For catered halls:

    Residence Boulcott Hall Capital Hall Helen- Lowry Hall Joan Stevens Hall Katherine Jeremy Hall Victoria House Weir House Willis Street Halls- Cumberland House Te- Puni Village
    Amount (in AUD) per annum 16,492 17,100 9,880- 13,680 16,492 17,252 11,979- 16,771 12,540–17,252 12,920- 17,632 17,839- 18,978
    • International students applying for accommodation before the deadlines are guaranteed a spot but after deadline on space available basis only.
    • The residential hall application deadlines are:
    • Trimester 1: Open on August 1- Till October 1
    • Trimester 2: Opens on April 1- Till May 1
    • Trimester 3: Opens on October 1- Till November 1

    Victoria University of Wellington Programs

    Globally known for its wide research based study, programs of Victoria University of Wellington is among the top 1% world universities in 19 subject areas and ranked in the top 100 universities in the world for another 12 subjects.

    • The university offers undergraduate, post- graduate, doctoral, PhD, conjoint and dual degree programs along with various diplomas and certificate courses.
    • The university is also among the highly reputed and acclaimed university with commerce faculties to hold triple crown accreditation i.e. EQUIS, AACSB (Business), and AMBA.
    • Offering 100+ undergraduate and more than 200 graduate programs, the academic expertise comprises of ten major faculties including humanities and social sciences, law, education, sciences, engineering, architecture and design, business and government, health and graduate research.
    • In addition to this, students can also opt for various short courses and non-degree programs offered by the university to develop their professional skills and interest.

    Some popular programs along offered by Victoria University of Wellington is listed below:

    Programs Tuition Fee (AUD)
    Executive MBA (4 trimester) 47,874
    Master of Public Management (3 Trimester) 25,259
    Master of Education (3 trimester) 12,861
    Master of Computer Science (3 trimester) 14,588
    Master of Health  Care (3 Trimester) 9,631
    Master of Political Science (3 Trimester) 12,861
    Master of Indigenous Studies (3 Trimester) 12,861
    Masters of Law (2- 3 Trimester) 9,631 - 10,659
    Masters of Science by Coursework and Thesis (4 Trimesters) 10,052

    Victoria University of Wellington Deadlines

    International applicants applying for admission at Victoria University of Wellington are recommended to start as early as possible as will ensure them enough time to get sorted with study visa and accommodation as well.

    Application submitted after deadlines of universities in New Zealand will be considered on case-basis and availability of space.

    Here are the deadlines for applications at Victoria University of Wellington:

    Semester Intake Application Deadline
    Trimester 1 (March) January 15, 2021
    Trimester 2 (July) May 1, 2021
    Trimester 3 (November) September 1, 2021

    Note: The above-mentioned dates are subjected to change. Candidates are recommended to keep to in touch with their advisor for frequent updates.

    Post-Graduate application deadlines differ as per programs and hence applicants are recommended to visit the interested program’s site for details.

    Victoria University of Wellington Admission Process

    Candidates submitting the documents along with the application form must ensure that all the certificates and documents are certified by the authority.

    • Graduate students can apply via an online portal but some programs need a paper application for enrollment.
    • The application along with other documents is emailed to and the paper application must be mailed to the university’s admission office.
    • Candidates are also recommended to submit all the application prior to deadline as application received after will be considered on case- basis or space availability.
    • The general application requirement while applying for programs at Victoria University of Wellington is as follows:

    Application Portal: Victoria University of Wellington or paper application by mail.

    Application Fee: Not applicable

    Application Requirements:

    • Complete application form.
    • Certified copies of official transcripts, academic records (must be in English and university does not accept provisional results)
    • Proof of identity, citizenship or residency.
    • English Proficiency Test Scores
    English Proficiency Test UG Score Requirement PG Score Requirement
    TOEFL iBT 80 - above 90 - above
    IELTS 6.0 with no band below 5.5 6.5 with no band below 6.0
    DET 100- above 110- above
    PTE 50- above 58- above
    CAE 169- above 176- above

    Candidates may also be asked for additional documents spending on their country of education and academic level.

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    Victoria University of Wellington Cost of Attendance

    The university charges program fee depending on the point per course and hence the charge may vary for each course.

    The general tuition fee for the following programs is listed below:

    Subject UG Tuition Fee (AUD) PG Tuition Fee (AUD)
    Architecture 34,850 (290.52 per point) 37,503 (316.90 per point)
    Engineering 35,388 294 (294.90 per point) 39,039(325. 33 per point)
    Humanities and Social Science 27,711 (230.93 per point) 35,388(252.44 per point)
    Education 26,149 (217.91 per point) 30,304(247.66 per point)
    Music 33,180 (276.50 per point) 29,712(297.99 per point)
    Health 29,284 (244.04 per point) 38,028(247.22 per point)
    Commerce 29,422 (245.19 per point) 30,991(258.26 per point)
    Law 33,976.80 (283.14 per point) 36,652 (93.64 per point)
    Science 31,711 ( 264.26 per point) 35,236 (305.44 per point)
    Design 33,464 (264.26 per point) 36,652(312.53 per point)

    The living cost and personal expenses in Australia depends on the accommodation type and the standard of living.

    Type of Expense Amount
    Living Expense Self-Catered Residence Halls: 9,120 AUD- 13,148 AUD (per annum) Catered Residence Halls: 16,492 AUD- 18.978 AUD (per annum)
    Health Insurance 310 AUD (one trimester)
    Activity Fee 110 AUD
    Administration Fee 150 AUD
    Bond Fee for Residence Hall 400 AUD

    Victoria University of Wellington Scholarship

    The Victoria University of Wellington has plenty of scholarships and loans for international students in Australia to fund their education without any financial burden. A list of scholarships for international students awarded by the university:

    Scholarships Eligibility Awards
    Automatic Masters Scholarship International students meeting general entry requirements $10,000 (1 – 1.5 year)
    Tongarewa Scholarship Incoming International Students paying full fee $5,000- $10,000 (one year)
    Wellington International Excellence Scholarship International Students on academic-basis $20,000 per year towards tuition fee
    • Besides these, there are also multiple masters scholarships that are awarded for entry into specifies masters programs to international students meeting the entry requirements and the awards ranges upto $10,000 per year.
    • Candidates can also opt for private or government student loans for their study period at the university.
    • The university also has an option of work while you study where students can get feasible jobs on campus as per their schedule.

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    Victoria University of Wellington Alumni

    Boosting more than 1,10,000 living alumni across the globe, Victoria University of Wellington shares a strong network of alumni that are part distinguishing personalities in their respective fields.

    • The alumnis of the university reaps multiple benefits by simply being part of the community that includes access to university’s extensive collection of libraries, career advising and connection, 15% discount on Victoria Press titles, 10% discount on car rentals and various other discounts and special offers.
    • Some eminent personalities that are alumni at Victoria University of Wellington are:
    • Jane Campion (only female filmmaker to receive Palme d’Or), Taika Waititi (recipient of Grammy awards, Emmy Award and Academy Award), Conrad Smith (New Zealand rugby union coach and former player winning two Rugby World Cup) and more.

    Victoria University of Wellington Placement

    The university has a designated hub for students, graduate and alumnis looking to move forward their education and start their career in Australia. The Wellington Career and employment assists in various steps of building a career to launching it fully on board.

    • One- on- one career guidance and counselling, CV review, interview preparation and developing and improving skills are all part of package offered at the career hub.
    • It also helps graduate and alumnis in networking and socializing with potential employers and establish their own relation with them.
    • The university along with the career hub also host multiple events like career recruitment events, workshops, career in focus events and such to give candidates an insight regarding various careers and widening their concept.
    • Targeted by top employers of the country and around the world, Victoria University of Wellington students invest in their future when they decide to get education at this acclaimed university.
    • A glance at Victoria University of Wellington graduates and alumni working as professional in various sectors (as per
    Job Position Average Salary in AUD
    Executive Management and Change 2,52,688
    Legal Department 1,98,263
    Legal and Paralegal 1,85,305
    Financial Services 1,59,388
    Education Research 1,24,404
    Finance Control and Strategy 1,16,625
    • A glance at Victoria University of Wellington graduates getting salary/year depending on their degree and qualification (as per
    Degree/Qualification Average Salary in AUD
    Masters in Finance 1,86,600
    Bachelors 1,16,625
    LLM 1,11,442
    BBA 1,10,146
    Masters (others) 1,08,850
    Bachelors of Science 1,07,552

    The maximum paying degree at Victoria University of Wellington is Masters in finance degree worth annual average salary of 1,86,600 AUD and Bachelors of Science students are at the lowest with annual average income of 1,07,552 AUD, whereas looking at the employment sector, the Executive Management and Change division benefits at hefty average annual salary of 2,52,688 AUD and the finance, control and strategy sector with 1,16,625 AUD annually.


    Ques. What is Victoria University of Wellington Known for?

    Ans. The university is known for faculties of humanities, social sciences and law and also for its robust and multi- disciplinary research- based programs.

    Ques. Do I need SAT/ACT to get into Victoria University of Wellington?

    Ans. No, domestic as well as international applicants do not need SAT/ACT to get into Victoria University of Wellington.

    Ques. Is there any application fee for programs at Victoria University of Wellington?

    Ans. Victoria University of Wellington does not charge any application fee for its programs.

    Ques. Can I enroll in dual courses/programs at Victoria University of Wellington?

    Ans. Candidates can apply for dual degree programs at Victoria University of Wellington.

    Ques. Will I need to give an interview to get selected at Victoria University of Wellington?

    Ans. Yes, interview is done by invitation for assessment of shortlisted candidates at Victoria University of Wellington

    Ques. Is there any entrance exam for candidates applying at Victoria University of Wellington?

    Ans. Some programs have specified requirements ranging from entrance exam to specific documents requirement as specified during admission.

    Ques. Does Victoria University of Wellington have accommodation for international students?

    Ans. Yes, Victoria University of Wellington have various residential halls offering accommodation to international; students and candidates submitting the application prior to deadline are guaranteed a spot of their liking at the residence hall.

    Ques. Does Victoria University of Wellington offer scholarships to international students?

    Ans. Yes, Victoria University of Wellington offers various scholarships on academic and need basis to international students.

    Ques. Do I need to submit separate application form for scholarship at Victoria University of Wellington?

    Ans. Yes, candidates applying for varying scholarships need to meet the eligibility requirement and submit separate application form at the time of admission.

    Important Dates

    ProgramApplication DeadlineFees
    M.S Biotechnology
    Trimester 1 (12th Jan 2019)
    Trimester 2 (5th Jan 2019)
    Trimester 3 (9th Jan 2019)
    $25,384 /Yr
    Trimester 1 (12th Jan 2019)
    Trimester 2 (5th Jan 2019)
    Trimester 3 (9th Jan 2019)
    $28,667 /Yr
    B.Eng Software Engineering
    Trimester 1 (12th Jan 2019)
    Trimester 2 (5th Jan 2019)
    Trimester 3 (9th Jan 2019)
    $32,191 /Yr
    B.A/B.Sc Tourism Management
    Trimester 1 (12th Jan 2019)
    Trimester 2 (5th Jan 2019)
    Trimester 3 (9th Jan 2019)
    $24,972 /Yr
    USD 32,191/Yr
    Application Deadline: 12 Jan, 2019

    Master Computer Science

    16 months
    Full Time
    USD 34,580/Yr
    Application Deadline: 12 Jan, 2019
    USD 28,667/Yr
    Application Deadline: 12 Jan, 2019
    USD 25,384/Yr
    Application Deadline: 12 Jan, 2019

    Bachelor Tourism Management

    3 years
    Full Time
    USD 24,972/Yr
    Application Deadline: 12 Jan, 2019


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    The University consistently provides high-quality education to us. Their teaching methods encourage us to strive for success and to become an independent, critical and creative thinker. The program that is offered to me provides me an opportunity for real-world experience through field trips and research projects.

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    $31,350 approx. per 120 points is the fee for my course.

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    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Undergraduate Programs
    $24,972 / Year
    Post Graduate Program
    $28,034 / Year
    Kelburn, Wellington 6012

    Nearby This Campus

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    • Book Store
    • Airport
    • Train Station

    Bus Station

    The Terrace opposite MacDonald Crescent0.10 km
    Victoria University - Stop B0.23 km
    The Terrace at Salamanca Road0.28 km
    Victoria University - Stop A0.30 km
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    Book Store

    Pegasus Books0.61 km
    Unity Books0.65 km
    Graphic0.67 km
    David N White Gallery0.69 km
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    Train Station

    Wellington Railway Station1.58 km
    Crofton Downs Station3.94 km
    Awarua Street Station4.91 km
    Khandallah Station5.68 km
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    Shopping Mall

    Oriental Pantry0.50 km
    Goods2U WELLINGTON Dollar store0.55 km
    The Third Eye0.68 km
    Strada0.68 km
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    Queens Wharf Heliport1.10 km
    Wellington Hospital Heliport2.19 km
    Helipad Hospital 22.21 km
    Helipad Hospital 12.35 km
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    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary


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