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    Victoria University of Wellington 2021-2022 Admissions: Entry Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

    Wellington, North IslandLocation
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    Estd 1897established year
    17391enrollment
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    Victoria University of wellington, established in 1897, is a public university in Wellington. It is a leading globally recognized university and is one of the major research institutes in New Zealand. The university ranks among the top 1% of the world universities in 19 subject areas and is placed at #1 among the top research-intensive universities in New Zealand.

    Around 22,000 students and 3600 international students from over 116 countries across the globe are enrolled at the university. The university offers 30 undergraduate and 140 postgraduate in the field of business, arts, education, health, law, humanity, and social science, etc. There are 3 admission intakes held in a year at the University in March, July, and November. Students can apply for admission in any of them.

    Students can apply for admission through an online application form or by filling up the paper application form of the university. There is no application fee. The tuition fee at Victoria University of Wellington ranges from 26,149 AUD to 39,039 AUD. The cost of living in New Zealand is quite affordable costing around 9,120 AUD- 13,148 AUD per annum. The university also offers several scholarships to international students in the form of awards, loans, etc.

    COVID 19 Update

    The university is taking all the necessary precautions for student's safety and following the protocols and advice from the Ministry of health and the government. New Zealand is currently at alert level 1, therefore travel restrictions are imposed. The university will continue to offer most of the courses on-campus as well as offline during the year 2021 until further notification. Students facing traveling restrictions can opt for an online mode of delivery.

    International students willing to study in New Zealand can contact the team international-support@vuwac.nz for any query regarding admission, insurance visa, etc. University also provides comprehensive packages of support to assist students during the pandemic.

    Highlights

    University type Public
    Established in 1897
    Application form Online application or Paper Application.
    Application fee None
    Academic intakes March, July, November
    Academic calendar Semester based
    Financial AID Awards and scholarships
    Programs offered Undergraduate, postgraduate, doctoral, graduate certificate, graduate diplomas
    Mode of learning On-campus, Online
    Interview Required
    Work experience Required for postgraduate courses
    Test scores accepted IELTS, PTE, TOEFL, OET, CAE, CPE, NZCEL, DET, GMAT
    Admission helpdesk Tel: 0800-04-04-04 Email: enrolments@vuw.ac.nz

    Victoria University of Wellington Admission Deadlines 

    The academic calendar of Victoria University of Wellington is trimester-based. There are 3 admission intakes held in March, July, and November respectively. International students are advised to apply as early as possible so that they have enough time to apply for visas and accommodation.

    Undergraduate application deadline:

    Semester Deadlines
    Trimester 1 1 December 2021
    Trimester 2 1 May 2021
    Trimester 3 1 September 2021

    Postgraduate early application deadlines:

    Courses Deadline
    Postgraduate / Master of Museum and Heritage Practice 1 December 2021
    Master of Fine Arts (Creative Practice) 1 December 2021
    Master of Conservation Biology, Master of Marine Conservation 15 October 2021
    Master of Arts in Creative Writing 1 November 2021
    Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Primary or Secondary 15 November

    Victoria University of Wellington International Student Admission 

    International students can apply for admission to Victoria University of Wellington by submitting an online application or paper application. They must submit the application and the required documents before the application deadline so that they have enough time for the visa application process and accommodation process.

    All the documents if not in the English language must be translated to English by an official translator and must be certified.

    Application portal: Online application or Paper Application.

    Application fee: None

    Requirements

    • Completed application form
    • Academic transcripts
    • Proof of English language proficiency
    • Proof of identity (copy of passport or birth certificate)
    • Resume or CV
    • Personal Essay/ Statement of Purpose
    • Program-specific requirements for some courses.
    • Interview
    • Indian students with a minimum of 65%-70% in English from CBSE, CISCE, or higher secondary school certificates issued by the Indian state board can fulfill the English language requirement.

    English Language Requirements 

    Test accepted Score required for UG Courses Score required for PG Courses
    IELTS (Academic) Overall band of 6.0 with no sub-score below 5.5 Overall band of 6.5 with no sub-score below 6.0
    TOEFL iBT A score of 80 on the internet-based test A score of 90 on the internet-based test with at least 20 in writing.
    Pearson Test of English (academic) A score of 50 with a 'communicative' score of not less than 42 A score of 58 with a 'communicative' score of not less than 50
    C1 Advanced (formerly known as Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)) a score of 169 or higher with each skill score no less than 162 A score of 176 or higher, with each skill score no less than 169
    C2 proficiency (formerly known as Cambridge English: Advanced (CPE)) A score of 169 or higher with each skill score no less than 162 A score of 176 or higher, with each skill score no less than 169
    New Zealand Certificate in English language (NZCEL) NZCEL level 4 (academic) NZCEL Level 5 (Academic)
    Victoria University of Wellington English proficiency program A minimum of 3 ratings of 4 and one rating of 3 A minimum of two ratings of 5 and two ratings of 4
    DET 100 110

    Visa Process for International Students

    International students need to apply for a student visa to study in New Zealand. They should apply for a visa as soon as possible as the processing might take some time. Student visa must have the name of Victoria University of Wellington as the place of study. If students have opted for an online mode of learning, then no visa is required.

    • After accepting the admission offer and paying the tuition fee, a student must apply for the visa online.
    • They need to create a RealMe account on the INZ website when prompted, before starting the application.
    • Complete the INZ online application form and upload the required documents.

    Visa Application portal: New Zealand Immigration website (INZ)

    Required documents:

    • Completed application form
    • Passport
    • Certified Copy of offer letter from Victoria University of Wellington
    • Copy of scholarship offer letter if any.
    • Proof of finance
    • SOP for New Zealand Visa application
    • Proof of fee payment of 1st year.

    Students can check for updates on their visas on the INZ website.

    Note: Currently, Immigration New Zealand is not processing any visa for those who are not in New Zealand.

    Country Specific Requirement

    Country Admission Application Requirement
    India All India Senior school examination(CBSE) or Indian school certificate examination or Higher secondary school certificate issued by Maharashtra, Karnataka or West Bengal state board with minimum 75% overall
    China Successful completion of Senior High School Graduation with an average of 75% or higher overall OR Successful completion of the Victoria University of Wellington Foundation Studies Program along with English Proficiency Test Scores.
    South Korea Achieved a mark of 80% or higher, or score of 250 or higher in the Korean University Entrance examination OR Successful completion of the High School Diploma plus one year of Bachelor degree-level study at a recognized institution along with Proficiency Test Scores.
    Indonesia Successful completion of one year of Bachelor's degree—level study at a recognized institution OR Successful completion of the Victoria University of Wellington Foundation Studies Program along with English Proficiency Test Scores.
    Malaysia STPM with three passes at C grade or higher OR Successful completion of the Victoria University of Wellington Foundation Studies Program along with English Proficiency Test Scores.

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    Undergraduate Admission at Victoria University of Wellington

    Victoria University of Wellington offers a wide range of programs at the undergraduate level in the field of business, arts, law, education, health, and science. Students can choose their own major and minor according to their preferences.

    Application portal: Online application or Paper Application

    Application fee: No application fee

    Requirements:

    • Academic transcript
    • Successful completion of the Victoria University of Wellington Foundation Studies program (if taken).
    • English language proficiency for international students
    • Proof of Identity
    • Personal essays
    • Letter of recommendation
    • Minimum GPA of 3.5

    Graduate Admission at Victoria University of Wellington

    Victoria University of Wellington offers a graduate certificate, diplomas, master's degree, and master's by thesis, doctoral program options in various majors. Some of the graduate courses offered at the university are in Arts, Business, Computer Sciences, health and science, Design, Education, Law, architecture, etc

    Application portal: Paper Application.

    Application fee: No application fee

    Requirements:

    • Completion of a bachelor's degree or equivalent with at least a B average from a recognized institution.
    • Academic transcript
    • English language proficiency
    • Proof of Identity
    • Essay
    • Letter of Recommendations
    • CV / resume/ portfolio
    • Research proposal if applicable

    Program-specific requirement for the graduate program

    Program Academic requirements CV Work experience Additional requirements
    Master of fine Arts-Creative practice Bachelor of Design Innovation or Graduate Diploma in Design Innovation or another Not required relevant qualification, as determined by the head of school Not required Not required Statement of interest (500-800 words); Portfolio
    Master of Conservation Biology An appropriate Bachelor's degree Not required Not required Acceptance by the program coordinator as capable of proceeding with the proposed course of study
    Master of Data science A Bachelor’s degree with a major in Data Science, Computer Science, or Statistics with an average grade of B+ or better in the courses for those subjects. Not required Not required To be accepted by the head of school or nominee as capable of proceeding with the proposed course of study.
    MBA A Bachelor’s degree or a Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration, with at least a B average Required (with references) 5 years of experience required GMAT (550 or above score)
    Master of Architectural science A Bachelor of Building Science or Bachelor of Architectural Studies, or equivalent, with at least a B average Not required Not required To be accepted by the head of school as capable of proceeding with the proposed course of study
    Master of LAW by thesis An LLB (Hons) or LLB degree with at least a B average or equivalent Not required Not required To be accepted by the director of postgraduate studies for the Faculty of Law as capable of proceeding with the proposed course of study

    If the student fails to meet the English language or any other academic requirement, they can choose the pathway program to their desired degree offered at the university. Students can opt for an English for academic purpose (EAP) program or foundation studies program to meet the academic or English language requirement.

    Upon submitting the application students will receive a confirmation mail from the university. They will be notified later about their results via email. Undergraduate admission results are made within a week while postgraduate admission results take 3-4 weeks. Some program may take more time because of thesis, interview, etc. students whose admission are successful will receive an offer letter from the university. Study abroad aspirants are required to fill the form and submit the required documents.

    FAQs

    Ques. How many admission intakes are held in a year by Victoria University of wellington?

    Ans. Victoria University of wellington conducts 3 admission intakes in a year in March, July, and November.

    Ques. What is the application fee for the registration of Victoria University of Wellington?

    Ans. Victoria University of wellington does not charge any application fee.

    Ques. What is the minimum academic qualification required by Indian students for admission to a Bachelor's degree at Victoria University of wellington?

    Ans. Indian students must have completed All India Senior school examination(CBSE) or Indian school certificate examination or Higher secondary school certificate issued by Maharashtra, Karnataka, or West Bengal state board with a minimum of 75% overall OR Successful completion of the Victoria University of Wellington Foundation Studies Program along with English Proficiency Test Scores.

    Ques. How much time does the assessment of applications take at Victoria University of Wellington?

    Ans. Undergraduate admission results are made within a week while postgraduate admission results take 3-4 weeks.

    Ques. Which test score is accepted for admission in MBA at Victoria University of Wellington?

    Ans. GMAT score of 550 or above is required for admission in MBA at Victoria University of Wellington

    Ques. Is an interview required for admission to Victoria University of Wellington?

    Ans. Some courses might require an interview.

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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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