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Victoria University of Wellington

Bachelor's programmes

Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (5)
Law (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)
Journalism & Media (1)



The University, originally known as Victoria College, was founded in 1897. This was the year of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.


Victoria is committed to providing a holistic learning, teaching and student experience that is second to none. Its research-enriched learning culture aims to be characterised by professional course and programme design that fosters a high level of student engagement.


Our researchers are passionate about finding solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems. Their contributions have impact—translating into real improvements for local, national and global communities.


Get connected with employers and the community and prepare for your future employment. Develop your skills and experiences through our programmes and launch your career with confidence.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.


Student services

Victoria University of Wellington has a strong commitment to supporting students and provides a range of counselling and wellbeing services on all campuses.

Housing services

Explore your living options at Victoria University of Wellington. With halls of residence, homestays and flats to choose from, we can help you find the right place to live.

Library services

The Kelburn Library has a range of spaces, services and collections for you to use and enjoy.

Medical services

Most international students aren’t eligible for publicly funded healthcare—but Studentsafe–University insurance should cover your medical expenses.

Student Life

Campus life

Victoria University has three campuses spread out over Wellington city. We also have premises in Auckland's CBD.

Sports facilities

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

Student clubs

Club and group participation is a fantastic way to make friends, enjoy activities and learn things outside of the lecture theatre and make your student experience at Victoria richer and more rewarding. We encourage you to join a club or group—they provide valuable balance, supporting academic performance and boost your CV.


Victoria Business School is among just 1 percent of business schools worldwide that hold the 'Triple Crown' of international accreditations: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS), Association of MBAs (AMBA)

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Studying at Victoria University of Wellington has been the best decision of my life. You study in a welcoming environment and the university provides multiple resources that support students, and also provide many different opportunities to work alongside professionals within your chosen field. Overall I would highly recommend studying at VUW

Victoria University of Wellington. Industrial Design Review.
Beatrix Loeffen rated 4 out of 5 stars

I liked the city. Its has a lot of arty things which are happening. I mixture of different people from a lot of different backgrounds.

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I would recommend this university mainly because it is part of a deep international environment.

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