Victoria University of Wellington sits across three campuses in New Zealand's vibrant capital city. Its location gives students access to many different national organisations, including in politics, government, culture and heritage, and the business and science communities. Wellington is a compact city with easy access to nature trails, beaches, galleries, museums and events. It is also multicultural, safe and friendly and has a reputation for great food and coffee - it regularly ranks as one of the world's most liveable cities.
Victoria University of Wellington is ranked in the top 100 universities in the world for 11 subjects, including Law, Politics and International Studies, Psychology, Earth and Marine Sciences, and Linguistics (2021 QS World University Rankings by Subject). It is the top university in New Zealand for intensity of high-quality research and is home to more than 40 research institutes, including the Antarctic Research Centre. With more than 170 subjects to choose from, students are provided with knowledge and practical skills through internships, field trips and research projects.
The university has a diverse and welcoming community, and offers students support through a range of wellbeing and learning services. These include a specialist international team that is dedicated to supporting students during their studies.
Students are encouraged to join its many clubs and societies, from special-interest groups to sports teams. The free Wellington International Leadership Programme provides a great opportunity to develop leadership and networking skills, while the International Buddy Programme helps students meet new people and settle in.
The university has facilities to help support both study and recreation. They include:
- four libraries across three campuses
- a Language Learning Centre
- cafes and food outlets
- two bookstores
- health services, counselling, and a pharmacy.