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Victoria University of Wellington

*IMPORTANT NOTE: Exchange spaces are not currently available at this partner institution for 2024/2025*

Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Websiteinfo for exchange students
Language of instruction: English
Terms: First Trimester (February - June), Second Trimester (July – November)


  • Victoria University of Wellington has over 21,000 students, including over 3,400 international students from more than 100 countries
  • Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city, is a beautiful, compact city situated at the southern tip of the North Island.  Wellington has a thriving art, culture and café scene with more cafes, bars and restaurants per capita than New
  • Wellington is the gateway to the rest of New Zealand, with the busiest airport in the country and only a ferry ride away from the South Island.


  •  Accessibility supports at VUW
  • It is recommended students reach out directly to the Disability Services team if they have any questions about accommodations and it is helpful to notify the VUW Exchange team so they can make sure the International Student Support team is aware.

Area of study

  • Architecture and Design
  • Commerce and Administration
  • Education
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences
  • Law
  • Science
  • Engineering.

 Course catalog

Exchange credit history

See the exchange credit history listing of courses that have been previously evaluated from Victoria University of Wellington. Note that this is a guide only, and not a guarantee that your courses would be evaluated in the same way.


Changes to the New Zealand university environment, and a general shortage of accommodation in Wellington, have resulted in an acute shortage of student accommodation at Victoria University of Wellington. You are welcome to discuss any concerns or other options with the Exchange Coordinators at Victoria University of Wellington.

Please see the accommodation website for further information.

Medical insurance, immigration & arrival

  • Medical insurance mandatory
  • Immigration documents: Student Visa required (See New Zealand Immigration)
  • Orientation: available and mandatory

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