Victoria University of Wellington

History

Originally established on 1897, the Victoria University of Wellington was created in honor of the 60th anniversary of Queen Victoria’s coronation, hence it’s name. Settled in Kelburn the institution started operation with the support of the University of New Zealand, and it wouldn’t be until 1961 that with it’s dissolution Victoria University would start conferring it’s own degrees, and being the expansion process that lead it to the current century.

In the present day the Victoria University of Wellington counts with extra campuses, and 2 research institutes in the areas of ecology and sea life, leading it to become one of New Zealand’s premier research institutions and one of the best ranked across the years.

Programs Offered

Through it’s 9 dedicated faculties, the Victoria University of Wellington offers well over a 100 unique majors for undergraduate students to pursue at the institution, with each bachelor title offering a lot of specializations to choose from.

The following list counts the main bachelor degrees conferred by the Victoria University of Wellington, not accounting for the individual majors:

  • Architectural Studies
  • Arts
  • Biomedical Science
  • Building Science
  • Commerce
  • Communication
  • Design Innovation
  • Education Early Childhood
  • Engineering with Honours
  • Health
  • Laws
  • Midwifery
  • Music
  • Science

Admission requirements

A student high-school results are the main requirement for admission to the Victoria University of Wellington, regardless of where said studies took place, for New Zealand locals the Guaranteed Entry Score is an average of 150 points, while those under the International Baccalaureate need a 28 for admission.

Student Life

One of the main factors to take into account when referring to the Victoria University of Wellington is its nature as a religious institution, while students of any faiths are allowed, approaching the traditional concept of God is something of a pillar at the institution, as such many of the events and clubs hosted at the institution are clearly designed towards personal improvement and humanitarian work.

Part-time work

The Victoria University of Wellington counts with it’s own dedicated CareerHub, a tool which connects employers and students through an online job listing portal, which allows both students and employers to directly contact each other and build a strong career, registration is free and all Victoria students have access to it, giving student a strong base to begin job hunting.

Fees

On average Domestic Students at the Victoria University of Wellington will have to pay $7,500 per year of education at the institution, while International Students will see an amount closer to $30,000 annually.

Additionally all students must pay both a Student Services and Student Assistance Levy, amounting to $822 and $27.60 respectively.

Ranking

The Victoria University of Wellington is currently ranked as the 1032nd best college level institution in the world, making it the overall seventh best university in it’s home country of New Zealand.

University Contact

Address:  Kelburn, Wellington 6012, New Zealand

Phone: +64 4 472 1000

Email: info@vuw.ac.nz

Summary

The Victoria University of Wellington is one of the most respected higher education institutions in New Zealand and it’s wide selection of courses go to great lengths to show the reasons, there’s a career for everybody at the institution, and while certain elements in it’s student culture might not interest to all parties, they aren’t compulsory, and are always a choice to be taken by the students.