Enjoy excellence in teaching and learning in New Zealand’s lively capital city

Victoria University of Wellington offers hundreds of course options and excels in the areas of arts, political science, women's studies, film/theater, creative writing and earth sciences, and is AACSB accredited for both business and accounting.

Your studies will be enriched by Wellington's nationally recognized libraries and archive collections, as well as its rich cultural resources. If you want a compelling, multi-cultural community in a colorful urban setting, Victoria University of Wellington could be just what you’re looking for.

If I had one thing to say to prospective students, all I'd have to say is to let it change you, let the experience take you where it wants to and just enjoy the ride. ”

Sean Dekkers

Rochester Institute of Technology Student, Victoria University of Wellington

  • Victoria University offers unique courses that examine the historical and cultural background of the Maori and other indigenous peoples of Pacific Island societies.

  • You can take advantage of the university’s International Leadership Program. This free extracurricular opportunity allows you to engage in seminars and activities that focus on international issues, current events and culture.

  • The Victoria University of Wellington Students Association runs more than 100 clubs focused on sports, culture, language, area of study, politics and social activities.

  • At the center of New Zealand’s government, Wellington has a great network of important national institutions, courts, libraries, and museums.

  • Perched on a hillside overlooking downtown Wellington, this picturesque campus provides many stunning views of Wellington Harbour.

Fees & Scholarship Details
Term/Period Departure Date Return Credits Base Program Fee Application Deadline
Spring 2017 2/20/2017 7/6/2017 12-18 $16,200 11/15/2016 More Info
Academic Year Southern Hemisphere 2017 2/20/2017 11/19/2017 24-36 $28,500 11/15/2016 More Info
Fall 2017 7/5/2017 11/19/2017 12-18 $17,080 3/15/2017 More Info
Academic Year 2017 7/5/2017 7/5/2018 24-36 $30,400 3/15/2017 More Info
Academic Year Southern Hemisphere 2018 TBA TBA TBA TBA 11/15/2017  
Spring 2018 2/19/2018 7/5/2018 TBA TBA 11/15/2017  

Program fees listed are base fees only. Please select MORE INFO for an estimate of additional expenses and any additional fees that may be incurred based on enrollment selections or housing placements. Dates and fees for future terms will be posted as they become available. Please see Program Calendar for detailed dates.

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New Zealand

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Small City


As a participant on an Arcadia program, you are guaranteed accommodation. Our priority is to provide a safe, clean, cost-effective and convenient place for you to live, while offering you every opportunity to explore the local culture and community.


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Student health, safety and security in New Zealand are our top priorities. Our experienced and well-connected staff are prepared to deal with any emergencies that may arise...

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