Victoria University of Wellington - Bachelor's Degree

Victoria University of Wellington has three campuses across the capital city of Wellington, New Zealand. It has nine faculties, with seven of them conducting teaching and research. Each faculty is divided into schools which include; School of Architecture; Graduate School of Nursery, Midwifery and Health; and School of English, Film, Theater, and Media Studies.

  • Average Tuition NZD 21,718

School Description

Victoria University of Wellington was founded in 1897 as Victoria College, and gained its name because it was the same year that Queen Victoria celebrated her Diamond Jubilee. Teaching began two years later, with a student enrollment of just 115. The first years saw lectures held at a rented accommodation in the city, before the decision was made to build in Kelburn, an area that is today home to its Kelburn campus. Victoria College officially became Victoria University of Wellington on January 1, 1962.

Victoria University of Wellington has around 21,000 students, and 3000 international students that come from over 100 countries. In addition to its three campuses in Wellington, Victoria University has premises in Auckland and is also the only New Zealand university with an offshore campus in Vietnam. Being the capital of New Zealand, Wellington is an attractive destination for international students because of its rich culture and diverse community. Victoria University itself has an International Team that is dedicated to supporting international students from when they first arrive until they graduate.


Bachelor Programs

  • Wellington, New Zealand


    NZD 30,361 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of architecture and to conduct research in various aspects of the field. Includes instruction in architectural design, history, and theory; building structures and environmental systems; project and site planning; construction; professional responsibilities and standards; and related cultural, social, economic, and environmental issues.

  • Wellington, New Zealand


    NZD 25,386 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the general study of business, including the processes of interchanging goods and services (buying, selling and producing), business organization, and accounting as used in profit-making and nonprofit public and private institutions and agencies. The programs may prepare individuals to apply business principles and techniques in various occupational settings.

  • Wellington, New Zealand


    NZD 29,154 Tuition Fee

    A program in the applied visual arts that focuses on the general principles and techniques for effectively communicating ideas and information, and packaging products, in digital and other formats to business and consumer audiences, and that may prepare individuals in any of the applied art media.

  • Wellington, New Zealand


    NZD 21,718 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the theory and practice of learning and teaching, and related research, administrative and support services.

  • Wellington, New Zealand


    NZD 31,438 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that prepare individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the solution of practical problems.

  • Wellington, New Zealand


    NZD 29,610 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that prepare individuals for the legal profession, for related support professions and professional legal research, and focus on the study of legal issues in non-professional programs.

  • Wellington, New Zealand


    NZD 29,189 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the knowledge and skills associated with personal music appreciation, the playing of a musical instrument, singing or recreational composition. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

  • Wellington, New Zealand


    NZD 28,173 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the systematic study of social systems, social institutions, and social behavior.

  • Wellington, New Zealand

    Social Sciences

    NZD 23,914 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the systematic study of social systems, social institutions, and social behavior.

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    ARWU - Shanghai Ranking 301
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Admission Requirements

  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 61
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 4.00
  • Minimum incoming GMAT 550
  • Minimum ACT 26


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    Established in 1897


    Victoria University of Wellington is New Zealand’s top ranked university for research quality.

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            1985-1989, Bachelor of Science in Physics and Mathematics

            Family University

            Learning is student centered. Lecturers are approachable and available despite their busy schedules. They bring in their research from fields into the lecture theatre making it both exciting and relevant. Lecturers are 'real people' who care about each individual and they are there to remove barriers. We have 2 generations of our family through this university. Proud of it!

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            2012-2013, Honours degree

            I got my MCom in Finance at VUW

            Highly dynamic and supportive working environment. One of the best place in the region for economics and finance initiates to start their careers.

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            2006-2009, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

            I gained my BA, BA Hons, and MA in Media Studies from VUW

            The Media Studies department has some of the best teaching and research talent in NZ media studies, and beyond. A media studies degree from VUW is interdisciplinary and well worth it.