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

    Architecture

    NZD 30,361 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge required to pursue a higher education or career in Architecture. The program offers courses that focus on the study of architectural design, history, and theory; building structures and environmental systems; project and site planning; construction; and professional responsibilities.

  • Wellington, New Zealand

    Commerce

    NZD 25,386 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Business principles and techniques. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the fundamentals of business, like buying, selling and producing products; business organization; and accounting.

  • Wellington, New Zealand

    Design

    NZD 29,154 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of the elements of Design. The program offers courses that focus on the study of visual arts; design techniques; and computer-aided design.

  • Wellington, New Zealand

    Education

    NZD 21,718 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the concepts of Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of research, and administrative and support services related to learning and teaching.

  • Wellington, New Zealand

    Engineering

    NZD 31,438 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical, scientific and technological principles in reference to the design of engines, machines, structures, and electrical systems.

  • Wellington, New Zealand

    Laws

    NZD 29,610 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with a comprehensive understanding of the theoretical study of law.

  • Wellington, New Zealand

    Music

    NZD 29,189 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Music. The program offers courses that focus on the study of medieval, renaissance, classical, romantic, jazz, pop, and rock music.

  • Wellington, New Zealand

    Science

    NZD 28,173 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general sciences including physics, chemistry, nutrition, biology, and environmental science.

  • Wellington, New Zealand

    Social Sciences

    NZD 23,914 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general sciences including physics, chemistry, nutrition, biology, and environmental science.

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Rankings

  • Times World University Rankings
    Times World University Rankings 497
  • QS Rankings (Global)
    QS Rankings (Global) 221
  • ARWU - Shanghai Ranking
    ARWU - Shanghai Ranking 301
  • SchoolApply Ranking
    SchoolApply Ranking 453

Admission Requirements

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

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

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          • S
            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.