Study Abroad in Wellington: Overview

Study in the southern tip of New Zealand’s North Island, between a beautiful harbor and rolling green hills. A vibrant and cosmopolitan city, Wellington is the political, cultural and creative capital of New Zealand.

Program at a glance

  • Academic year, June-November or February-June semesters study abroad program at Victoria University of Wellington
  • Open to college sophomores, juniors and seniors
  • 2.7 minimum GPA required
  • Program fee includes tuition, housing, meal allowance, excursions and cultural activities, 11-day Pacific Studies program in Fiji, trip to Sydney, and more. Optional travel package available.
  • Maori Studies and Pacific Studies program, as well as many interesting New Zealand and Pacific-related courses in humanities, social sciences and science
  • International orientation at Victoria University of Wellington
  • Academic transcripts issued by Victoria University of Wellington plus Certificate issued by the University of the South Pacific in Fiji
  • The local AIFS Program Coordinator and staff organize cultural activities and housing, act as a liaison between students and the university, and are available 24/7 in case of emergencies
  • Student Visa is mandatory for New Zealand. Apply to the New Zealand consulate

Application and scholarship deadlines

*Please note that applications, deposits and balance of fees arriving after the required deadline are subject to late fees.

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