Study Abroad in Wellington, New Zealand

Study Abroad in Wellington: Academics

Academic Programs

Courses include: Maori studies, Pacific studies, architecture, art history, chemistry, criminology, cultural anthropology, ecology and biodiversity, economics, English, environmental studies, film studies, history, international business, international relations, languages, marketing, mathematics, museum and heritage studies, music, philosophy, political science, psychology, religious studies, sociology, theater, tourism management. Additional course offerings available including architecture and design, business and education.

Program Options

The Full Curriculum program at Victoria University of Wellington is offered in the Spring only. The program is designed for students wishing to study in New Zealand and choose from the University’s entire curriculum of courses in a wide range of disciplines including art history, economics, English, environmental studies, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology and more.

Special courses in Maori Studies and Pacific Studies are also available. These courses give you a deeper awareness, appreciation and understanding of New Zealand’s history and culture, past and present and of some of the issues and complexities facing the Pacific region today.

Most courses are recommended for 4 or 5 semester credits. The maximum course load in a semester is 16 credits, equivalent to 3 or 4 courses depending on course combination, but this can lead to a very demanding schedule. The minimum course load is 12 credits. Some courses may require prerequisites. All courses are taught in English. No AIFS participant is permitted to take a course without receiving a letter grade. Pass/fail options are not available.

Session/Term Credits Requirements
Spring Semester up to 16 2.7 GPA

Optional Pacific Studies Program, Fiji

Choose this optional program before your semester in Perth begins and learn about the indigenous Fijian culture while exploring all that this paradise island has to offer. The Pacific Studies program is geared towards giving the students a basic understanding of the cultures, art and way of life of the Pacific Island countries and the challenges they face over the influences of technology and globalization. Learn more about the Pacific Studies Program.

Session/Term Credits Requirements
Optional Pacific Studies, Fiji 1 2.7 GPA

Victoria International Leadership Program (VILP)

Gain a better understanding of pressing global issues and develop valuable skills of interest to employers by participating in the Victoria International Leadership Program (VILP), engaging with students and academics from across the University with an interest in international experiences, as well as ambassadorial staff hosted through the VILP ‘Diplomatic Dialogues’ series of talks.

Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria offers a comprehensive range of internationally recognized courses and degrees, consistently ranking highly in the QS World Rankings by Subject. As well as AACSB, Equis and AMBA approved Business courses, Sciences, Architecture and Design, Education, Engineering and Music, Victoria provides a wide variety of Humanities and Social Sciences courses including courses in Maori and Pacific languages and cultures, Asian Studies and International Relations.

Home to around 22,000 students, including 3,000 international students, Victoria offers the opportunity to study at a top New Zealand university in a spectacular location with fantastic facilities. The university is centrally located in Wellington City, New Zealand’s political, cultural and creative capital.