Study Abroad in Wellington, New Zealand

Study Abroad in Wellington: Academics

Academic Programs

Courses include: AACSB accredited business courses, New Zealand studies, Maori studies, Pacific studies, accounting, actuarial science, art history, Asian studies, biology, biomedical science, chemistry, Chinese, classical studies, computer science, computer graphics, creative writing, criminology, cultural anthropology, ecology and biodiversity, economics, English literature, environmental studies, film studies, finance, French, geography, geology, Greek, health, history, human resource management, international business, international relations, languages, linguistics, management, marketing, mathematics, marine conservation, media studies, music (classical performance, composition, ethnomusicology, jazz and music studies), philosophy, political science, psychology, religious studies, sociology, theater, tourism management. Additional course offerings available including architecture and design, and education.

Program Options

The Full Curriculum program at Victoria University of Wellington 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, business, 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 recieving a letter grade. Pass/fail options are not available.

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

Victoria International Leadership Program (VILP)

The award-winning Victoria International Leadership Program (VILP) is a free, self-paced extra-curricular program aimed at exploring the leadership challenges around global issues, building global competency and employability. Students have the opportunity to engage in meaningful ways with staff and students from across the University community, the Wellington diplomatic community, not-for-profit organizations and the commercial sector. The program is oriented around seminars, speaker events and experiential activities which inspire students to think creatively about how to address global leadership challenges. A one-trimester Certificate version of the VILP is open to study abroad students.

Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University 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 University 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 Zealandís political, cultural and creative capital.