Victoria University of Wellington

Rank 4
Location Wellington
Established 1897
Famous For Accounting & Finance and Development Studies  


Victoria University of Wellington is a prestigious public university located in Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand. Founded in 1897, the university has since become known for its strong academic programs and research-intensive approach.

It offers a diverse range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs across its faculties of Architecture and Design, Business, Education, Engineering, Humanities and Social Sciences, Law, Science, and Victoria University of Wellington Foundation Studies. The university has a strong reputation for research and has strengths in a variety of areas, including climate change, social justice, cybersecurity, and public policy.

Services for International Students

The university is home to more than 22,000 students, including approximately 3,500 international students from more than 100 countries. The management offers several student services to support the academic and personal development of its students. The dedicated student health centre offers medical and counselling services to students. Victoria University of Wellington also provides a range of services to support international students, including orientation programs, academic and social support, and immigration advice, apart from career development services and financial assistance. 


  • 401-500th in the World University Rankings by Times Higher Education in 2023
  • 85th in the Impact Rankings by Times Higher Education in 2022
  • 275th in the QS World University Rankings of 2023
  • 495th in the Best Global Universities category by US News Rankings


On-campus accommodation options at the university include Halls of Residence, which are fully catered and provide single bedrooms with shared common areas and facilities. There are currently six Halls of Residence available, each with its own unique community and culture. Students can also choose to live in self-catered apartments on campus, which provide single bedrooms and shared kitchen, living, and bathroom facilities. Off-campus options include private rentals and homestays, which are arranged through Victoria University's Accommodation Service. 

About Location

Victoria University of Wellington is located in Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand. It has three main campuses: Kelburn, Pipitea, and Te Aro. Kelburn, the main campus, is located on a hill overlooking the city centre, while Pipitea is located in the city's legal and political district, and Te Aro is situated in the heart of Wellington's creative and cultural hub. The surrounding areas of Victoria University of Wellington are vibrant and diverse, providing students with a wide range of experiences.

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