Te Herenga Waka-Victoria University of Wellington sits across three campuses in New Zealand's vibrant capital city. The university's central location gives students access to diverse national organisations, including in politics, government, culture and heritage, the arts and filmmaking industry, and business and science communities. Wellington is a compact city where students can easily explore nature trails, beaches, galleries, museums, and events. It is also multicultural, safe, and friendly, and has a reputation for great food and coffee - it regularly ranks as one of the world's most liveable cities.
Te Herenga Waka-Victoria University of Wellington is ranked in the top 100 universities in the world for 10 subjects, including law, politics and international studies, psychology, hospitality and leisure management, and linguistics (2022 QS World University Rankings by Subject). Overall, the university ranks in the top 2 percent of the world's universities. It is the top university in New Zealand for intensity of high-quality research according to the most recent Performance-Based Research Fund quality evaluation, and is home to more than 40 research institutes, including the Antarctic Research Centre.
The university has a diverse community that welcomes international students from around 100 countries, and offers students holistic support through a range of wellbeing and learning services. These include a specialised international team that is dedicated to supporting students during their studies.
Students are encouraged to join one of the university's many clubs and societies, from special-interest groups to sports teams. The free Wellington International Leadership Programme provides a great opportunity to develop leadership and networking skills, while the International Buddy Programme helps international students meet new people and settle into university life.