Victoria at a glance

Victoria's rankings, plus some statistics.


Victoria is New Zealand’s top ranked University for research quality.

Global rankings

Victoria consistently ranks among the world’s best universities across a range of subjects.

Our Law Faculty is in the top 50 in the world according to QS, which ranks Victoria in the top 4 percent of the world’s universities. We also rank comfortably within the top 100 universities in the world in Education, Arts and the Humanities, and in the top 150 universities in the world in Earth Sciences. In addition, Victoria Business School is among a small group of institutions with the ‘triple crown’ of international commerce accreditations.

Our students

We have about 3,000 international students from more than 100 countries.

Equivalent Full-time Students (EFTS) in 2013

  • Government-funded 15,217
  • Full-fee 1,637


  • Undergraduate 14,075
  • Taught postgraduate 1,681
  • Research postgraduate 1,099

Total 16,855

Our staff

About half of our academic staff were born outside New Zealand.

Full-time Equivalent (FTE) in 2013

  • Male 855
  • Female 1,030

Total 1,885

Globally connected, nationally engaged

As well as welcoming students from more than 100 countries, Victoria has a range of internationally focused research centres that generate a host of exciting ventures (including research collaboration) with leading universities around the world, as well as with governments and private sector entities.

We connect and engage with the Government, the business sector, the community and other academic institutions throughout New Zealand.

We are committed to building and maintaining relationships that enhance our contributions to society and support its aspirations.

Being located in New Zealand’s capital city, the University plays an important role by contributing to public policy in local and global issues. New Zealand’s only School of Government undertakes teaching and research on public policy and public administration/management.

Faculties, schools and institutes

Victoria has nine faculties, of which seven conduct teaching and research. These are divided into schools, many of which are closely aligned with the University’s numerous research centres and institutes.