Confucius Institute

Confucius Institute


The Confucius Institute at Victoria University is dedicated to promoting artistic, cultural and intellectual exchange between China and New Zealand. Through exhibitions, concerts, festivals, lectures, workshops and courses, we bring you closer to the heart and mind of one of the most important and enduring civilisations in the world.

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Mar26Exhibitions and PerformancesExhibitions from the Confucius Institute Art Collection
Date: 26 March – 26 June 2014
Time: 9.00 am
Venue: Level 3, Main Library, Kelburn Campus
Five Senses by Lee Ka-singThe Hollian Thesaurus by Holly Lee The new art space,… Read more
Mar27-10Confucius Institute Scholarships Application
Date: Scholarships application closes on 10 May 2014.
Time: 12.00 pm
2014 Confucius Institute Scholarships are open for application now. Application closes on 10 May 2014.… Read more
May10Other Events at VictoriaWellington Regional "Chinese Bridge" Chinese Proficiency Competition
Date: 10 May 2014
Time: 9.30 am
Venue: Queen Margaret College, 53, Hobson Street, Thorndon, Wellington
Registration closes on Thursday, 17 April 2014. The “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition (汉语桥)… Read more


26 February 2014 VUW Confucius Institute welcomes 21 Mandarin Language Assistants from China
Confucius Institute at VUW welcomes 21 Mandarin Language Assistants (MLAs) from China to work in 30 primary, intermediate and secondary schools in lower North Island. Read more
17 December 2013 CI at VUW received Wanganui High School Confucius Classroom delegation
On 6th of December, Confucius Institute at Victoria University of Wellington received a delegation of 48 teachers and students from Confucius Classroom at Wanganui High School. Read more
12 November 2013 Mandarin Language Assistant Reception at Parliament
The VUW CI and MP Dr Jian Yang to host reception at Parliament Buildings on 21 November to celebrate the work of Mandarin Language Assistants. Read more
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Mandarin Corner

Mandarin Corner is a weekly event where students learning Chinese meet with native speakers of Chinese for conversation and cultural activities in a friendly, relaxed setting.


Chinese Language tests

The Confucius Institute at Victoria University offers various Chinese Language tests in 2014.


Discover China!

Discover China! Day is a mini cultural festival featuring a full array of Chinese cultural performances, painting and calligraphy, martial arts, as well as samplings of Chinese cuisine.