what is orientation?

It is compulsory for new international students to attend both International Orientation and Enrolment. Unless you are a Foundation Studies, EPP or PhD student, or those special groups who come early in the year, you should plan to arrive in time for International Orientation.


International Orientation includes presentations by Victoria International and other student services about the University’s academic and support services, cultural adjustment and information about Wellington and New Zealand. The schedule also includes an expo during lunch where you can learn more about what Victoria University of Wellington has to offer. In addition to the presentations, there will be campus tours, and other events to help you settle in and feel connected to the University.

On your International Orientation day you are also required to attend the Enrolment briefing organised by International Admissions. You will find out more about the enrolment procedures and processes for your programme of study, and then complete your enrolment with International Admissions, your Faculty and Enrolment team. It is important you keep your International Orientation day, and the following day free to allow enough time to complete your enrolment process.

In July the university-wide orientation for all new students to the University, known as New Students Orientation, will be on Friday 11th July.  New Students Orientation  is optional for international students, however we recommend that you attend as an opportunity to learn more about the University and your studies, as well as to meet other students.

 

trimester 1, 2014

 

 

Orientation times and venues for 2014 are to be confirmed. *Please bring your passport

 

Special Programmes (Early Start)

 

Graduate Diploma in Teaching(Primary, Secondary & Early Childhood)

Orientation Date: 16 January

Start Time: 9:30am

Location: Victoria International

Course commencement: 21 January

 

Master of Conservation Biology & Master of Marine Conservation

Orientation Date: 24 January

Start Time: 9:30am

Location: Victoria International

Course commencement: 27 January

 

Master of Public Policy, Master of Public Management, PGDip and PGCert in Public Policy and Public Management

Orientation Date: 27 January

Start Time: 9:30am

Location: Victoria International

Course commencement: 25 February

 

Main International Student Orientation

Postgraduate Students (excluding PhD students)

Date: 20 February
Start Time: 9am-4pm
Location:Maclaurin Foyer, Gate 6 Kelburn Parade, Kelburn Campus

 

 

Undergraduate Students

Orientation: 20 February
Start Time: 8:30am - 3:30pm

Location:Maclaurin Foyer, Gate 6 Kelburn Parade, Kelburn Campus

 

 

Study Abroad and Exchange Students

Date: 25 February
Start Time: 8:30am - 5pm
Location: Maclaurin Foyer, Gate 6 Kelburn Parade, Kelburn Campus

 

Foundation Studies Students

Date:26Feburary
Start Time: 8:30am
Location: Karori Campus Reception

 

English Proficiency Programme (EPP) Students

All students wanting to enrol in the EPP must first sit the placement test. Please bring your passport with you to both the test and the orientation.

 

Placement Test Date: 5 March
Start Time:
Location: Von Zedlitz Building

Orientation Date: 6 March

Time and location to be advised at the placement test.

 

PhD students

Please check the Faculty of Graduate Research website for information about PhD Orientation. You do not need to attend VI's international student orientation on November 15. If you arrive in Wellington a week or more before the PhD orientation, please come to Victoria International for an insurance check and other information you may need to help you settle in.

trimester 2, 2014

 

 

Orientation times and venues for 2014 are to be confirmed.*Please bring your passport

 

Class start Monday: 14 July, 2014

 

Master of Public Policy & Master of Public Management

Orientation Date: 1 July
Start Time: 9:30am
Location: Victoria International

 

Postgraduate Students

Orientation Date: 9 July & 10 July

Start Time:8:30am

Location: Maclaurin foyer

 

Undergraduate Students

Orientation Date: 9 July & 10 July

Start Time:8:30am

Location: Maclaurin foyer

 

Study Abroad & Exchange Students

Orientation Date: 10 July & 11 July

Start Time:8:30am

Location: Maclaurin foyer

 

Foundation Studies Students

Orientation Date: 2 July
Start Time: 9:30am
Location:Karori Campus Reception

 

English Proficiency Programme (EPP) Students

All students wanting to enrol in the EPP must first sit the placement test. Please bring your passport with you to both the test and the orientation.

 

Placement Test Date: 16 July
Start Time: 8:30am
Location: Von Zedlitz Building

Orientation Date: 17 July

Time and location to be advised at the placement test.

 

 

trimester 3, 2014

 

 

Orientation times and venues for 2014 are to be confirmed.*Please bring your passport

 

Foundation Studies Students

Orientation Date: 28 October
Start Time:8:00am
Location: Karori Campus Reception

 

English Proficiency Programme (EPP) Students

All students wanting to enrol in the EPP must first sit the placement test. Please bring your passport with you to both the test and the orientation.

 

Placement Test Date:3 November
Start Time: 8:30am
Location: Von Zedlitz Building

Orientation Date: 3 November

Start Time: 8:30am

Location: Von Zedlitz Building

 

Undergraduate/Postgraduate Students

*Please bring your passport

Orientation Date: 13 November

Start Time: 8:30am

Location: AM102 & 104

 

PhD Students

*Please bring your passport

TWO-DAY Orientation Programme

For information about orientation and enrolment, please visit: Faculty of Graduate Research website