Global programmes and partners

Victoria is committed to a range of international initiatives and connections.

Victoria has a strong commitment to learning, engagement and capacity building in ways that contribute to enduring New Zealand connections with the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.

Training and teaching methods

We have been committed to providing English language training for several hundred officials in Southeast Asia since the early 1990s through the ELTO (English Language Training for Officials) programme.

Victoria has been a pioneer in introducing New Zealand-style teaching methods in Vietnam, including through joint programmes with the University of Economics in Ho Chi Minh City and with the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam in Hanoi. These strong links with Vietnamese universities and government agencies are reflected in the large number of Vietnamese students and officials who study at Victoria.

Government scholarships

Victoria receives one of the largest cohorts in New Zealand of New Zealand Scholarship students funded by the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. These students are especially valued as future leaders of developing countries around the world and receive the highest standards of care and support while they are studying at Victoria.

We also co-fund postgraduate scholarships with the Chinese, Indonesian and Vietnamese governments. These scholarships assist in making international connections that help to drive our overall research effort.

International pathway programmes

Victoria has a number of agreements with institutions around the world to provide a variety of pathway programmes that facilitate transfer arrangements. These programmes enable well-prepared students to begin their degree studies in their home countries and complete them in Wellington, receiving Victoria degrees.

They also provide a supportive and cost-effective way for students to gain an internationally recognised degree, while enjoying an international experience in New Zealand.

Victoria currently has pathway programmes in place with partner institutions in China, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea and Vietnam for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Commerce, Engineering, International Relations and Science.

Partner with Victoria

Victoria’s International Recruitment and Business Development Team works with partners to explore and design competitive pathways to meet the needs of their students. If you are interested in partnering with Victoria contact: VI.IP-team@vuw.ac.nz.