Certified copies of official documents

Before you can be admitted as a doctoral student, you must supply us with certified paper copies of all official documents.

Digital copies of official documents

You can upload digital scans of certified documents in your online application, but you'll need to supply the Faculty of Graduate Research with certified paper copies of these documents before you can be admitted. Alternatively you may bring original documents to the Faculty of Graduate Research to verify.

International students should note that Immigration New Zealand may require an unconditional offer of place before they will issue you with a student visa. In some cases, it may be best to send us certified paper copies soon after submitting your application.

If you are posting documents, please ensure that you only post certified copies of your official documents (note that we cannot return originals).

Who can certify copies of official documents

Your transcript, degree certificates and other official documents must be formally certified by an appropriate authority as identical copies of the originals.

The certifying authority must have sighted the original documents and be satisfied that the copies are genuine. The certified copies must bear the official stamp of the certifying authority.

Copies of your official documents are best certified by the institution of issue. Other acceptable certifying bodies include:

Sending documents

Send your certified copies to:

Postal address

Scholarships & PhD Admissions
Victoria University of Wellington
PO Box 600
Wellington 6140
New Zealand

Courier address

Scholarships & PhD Admissions
Victoria University of Wellington
Room 104
10 Kelburn Parade
Wellington 6012
New Zealand