Apply for degree programmes

To study at Victoria as an international student, you'll need a good command of the English language and a good record of academic achievement.

1. Check you meet the entrance requirements

Entry requirements are listed under each programme.

You should only use this information as a guide. We consider each individual’s academic and English background on a case-by-case basis when we assess their application.

If you don’t meet the entry requirements

2. Check fees and costs

You don’t need to pay your fees until your application is accepted and you’ve decided you definitely want to come to Victoria. When you apply for your student visa, you’ll need to prove you have enough money to support yourself while you’re here. More information about paying your fees.

Victoria has dozens of scholarships that are open to international students. Explore your scholarship options.

Living in Wellington doesn’t have to be expensive, but you do need to make sure you’ve got enough money to live on while you’re here. Our living cost calculator can help you work out how much you’ll need to save.

Work out your costs

3. Make your application

There’s no fee to apply to become a student at Victoria University.

Download the application form

Documentation you’ll need to apply

If your original documents aren’t in English, you’ll need to supply certified translations as well as the documents.

Where to send your application

Send your application by courier or mail—you can’t email or fax it. We recommend that you use a tracked worldwide courier service.

Courier it to:

Victoria International
Victoria University of Wellington
Level 2, Easterfield Building
Kelburn Campus, Kelburn Parade

Or send it by regular mail to:

Victoria International
Victoria University of Wellington
PO Box 600
Wellington 6012

Disability support

If you have an impairment or injury that affects your mobility, hearing, speech, vision or concentration, we have services to support you. Tell us on your application and we will send you more information with your Offer of Place.

After you’ve applied

We’ll send you an email when we receive your application.

We’ll usually let you know by email if your application is successful within a week of receiving it. If you’re accepted to Victoria, we’ll email you an Offer of Place letter that will guarantee you entry into your chosen degree programme and tell you what you need to do next.

If you haven’t received a confirmation email more than two weeks after couriering your application, or it’s been more than a week since you were notified that your application was received, you can contact us to check where things are at.