Once you have an Offer of Place, you’ll need to pay your fees and organise a visa, understand your insurance options and decide where you’ll live in Wellington.
Find out how to accept, decline, or defer your Offer of Place and what to do if you have conditions to meet.
We recommend that you pay your fees at least three months before courses start, so that you have time to arrange your visa before arriving in New Zealand.
If you are a new international student, you need to apply for a student visa before you travel to New Zealand. Find out how to apply for the right type of visa.
International students can apply to stay in a University hall of residence, in a private homestay or arrange private off-campus accommodation.
All international students must have health and travel insurance while studying in New Zealand.
Make your arrival in Wellington as easy as possible with our free meeting service for new international students.
Sign up for our International Buddy Programme. Your buddy will show you around campus and help you adjust to University life.
Plan ahead for your arrival in New Zealand, so you don’t get stuck at the airport—or find yourself wandering around Wellington with an inside-out umbrella.
Victoria University of Wellington has special obligations to students under the age of 18 to ensure that you are well looked after while studying with us.