Register for a buddy

Sign up for Victoria’s International Buddy Programme. Your buddy will contact you before you come to New Zealand and show you around when you arrive.

Our Buddy Programme pairs you up with a current student, who’ll:

  • get in touch with you by email before you arrive
  • meet you at Victoria and show you around campus
  • give you information about university life
  • help you out with local customs and living in Wellington.

You’ll be part of a larger network of international and domestic students, who all meet up at events run by the International Buddy Programme.

Sign up for a buddy

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We’ll try to pair you up with someone who matches as many of your preferences as possible—but we can’t guarantee they’ll match exactly.

If you have any problems with your buddy, email the Buddy Programme coordinator at