Accept your offer

Find out how to accept, decline or defer your Offer of Place and what to do if you have conditions to meet.

If you’ve received an Offer of Place letter, it means you’ve been accepted to study at Victoria. Congratulations.

Check your Offer

It's very important that you:

  • check your Victoria Offer of Place before you accept it—make sure it’s for the programme of study and major you applied for
  • meet any conditions—for example, providing IELTS test results
  • bring any required documentation—for example, academic transcripts, certificates—with you to New Zealand.

You’ll need all of the required documentation to be able to enrol in courses when you arrive here.

What to do next

In most cases, you can accept, defer or decline your Offer of Place online—you’ll need your student ID number and date of birth to log in.

Accepting your Offer

When you accept an Offer of Place, you’re:

  • telling us you plan to attend Victoria University
  • accepting a place in the programme of study in your Offer 
  • agreeing to pay your fees before you begin studying at Victoria.

Deferring your Offer

If you’d like to come to Victoria but can’t start immediately, you can defer your Offer to another year—select ‘defer’ in the online tool and choose the date that you’d like to come. We’ll re-issue the Offer with a new start date—you won’t need to apply again.

Declining your Offer

If you decide not to study at Victoria, you can decline your Offer of Place:

If your Offer of Place has conditions

If you’ve got a conditional Offer of Place, you can still accept it. You’ll need to meet the conditions before you can apply for your student visa.

If you don’t think you’ll be able to meet the conditions of your Offer before you arrive in New Zealand, email victoria-international@vuw.ac.nz.

Making changes to your Offer

If you want to change your programme of study after you receive your Offer, you can accept your Offer ‘with changes’. You’ll need to email victoria-international@vuw.ac.nz with any changes by the due date in your Offer letter.

Making changes to your programme of study might change your fees.