Student help

Find out about the range of support groups and services for students in the School of Psychology.

Māori and Pasifika students

Kia ora, Fakaalofa atu, Kia orana, Malo e lelei, Ni sa bula vinaka, Talofa lava.

We understand that coming to university can be challenging. Whether it is moving to Wellington, financial constraints, learning course content, or getting back into study after many years out of the education system – we are here to help you along your journey!

Our Kaiāwhina Tauira, Daniel Wallwork, is here to support Māori and Pasifika students studying psychology. Daniel is keen to help wherever possible, be it whānau, personal, or study matters. Kaua e whakamā – don’t be shy! You can email Daniel at daniel.wallwork@vuw.ac.nz.

For our undergraduate students there will be Kaupapa Māori tutorials that are focused on providing support for any students who are interested in learning in a group environment. These may be beneficial for Māori and Pasifika students. The Kaupapa Māori tutorials will be offered in 2017 for students studying PSYC 121 and PSYC 122.

The School and Kaiāwhina also work collaboratively with Te Rōpū Āwhina and Te Pūtahi Atawhai, the on-campus whānau, who also support Māori and Pasifika students from undergraduate through to postgraduate studies.

More information on the Māori and Pasifika communities at Victoria can be found on the Maori at Vic and Pasifika at Vic websites. Pasifika at Vic have also developed a list of scholarships available to Pasifika students.

International students

Applications for admission and enrolment to the university from international students are handled by Victoria International. Once applications have been completed, Victoria International will forward the application to the Faculty and then onto the School for consideration.

Victoria International is able to provide you with information about fees, visas, medical and travel insurance and study abroad information etc. It is essential that you contact Victoria International to get the enrolment process underway as it can take time to process, and keep in mind that there may be deadlines which your application must comply with.

The School’s role is to provide information about the curriculum and to showcase the diversity of our staff research interests.  Our qualifications are designed to give you a broad basis of understanding within psychology and will allow you to specialise in a specific area of research as you develop your knowledge.

We offer the following qualifications

It is important that, in addition to the International Application, you also include the guidelines or forms that have been provided by the School.  For example, if you are applying for an Honours year include your ranked courses and alternatives; if you are applying for a Master's Part 2 thesis, incorporate the School’s Master's application form.

Please read the information for each qualification thoroughly.

To enter postgraduate study students must have a recognised undergraduate qualification majoring in psychology.

Postgraduate Structure

Other services

There are a number of organisations on campus available to you: