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Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria is not only the number one ranked university in New Zealand for research quality it is located in the capital city of New Zealand. As a capital city university, Victoria has strong links with government departments and agencies, international agencies, industries, regional and local government, iwi and environmental organisations, as well as some of New Zealand’s major research institutes.

With more than 40 research centres and institutes at Victoria, each undertaking challenges of national and international concern, you'll soon benefit from our strong links to government organisations and influential businesses, many of which have headquarters in Wellington. 

Victoria University is home to 21,000 students, including over 3,000 international students from more than 100 countries. Victoria offers a quality education modelled on the highly successful British framework - one that emphasises creative thought and heightened world knowledge.  And encourages leadership, communication, creative and critical thinking in all students.

Victoria aims to produce graduates whose learning has been developed inside and outside of the classroom, experientially, and informed by a global perspective. There nine faculties, seven of which conduct teaching and research:

Victoria teaches at both an undergraduate and a postgraduate level, most recently adding a number of 180point taught masters to the suite of programmes on offer. Check out the full list of programmes on offer at Victoria.


Wellington is New Zealand’s political, cultural and creative capital. As the geographic centre of New Zealand, it is an ideal base for exploring our beautiful country. Wellington has all the sophistication and opportunities of a major city, but the charm, safety and cleanliness of a small town. It’s compact enough to get most places on foot—and you’ll get fit fast from walking up hills. Learn why students love living in the capital city of New Zealand.

Key statistics

  • 16,940
    Number of Students
  • 20.1
    Student to Staff Ratio
  • 21%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 55 : 45
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
Collected during World University Rankings on 28th Sep 2016


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