Victoria University of Wellington

Courses Offer
English Requirement
International Prospectus

Victoria University of Wellington is a university in Wellington, New Zealand. It was established in 1897 by Act of Parliament, and was a constituent college of the University of New Zealand. Victoria had the highest average research grade in the New Zealand Government's Performance-Based Research Fund exercise in 2012, having been ranked 4th in 2006 and 3rd in 2003. Victoria has been ranked 229th in the World's Top 500 universities by the QS World University Rankings (2015), an increase of 46 from the 2014 ranking.

The university is well known for its programmes in law, the humanities, and some scientific disciplines, and offers a broad range of other courses. Entry to all courses at first year is open, and entry to second year in some programmes (e.g. law, criminology, creative writing, architecture, engineering[6]) is restricted.

You can find relevant degrees in the following subjects:

  • Architectural Studies and Building Science
  • Business
  • Design, Film and Media
  • Education and Teaching
  • English Literature and Creative Writing
  • Engineering and Digital Technologies
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Health
  • History and Philosophy
  • Languages and Linguistics
  • Law
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Music and Theatre
  • Politics and Public Policy
  • Psychology
  • Science
  • Social Sciences

If your first language is not English, you must provide evidence of your English proficiency before you will be accepted as a PhD candidate. Minimum requirements are:

IELTS overall band of 6.5, no sub-score below 6, or
a minimum of two ratings of 5 and two ratings of 4 in the Victoria University English Proficiency Programme test, or
Pearson Test of English, with a score of 65 (with a communicative score of not less than 58).


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