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Victoria University of Wellington - Kelburn campus

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School ID: SU640005
Rank: 402
* The Times Higher Education World University Rankings
Applied number: 100

By enabling the next generation of innovators to imagine without limits, Victoria is ‘Stimulating a design-led, high-value manufacturing region’.

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Victoria University is New Zealand’s top ranked university for research quality (2012 Performance-Based Research Fund).

More than 2,534 publications resulting from our researchers’ work were published in 2018.

Victoria University of Wellington consistently ranks among the world’s 18,000 universities. In 2018, Victoria ranked 221 in the QS World University Rankings.

Victoria University of Wellington has five stars overall in the QS Stars rating of excellenceand five stars in each of the eight categories—arts and culture, discipline ranking and accreditations, employability, facilities, inclusiveness, internationalisation, research, and teaching.

Overall, Victoria University of Wellington is in the top 2 percent of the world’s 18,000 universities.

In 19 subject areas, we are among the top 1 percent of the world’s universities (2019 QS World University Rankings by Subject).

We have two subjects ranked in the top 50 in the world, including Library and Information Management, which sits within the Information Studies programme at Victoria Business School. The subject is ranked 24 in the world in the QS World University Rankings by Subject, up from 40 in 2018.

Victoria Business School is one of an elite group of commerce faculties worldwide that hold the Triple Crown of international accreditations of EQUIS, AACSB (Business) and AMBA. Victoria University of Wellington has over 22,000 students, including over 3,700 international students from more than 110 countries. In 2018, we awarded 4,868 qualifications at graduation ceremonies. The University has over 2,300 full-time equivalent staff and over 1,000 of those are involved in teaching and research. About half our academic staff were born outside New Zealand.

We have 10 faculties, eight of which conduct teaching and research—each faculty is divided into schools. Victoria University of Wellington is committed to a range of international initiatives and connections—many of these through our global programmes and partners.

Why choose Kelburn campus

As a capital city university, we have strong national engagement with the Government, the business sector, the community and other academic institutions throughout New Zealand.

The Kelburn campus is the heart of the first-year experience at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington. Kelburn provides the full range of student support and administration offices, the Central Library, and the Faculties of Humanities and Social Sciences, Science, Engineering, Education, and Health.

The University has expanded with a new science building on Kelburn campus (Te Toki a Rata) which was completed at the end of 2017, the redevelopment of the ground floor at Te Aro campus and the redevelopment of Rutherford House on the Pipitea campus (completed at the beginning of 2017).

We are committed to providing a first-class student experience and to being a globally ranked capital city university. The University is positioning itself for the future with a comprehensive programme of capital works to provide modern fit-for-purpose facilities.

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Avg Cost of Tuition/Year NZD$ 26,600
Cost of Living/Year NZD$ 17,412
Application Fee NZD$ 0
Estimated Total/Year NZD$ 44,012

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  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Architecture and Design
  • Education
  • Engineering

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