The Study Abroad and Exchange programme allows you to spend a trimester or a year studying at Victoria University of Wellington, while earning credits towards your home university qualification. In Wellington you’ll be in the political, scientific and cultural heart of New Zealand, surrounded by arts, culture, mountains, ocean, and lots of great food. You’ll be living in a compact, vibrant, safe, and fun city that Lonely Planet called the coolest little capital in the world. Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington has relationships with over 140 partner universities in 35 countries. The Exchange programme is only open to students of these partner universities, while the Study Abroad programme is available to all students—whether they're studying at one of these universities or not.
Gain skills and conceptual understanding that prepare you for a professional or academic future in Artificial Intelligence, with a Master’s degree from Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington. You’ll be able to demonstrate advanced knowledge of concepts and techniques behind Artificial Intelligence. And you’ll acquire skills to build AI tools with a wide range of applications and the potential to solve real-world problems across sectors like education, logistics, business, and the web. Our Master of Artificial Intelligence is the first of its kind to be offered in New Zealand. Study with our AI research group of over 50 researchers and students, whose pioneering work is at the cutting edge of AI knowledge and development.
Enhance your ability to analyse complex geopolitical issues. Study a one-year specialist International Relations programme and take your career global. Fast-track your career with a 12-month Master of International Relations. This gives you Master’s-level expertise without needing an Honours degree. You can also do the shorter, coursework-only Postgraduate Diploma in International Relations. As well as giving graduates a path into a career with a global scope, the programme gives professionals from around the world an opportunity to enhance their analytical skills and knowledge of international relations. This programme is ranked in the top 100 worldwide in the QS World University Rankings 2023.
Pursue your passion for linguistics with a Master’s programme that will equip you for a range of language-related careers. The world is becoming ever-more connected and multilingual. As it does, there’s increasing demand for researchers with a deep understanding of how languages work. With our Master of Linguistics, you can build on the knowledge you acquired at undergraduate level and delve deeper into the world of linguistics. While learning a variety of quantitative and qualitative research methods, you’ll hone your analytical and critical skills in this field. You’ll explore areas such as linguistic diversity, intercultural communication, and language processing.
As a world-leader in marine conservation, New Zealand is a great place to develop your expertise in the field. Its unique and lengthy coastline is home to an abundance of marine organisms—from the tiny phytoplankton to the endangered New Zealand sea lion. Study with our School of Biological Sciences, a leader in marine biology research, and learn how to make a positive impact on these valuable ecosystems around the world. Examine marine conservation issues and practice in New Zealand, Australia, the South Pacific, and the wider Indo-Pacific region. What you learn from these examples can be applied worldwide.
The purpose of the Latin American Academic Achievement Scholarship is to encourage high-achieving, well rounded Latin American international students to Victoria University of Wellington and to support them in their studies. Applicants must not only be strong academically, but must also demonstrate involvement in extracurricular activities and have a focus on internationalisation.
Manaaki New Zealand Scholarships are funded through the New Zealand Aid Programme and administered by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade to help build prosperity, security, and sustainable growth in partner countries.
The Tongarewa Scholarships celebrate the University's commitment to our international student community. We award a range of these scholarships to international students each year. Scholarships are awarded competitively on the basis of academic excellence. They apply to study in the year following application and will be credited to tuition fees.
The Vice Chancellor's International Excellence Scholarship supports high-achieving new international undergraduate students to study at Victoria University of Wellington in 2023. There is no application procedure for this scholarship, and awardees will be notified if they have received the scholarship.
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