Course Offerings | API Study Abroad
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Course Offerings

Highlights

  • Classes taught in English
  • Top business accreditations (AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA)
  • Service learning and leadership certificate programs
  • Mentorship programs
  • Special New Zealand scholarship opportunities available – see the API Scholarships Page!

Requirements

  • 2.7 G.P.A.
  • Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Completed API application
  • University contact information form
  • Official transcript
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Some advanced prerequisites and supplemental application materials (portfolio, writing samples, reels) may be required for students studying creative writing, architecture, or music performance
  • Entry requirements: valid passport with student visa

Dates & Fees

ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-2018
Jul 6, 2017 - Jul 5, 2018
$26,850 ($3,600-$4,600 per semester)*
SPRING SEMESTER 2018
Feb 23, 2018 - Jul 5, 2018
$13,780 (plus $4,000-$4,500 for housing per semester)
SPRING SEMESTER 2019
Late Feb, 2019 - Early Jul, 2019
TBA
FALL SEMESTER 2018
Jul 6, 2018 - Nov 18, 2018
$13,780 (plus $4,000-$4,500 for housing per semester)
ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019
Jul 6, 2018 - Early Jul, 2019
$26,880 (Plus $4,000-$4,500 for housing per semester)

Deadlines

ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 1, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
April 30, 2017
SPRING SEMESTER 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Nov 1, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Nov 15, 2017
SPRING SEMESTER 2019
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Nov 1, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Nov 15, 2018
FALL SEMESTER 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 1, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
April 30, 2018
ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 1, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
April 30, 2018

Course Offerings

If you require syllabi that are not listed below, please contact your API Program Coordinator.

 

Click here to search courses available to API study abroad students at Victoria University of Wellington.

From this link you will be able to search by general subject areas or specific papers (courses). See the list below for a comprehensive listing of available subjects.

CREDIT INFORMATION

Courses in New Zealand are commonly referred to as “papers.” Introductory papers are called 100-level papers; subsequent years or semesters are considered 200- and 300-level papers. 400-level papers are considered at the graduate level. Most papers are single-semester and are worth 15 or 20 points (credits). Students will enroll in 3 or 4 papers per semester for a total of 60 points. One 15 point paper is generally equivalent to 3-4 U.S. semester credits. Given that point values vary, the way in which credits completed abroad will transfer to a student’s home campus will be under the discretion of the student’s home institution and should be verified in advance.

MENTOR PROGRAM

VUW features a special mentor program called the International Buddy Program, wherein international students are introduced and paired with a local student (via email) prior to their arrival in Wellington. These ‘buddies’ provide ongoing information about university life and help advise on local customs and living.

VICTORIA INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

This innovative program was designed by VU W to help students develop leadership potential and advance their international knowledge and intercultural awareness. The program consists of seminars, speaker events, and experiential activities, and is centered on themes of international leadership, cross-cultural communication, global connectedness, and sustainability. Participants are required to attend and submit feedback on two seminars (at least one New Zealand-focused); attend two speaker events; and complete at least 20 Experiential Activity points.

VICTORIA PLUS CERTIFICATE SERVICE & LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

The goal of this service program is to develop leadership, social responsibility, and employability skills among students. The program may be customized to fit students’ interests, and consists of three different components: extracurricular work with community groups and NPO s/NGO s; personal and professional development; and reflections and building of an ePortfolio, international leadership, cross-cultural communication, global connectedness, and sustainability. Participants are required to attend and submit feedback on two seminars (at least one New Zealand-focused); attend two speaker events; and complete at least 20 Experiential Activity points.

AVAILABLE SUBJECTS

Victoria University of Wellington offers a wide variety of courses in the following subjects, the vast majority of which are open to study abroad students:

COMMERCE (BUSINESS)
  • Accounting
  • Commerce (Business)
  • Commercial Law
  • e-Commerce
  • Econometrics
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Operations Research
  • Project Management
  • Tourism Management
DESIGN/ENGINEERING
  • Architecture
  • Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Landscape Architecture
HUMANITIES
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Archives and Record Management
  • Art History
  • Asian Studies
  • Chinese
  • Classical Studies (Greek and Latin)
  • Communications Studies
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminology
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Development Studies
  • Education (Indigenous, Psychology, Pedagogy)
  • English Literature
  • Environmental Science/Studies
  • European Studies
  • Forensic Psychology
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • Government
  • Greek
  • History
  • International Relations & Political Science
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Jazz
  • Latin
  • Law
  • Leisure Studies
  • Library Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Literary Translation Studies
  • Maori Studies
  • Media Studies
  • Modern Languages
  • Museum and Heritage Studies
  • Music (Therapy, Composition, Performance)
  • New Zealand Studies
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration and Policy
  • Religious Studies
  • Sexuality Studies
  • Social Policy
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Teaching
  • Theater
  • Writing
SCIENCES
  • Actuarial Science
  • Applied Physics
  • Biological Sciences
  • Biomedical Science
  • Biotechnology
  • Building Management and Science
  • Cell and Molecular Bioscience
  • Chemistry
  • Clinical Research
  • Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Computer Graphics
  • Computer Science
  • Computer System Engineering
  • Conservation Biology
  • Deaf Studies
  • Earth Sciences
  • Ecological Restoration
  • Ecology and Biodiversity
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Geographic Information Science
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Health
  • Heritage Materials Science
  • Information Systems and Technology
  • Logic and Computation
  • Marine Biology and Conservation
  • Mathematics
  • Microbiology
  • Midwifery
  • Pacific Studies
  • Petroleum Geoscience
  • Physics
  • Software Engineering
  • Statistics