- 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!
- 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
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).
Click here to view any course restrictions.
See the list below for a comprehensive listing available subjects.
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.
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.
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)
- Commercial Law
- Human Resource Management
- International Business
- Operations Research
- Project Management
- Tourism Management
- Industrial Design
- Landscape Architecture
- Applied Linguistics
- Archives and Record Management
- Art History
- Asian Studies
- Classical Studies (Greek and Latin)
- Communications Studies
- Creative Writing
- Cultural Anthropology
- Development Studies
- Education (Indigenous, Psychology, Pedagogy)
- English Literature
- Environmental Science/Studies
- European Studies
- Forensic Psychology
- International Relations & Political Science
- Leisure Studies
- Library Studies
- Literary Translation Studies
- Maori Studies
- Media Studies
- Modern Languages
- Museum and Heritage Studies
- Music (Therapy, Composition, Performance)
- New Zealand Studies
- Public Administration and Policy
- Religious Studies
- Sexuality Studies
- Social Policy
- Actuarial Science
- Applied Physics
- Biological Sciences
- Biomedical Science
- Building Management and Science
- Cell and Molecular Bioscience
- 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
- Heritage Materials Science
- Information Systems and Technology
- Logic and Computation
- Marine Biology and Conservation
- Pacific Studies
- Petroleum Geoscience
- Software Engineering