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Victoria University of Wellington Wellington, New Zealand

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Victoria University of Wellington (VUW) forges strong international links to teaching and research through programs of national significance and international quality. VUW boasts a vibrant student body comprised of a diverse population of both domestic and international students, including many students from around the South Pacific region. Situated in New Zealand's capital city, the VUW offers a wealth of educational and social opportunities.

Academic Calendar

First Trimester
March - July
Second Trimester
July - November


Students will enroll full-time for one semester alongside VUW graduate students and earn up to 9 credits toward their graduate degree from AU. Subject areas include:

  • Asian Studies 
  • Biological Sciences (Marine Conservation, Ecology, Biodiversity, Conservation Biology) 
  • Criminology (Gender and Crime, Race and Crime, Trends in Risk Management) 
  • Cultural Anthropology 
  • Economics 
  • Environmental Studies 
  • Film and Media Studies 
  • International Business 
  • International Law 
  • Political Science and IR (Politics of Migration, Human Security in SE Asia, Global Governance) 
  • Public Administration and Management

Students may also have the opportunity to participate in research projects with VUW faculty members on a non-credit bearing basis.

Language Requirement

All classes are conducted in English.

Application Deadlines

Not currently accepting applications

Applicants are required to submit a non-refundable $50 application fee.

You will be notified by email with a decision regarding your nomination for study abroad.

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Suggested Program Match

This program is compatible with Global Governance, Politics, and Security; and Comparative Regional Studies.

May take courses in any graduate program provided the student meets the stated academic requirements.

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