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Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington

LOCATION

Wellington, NEW ZEALAND

  • Wellington is at the southernmost point of north island.
  • Victoria University has four campuses, three of which are within a 20-minute walk of each other in the city centre; Kelburn, Te Aro and Pipitea. Karori is a 10-minute drive from the city centre.
  • Learn more about living in Wellington
  • Kelburn Campus - Humanities, Social Sciences, Engineering
  • Pipitea Campus - Commerce, Administration, Law
  • Te Aro Campus - Architecture, Design
  • Karori Campus - Education

ACADEMICS

Open to undergraduate and graduate students in all majors.

COURSES IN ENGLISH

Yes - English is an official language in New Zealand, and the language of instruction at the University.
EXCHANGE STUDENT LINKS

DURATION

Fall Semester Mid July - mid November ("Trimester 2")
Spring Semester Early March - early July ("Trimester 1")
Year
Students may study at VUW for two consecutive semesters, starting in the fall or spring. Students who spend the academic year at VUW may also take Trimester 3 (November - February).

HOUSING

Dormitories
On-campus housing is available for exchange students. Victoria University has 15 different Halls of Residence. Some halls are catered (have a cafeteria), and others are self-catered (shared kitched).
Arrange your own housing
Students may opt to find their own off-campus apartment or flat.

ESTIMATED COSTS

TUITION - MIX students register as full-time students at UH Manoa and pay regular UHM tuition & fees.  Your tuition category (Resident, Non-Resident, WUE, etc., stays the same). You do not pay overseas tuition. 

LIVING EXPENSES - In addition to paying UHM tuition, you are responsible for all living and travel expenses during your international exchange. Below are estimates of these expenses, for planning purposes only. Amounts listed below are for one semester, and will vary based on your individual needs and choices, as well as foreign exchange rate fluctuations.    

  • Books & Supplies: $400
  • Housing & Meals: $6,000
  • Personal Expenses: $2,000
  • Local Transportation: $300
  • Round-trip airfare (from Hawaii): $2,000
  • Health Insurance: $400
  • Visa Expenses: $250

FINANCIAL AID - Since you are still a registered UHM student while on MIX, you continue to be eligible to receive financial aid and scholarships.  If you submit a ‘MIX Student Budget for Financial Aid Purposes’ form, UHM financial aid will take into consideration your overseas living and travel expenses when awarding your grants/loans. More info on Financial Aid & Scholarships for MIX

VISA INFO

What is a visa? A visa is an official stamp or document affixed within your passport that has been issued by a foreign government granting permission for entry into the country for a specific purpose.

MIX Students: It is your responsibility to obtain a student visa, if required. The information below is provided for reference purposes only; always consult your destination country's consulate website for the latest and most accurate information on visa requirements. Visa requirements may be different for U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens.

New Zealand: Exchange students must obtain a student visa before entering New Zealand, even if you are from 'visa-free countries.' Most UHM students apply for a student visa through the Los Angeles consulate through the mail. Processing time for a student visa is about 25 days; the visa application fee is waived for U.S. citizens. As part of the visa application process, you are required to show that you have at least $7,500 worth of available funds, plus either a return airline ticket or at least $1,000 extra to purchase a return airline ticket.

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