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  • Locations: Wellington, New Zealand
  • Program Terms: Calendar Year, Fall, Fall Back-Up, Full Year, Full Year Back-Up, Split Year Spring, SpltYr Spring BackUp, Spring, Spring Back-Up
  • Restrictions: GU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Budget
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Minimum Cumulative GPA: 3.0 Language Prerequisite: No
Language(s): English Type of Program: Direct Matriculation
Non-GU Students May Apply: No Housing Options: Local Roommates, Onsite, Student Residence
Level of Support: High (Comprehensive onsite support) Application Deadlines: February, October
OGE Advisor: Annette Kuroda Russell Engagement Opportunities: Buddy/Peer Program, Field Work, Student Organizations
Program Description:

Wellington City at dusk from Mount Victoria
Victoria University of Wellington (IFSA)

Wellington, New Zealand



  • Good academic and disciplinary standing
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
*If you do not meet these eligibility requirements, please meet with the OGE Regional Advisor for this program early in the process to discuss your options.

About the Program

Victoria University of Wellington, located in New Zealand's capital city, offers students a prime location to study Political Science and International Affairs, as well as to benefit from VUW's additional strengths in Biological Sciences, Sustainability, Indigenous Studies, Business, and Creativity (Film, Media, Theater). VUW is top ranked in New Zealand for Humanities and Social Science, and provides research opportunities, an internship program, and an award winning extra-curricular leadership program.


Wellington is a compact, walkable, and highly engaging city, accessible to governmental and non-governmental institutions, a high concentration of science organizations, and research field stations in varied terrain outside the city.

Academic Calendar

  • Calendar year: mid-February to late November
  • Full year: early July to late June
  • Fall: early July to late November
  • Spring: mid- February to late June

Fields of Study

Fields of study include: Anthropology, Art/Art History, Asian Studies, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Chinese, Classics, Computer Science, Economics, Environmental Studies, Film, French, German, Government/Political Science, Health Sciences, History, International Studies, Italian, Japanese, Linguistics, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Public Health, Public Policy, Religion/Theology, Russian, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish, Urban Studies

This list is not exhaustive. Please make an appointment to speak with the OGE Regional Advisor to further discuss available coursework on this program.


You are required to enroll in a full courseload and complete all exams and assignments associated with the course regardless of the credit you wish to receive on the program. Withdrawal from a course or failure to take/complete a final will be regarded as an unauthorized reduction in courseload and a violation of the academic policy.

A full courseload for this program is: 60 credits (4 courses)

The minimum passing grade for this program is: C


You are required to live in program housing.

Students live in single rooms in co-ed residences of 4-6 students with shared kitchen and bathroom facilities. Residence halls are self-catered (no meals provided). Residences host a mix of international and local students, provide an extensive orientation week, as well as social events throughout the semester.

Program Budget

University of Auckland Program Budget 2018-2019


We advise students to research and pursue a wide range of funding opportunities. To find scholarships applicable to your program, browse the scholarships section of OGE’s website.

We are committed to making study abroad accessible to all interested and eligible students. We hope that students with accessibility needs will pursue study abroad opportunities and use the available support services on campus for assistance and advice when necessary.

With over 200 approved-programs, we are confident that you will find a program that fits your interests and goals. Programs offer varying degrees of academic and lifestyle support. Please make an appointment with your OGE advisor to discuss how to best support any special needs you might have on programs that may interest you.

To learn more about the resources for students on campus and also for advice on how to request accommodations overseas, please visit the Georgetown Academic Resource Center’s website. Additional support can be found on the Mobility International website.

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Dates & Deadlines:
Dates & Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 02/14/2019 03/02/2019 TBA TBA
Split Year Spring 2020 02/14/2019 03/02/2019 TBA TBA
Full Year 2019 02/14/2019 03/02/2019 TBA TBA