IFSA Victoria University of Wellington Partnership

Wellington, New Zealand


Fall, Spring, Year
Language of Instruction


Language Prerequisite


Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Application Deadlines:
  • Fall: April 1
  • Spring: November 1

YEAR OPTIONS: Students interested in calendar or academic year-long options should contact IFSA-Butler for deadlines, fees and more.

Min. GPA for Consideration:
Typical Credit Load:

About Victoria University of Wellington

Nestled in the heart of New Zealand's hilly capital city is a vibrant campus with an award-winning International leadership program. Here not only will you be encouraged academically but you will find yourself living in a diverse, artsy, cosmopolitan city home to more cafés and bars per capita than even New York City.

Victoria University of Wellington Benefits

  • Click here for information on Scholarships available to IFSA students studying abroad in New Zealand. 
  • Live and learn in a compact, cosmopolitan and vibrant academic setting
  • Business students study at an AACSB accredited business program
  • Participate in the Victoria International Leadership Program (VILP), an academically-oriented extracurricular program focused on themes of international leadership, cross-cultural communication, global connectedness and sustainability—the first program of its kind in New Zealand
  • An active student union and more than 90 cultural, social and athletic clubs to choose from
  • Get to know local students through the International Buddy Programme

The IFSA Difference

Your success is our success! Whatever your goals, our approach is carefully designed to help you achieve them.
You will experience challenging, rewarding coursework in the highest quality classes, while receiving the academic support you need.
More than a tourist in a foreign country, you will engage in the community, build competencies, and develop yourself as a citizen of the world.
Our programs and practices reflect the value we place on diverse perspectives and are designed to support a variety of learners.
Round out your classroom experience with hands-on opportunities like internships, directed research, student teaching, community-based learning or volunteering, and cultural excursions.
You will have academic and personal mentors to assist with program choice, application, travel, cultural acclimation, language acquisition, class registration, academic issues, health and safety, and everything in between.

Academics at Victoria University of Wellington Partnership

Looking for specific classes? Explore CHART, our exclusive class database — if the Victoria University of Wellington Program is pre-approved at your institution, you’ll find classes recently taken by other IFSA students.

Open the Victoria University of Wellington online course catalog to see the classes available. 

Students take 3 or 4 classes each semester, depending on the credits awarded. A full load of courses at Victoria is 60 Victoria points. Credit conversions are as follows:
15 Victoria Points = 4 U.S. semester credit hours
20 Victoria Points = 5 U.S. semester credit hours

Please review all your syllabi and course materials when you are registering for classes (both pre-arrival and on-site). Certain classes may have a one-off lab or field trip fee that is disclosed in the syllabus or first meeting of class. You will be responsible for these fees, whether they are billed and paid by IFSA or billed to you.
Course Restrictions
  • Study abroad students are not permitted to take practical education courses.
  • You can only take yearlong courses if you plan to study abroad for the calendar year (semesters 1 and 2, in that order).
  • Victoria University of Wellington has course restrictions in certain faculties and disciplines. Click here to view the list of restrictions.
After you return to the U.S., IFSA will send a Butler University transcript to your home university and to your permanent address. The transcript reflects the courses taken, credits attempted, and grades earned during your term abroad. This service is included in your study abroad program at no additional cost
Subjects offered at Victoria University of Wellington Partnership
Accounting Actuarial Science Advertising Animal Science Animation Anthropology Architecture and Design Art History Asian Studies Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences Biochemistry Biology Biomedical Science Biotechnology Business Business Law Business Psychology Chemistry Chinese Classics Communications Community Studies Computer Science Computer/Software Engineering Construction Management Creative Writing Criminal Justice/Criminology Cultural Studies Cybersecurity Deaf Studies Early Childhood Education Earth Science Ecology Economics Electrical/Electronic Engineering Elementary Education English Entrepreneurship and Innovation Environmental Science/Studies European History European Studies Film Production Finance Foreign Language, Other French Game Design Genetics Geography Geology German Graphic Design Greek (Modern and Classical) Health Administration/Management Health Education Health Studies History Hospitality & Tourism Human Resources Human and Child Development Indigenous Studies Industrial and Organizational Psychology Information Technology International Business International Studies/Affairs/Relations Italian Journalism Landscape Architecture Latin American Studies Law/Legal Studies Linguistics Literature Management Marine Science/Oceanography Marketing Mathematics Media/Multimedia Studies Meteorology Molecular and Cellular Biology Museum Studies Music Music Composition Music Education Music Performance Neuroscience Organizational Management Philosophy Philosophy of Science Photography Physics Policy Studies/Public Policy Political Science Population Studies/Demography Psychology Religious Studies Secondary Education Social Justice Social Policy Sociology Spanish Special Education Statistics Supply Chain Management Telecommunications Theater/Drama Theology Translation Women and Gender Studies

Housing & Meals

Housing Type
Students stay in self-catered co-ed apartments with 4-6 residents and a shared bathroom.

The IFSA Team

IFSA has a dedicated team who are here to help you prepare to achieve your goals. Feel free to reach out. We are happy to answer your questions!

Program Advisor

Resident Director

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Sian Munro

Resident Director, New Zealand Programs

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Academic Affairs Director

Dates and Fees

Spring 2020

Program Dates

Program Start Date
February 20, 2020
Program End Date
June 28, 2020

Program Fees

Total Program Fee
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the total program fee.

Estimated Costs

Books & Supplies
Local Transportation
Personal Expenses
(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs

Fall 2020

Program Dates

Program Start Date
July 5, 2020
Program End Date
November 18, 2020

Program Fees

Coming Soon!
Total Program Fee
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Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the total program fee.

Estimated Costs

(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs
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