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Entry to University

Victoria University of Wellington entry requirements.

The degree-specific minimum entry requirements are listed below. These are effective for students applying for entry to Victoria University of Wellington in 2017.

All undergraduate degree offers require University Entrance (UE). To get UE, students need 120 credits, plus a minimum of 50% in English for Tertiary Study Parts I and II, Introductory Mathematics and New Zealand Culture and Society, plus 50% or higher in optional subjects, equal to 60 credits.

Students who achieve 50% or higher in English for Tertiary Study Parts I and II are deemed to have met the English language entry level of IELTS 6.0.

Bachelor of Architectural Studies

Trimester Intake Minimum Duration Years Minimum English Requirements
Trimester One 3 50% in English for Tertiary Study Part I and II

Entry into the second year is competitive and based on first year results.

Bachelor of Arts

Trimester Intake Minimum Duration Years Minimum English Requirements
Trimester One and Trimester Two 3 50% in English for Tertiary Study Part I and II

Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Trimester Intake Minimum Duration Years Minimum English Requirements
Trimester One and Trimester Two 3 50% in English for Tertiary Study Part I and II

Bachelor of Building Science

Trimester Intake Minimum Duration Years Minimum English Requirements
Trimester One 3 50% in English for Tertiary Study Part I and II

Bachelor of Commerce

Trimester Intake Minimum Duration Years Minimum English Requirements
Trimester One, Trimester Two 3 50% in English for Tertiary Study Part I and II

Study in Trimester 3 may be possible for specific programmes, depending on course availability

Bachelor of Design Innovation

Trimester Intake Minimum Duration Years Minimum English Requirements
Trimester One 3 50% in English for Tertiary Study Part I and II

Entry into the second year is competitive and
based on first year results.

Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Early Childhood

Trimester Intake Minimum Duration Years Minimum English Requirements
Trimester One 3 IELTS 7.0 with a minimum of 7.0 in each band

Completion of ‘Teacher Education Programme
Form for International Students’ is also required
plus a Police report from every country a student
has lived in for 12 months or more.

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Trimester Intake Minimum Duration Years Minimum English Requirements
Trimester One 4 50% in English for Tertiary Study Part I and II

Entry into the second year is competitive and is based on first year results.

Bachelor of Health

Trimester Intake Minimum Duration Years Minimum English Requirements
Trimester One and Trimester Two 3 50% in English for Tertiary Study Part One and Two

Bachelor of Laws

Trimester Intake Minimum Duration Years Minimum English Requirements
Trimester One 4 50% in English for Tertiary Study Part I and II

Entry into the second year is competitive and
based on first year results; entry to the parallel third-and fourth-year Honours programme is by invitation after high achievement in second year.

Bachelor of Music

Trimester Intake Minimum Duration Years Minimum English Requirements
Trimester One 3 50% in English for Tertiary Study Part I and II

Completion of the ‘Application to Audition’
form and an audition is required for Classical
Performance and Jazz.

Bachelor of Science

Trimester Intake Minimum Duration Years Minimum English Requirements
Trimester One and Trimester Two 3 50% in English for Tertiary Study Part I and II

Bachelor of Tourism Management

Trimester Intake Minimum Duration Years Minimum English Requirements
Trimester One and Trimester Two 3 50% in English for Tertiary Study Part I and II