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  • Locations: Wellington, New Zealand
  • Program Terms: Fall, Program Cost, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • PROGRAM COST: Program Cost
  • To open an application, contact Study Abroad Program Advisor (see box below for contact information)
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 03/20/2018
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Exact dates are TBD, but the program will run from June to November. DO NOT BOOK TRAVEL until you are in Step 3 and have been fully admitted by ISA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Language Requirement: None GPA: 2.7
Disciplines offered: Accounting (ACCT), Anthropology (ANTH), Architecture (ARCH), Art History (ARTH), Behavioral Neuroscience (NEUR), Biology (BIOL), Business Administration (BUSN), Chemistry (CHEM), Communication Studies (COMM), Computer Science (COMP), Economics (ECON), Education (EDUC), Electrical Engineering (ELEC), Engineering (ENGR), English (ENGL), Environmental and Ocean Sciences (ENVR), Finance (FINA), History (HIST), Management (MGMT), Marketing (MKTG), Mathematics (MATH), Mechanical Engineering (MENG), Music (MUSC), Philosophy (PHIL), Physics (PHYS), Political Science and International Relations (POLS), Psychology (PSYC), Sociology (SOCI), Theatre (THEA), Theology (THRS) Accomodations: Shared apartments on-campus
Class Standing: Must have completed 45 units Program Advisor: Brittany Williams-
Tuition Remission Eligible Program: No Program Type: Undergraduate
Program Description:
          Wellington Victoria

NEW ZEALAND: Wellington 

Victoria University of Wellington 
Fall/Spring Semester Program


Wellington is the capital of New Zealand, located on the southern coast of the North Island on the shores of Cook Strait. Along with serving as the center of government, Wellington is the artistic and cultural capital of New Zealand and offers numerous cultural, historical, and entertainment venues to enjoy.

Surrounded by rolling, green hills and a beautiful harbor, Wellington brings together the upbeat atmosphere of a large city and the stunning scenery of New Zealand's North Island. A short distance from biking trails, hiking tracks, and vineyards, the city is also home to numerous fine dining venues and boutique shops. Wellington also offers several museums, the most famous of which is the Te Papa Tongarewa, a museum that celebrates the history and culture of New Zealand through interactive, innovative exhibits 


This program is offered in collaboration with the affiliate provider International Studies Abroad (ISA). Students will complete a USD application as well as an ISA application to participate in the program. ISA offers an additional level of support including on-site orientation activites, on-site resident staff, and visa application support, among other things. To visit the ISA program page for Victoria University, click here

Victoria University of Wellington, founded in 1897, has a strong research focus, particularly in connection with various cultural and research centers in Wellington, including the Crown Research Institute, the Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand, and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. Among its wide range of courses, Victoria University boasts a world-renowned performing arts department and an internationally acclaimed business school. Victoria University prides itself on being world class in the areas of Earthquake and Antarctic Research. The University's strengths also run to Film and Media Studies, Political Science and International Relations, Architecture and Design, and Earth Sciences. The university is recognized by the Ministry of Education, New Zealand.


READ THIS FIRST: Australia/New Zealand Course Selection Guide

In the link below, choose a Subject (ie Psychology). Keep in mind that Trimester 1 is our spring and Trimester 2 is our fall. 
View Victoria University Courses

Victoria Pre-Approved Course Equivalencies NOTE: Core curriculum designations on this list pertain to OLD core only. ?

Please note: The grading system in New Zealand is VERY different from the US grading system. US grades are often inflated; students can expect it to be significantly more difficult to get an A in courses in New Zealand. Class sizes at Otago are generally large, and students are enrolled in courses with local students as well as other international students from all over the globe.


Students are guaranteed pre-arranged accommodation in university student apartments on campus through the International Studies Abroad program provider. Housing costs are included in the program fee, which is paid to USD through the USD student account. 


For a detailed description of program costs please see the Program Cost in the box at the top of this webpage.


Scholarships are a great way to help fund your study abroad program. ISA awards over $850,000 in grants and scholarships to participating students each year. In addition to those offered by ISA, scholarship opportunities are available through several host universities and outside organizations
Dr. Carlos E. Castañeda Memorial Scholarship and
Correspondent Internship Opportunity
• 12 x $2,000 for Fall Study
• 12 x $2,000 for Winter/Spring Study
• 2 x $2,500 for Year (Fall start)
• 2 x $2,500 for Year (Spring start)
ISA Diversity Scholarship
• 2 x $1,000 for Summer Study
• 3 x $2,000 for Fall Study
• 3 x $2,000 for Winter/Spring Study
Live Like Ally Memorial Scholarship
• 1 x $1,000 for Fall Study
• 1 x $1,000 for Spring Study
Fall Programs: April 30th
Spring Programs: October 30th

All students studying in New Zealand for a semester WILL need a visa. The visa application process happens after acceptance to the program, and all visa application instructions are sent to students directly by the program provider International Studies Abroad. 


Upon arrival in New Zealand, students will take part in a 3-4 day Bridging Cultures Orientation Program. This orientation will consist of cultural activities, as well as logistical information to prepare students for their semester abroad. To learn more about this program, click here

To read about various excursions provided by ISA throughout the semester, click here.

To open an application, contact Study Abroad Program Advisor (see box below for contact information)