Take advantage of all this vibrant capital city and university have to offer. Wellington's arts scene and diversity provide a unique environment for you to take advantage of the wide offerings of this well-known university.
|Location||Wellington, New Zealand|
|Term||Academic Year, Calendar Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester|
|Credit Type||Resident Credit|
|Sponsor||Learning Abroad Center|
|Student Type||UofM Students|
|Student Year||Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors|
|Language||No Language Prerequisite|
Wellington is the political and cultural capital of New Zealand. As the seat of New Zealand's government, political science students will find it a unique place to study. There are countless opportunities to experience New Zealand's culture: Wellington offers a multitude of cafés, galleries, museums, theatres, cinemas, sporting events, and festivals. Take advantage of all this vibrant capital city and university have to offer.
Go to the At a Glance Comparison page to learn some quick facts about the Learning Abroad Center's other University Study in New Zealand programs.
Choose between on- or off-campus accommodations. A meal plan is available with on-campus accommodation. The University's accommodation service is dedicated to placing Kiwi students with international students in order to maximize your integration into New Zealand society.
Victoria International staff arrange a wide variety of social activities, including horse races, bowling nights, mountain biking, barbecues, quiz nights, movie nights, and ski trips.
You also have the opportunity to participate in a conservation volunteer weekend at some point during your studies. This opportunity to participate in a project and learn about the New Zealand environment is a highlight of the program.
Students studying at the Victoria University of Wellington will:
Victoria University of Wellington has staff available to provide orientation, on-site support, and advising to help you adjust to a new educational system and integrate into campus life.
Learning Abroad Center programs are:
|Program Type||Host University Study|
|Program Level||Lower and upper-division classes are available|
14–16 credits per semester
You receive resident credit for the courses you take. Your grades factor into your University of Minnesota GPA and each course appears on your transcript with an A/F grade. Consult the Learning Abroad Center's Academic Policies page for more information.
You can find other academic information—as well as program dates, housing options, and special classes—at Victoria's main study abroad page.
Victoria University of Wellington offers coursework, and has been identified as a strong curricular match, for the following UofM degree programs:
This course is offered at no additional cost on programs six weeks or longer. The Learning Abroad Center will email out registration instructions, or you may contact a program team member.
|Term||Program Dates||Application Deadline|
|Spring Semester||Mid Feb–early July||Nov. 1|
|Calendar Year||Mid Feb–early July||Nov. 1|
|Fall Semester||Late June–late Nov||Mar. 15|
|Academic Year||Late June–late Nov||Mar. 15|
Applications after this deadline may be considered. Contact Ryan McCarthy at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire.
See below for tentative dates and times for your in-person session. You will be notified of the official date and time via email. Participants will receive applicable orientation materials via email approximately 1 week prior to the in-person session.
The Total Program Fee reflects Arcadia’s posted base program fee, plus the Learning Abroad Center’s APAAC ($1925 one semester / $2925 Academic Year) and required UofM international health insurance, minus the negotiated discount for UofM students ($1000).
Housing costs indicate standard housing fee; some housing options carry additional fees. Check with Arcadia when selecting your housing option for exact cost.
If you do not see a budget estimate for the term you intend to go abroad, the fee has not yet been finalized. We strive to post fees for this program at least 30 days prior to the application deadline. The Learning Abroad Center will delay the posting of some fees until enrollments, inflation and exchange rates are determined. Note the average increase in fees will be 3–10%. Program fees are based on estimates and may change depending on international economic factors.
Education New Zealand offers scholarships specifically for students coming to study in New Zealand.
Be aware: All programs require a $50 application fee. This fee will be charged to your student account upon submission of an online application.
To complete the online application for this program, you will need to select or provide the following information on the online application:
|Center Name||TC Learning Abroad Ctr|
|Education Abroad Term||See Program Dates for term options|
|Program Name||University Study in New Zealand|
|Track Name||Victoria University of Wellington|
Submit to the Learning Abroad Center:
In addition to completing the Learning Abroad Center's Online application checklist, you must also submit an application and supporting materials to Arcadia.
Affiliate organizations and partner universities will not accept applications from UMTC students without the endorsement of the Learning Abroad Center. Students must participate in affiliate organization and partner university programs through the standard Learning Abroad Center application process.
For further information or questions about this program, send an email toRyan McCarthy or call at 612.626.9373.
Kendall, Spring 2019, Art major