Victoria University of Wellington

Program Details

Program Location Wellington, New Zealand
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Exchange
Course # SA 20251
Duration Semester
Upcoming Program Dates
Fall 2024 06/28/24 to 11/09/24
Current Program Dates
Spring 2024 02/16/24 to 06/22/24
Page Links
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Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice


Victoria University of Wellington

Situated in Wellington's beautiful natural harbor, Victoria offers unique opportunities to live and study in New Zealand's cultural, political and intellectual capital. Victoria is built on a tradition of teaching excellence lasting more than a century and is also one of New Zealand's leading research institutions. Victoria has a student population of nearly 20,000 and welcomes over 4,000 new students every year. Life on campus is cosmopolitan with the University boasting representatives from over 75 different countries.

Victoria University was established in 1899 and has now grown to encompass four campus areas in the city of Wellington, all within easy walking distance of each other. Students have the benefit of a number of unique relationships within the arts community, government and industry.

Outside study, Wellington is a compact, dynamic and fun city with all the trappings of a thriving metropolis but all the comforts of a close community: world-class facilities, inspired arts and culture, plentiful jobs and an expanding economy. Wellington recently received global attention for being the home of Peter Jackon's acclaimed 'Lord of the Rings' film trilogy. Situated at the southern tip of New Zealand's North Island. Wellington is also the perfect staging point for students wanting to travel and enjoy the whole of New Zealand.

Certificate program option available: Victoria International Leadership Programme (VILP) is an academically-oriented extra-curricular (i.e. not for credit) program focused on themes of international leadership, cross-cultural communication, global connectedness, and sustainability. To earn the certificate, students must attend a certain number of required and elective seminars, speakers, and Experiential Activities.

For more program information, please visit the program website.


Victoria University of Wellington

The program is open to Purdue students in good standing who have completed at least two semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity, and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 2.7 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit

Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Agriculture] [College of Liberal Arts] [College of Health and Human Sciences]
Specifically from: HK, PSY, PUBH & SLHS (HHS)

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Estimated Program Costs

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss. 

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Fall 2024

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue
You will pay Purdue Tuition Check Tuition
Program Fee $0.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month) $32.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Program Specific Insurance $400.00
Round-trip Airfare $2,200.00
Housing $4,500.00
Visa $25.00
Books and Supplies $250.00
Meals $3,600.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 - $2,500.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos) $175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents (typically an essay, transcripts, 1-2 recommendations, and copy of passport) before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline. To ensure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an online application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Fall Semester Programs Mar 1
Most Spring Semester Programs Sep 15

Returnees Information

Victoria University of Wellington

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email