IFSA Victoria University of Wellington
- Location: Wellington, New Zealand
- Minimum GPA: 3.0
- Language of Instruction: English
- Class Eligibility: Juniors and seniors
As the capital city, Wellington is the political, geographical, and cultural center of New Zealand. The cosmopolitan city is surrounded by beaches and spotted with green spaces like Mt. Victoria and Somes Island. Wellington is a very walkable city with a vibrant university presence. University of Wellington is considered to be the top university for research quality in New Zealand. In addition to its wide range of courses, Victoria University is home to a world-renowned performing arts department and an internationally acclaimed business school. The university also prides itself in being world class in the areas of Earthquake and Antarctic Research.
Required. Non-U.S. Citizens may have to meet additional requirements to study abroad in NZ depending on their country of citizenship.
Non-US citizens should consult with IFSA-Butler and Denise Allison, Director of International Student Services, before applying to the program.
- Fees: Students pay Haverford tuition and room to Haverford College. Haverford will then be responsible for submitting payments to the program.
Students are strongly encouraged to take the indigenous Māori language while studying abroad in New Zealand.
15 point classes in New Zealand are equal to one Haverford credit. Students must take at least 60 points. This is equivalent to four courses at Haverford. Major, minor, and concentration transfer credit will only be granted for courses in which students received a grade of a C or above.
Students may take any of the available courses offered by the university. A course catalog can be found on the University of Wellington’s website.
Accounting, Architecture, Art History, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Classics, Commercial Law, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Design, Economics, Education, Engineering, English, Environmental and Earth Sciences, Finance, Film, Geography, History, International Relations, Language Studies, Linguistics, Management, Maori Studies Mathematics, Media Studies, Pacific Studies, Philosophy, Physical Sciences, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Statistics, Theater
Note: Changes occur frequently. Students are responsible for finding the classes they need and consulting the official site of the institution.
IFSA-Butler will provide airport pick-up for students, and bring them to picturesque Shakespear Regional Park, on the Whangaparaoa Peninsula, north of Auckland. The orientation there lasts 4 days and students stay in an open air sanctuary with thriving native bird life. Students will be introduced to academic and cultural differences. They will also participate in exciting outdoor activities such as kayaking, learning to play rugby, archery, mountain biking, beach trips and an afternoon excursion to Waiwera, a natural hot springs.
Number of Students
Over 20,000 students attend the Victoria University of Wellington.
Students live in self-catered apartments with New Zealand and international students. Housing is self-catered and includes kitchens where students can prepare their own meals.
Haverford students may not opt for housing not arranged by the program.
- Science/Math/Pre-Health/CompSci Approved
- Fulfills Language Requirement
- Direct Enrollment
- Semester I: Late June to early November
- Semester II: Late February to late June
- Semester I: March 15
- Semester II: October 15