- 18 years of age or above
- Good academic and disciplinary standing at Penn State
- 2.75 cumulative GPA or better at the time of application
- Sophomore standing or above at the start of the program
Situated in New Zealand's vibrant, entrepreneurial capital city, Victoria University of Wellington offers students the opportunity to benefit from University connections to industries, government and research organizations strategically located in the capital. With over 22,000 students, including more than 3,000 international students, Victoria comprises three campuses across Wellington city and eight faculties: Architecture and Design, Business, Education, Law, Health, Humanities and Social Sciences, Science and Engineering.Life on campus is cosmopolitan with the University welcoming over 4,000 new students every year. Wellington's wealth of research institutions in such a concentrated area makes the city uniquely attractive for a wide range of students. The close proximity of the country's public records, archives, and national collection libraries - the National Library National Archives and the Parliamentary Library - within a block of each other is unique in Australasia.
Academic Year: early July - late June
Fall: early July - early November
Spring: late February - late June
Refer to the VUW Key Dates website for the specific dates, if available.
This program may have limited space, so we recommend that you identify an appropriate backup program and complete the Education Abroad Backup Questionnaire in your Penn State Application when applying to this program. Should you not be accepted for your first-choice program, you will automatically be reviewed for your backup choice. For help on choosing an appropriate backup, please contact your education abroad adviser.
Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city is a beautiful, compact city situated at the southern tip of the North Island, between a lovely harbour and rolling green hills. It hosts regular cultural festivals as well as offers a healthy lifestyle in a mild to temperate climate. Wellington is the gateway to the rest of New Zealand, with the busiest airport in the country and only a ferry ride away from the South Island
Education Abroad in Countries with a Penn State Restricted Travel Designation
In order to comply with Penn State’s International Travel Policy, students interested in studying abroad in countries that Penn State has designated as “restricted” for travel, a petition for a waiver must be submitted. Once a petition is complete, and if the student is approved for study on the program in question, the student may be asked to meet with the Director of Education Abroad and the petition will be reviewed by the Penn State International Restricted Travel Committee (IRTC). The necessary petition will be included in the online application process for this program. To see if your program is taking place in a restricted travel country, please visit the Global Programs website.