The capital city of Wellington is one of the most beautiful cities in New Zealand. It has a stunning harbour setting with a natural reserve in the hills surrounding the compact city centre. Wellington is multicultural and well connected, full of bright, open-minded people and is home to embassies and consulates from around the world.
The city is dynamic and creative, hosting festivals for food, art, literature and theatre all year round with spectacular performances, parades, delicious food and street stalls and one of the biggest annual film festivals in the world.
Wellington is one of the safest cities in the world. Its urban design favours people and community over cars and traffic, with popular centres where people can walk, rest or gather for events in a traffic-free, colourful space. It has excellent public transport, but many students find that they do not need to use it because they can simply walk anywhere they need to be.
There are many accommodation options for you when you transfer to Wellington as a Victoria student. Victoria’s Accommodation Service has various Halls of Residence available, some provide meals while others are self-catered. These are listed in the Accommodation Guide, available from the programme office at HCMC, and on the Accommodation Service website.
While prices vary, we recommend that you budget at least NZ$390 a week for accommodation including food and other expenses. Please note there is a non-refundable application fee of NZ$75 for first time applicants to a Hall of Residence.
The Accommodation Service also assists students to find other accommodation such as private board, furnished rooms, vacant flats or a place in an established flat. They operate an online vacancy service advertising current listings and this is updated daily on the Accommodation Service website. Private housing is not checked or approved by Victoria University.
Homestays can also be arranged for international students at Victoria. Please contact the
Accommodation Service for more information.
- Phone +64-4-463 5896
- Fax +64-4-463 9974
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org