Victoria University Of Wellington Postgraduate

Learn more about our wide range of postgraduate options; from single courses, to Honours programmes, to more advanced research in our Master’s and PhD degrees.

Doctoral programmes

The Wellington Faculty of Graduate Research (WFGR) administers and oversees all doctoral programmes at Victoria University of Wellington. Information about the PhD and other doctoral programmes, including admission requirements and the application process, can be found on the Wellington Faculty of Graduate Research website.

Postgraduate information events

Find out more information about upcoming postgraduate information events.

Guide to postgraduate study

The Guide to Postgraduate Study is a general guide for prospective postgraduate students.


All postgraduate students can enrol online with the exception of the following:

If you fall into any of the above categories and are unsure who to contact, get in touch with Student Recruitment and Orientation for advice.

Application deadlines

Postgraduate scholarships

Victoria University of Wellington has a range of postgraduate scholarships available. Visit scholarshipsto find out more.

Course Finder

The Course Finder provides a range of information on the University’s course offerings, including timetable information.

Postgraduate programmes

Choose from certificates, diplomas, Honours, Master’s, PhDs, and doctoral degrees—there’s a programme that’s right for you to advance your skills and knowledge

Explore postgraduate subjects

Discover Victoria University of Wellington’s wide range of specialist subjects for postgraduates. Find the qualification that’s right for you.

Postgraduate study types

Get to know the different types of postgraduate study—from certificates to doctoral degrees.

PhD and other doctoral degrees

Victoria University of Wellington is the number one research institution in New Zealand—there’s no better place to gain your PhD.

Master’s programmes

Victoria University of Wellington offers Master’s degrees in more than 100 subjects. Some programmes are research-based, others involve advanced courses.

Postgraduate information evenings

Explore your postgraduate study options at an information evening and find out why Victoria University of Wellington is a great place to study and research.

Wellington life for postgrads

As well as being a beautiful and vibrant place to live, Wellington is the cultural and political capital with strong research links to national organisations.