Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I enrol in one of your programmes?

For our Master of Software Development, Master of Design Technology, Master of Professional Business Analysis, or Master of User Experience Design you can apply directly through Victoria University Enrolments Office. International students must apply via Victoria International.

How long are the programmes?

Our Master programmes through Victoria University of Wellington are one full year in duration (three consecutive trimesters over 12 months).

What do I need to apply?

For all programmes you can expect to provide a CV, Certified Academic Transcripts and a statement of intent. The Master of Design Technology also requires a portfolio or showreel of design work. Additionally, 2021 applicants can expect an interview process along with an essay outlining their capstone proposal. Please see entry requirements listed under each programme of study.

I'm an International student - How do I apply?

International students should contact Victoria International to find out about admission, applying to study, and visa requirements. Victoria University postgraduate English language requirements, as follows:

  • IELTS overall band of 6.5 with no sub-score below 6.0, or
  • TOEFL 90 Internet-Based Test (IBT) with a minimum of 20 in writing, or
  • Pearson Test of English score of 65 with a Communicative score of not less than 58, or two ratings of 5 and two ratings of 4 in Victoria University of Wellington’s English Proficiency Programme.

Where will my degree be from?

You will receive a degree from Victoria University of Wellington, not from Wellington ICT Graduate School.

Can I study part-time?

No, our Master programmes are full-time intensive experiences studying alongside a dedicated cohort.

What support is there for Māori and Pacific students?

We work closely with student support services, Māori at Victoria and Pasifika at Victoria at Victoria University of Wellington to provide a welcoming and supportive environment for Māori and Pacific students.

Are there any Scholarships I can apply for?

Victoria University offer scholarships at postgraduate level based on a variety of criteria, check here to find out more. Wellington ICT Graduate School programmes are also eligible for Study Link. For further information see Our Scholarships.

What are the fees and who do I pay?

All fees are set by the respective tertiary organisation. All fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change each year. For 2020 these are estimated below in NZD:

MSwDev – 180 points Domestic: $13,540 International: $54,306

MUXD – 180 points Domestic: $13,540 International: $54,092

MBusAn – 180 points Domestic: $24,124 International: $42,563

Victoria University students pay a Student Services Levy and Student Assistance Levy.