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[NZ] Newsletter from Victoria University of Wellington

2020-08-18 15:35

English Proficiency Programme Rebate Scholarship
International students who intend to study one course of Victoria University of Wellington’s English Proficiency Programme (EPP) in Trimester 3, 2020, and continue to full-degree study at the University, can apply for an English Proficiency Programme Rebate Scholarship.

Scholarship recipients will be refunded the full tuition fees (not including student levies) of one EPP course (60 points) on successful enrolment in their full-degree study.

EPP will be delivered online for students who are outside New Zealand.

Applicants must:

  • be a new international student who is paying full international fees

  • have applied for EPP study for Trimester 3, 2020 (November)

  • have applied for full-degree study for Trimester 1 2021 (February)

  • intend to enrol in their first year of an undergraduate degree or postgraduate degree in Trimester 1, 2021.

Find out more information about this new scholarship on University website link.
Update on Trimester 3 study
The Trimester 3, 2020 deadline for international applications has now been extended until 18 September 2020.

New students can start studying online in Trimester 3, 2020. All courses will be available online for students who are unable to come to campus, with these exceptions where face-to-face learning is an important part of the course.

Popular Trimester 3 programmes that can be started online include:

  • English Proficiency Programme

  • Foundation Studies

  • Bachelor of Arts

  • Bachelor of Commerce

  • Master of Arts in TESOL/Applied Linguistics

  • Master of Professional Accounting

  • Master of Global Business (part-time only)

  • Master of Public Policy (part-time only)

  • Master of Public Management (part-time only)

  • Master of e-Government (part-time only)

Additional programmes will be confirmed in coming weeks. Go to university website for more information about online study.
Update from Immigration New Zealand on student visas
From 10 August 2020, Immigration New Zealand (INZ) is not accepting visa applications from students outside New Zealand for a period of three months. INZ will reassess this decision in November 2020 depending on further information about when the border will open.

Applications will continue to be processed for new and currently enrolled international students who are already in New Zealand.

INZ advises that once reprocessing begins, existing and new visa applications will be processed according to the priorities set by the New Zealand Government. It recommends that students do not undergo a medical examination unless advised to do so by INZ.

Students who have an existing student visa application can apply to Immigration New Zealand to withdraw their application and they can request a fee refund. Refund requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

The University will continue to accept applications for admission and to issue Offers of Place. Information about current visa processing and online study will be clearly communicated on our website and to students with offers. Students are encouraged to check the COVID updates on university website and the Immigration New Zealand website
New degree aims to meet demand for engineers in New Zealand
Victoria University of Wellington’s new electrical and electronics degree will help address a growing demand for engineers in New Zealand.

Starting in 2021, Electrical and Electronic Engineering will replace the Electronic and Computer Systems Engineering degree that is currently offered under the four year Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) degree.

Students enrolling for this degree will be able to choose one of four specialisations—robotics, renewable energy systems, machine learning or communication engineering. Each specialisation has been designed to equip students to apply reasoning informed by contextual knowledge, along with an understanding of the professional responsibilities of engineering practice.

The Electronic and Computer Systems Engineering major is fully accredited by Engineering New Zealand under the Washington Accord.
The Electronic and Computer Systems Engineering major is fully accredited by Engineering New Zealand under the Washington Accord.

Find out more
Summer accommodation for students
As the summer break approaches, students may be feeling anxious about what to do at the end of the year. For many students, returning home will not be an option due to border restrictions and other factors outside their control.
Victoria University of Wellington has a number of halls of residence open over the summer break that students can apply to stay in.

Students will need to apply online for summer accommodation. Applications are now open and offers of accommodation will be made from October 1st.