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Universities in Wellington

Massey University - Wellington


Massey University's Wellington campus, known as Massey's Creative Campus, has established itself as a center of excellence for study and research with a focus on four broad areas: Communication and Business (including journalism, media studies, and entrepreneurship); Engineering and Technology (including multi-media systems, software and electronics); Health and Well-being (including nursing, exercise science, environmental health, and public health); and Creative Arts (including design, fine arts and music). This part of the university came into existence in 1999 through the acquisition by Massey of the Wellington Polytechnic. The Wellington campus is home to the prestigious College of Creative Arts, New Zealand's most distinguished School of Design, and several research centers, including the Centre for Public Health Research, the Sleep/Wake Research Centre, the Maori Health Research Centre, the New Zealand Centre for Small and Medium Enterprise Research, the Centre for Disaster Research, and the National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence. The New Zealand School of Music, a joint venture between Massey University and Victoria University of Wellington, is the nation's preeminent provider of music education, with programs in classical performance, composition and sonic arts, jazz, music studies, and music therapy. Massey University is characterized by the practical and applied nature of many of its teaching programs and by its expertise in a wide range of fields. Massey Wellington is both AACSB and AMBA accredited. Massey is recognized by the Ministry of Education, New Zealand.

History and tradition combine with cutting-edge research and funky vibes at Massey Wellington. Centrally located near the city's artistic and entertainment quarters of Cuba Street and Courtenay Place, students are able to take advantage of this exciting place to live and learn. The ISA Wellington office is located on the Massey campus.

The QS World University rankings continually place Massey in the top 4% of all universities in the world, with the university coming in at 340th for 2016-2017. Alumni of the Massey creative arts program have won more awards than any other design school in New Zealand, adding to the prestige of this program, considered the best in the country.

Massey University supports ISA students with scholarships totaling $3,000 NZD per year. The award is credited to the student's overall program balance with ISA.The award is credited to the student's overall program balance with ISA.

Victoria University of Wellington


Victoria University of Wellington, founded in 1897, has a strong research focus, particularly in connection with various cultural and research centers in Wellington, including the Crown Research Institute, the Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand, and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. Among its wide range of courses, Victoria University boasts a world-renowned performing arts department and an internationally acclaimed business school. Victoria University prides itself on being world class in the areas of Earthquake and Antarctic Research. The University's strengths also run to Film and Media Studies, Political Science and International Relations, Architecture and Design, and Earth Sciences. The university is recognized by the Ministry of Education, New Zealand.

The university resides on four campuses in central Wellington. The Kelburn Campus, near the harbor, is home to the schools of science, engineering, humanities, and social sciences. The Pipitea campus, located in the city's central business disctrict, houses the schools of law, government, commerce, and professional development. The Te Aro campus, also near the central business discrict, was created specifically for the School of Architecture and Design. The nearby Karori Campus is home to the Faculty of Education as well as the foundation studies program.

Victoria's arts and humanities, social policy and administration, and psychology progarms all rank in the top 60 in the world, according to QS World University rankings. The university itself is ranked 228th in the world.

Victoria University of Wellington offers scholarships to the value of $2,000 USD per year allocating the awards in two seperate scholarships to ISA students. The award is credited to the student's overall program balance with ISA.