Victoria University of Wellington

Degree progression requirements

To gain entry to a Victoria University of Wellington undergraduate degree from the Foundation Studies Programme:

  • Successfully complete 120 credits in the Foundation Studies Programme
  • Achieve 50% or higher in all English courses and two other core subjects, equal to 60 credits
ProgrammesTrimester intake
February = Trimester 1
July = Trimester 2
Minimum
Duration
(Years)
Minimum English language proficiencyNotes
Bachelor of
Architectural
Studies
 February 3 50% in English for Tertiary Study Parts I and IIEntry into second year is competitive
and is based on first year results
Bachelor of Arts February, July 3 50% in English for Tertiary Study Parts I and II 
Bachelor of
Biomedical Science
 February, July 3 50% in English for Tertiary Study Parts I and II 
Bachelor of Building
Science
 February 3 50% in English for Tertiary Study Parts I and II 
Bachelor of
Commerce*
 February, July 3 50% in English for Tertiary Study Parts I and II 
Bachelor of
Communication
 February, July 3 50% in English for Tertiary Study Parts I and II 
Bachelor of Design
Innovation
 February3 50% in English for Tertiary Study Parts I and IIEntry into second year is competitive
and is based on first year results
Bachelor of
Education
(Teaching) Early
Childhood
 February 3 IELTS 7.0, with a minimum of 7.0 in each bandComplete ‘Teacher Education
Programme Form for International
Students’ ; supply police reports
 Bachelor of
Engineering
(Honours)
 February 4 50% in English for Tertiary Study Parts I and IIEntry into second year is competitive
and based on first year results
 Bachelor of Health February, July  50% in English for Tertiary Study Parts I and II 
 Bachelor of Laws February, July
(requires prolonged study time)
 4 50% in English for Tertiary Study Parts I and IIEntry into second year is
competitive and based on first
year results; entry to parallel
third- and fourth-year
Honours programme is by invitation
after high achievement in second year
 Bachelor of Music February, July 3 50% in English for Tertiary Study Parts I and IIComplete ‘Application to Audition’ form;
audition required for Classical
Performance and Jazz
 Bachelor of Science February, July 3 50% in English for Tertiary Study Parts I and
II
 
Bachelor of Architectural Studies
IELTS 4.5 February
IELTS 5 3
IELTS 5.5 50% in English for Tertiary Study Parts I and II
IELTS 6Entry into second year is competitive and is based on first year results
Bachelor of Arts
IELTS 4.5 February, July
IELTS 5 3
IELTS 5.5 50% in English for Tertiary Study Parts I and II
IELTS 6 
Bachelor of Biomedical Science
IELTS 4.5 February, July
IELTS 5 3
IELTS 5.5 50% in English for Tertiary Study Parts I and II
IELTS 6 
Bachelor of Building Science
IELTS 4.5 February
IELTS 5 3
IELTS 5.5 50% in English for Tertiary Study Parts I and II
IELTS 6 
Bachelor of Commerce*
IELTS 4.5 February, July
IELTS 5 3
IELTS 5.5 50% in English for Tertiary Study Parts I and II
IELTS 6 
Bachelor of Communication
IELTS 4.5 February, July
IELTS 5 3
IELTS 5.5 50% in English for Tertiary Study Parts I and II
IELTS 6 
Bachelor of Design Innovation
IELTS 4.5 February
IELTS 53
IELTS 5.5 50% in English for Tertiary Study Parts I and II
IELTS 6Entry into second year is competitive and is based on first year results
Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Early Childhood
IELTS 4.5 February
IELTS 5 3
IELTS 5.5 IELTS 7.0, with a minimum of 7.0 in each band
IELTS 6Complete ‘Teacher Education Programme Form for International Students’ ; supply police reports
 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
IELTS 4.5 February
IELTS 5 4
IELTS 5.5 50% in English for Tertiary Study Parts I and II
IELTS 6Entry into second year is competitive and based on first year results
 Bachelor of Health
IELTS 4.5 February, July
IELTS 5 
IELTS 5.5 50% in English for Tertiary Study Parts I and II
IELTS 6 
 Bachelor of Laws
IELTS 4.5 February, July(requires prolonged study time)
IELTS 5 4
IELTS 5.5 50% in English for Tertiary Study Parts I and II
IELTS 6Entry into second year is competitive and based on first year results; entry to parallel third- and fourth-year Honours programme is by invitation after high achievement in second year
 Bachelor of Music
IELTS 4.5 February, July
IELTS 5 3
IELTS 5.5 50% in English for Tertiary Study Parts I and II
IELTS 6Complete ‘Application to Audition’ form; audition required for Classical Performance and Jazz
 Bachelor of Science
IELTS 4.5 February, July
IELTS 5 3
IELTS 5.5 50% in English for Tertiary Study Parts I andII
IELTS 6 

*Study in Trimester 3 (November) may be possible for specific programmes, depending on course availability