Option of studying a Doctoral course in Economics at Victoria University of Wellington at New Zealand

Victoria University of Wellington is one of the four New Zealand Universities that offers a Doctoral course in Economics. The course offered by this New Zealand University is a full time PhD in Economics and Finance. At Victoria University of Wellington, this course comes under the Faculty of Commerce and Administration, School of Economics and Finance of Victoria University of Wellington. The cost of the course is New Zealand Dollars 6,000 for every year and the course duration remains variable.

Eligibility requirements for a prospective student of this Doctoral course in Economics and Finance are:

  • A first class or a second class in graduation if graded by British system.
  • 3.0 out of 4.0 is a must for anyone who has been a student of a four year course graded on a four point GPA system.
  • A first class or upper second class honors or Master’s Degree.
  • Also a student who is enrolled for a Master’s by Thesis qualifies to this Doctoral course in Economics.

Students have to prove proficiency in English with an IELTS overall 6.5 and no sub score below 6 would be entertained; TOEFL score of 575 with a TWE of 5, 237 for the computer based test, and 90 for the internet based test with a minimum of 20 in writing; CAE grade B; Another option to prove you proficiency in English Language is by scoring at least two out of five ratings in the Victoria University English Proficiency Programme Test.

A Foreign student would feel really comfortable at this New Zealand University. That’s because of the convenient accommodation options that it offers. One can choose to stay at the ‘Halls of Residence’ which only a full time student of Victoria University of Wellington can opt for. These ‘Halls of Residence’ fall under the catered and self catered halls. Home Stay is another great way of learning more about the culture at New Zealand. This is also a good way to avoid feeling home sick and being a part of a family. Private Housing includes the option of staying in separate apartments, houses, or a part of a house or apartment owned privately by a landlord. This Private Housing option gives you a lot of space. It is a good option for those who would like to stay there with one’s spouse or family.


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