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Free online courses from Victoria University of Wellington

Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington, originally known as Victoria College, was founded in New Zealand’s capital city in 1897, the year of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

Victoria University of Wellington is characterized by the depth, consistency, and effectiveness of our culture of domestic and international engagement. Our commitment to reciprocal, high-quality relationships springs from identifying and understanding the need for New Zealand to achieve sustainable development.

We have developed close ties with a wide range of businesses and government organizations, and several recent initiatives are aimed at improving the University’s engagement with industry.

The University's historic strength in public policy has been fully demonstrated by substantial contributions to major government projects, and entrepreneurship education is an emerging strength on which we intend to build. The University also gives high priority to engagement with Māori and Pacific communities.

We aim to produce graduates whose learning has been developed inside and outside of the classroom, experientially, and informed by a global perspective.

Victoria University of Wellington is one of New Zealand’s oldest and most prestigious tertiary institutions with a proud tradition of academic excellence.

To learn more about New Zealand’s globally ranked capital city university, visit Victoria University of Wellington’s website.

Victoria University of Wellington MOOCs

Browse free online courses in a variety of subjects. Victoria University of Wellington courses found below can be audited free or students can choose to receive a verified certificate for a small fee. Select a course to learn more.