16 months
27140 USD/year
13663 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Give yourself the opportunity to get a high-level overview of the latest public sector developments and insights.  On the Public Policy programme offered at the Victoria University of Wellington you'll develop your abilities, broaden your perspective, deepen your understanding, challenge your thinking and increase your employability.


Key facts

Policy-makers create strategic and operational policies that make life better—locally, nationally and internationally. The Public Policy programme is offered at the Victoria University of Wellington .


Skilled-policy makers are in demand both in and outside of government, due to their technical and creative skills and commitment to solving society's challenges.

You might find work in central, local or regional government, a Crown entity or a not-for-profit organisation, or a private consultancy or corporation active in policy-making and implementation processes.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Public Policy
  • Research Project
  • Comparative Public Management
  • Social and Public Policy: Values and Change
  • Quantitative Analysis for Public Policy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 16 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

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Starting from €0.53/day, free cancellation any time.

Remember, countries and universities may have specific insurance requirements. To learn more about how student insurance work at Victoria University of Wellington and/or in New Zealand, please visit Student Insurance Portal.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree and two years' work experience, or extensive work experience. You may also be required to demonstrate your proficiency in English.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    27140 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 36187 USD for the full programme during 16 months.
  • National

    13663 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18218 USD for the full programme during 16 months.
  • Estimated international : NZ$50,171 for the full programme
  • Estimated domestic  : NZ$25,259 for the full programme

Living costs for Wellington

1000 - 2300 NZD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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