12 months
41065 USD/year
10351 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Actuaries will always be in demand to plan for the future. They predict and analyse financial risks and solve business problems in many industries, and can contribute to policy work on climate change, future health and retirement provision, and natural disaster planning. You can learn about this at Victoria University of Wellington's Actuarial Science programme.


Key facts

Actuaries make recommendations and decisions that have an impact on people’s lives. You could work on investment programmes in the private or public sectors, design life insurance products, manage pension schemes, or advise government on retirement, education, and health planning.

During your studies at Victoria University of Wellington's Actuarial Science programme, you will hone your professional skills and develop practical competence in problem-solving, negotiating, and influencing.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Actuarial Control Cycle
  • Data Science for Actuaries
  • Derivative Securities
  • Portfolio 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree with a major in Actuarial Science, Finance, Statistics, or a related field, with at least a B+ grade average. This may be waived by the associate dean (students) of the Wellington School of Business and Government for a candidate who has extensive practical, professional, or scholarly experience of an appropriate kind.
  • To be accepted by the programme director as capable of proceeding with the proposed course of stud

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    41065 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 41065 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10351 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10351 USD per year during 12 months.

NZ$14,348 National

NZ$56,921 international

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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