12 months
23881 USD/year
6069 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Discover your individual voice and develop your imaginative capacity within a lively community of writers. Hone your craft in small-group writing workshops led by high-calibre teaching staff at the International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML) at Victoria University of Wellington's Creative Writing.


Key facts

The IIML is New Zealand’s most prestigious creative writing programme, offering Victoria University of Wellington's Creative Writing, a PhD in Creative Writing and a wide range of undergraduate courses that can contribute to an undergraduate degree or be taken independently.

Our teaching staff are all practising writers with strong publishing profiles. Many of our graduates have gone on to become leading authors and win major national and international awards. Read about graduates' MA experience in their own words.

We are also deeply involved in connecting students with the world through downtown readings, events, industry placements, and connections to publishers and cultural institutions.

Programme Structure

  • For more information please visit the official website

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree with Honours with a B range average in a relevant subject.
  • You may also be required to demonstrate your proficiency in English.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23881 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23881 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    6069 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6069 USD per year during 12 months.
  • NZ$8,393 national
  • NZ$33,021 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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Creative Writing
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