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Wellington – A Creative Hub

Wellington is a sought-after study destination for smart, ambitious students who want to use art and technology to explore new ways of storytelling.

New Zealand’s capital city has gained worldwide acclaim for its expertise in creative industries such as film and TV production, game development, visual effects and multimedia design.

It’s a global hot spot for screen technologies and filmmaking, including The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies and the recent epic blockbuster Mortal Engines. 

Study in Wellington – New Zealand's creative capital city.

For international students, studying in Wellington is an opportunity to gain a world-class education and learn directly from experts.

Teachers and lecturers have strong links to industry, and students learn their craft on industry-standard tools and technology.

Thanks to the close connections between Wellington’s industries and its education institutions, students are able to network, make influential contacts and gain valuable work experience for their CVs.

And Wellington isn’t just a vibrant learning environment – it’s also an amazing place to live.

Described as ‘the coolest little capital in the world’ by Lonely Planet, Wellington combines big-city culture with small-town charm.

Central Wellington is easily walkable, making it easy for students to catch up with friends to enjoy the city’s café culture, nightlife and arts scene.

Its three universities are all within 15 minutes’ walk of the central city.

Wellington is a great place for international students to gain life skills in a safe, inclusive and beautiful environment.

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By Linley Boniface

Updated 2 years ago

Linley Boniface is a contract writer for Education New Zealand. She is based in Wellington, her favourite city in New Zealand. A former journalist, Linley spent a year in Montreal, Canada, as a secondary school student. 

*Views expressed are the blogger's own
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