Domestic postgraduate fees
You need to pay postgraduate tuition fees if you plan on studying towards any of the following qualifications at UC:
Courses are the building blocks for every programme of study and each course will have a cost associated with it. The total cost of a year’s tuition is the sum of all fees for courses you are enrolled in. The cost of an individual course can be found on the course page. Each course is worth a certain number of points and it is these points that count towards your qualification when you have passed the course. The more work a course requires, the more points it's worth. Typically, a full time student will study around 120 points each year.
The easiest way to calculate your fees is through the Fees Estimator – you can add the papers you are wanting to enrol in and see what the cost will be, specific to you.
- Non-tuition fees will also apply.
- Additional course related costs, such as workshops and field trips may apply.
- All fees are inclusive of NZ GST, or any equivalent overseas tax.
- Your total tuition fees for each year are calculated by the cost of each individual course that makes up your programme of study therefore the prices below are indicative only.
Tuition fees are subject to change and are reviewed annually. The University reserves the right to change these published fees before enrolment to reflect any changes in Government or University Council Policy. See Enrolment and Fees Policies and Regulations for more information. If you are taking courses as part of your qualification in the following academic year, you may be subject to a price increase for those courses.
|PhDs||Points||2021 Estimate based|
on indicated points
|Doctor of Education (EdD) - Please note price is an annual cost based on 120 points||$7,099|
|Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) - Please note price is an annual cost based on 120 points||$7,767|
|Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - Please note price is an annual cost based on 120 points||$7,099 - $8,552|
|Honours||Points||2021 Estimate based|
on indicated points
|Bachelor of Arts with Honours||120||$7,618|
|Bachelor of Commerce with Honours||120||$7,938 - $8,043|
|Bachelor of Music with Honours||120||$8,264|
|Bachelor of Science with Honours||120||$7,618 - $7,828|
|Bachelor of Teaching and Learning with Honours||120||Not open to new enrolments in 2021|
Bachelor of Engineering with Honours and Bachelor of Speech and Language Pathology Honours are studied as part of an undergraduate programme of study.