International Postgraduate Fees

Fees for international students studying postgraduate qualifications.

Tuition fees

Most postgraduate qualifications have a Set Programme Fee for international students except 240-point Master's degrees taught over 24 months and PhDs. Fees for 240-point Master's degrees and PhDs are paid annually, are proportional to how many points you take each year (normally 120) and are banded by subject area. 

Non-tuition fees

In addition to tuition fees, students are charged a Student Services Levy (SSL) that is used to benefit students through a range of services on and off campus. If you are studying offshore or extramurally, you will be charged SSL at a reduced rate of 20%. If you are studying on-campus as an international student, you must also pay insurance for the duration of your study. 

Offshore study and GST

If you are living and studying outside of New Zealand, your fees will be exclusive of NZ GST. The University of Canterbury reserves the right to charge any additional taxes payable in NZ or in the country of study if required by any relevant legislation. 

If you are living outside of New Zealand and studying towards a PhD, you may be ineligible for the domestic fees rate and may be charged the full international fee. Contact the Enrolments Team for more details and whether this applies to you. 

International Postgraduate Set Programme Fees
By Qualification (GST inclusive and exclusive)

Master's degreesPoints2022
Total Programme Fee
INCL GST
Total Programme Fee
EXCL GST
2023
Total Programme Fee
INCL GST
Total Programme Fee
EXCL GST
Master of Antarctic Studies 180$60,000$52,174$61,500$53,478
Master of Applied Data Science 180$47,700$41,478$50,550$43,957
Master of Applied Finance and Economics 180$47,700$41,478$50,550$43,957
Master of Applied Translation and Interpreting 180$42,300 $36,783$43,500$37,826
Master of Architectural Engineering 120$45,000$39,130$46,000$40,000
Master of Arts 180$49,500$43,043$51,000$44,348
Master of Arts (Thesis) 120$33,000$28,696$34,000$29,565
Master of Audiology 240
120
$80,000
$40,000
$69,565
$34,783
$82,000
$41,000
$71,304
$35,652
Master of Business 180$47,700$41,478$50,550$43,957
Master of Business Administration 180$54,450$47,348$55,950$48,652
Master of Business Information Systems 180$47,700$41,478$50,550$43,957
Master of Civil Engineering 120$45,000$39,130$46,000$40,000
Master of Commerce 180$47,700$41,478$50,550$43,957
Master of Counselling 240
120
$80,000
$40,000
$69,565
$34,783
$82,000
$41,000
$71,304
$35,652
Master of Criminal Justice 180$49,500$43,043$51,000$44,348
Master of Disaster Risk and Resilience 180$56,250$48,913$57,000$49,565
Master of Education 180
120
$49,500
$33,000
$43,043
$28,696
$51,000
$34,000
$44,348
$29,565
Master of Engineering 165$63,000$54,783$63,250$55,000
Master of Engineering in Fire Engineering 210$78,750$68,478$80,500$70,000
Master of Engineering Management 180$45,000$39,130$50,550$43,957
Master of Engineering Studies 120$45,000$39,130$46,000$40,000
Master of European Union Studies 180$42,300$36,783$43,500$37,826
Master of Financial Engineering 180$60,000$52,174$61,500$53,478
Master of Fine Arts 120$37,500$32,609$39,000$33,913
Master of Forestry Science 240
120
$80,000
$40,000
$69,565
$34,783
$84,000
$42,000
$73,043
$36,522
Master of Health Sciences 240
120
$80,000
$40,000
$69,565
$34,783
$82,000
$41,000
$71,304
$35,652
Master of Health Sciences Professional Practice 180$40,500$35,217$43,200$37,565
Master of Human Interface Technology 120$45,000$39,130$46,000$40,000
Master of International Relations and Diplomacy 180$42,300$36,783$43,500$37,826
Master of Laws International Law and Politics 120$37,500$32,609$39,000$33,913
Master of Laws 120$37,500$32,609$39,000$33,913
Master of Linguistics 180$42,300$36,783$43,500$37,826
Master of Maori and Indigenous Leadership 180$42,300$36,783$43,500$37,826
Master of Mathematical Sciences 180$60,000$52,174$69,000$60,000
Master of Music 120$37,500$32,609$39,000$33,913
Master of Policy and Governance 180$42,300$36,783$43,500$37,826
Master of Product Design 180$54,750$47,609$57,000$49,565
Master of Product Innovation 180$54,750$47,609$57,000$49,565
Master of Professional Accounting 240$63,600$55,304$67,400$58,608
Master of Science 240
120
$80,000
$40,000
$69,565
$34,783
$82,000
$41,000
$71,304
$35,652
Master of Social Work 120$28,200$24,522$29,000$25,217
Master of Social Work Applied 240$56,400$49,043$58,000$50,435
Master of Spatial Analysis for Public Health 180$60,000$52,174$61,500$53,478
Master of Specialist Teaching 180$49,500$43,043$51,000$44,348
Master of Speech and Language Pathology 240$75,000$65,217$76,000$66,087
Master of Sport Science 180$60,000$52,174$61,500$53,478
Master of Strategic Communication 180$42,300$36,783$43,500$37,826
Master of Systems Change ----
Master of Teaching and Learning 180$40,500$35,217$43,200$37,565
Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other La 180$40,500$35,217$43,200$37,565
Master of Te Reo Maori 240$56,400$49,043$58,000$50,435
Master of Urban Resilience and Renewal 180$60,000$52,174$61,500$53,478
Master of Water Resource Management 240
120
$80,000
$40,000
$69,565
$34,783
$82,000
$41,000
$71,304
$35,652
Master of Writing 180$42,300$36,783$43,500$37,826
Professional Master of Computer Science 180$60,000$52,174$61,500$53,478
Professional Master of Engineering Geology 180$56,250$48,913$57,000$49,565
Professional Master of Geospatial Science and Technology 180$60,000$52,174$61,500$53,478

 

Postgraduate Certificates and DiplomasPoints2022
Total Programme Fee
INCL GST
Total Programme Fee
EXCL GST
2023
Total Programme Fee
INCL GST
Total Programme Fee
EXCL GST
Postgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies 60$20,000$17,391$20,500$17,826
Postgraduate Certificate in Architectural Engineering 60$22,000$19,565$23,000$20,000
Postgraduate Certificate in Arts 60$16,500$14,348$17,000$14,783
Postgraduate Certificate in Business 60$15,900$13,826$16,850$14,652
Postgraduate Certificate in Civil Engineering 60$22,500$19,565$23,000$20,000
Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Teaching 60$13,500$11,739$14,400$12,522
Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Studies 60$20,000$17,391$20,500$17,826
Postgraduate Certificate in Digital Humanities 60$14,100$12,261$14,500$12,261
Postgraduate Certificate in Education 60$16,500$14,348$17,000$14,783
Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering 60$22,500$19,565$23,000$20,000
Postgraduate Certificate in Geospatial Science and Technology 60$20,000$17,391$20,500$17,826
Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences 60$13,500$11,739$14,400$12,522
Postgraduate Certificate in Information Systems and Technology 60$15,900$13,826$16,850$14,652
Postgraduate Certificate in Maori and Indigenous Leadership 60$14,100$12,261$14,500$12,261
Postgraduate Certificate in Palliative Care 60$20,000$17,391$20,500$17,826
Postgraduate Certificate in Product Design 60$18,250$15,870$19,000$16,522
Postgraduate Certificate in Product Innovation 60$18,250$15,870$19,000$16,522
Postgraduate Certificate in Science 60$20,000$17,391$20,500$17,826
Postgraduate Certificate in Specialist Teaching 60$16,500$14,348$17,000$14,783
Postgraduate Certificate in Sport Science 60$20,000$17,391$20,500$17,826
Postgraduate Certificate in TESOL 60$13,500$11,739$14,400$12,522
Postgraduate Certificate in Te Reo Maori 60$14,100$12,261$14,500$12,261
Postgraduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching 60$16,500$14,348$17,000$14,783
Postgraduate Certificate in Youth and Community Leadership 60$16,500$14,348$17,000$14,873
Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Data Science 120$31,800$27,652$33,700$29,304
Postgraduate Diploma in Art Curatorship 120$28,200$24,522$29,000$25,217
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts 120$28,200$24,522$29,000$25,217
Postgraduate Diploma in Business 120$31,800$27,652$33,700$29,304
Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration 120$36,300$31,565$37,000$32,174
Postgraduate Diploma in Business Information Systems 120$31,800$27,652$33,700$29,304
Postgraduate Diploma in Child and Family Psychology 195$65,000$56,522$66,625$57,935
Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology 264$88,000$76,522$90,200$78,435
Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy 120$40,000$34,783$41,000$35,652
Postgraduate Diploma in Education 120$33,000$28,696$34,000$29,565
Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering Management 120$30,000$26,087--
Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Arts 120$37,500$32,609$39,000$33,913
Postgraduate Diploma in Forestry 120$40,000$34,783$41,000$35,652
Postgraduate Diploma in Geospatial Science and Technology 120$40,000$34,783$41,000$35,652
Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences 120$27,000$23,478$28,800$25,043
Postgraduate Diploma in Information Systems and Technology 120$31,800$27,652$33,700$29,304
Postgraduate Diploma in Science 120$40,000$34,783$41,000$35,652
Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Teaching 120$33,000$28,696$34,000$29,565
Postgraduate Diploma in Sport Science 120$40,000$34,783$41,000$33,652
Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning 150$33,750$29,348$36,000$31,304
Postgraduate Diploma in Te Reo Maori 120$28,200$24,522$29,000$25,217
Postgraduate Diploma in Translation and Interpreting
New in 2023
---$29,000$25,217
Postgraduate Diploma in Water Resource Management 120$40,000$34,783$41,000$35,652
Postgraduate Diploma in Youth and Community Leadership 120$33,000$28,696$34,000$29,565

 

PhD and DMAPoints2022
Total Programme Fee
INCL GST
Total Programme Fee
EXCL GST
2023
Total Programme Fee
INCL GST
Total Programme Fee
EXCL GST
Doctor of Education ----
Doctor of Health Sciences ----
Doctor of Musical Arts 120$36,500$31,739$39,000$33,913
Doctor of Philosophy
Annual fee per 120 points
120$7,220 - $8,697$6,278 - $7,563$7,343 - $8,845$6,385 - $7,691

All prices listed are in NZD.

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.

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