International Postgraduate Fees

You will pay postgraduate tuition fees for the following qualifications at UC: 

  • Postgraduate certificates and diplomas
  • Master's degrees
  • Doctoral degrees

Set Programme Fees

All international postgraduate qualifications have a Set Programme Fee except 240 point Master's degrees taught over 24 months. Fees for 240 point Master's degrees are paid annually and are proportional to how many points you take per year (normally 120). 

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition fees you will also pay non-tuition fees. If you are studying on-campus as an international student, you will also pay for Insurance and a Student Visa Application Fee (if applying through UC). 

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
Master of Antarctic Studies
(includes ANTA603 - Antarctica Field Trip)
Master of Applied Data Science 180$47,700$41,478
Master of Applied Finance and Economics 180$47,700$41,478
Master of Applied Translation and Interpreting 180$42,300 $36,783
Master of Architectural Engineering 120$45,000$39,130
Master of Arts 180$49,500$43,043
Master of Arts (Thesis) 120$33,000$28,696
Master of Audiology 240
Master of Business 180$47,700$41,478
Master of Business Administration 180$54,450$47,348
Master of Business Information Systems 180$47,700$41,478
Master of Civil Engineering 120$45,000$39,130
Master of Commerce 180$47,700$41,478
Master of Counselling 240
Master of Criminal Justice 180$49,500$43,043
Master of Disaster Risk and Resilience 180$56,250$48,913
Master of Education 180
Master of Engineering 165$63,000$54,783
Master of Engineering in Fire Engineering 210$78,750$68,478
Master of Engineering Management 180$45,000$39,130
Master of Engineering Studies 120$45,000$39,130
Master of European Union Studies 180$42,300$36,783
Master of Financial Engineering 180$60,000$52,174
Master of Fine Arts 120$37,500$32,609
Master of Forestry Science 240
Master of Geographic Information Science
Not open to new enrolments
Master of Health Sciences 240
Master of Health Sciences Professional Practice 180$40,500$35,217
Master of Human Interface Technology 120$45,000$39,130
Master of International Relations and Diplomacy 180$42,300$36,783
Master of Laws 120$37,500$32,609
Master of Linguistics 180$42,300$36,783
Master of Maori and Indigenous Leadership 180$42,300$36,783
Master of Mathematical Sciences 120$40,000$34,783
Master of Music $37,500$32,609
Master of Policy and Governance 180$42,300$36,783
Master of Product Design 180$54,750$47,609
Master of Product Innovation 180$54,750$47,609
Master of Professional Accounting 240$63,600$55,304
Master of Science 240
Master of Social Work 120$28,200$24,522
Master of Social Work Applied 240$56,400$49,043
Master of Spatial Analysis for Public Health 180$60,000$52,174
Master of Specialist Teaching 180$49,500 $43,043
Master of Speech and Language Pathology 240$75,000$65,217
Master of Sport Science 180$60,000$52,174
Master of Strategic Communication 180$42,300$36,783
Master of Systems Change
Master of Teaching and Learning
Primary or Secondary
Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other La 180$40,500$35,217
Master of Te Reo Maori 240$56,400$49,043
Master of Urban Resilience and Renewal 180$60,000$52,174
Master of Water Resource Management 240$80,000$69,565
Master of Writing 180$42,300$36,783
Professional Master of Computer Science 180$60,000$52,174
Professional Master of Engineering Geology 180$56,250$48,913
Professional Master of Geospatial Science and Technology 180$60,000$52,174


Postgraduate Certificates and DiplomasPoints2022
Postgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies - includes Antarctic field trip60$24,538$21,337
Postgraduate Certificate in Architectural Engineering 60$22,000$19,565
Postgraduate Certificate in Arts 60$16,500$14,348
Postgraduate Certificate in Business 60$15,900$13,826
Postgraduate Certificate in Civil Engineering 60$22,500$19,565
Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Teaching 60$13,500$11,739
Postgraduate Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy 60$20,000$17,391
Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Studies 60$20,000$17,391
Postgraduate Certificate in Digital Humanities 60$14,100$12,261
Postgraduate Certificate in Education 60$16,500$14,348
Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering 60$22,500$19,565
Postgraduate Certificate in Geospatial Science and Technology 60$20,000$17,391
Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences 60$13,500$11,739
Postgraduate Certificate in Information Systems and Technology 60$15,900 $13,826
Postgraduate Certificate in Maori and Indigenous Leadership 60$14,100$12,261
Postgraduate Certificate in Palliative Care 60$20,000$17,391
Postgraduate Certificate in Product Design 60$18,250$15,870
Postgraduate Certificate in Product Innovation 60$18,250$15,870
Postgraduate Certificate in Science 60$20,000$17,391
Postgraduate Certificate in Specialist Teaching 60$16,500$14,348
Postgraduate Certificate in Sport Science 60$20,000$17,391
Postgraduate Certificate in TESOL 60$13,500 $11,739
Postgraduate Certificate in Te Reo Maori 60$14,100$12,261
Postgraduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching 60$16,500$14,348
Postgraduate Certificate in Youth and Community Leadership 60$16,500$14,348
Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Data Science 120$31,800$27,652
Postgraduate Diploma in Art Curatorship 120$28,200$24,522
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts 120$28,200$24,522
Postgraduate Diploma in Business 120$31,800$27,652
Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration 120$31,800$27,652
Postgraduate Diploma in Business Information Systems 120$31,800$27,652
Postgraduate Diploma in Child and Family Psychology 195$65,000$56,522
Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology 264$88,000$76,522
Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy - New for 2022120$40,000$34,783
Postgraduate Diploma in Education Endorsements in 7 different areas120$33,000$28,696
Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering Management - New for 2022120$30,000$26,087
Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Arts 120$37,500 $32,609
Postgraduate Diploma in Forestry 120$40,000$34,783
Postgraduate Diploma in Geographic Information Science
Not open to new enrolments
Postgraduate Diploma in Geospatial Science and Technology 120$40,000$34,783
Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences 120$27,000$23,478
Postgraduate Diploma in Information Systems and Technology 120$31,800$27,652
Postgraduate Diploma in Science 120$40,000 $34,783
Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Teaching 120$33,000$28,696
Postgraduate Diploma in Sport Science 120$40,000$34,783
Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning 150$33,750$29,348
Postgraduate Diploma in Te Reo Maori 120$28,200$24,522
Postgraduate Diploma in Water Resource Management 120$40,000$34,783
Postgraduate Diploma in Youth and Community Leadership 120$33,000$28,696


PhD and DMAPoints2022
Doctor of Health Sciences 120$40,000$34,783
Doctor of Musical Arts 120$36,500$31,739
Doctor of Philosophy Annual fee for those residing in NZ
Annual fee for those residing offshore
$7,220 - $8,697
$33,000 - $45,000
$6,278 - $7,563
$28,696 - $39,130

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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