International Undergraduate Fees

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

  • Bachelor's degrees
  • Honours degrees
  • Undergraduate certificates and diplomas
  • Graduate certificates and diplomas

Indicative Fees

The table below indicates the tuition fees you might pay for the first year of each undergraduate qualification - normally 120 points unless stated otherwise. The actual tuition fees you pay will depend on which courses you choose to take towards your qualification and may be slightly more or less than the indicative fee listed below. 

If you pre-pay your tuition fees and the amount you pre-pay is different from your final fees total (as shown on your Enrolment Agreement), you will be charged or refunded the difference during your Enrolment in Person session if you are studying on-campus, or when you finalise your enrolment if you are offshore.

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. 

International Undergraduate Indicative First Year Fees
By Qualification (GST inclusive and exclusive)

Bachelor's DegreesPoints2021 Indicative Fee
(first 120 pts unless stated)
INCL GST
Excl GST2022 Indicative Fee
(first 120 pts unless stated)
INCL GST
Excl GST
Bachelor of Arts 360$29,875$25,978$30,725$26,717
Bachelor of Commerce 360$32,125$27,935$32,975$28,674
Bachelor of Communication 360$29,125$25,326$29,925$26,022
Bachelor of Criminal Justice 360$31,275$27,196$32,150$27,957
Bachelor of Data Science 360$36,563$31,793$37,563$32,663
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (First Year) 120$40,813$35,489$41,813$36,359
Bachelor of Engineering with Honours
(Second Year)
480$44,000$38,261$45,000$39,130
Bachelor of Environmental Science with Honours 480$35,500$30,870$36,500$31,739
Bachelor of Fine Arts 480$32,200$28,000$33,075$28,761
Bachelor of Forestry Science 480$37,500$32,609$38,500$33,478
Bachelor of Health Sciences 360$32,688$28,424$33,613$33,613
Bachelor of Laws 480$30,100$26,174$30,938$26,903
Bachelor of Music 360$33,600$29,217$34,500$30,000
Bachelor of Product Design
Applied Immersive Game Design Major
360$36,588$31,816$37,538$32,642
Bachelor of Product Design
Chemical, Natural and Healthcare Product Formulation Major
360$36,588$31,816$37,538$36,642
Bachelor of Product Design
Industrial Product Design Major
360$37,650$32,739$38,600$33,565
Bachelor of Science 360$36,563$31,793$37,563$32,663
Bachelor of Social Work with Honours 480$29,875$25,978$30,725$26,717
Bachelor of Speech and Language Pathology with Honours 480$34,625$30,109$35,575$30,935
Bachelor of Sport Coaching 360$30,813$26,793$31,688$27,555
Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Early Childhood) 360$28,000$24,348$28,800$25,043
Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Primary) 360$28,000$24,348$28,800$25,043
Bachelor of Youth and Community Leadership 360$29,313$25,489$30,138$26,207
Conjoint Bachelor of Arts and Commerce 540$34,874 (135 pts)$30,326 (135 pts)$34,275 (135 pts)$29,804 (135 pts)
Conjoint Bachelor of Commerce and Science 540$38,250 (135 pts)$33,261 (135 pts)$39,300 (135 pts)$34,174 (135 pts)
Conjoint Bachelor of Product Design and Commerce 540$38,838 (135 pts)$33,772 (135 pts)$39,863 (135 pts)$34,663 (135 pts)
Conjoint Bachelor of Product Design and Science 540$39,963 (135 pts)$34,750 (135 pts)$41,038 (135 pts)$35,685 (135 pts)
Honours DegreesPoints2021 Indicative Fee
(first 120 pts unless stated)
INCL GST
Excl GST2022 Indicative Fee
(first 120 pts unless stated)
INCL GST
Excl GST
Bachelor of Arts with Honours 120$29,875$25,978$30,725$26,717
Bachelor of Commerce with Honours 120$32,125$27,935$32,975$28,674
Bachelor of Music with Honours 120$33,600$29,217$34,500$30,000
Bachelor of Science with Honours 120$36,563$31,794$37,563$32,663
Graduate DiplomasPoints2021 Indicative Fee
(first 120 pts unless stated)
INCL GST
Excl GST2022 Indicative Fee
(first 120 pts unless stated)
INCL GST
Excl GST
Graduate Diploma in Arts 120$28,000$24,348$28,800$25,043
Graduate Diploma in Commerce 120$31,000$26,957$31,800$27,652
Graduate Diploma in Criminal Justice 120$28,000$24,348$28,800$25,043
Graduate Diploma in Journalism 120$28,000$24,348$28,800$25,043
Graduate Diploma in Māori Language and Pedagogies: Aumiri Pounamu 120$28,000$24,348$28,800$25,043
Graduate Diploma in Science 120$35,500$30,870$36,500$31,739
Graduate Diploma in Strategic Communication 120$28,000$24,348$28,800$25,043
Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning -New for 2021150$27,000 (150 pts)$23,478 (150 pts)$29,000 (150 pts)$25,217 (150 pts)
Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning (Early Childhood) 150$27,000 (150 pts)$23,478 (150 pts)$29,000 (150 pts)$25,217 (150 pts)
Graduate CertificatesPoints2021 Indicative Fee
(first 120 pts unless stated)
INCL GST
Excl GST2022 Indicative Fee
(first 120 pts unless stated)
INCL GST
Excl GST
Graduate Certificate in Sport Coaching 60$14,000 (60 pts)$12,174 (60 pts)$14,400 (60 pts)$12,522 (60 pts)
DiplomasPoints2021 Indicative Fee
(first 120 pts unless stated)
INCL GST
Excl GST2022 Indicative Fee
(first 120 pts unless stated)
INCL GST
Excl GST
Diploma in Languages 120$28,000$24,348$28,800$25,043
Diploma in Global Humanitarian Engineering
Please note: 45 points are cross-credited from BE(Hons)
120$23,375$20,326$23,975$20,848
Diploma in Advancing University Studies 120$28,000-$35,500$24,348-$30,870$28,800-$36,500$25,043-$31,739
CertificatesPoints2021 Indicative Fee
(first 120 pts unless stated)
INCL GST
Excl GST2022 Indicative Fee
(first 120 pts unless stated)
INCL GST
Excl GST
Certificate in Arts 60$14,000 (60 points)$12,174 (60 points)$14,400 (60 points)$12,522 (60 points)
Certificate in Commerce 60$15,500 (60 points)$13,478 (60 points)$15,900 (60 points)$13,826 (60 points)
Certificate in Criminal Justice 60$14,000 (60 points)$12,174 (60 points)$14,400 (60 points)$12,522 (60 points)
Certificate in Languages 60$14,000 (60 points)$12,174 (60 points)$14,400 (60 points)$12,522 (60 points)
Certificate in Māori Language and Pedagogies: Aumiri Pounamu 60$17,750 (60 points) $15,435 (60 points)$18,250 (60 points)$15,870 (60 points)
Certificate in Science 60$14,000 (60 points)$12,174 (60 points)$14,400 (60 points)$12,522 (60 points)
Certificate in Sport Coaching 60$14,000 (60 points)$12,174 (60 points)$14,400 (60 points)$12,522 (60 points)
Certificate in Youth and Community Leadership 60$14,000 (60 points)$12,174 (60 points)$14,400 (60 points)$12,522 (60 points)

All prices listed are in NZD.

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.

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