Tuition Fee Structure

A student must pay tuition fees on the basis of each and every course they enrol in, except when enrolling in a Special Fees Programme where an overall fee is levied. Courses are assigned to fee bands by subject area as shown in the tables below. All international students must pay tuition fees at the international rate except those on an approved reciprocal exchange programme (covered by a formal exchange agreement) and those enrolled as a PhD student and residing in Aotearoa New Zealand. 

Banded Fees

Courses are assigned to fee bands based on subject area unless they are part of a Special (Set) Fees Programme. Banded fees are used for domestic and international undergraduate students, and domestic postgraduate (research and taught) students. Postgraduate courses for international students generally have special set fees instead of banded fees. 

Tuition fees for domestic postgraduate research (thesis-based) students are based on one academic year of study (120 points) so the prices listed below are for one year of study (120 points), not a total set programme fee. This means if your qualification takes longer than one year, you will be invoiced for each additional quarter, and your tuition fees will be subject to price increases in subsequent year(s).

All fees listed are inclusive of NZ GST, or any equivalent overseas tax, unless otherwise stated. In addition to tuition fees, there are also non-tuition fees

 Domestic Undergraduate Fee Bands

Band   Subject Areas 2021
per 120
points
2021
per 15
points
2022
per 120
points
2022
per 15
points
1 Arts, Social Science, Education $6,281 $785 $6,388 $799
2 Business, Accountancy, Law $6,648 $831 $6,761 $845
3 Non-Bench Science, Fine Arts, Music, Computer Science, Theatre & Film, Computational Maths $7,015 $877 $7,134 $892
4 Bench Science, Antarctic Studies, Health Science $7,281 $910 $7,405 $926
5 Engineering, Forestry $7,884 $986 $8,018 $1,002
6 Information Systems $6,880 $860 $6,997 $875
7 Communication Disorders $7,828 $979 $7,961 $995
8 Ecology $7,562 $945 $7,691 $961
9 Mathematics, Statistics, Art Curatorship $6,306 $788 $6,413 $802

Domestic Postgraduate Fee Bands - TAUGHT

BAND SUBJECT AREAS 2021
per 120
points
2021
per 15
points
2022
per 120
points
2022
per 15 points
1 Arts, Social Science, Education $7,618 $952 $7, 748    $969
2 Business, Accountancy, Law $7,938 $992 $8,073 $1,099
3 Non-Bench Science, Fine Arts, Music, Computer Science, Theatre & Film, Computational Maths $8,264 $1,033 $8,404 $1,051
4 Bench Science, Antarctic Studies, Health Science $8,525 $1,066 $8,670 $1,084
5 Engineering, Forestry $8,911 $1,114 $9,062 $1,133
6 Information Systems $8,044 $1,006 $8,181 $1,023
7 Communication Disorders $8,867 $1,108 $9,018 $1,127
8 Ecology $8,635 $1,079 $8,782 $1,098
9 Mathematics, Statistics, Art Curatorship $7,996 $1,000 $8,132 $1,017

Domestic Postgraduate Fee Bands - RESEARCH

BAND SUBJECT AREAS 2021
per 120
points
2022
per 120
points 
1 Arts, Social Science, Education  $7,099 $7,220 
2 Business, Accountancy, Law  $7,432 $7,558 
3 Non-Bench Science, Fine Arts, Music, Computer Science, Theatre & Film, Computational Maths  $7,768 $7,900 
4 Bench Science, Antarctic Studies, Health Science  $8,035 $8,172 
5 Engineering, Forestry  $8,552 $8,697 
6 Information Systems  $7,641 $7,771 
7 Communication Disorders  $8,503 $8,648 
8 Ecology  $8,262 $8,402 
9 Mathematics, Statistics, Art Curatorship  $7,429 $7,555 

 International Undergraduate Fee Bands

Band Subject Areas 2021
per 120
points
2021
per 15
points
2022
per 120
points
2022
per 15
points
1 Arts and Social Sciences $28,000 $3,500 $28,800 $3,600
2 Business and Accountancy $31,000 $3,875 $31,800 $3,975
3 Fine Arts and Law $33,600 $4,200 $34,500 $4,313
4 Science (including non-bench and Health Sciences) $35,500 $4,450 $36,500 $4,563
5 Engineering $44,000 $5,500 $45,000 $5,625
7 Communication Disorders and Forestry $39,500 $4,950 $40,500 $5,063

Examples of Banded Tuition Fee calculations

Example 1

An undergraduate domestic student in their first year of a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) might pay the following tuition fees in 2021:


Example 2 

An undergraduate international student taking the same courses will pay the following tuition fees in 2021:

Example 3

A domestic student studying towards a Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci) with a major in Environmental Science might pay the following tuition fees in 2021:

 

Special (Set) Programme Fees

There are a number of qualifications that have a Set Programme Fee which means you pay a set amount for the programme regardless of which courses you choose or how long you take to complete the qualification.

Please note:
All students are required to pay non-tuition fees each academic year in addition to the programme fees.
All fees are inclusive of NZ GST, or any equivalent overseas tax, unless otherwise stated.

International Students

All international postgraduate qualifications have a Set Programme Fee which must be paid before commencement of study. The following programmes are exceptions, where fees are paid annually and are subject to annual price increases:

  • 240 point Masters qualifications taught over 24 months

Domestic Students

The following programmes have a Set Programme Fee for domestic students:

Undergraduate:

  • Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Teaching
  • Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning (Primary)
  • Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning (Secondary)
  • Certificate in University Preparation
  • STAR Courses

Postgraduate:

  • Master of Applied Finance and Economics
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Business Information Systems
  • Master of Business Management
  • Master of Engineering in Management
  • Master of Professional Accounting
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies
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