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.
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
|1||Arts, Social Science, Education||$6,281||$785|
|2||Business, Accountancy, Law||$6,648||$831|
|3||Non-Bench Science, Fine Arts, Music, Computer Science, Theatre & Film, Computational Maths||$7,015||$877|
|4||Bench Science, Antarctic Studies, Health Science||$7,281||$910|
|9||Mathematics, Statistics, Art Curatorship||$6,306||$788|
Domestic Postgraduate Fee Bands - TAUGHT
|1||Arts, Social Science, Education||$7,618||$952|
|2||Business, Accountancy, Law||$7,938||$992|
|3||Non-Bench Science, Fine Arts, Music, Computer Science, Theatre & Film, Computational Maths||$8,264||$1,033|
|4||Bench Science, Antarctic Studies, Health Science||$8,525||$1,066|
|9||Mathematics, Statistics, Art Curatorship||$7,996||$1,000|
Domestic Postgraduate Fee Bands - RESEARCH
|1||Arts, Social Science, Education||$7,099|
|2||Business, Accountancy, Law||$7,432|
|3||Non-Bench Science, Fine Arts, Music, Computer Science, Theatre & Film, Computational Maths||$7,768|
|4||Bench Science, Antarctic Studies, Health Science||$8,035|
|9||Mathematics, Statistics, Art Curatorship||$7,429|
International Undergraduate Fee Bands
|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|
|7||Communication Disorders and Forestry||$39,500||$4,950||$40,500||$5,063|
Examples of Banded Tuition Fee calculations
An undergraduate domestic student in their first year of a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) might pay the following tuition fees in 2021:
An undergraduate international student taking the same courses will pay the following tuition fees in 2021:
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.
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.
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
The following programmes have a Set Programme Fee for domestic students:
- 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
- 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