International Student Tuition Fees

Each individual course has a fee based on the degree area and level of the course.

You only pay for the courses you choose to take. There is no flat fee or fee cap at either undergraduate or postgraduate level.

International Undergraduate Tuition Fees – cost per 1.0 EFTS *

Degree area
2014 International
cost for 1.0 EFTS*
($NZ)
2015 International
cost for 1.0 EFTS*
($NZ)
Arts and Social Sciences
$22,800
$23,300
Business, Economics, Accountancy and Finance
$24,500
$25,000
Communication Disorders
$32,800
$33,500
Computer Science
$27,100
$27,600
Ecology and Conservation
$32,800
$33,500
Engineering
$37,100
$37,800
Fine Arts and Music
$27,100
$27,600
Forestry
$32,800
$33,500
Health Sciences
$28,500
$29,100
Information Systems
$27,100
$27,600
Law
$27,100
$27,600
Mathematics and Statistics
$27,100
$27,600
Science Bench**
$28,500
$29,100
Science Non Bench **
$27,100
$27,600
Teaching and Learning (Early Childhood and Primary), Physical Education, Sport Coaching
$22,800
$23,300


* EFTS = Equivalent Full-time Student, a programme of study lasting one year and consisting of courses totalling 1.0 EFTS or more is considered full time.

** See list of Bench and Non-bench Science subjects.

International Postgraduate Tuition Fees – cost per 1.0 EFTS*

Degree area
2014 International ($NZ)
2015 International ($NZ)
2014 PhD*** ($NZ)
Art Curatorship
$30,400
$31,000
N/A
Arts and Social Sciences
$26,100
$26,600
$6,056
Business, Economics, Accountancy and Finance
$26,100
$26,600
$6,339
Communication Disorders
$32,800
$33,500
$7,254
Computer Science
$30,400
$31,000
$6,626
Ecology and Conservation
$32,800
$33,500
$7,048
Education
$26,100
$26,100
$6,056
Engineering
$33,900
$34,600
$7,295
Fine Arts and Music
$30,400
$31,000
$6,626
Forestry
$32,800
$33,500
$7,295
Health Sciences
$32,800
$33,500
$6,854
Information Systems
$30,400
$31,000
$6,518
Law
$30,400
$31,000
$6,339
Mathematics and Statistics
$30,400
$31,000
$6,626
Science Bench**
$32,800
$33,500
$6,854
Science Non Bench**
$30,400
$31,000
$6,626

** See list of Bench and Non-bench Science subjects.

*** International PhD students are eligible to pay tuition fees at the domestic rate provided that they reside in New Zealand and study under a New Zealand visa. 2015 fees subject to change.

Thesis fees may differ (your actual tuition fee will depend on the mix of courses you take).

Special programmes - International Fees

Special programmes*
2014 International ($NZ)
2015 International ($NZ)
Certificate in Foundation Studies
$20,350
$20,760
Study Abroad (flat fee per semester)
$12,250
$12,250
Study abroad (flat fee per year)
$24,500
$24,500
MBA fee (15-month programme; Additional fees apply)
$49,780
$50,780
Master of Business Management (MBM) (12 to 14 month programme)**
$32,000
$32,900
Master of Engineering in Management (MEM)
$33,900
$35,300
Master of Professional Accounting (MPA) (15 to 17 month programme)**
$43,000
$43,860
Postgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies
(including field trip fee (ANTA 603)
$19,665
$20,450
Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning (Primary)
$34,000
$25,000
Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Teaching
$29,400
$24,000
Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning (Secondary)
$23,460
$24,000

* Cost is given on a per-programme basis, programmes have varying EFTS.

** Fees for courses in these programmes will be charged at the rate applicable to the year in which the course is scheduled to run.

How to find your course fees

Find fees for individual courses on Courses, Subjects and Qualifications website. Course fees are listed at the end of each course occurrence page.

Calculate your total tuition fee by adding up the fees for each of the courses you intend to enrol in.

See also

Eligibility for domestic fees

International PhD students are eligible to pay tuition fees at the domestic rate provided that they reside in New Zealand and study under a New Zealand visa.

Australian students admitted at any level are permitted to pay the domestic student tuition fee, provided that they study in New Zealand.

Domestic students include New Zealand Citizens or holders of a Residence Class Visa and Permanent Residents of Australia, Cook Islands, Tokelau and Niue.

Preparatory programmes fees

In addition to tuition fees there is an administration fee of NZ$100 and a Student Services Levy, to cover the cost of the Canterbury Card, Health levy and other administrative and support services.

Notes:

  1. The fees quoted are for 2014 and are reviewed annually. Students undertaking a programme of more than one year’s duration should be aware that fees may increase in subsequent years.
  2. All fees are set and invoiced in New Zealand Dollars. To check current exchange rates, please consult a currency conversion site such as Oanda (University of Canterbury does not guarantee these rates).
  3. The New Zealand Goods and Services Tax (GST) is included in the fee total.
  4. Fees quoted are for an average course load. The actual tuition fee to be paid varies depending on the courses selected, and is calculated by adding up the fees for the individual courses taken. To work out what fees you will pay, see the Courses, Subjects & Qualifications webpage or the Guide to Enrolment (PDF, 4MB)
  5. The tuition fee must be paid in full before or at enrolment.
  6. Some subjects have extra costs associated with them in addition to tuition fees (textbooks, materials, field trips, etc). Thesis publication fees are also additional to the tuition fees quoted.
  7. International PhD students pay tuition fees at the domestic rate (in 2013, NZ$6,056 to NZ$7,295 per year, depending on the subject area), provided that the students reside in New Zealand and study under a New Zealand student visa. Please note: this domestic rate applies to enrolment in the PhD thesis only - enrolment in non-PhD courses will be charged at the full international postgraduate rate.
  8. Please note that an application for admission is not an application for funding. If granted admission, students need to arrange funding to cover tuition fees, living expenses and other costs. An offer of a place is issued for admission purposes and does not imply or guarantee funding for studies.
  9. Many graduate diplomas attract an undergraduate rather than a postgraduate fee. Please enquire for details.
  10. Enrolment and Fees Policies and Regulations (including refund policies). The University reserves the right to change these published fees before enrolment to reflect any changes in Government or University Council Policy.

Payment

How to pay (Enrol at UC website)