New Zealand domestic student fees
For programmes of study longer than 12 months/one year the fee listed on the qualification page is for the first year of study only (unless otherwise specifically stated). The following years' study fees are dependent on your choice of courses, and could be slightly more. If you have any questions about UCOL's fees, feel free to get in contact.
Payment by instalment option
If you're undertaking full-time study of at least one year in duration, and are paying your own tuition fees (not using a student loan or scholarship), it is possible to arrange to pay UCOL in regular instalments. Conditions apply. If you'd like to find out whether you're eligible, talk to one of our friendly Information Centre staff.
Where possible additional costs are listed on the programme pages in the Advice and Guidance section. This is for things like text books, stationery and uniform items that are not included in the general tuition fee.
Student services levy
Included in the cost of a programme is a
student services levy
. This contributes funding to the range of services UCOL provides to students, such as wellbeing support, advocacy, legal advice, financial support and advice including hardship, careers information, employment information, and sports, recreation and cultural activities.
UCOL consults with
the student association
(AS@U) on the
student services levy
. The latest consultation covered the level of fees, the type of services, the procurement and delivery of services and the authorisation of expenditure. In 2018, UCOL and AS@U agreed that the entire UCOL student body will be consulted for the periods hereafter.
International student fees
The amounts shown for international students in the course listings are in New Zealand dollars and are indicative only. The fees include GST, language support, airport pickup, free use of campus facilities, registration/enrolment fees, exam costs, and New Zealand Export Levy fees.
As soon as you have applied for your visa and Immigration New Zealand has approved it in principle, you will need to pay your first year tuition fees (or first course if it is less than 1 year). UCOL will email you a receipt confirming your payment. You will then need to provide your receipt to Immigration New Zealand.