Postgraduate fees for international students

Find out the tuition fees you will pay as a international student for postgraduate study.

You can find the estimated 2020 international student tuition fees for postgraduate programmes in the table below.

This is an estimate, assuming you will study full-time (120 points), and your courses are all within the faculty that teaches your programme.

2020 fees

Postgraduate course subject Tuition fee per point Annual tuition fee based on 120 points
Architecture NZ$356.78 NZ$42,814
Arts NZ$291.96 NZ$35,035
Arts (performance and science-based courses) NZ$343.06 NZ$41,167
Business and Economics (excluding coursework masters) NZ$306.56 NZ$36,787
Business Masters Programmes (MMgt, MIntBus, MProfAcctg, and MMktg) - Fee details are on the Business Masters website.
Dance Studies NZ$356.78 NZ$42,814
Education (excluding GradDipTchg) NZ$286.34 NZ$34,361
Engineering NZ$356.78 NZ$42,814
Engineering (geothermal energy courses) NZ$438.58 NZ$52,630
Fine Arts NZ$343.06 NZ$41,167
Law NZ$309.50 NZ$37,140
Medical and Health Sciences NZ$369.25 - NZ$644.40 NZ$44,310-$77,328
Music NZ$303.64 NZ$36,437
Science NZ$356.78 NZ$42,814
Teaching (GradDipTchg)* NZ$221.44 NZ$26,573-$35,430
Theology NZ$291.96 NZ$35,035
Urban Design NZ$356.78 NZ$42,814
Urban Planning NZ$303.64 - NZ$356.78 NZ$36,437-$42,813
Urban Planning (Prof) NZ$343.06 NZ$36,437
Interfaculty programmes** - Because these programmes are made up of courses with differing per-point fees, it is difficult to accurately estimate a total annual fee. For individual course fees, see Fees by faculty.

2021 fees

Postgraduate course subject Tuition fee per point Annual tuition fee based on 120 points
Architecture NZ$371.05 NZ$44,526
Arts NZ$300.72 NZ$36,086
Arts (science and performance-based courses) NZ$353.35 NZ$42,402
Business and Economics (excluding coursework masters) NZ$318.82 NZ$38,258
Business Masters Programmes (MMgt, MIntBus, MProfAcctg, and MMktg) - Fee details are on the Business Masters website.
Dance Studies NZ$371.05 NZ$44,526
Education (excluding GradDipTchg) NZ$292.07 NZ$35,048
Engineering NZ$371.05 NZ$44,526
Engineering (geothermal energy courses) NZ$456.12 NZ$54,734.10
Fine Arts NZ$343.06 NZ$41,167
Law NZ$324.98 NZ$38,998
Medical and Health Sciences NZ$369.25 - NZ$644.40 NZ$44,310-$77,328
Music NZ$315.79 NZ$37,795
Science NZ$371.05 NZ$44,526
Teaching (GradDipTchg)* NZ$225.87 NZ$33,881
Theology NZ$300.72 NZ$36,086
Urban Design NZ$371.05 NZ$44,526
Urban Planning NZ$315.79 NZ$37,895-$44,526
Urban Planning (Prof) NZ$371.05 NZ$44,526
Interfaculty programmes** - Because these programmes are made up of courses with differing per-point fees, it is difficult to accurately estimate a total annual fee. For individual course fees, see Fees by faculty.

* Based on 150 points. The Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Early Childhood Education), Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Primary) and Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary) are intensive 150 points, one year programmes. 

** Interfaculty programmes:
Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, Master of Bioscience Enterprise, Postgraduate Diploma in Bioscience Enterprise, Master of Disaster Management, Master of Energy, Master of Engineering Management, Master of Operations Research, Postgraduate Diploma in Operations Research, Master of Professional Studies.

Student Services Fee

In 2020, you will also pay a Student Services Fee of NZ$7.86 per point, estimated at NZ$943.20 for full time study (120 points).

The Student Services Fee for 2021 will be set later in the year.