International tuition costs

To help you estimate your annual tuition fees and costs, set out below are the approximate tuition fees and other costs you are likely to incur if you are enrolled in one year of full-time study.

Your final tuition fee will depend on your choice of papers. See How Your Fees Are Calculated below.

All amounts are in New Zealand Dollars (NZD) and refer to study in 2024 unless otherwise specified.

How your fees are calculated

Your tuition fees are calculated on a per-paper basis. You will enrol in a number of papers during each year of study. These can be found in the Catalogue of Papers. Each paper has a set fee based on the degree area and the level of the paper. You only pay for the papers which you choose to take. If you know the papers that you wish to study, you can use the Fees Calculator to work out the total cost for your programme of study.

Please Note:

  • Students who enrol in more than 120 points will pay additional tuition fees.
  • All fees are quoted in New Zealand Dollars (NZD) and include New Zealand Goods and Services Tax (GST).
  • Tuition fees are set annually by the University. Fees are subject to change.


The University of Waikato has taken due care to ensure that the information contained here is correct. However, the University retains the right to amend this document without notice.