University of canterbury fees

International Undergraduate fees

Relevant qualifications

You need to pay undergraduate tuition fees if you plan on studying towards any of the following qualifications at UC. 

  • Bachelor’s degrees
  • Undergraduate certificates and diplomas
  • Graduate certificates and diplomas

Fees Estimate

Courses are the building blocks for each programme of study and each course will have a cost associated with it. The total cost of a year’s tuition is the sum of all courses which you are enrolled in. The cost of an individual course can be found on the course page. Each course is worth a certain number of points and it is these points which count towards your qualification when you have passed the course. The more work a course requires, the more points it’s worth. Typically, a full time student will study around 120 points each year.

The table below is an estimate of the tuition fees (120 points) from the appropriate subject / College. For example, if you are enrolled in a Bachelor of Arts, the fees will be based on selected courses from the College of Arts. If you decide to take elective courses from another College, these courses may be at a different rate therefore the total cost for 120 points may be slightly higher.

 NOTE:

  • Additional course related costs, such as workshops and field trips may apply.
  • Non-tuition fees will apply
  • There may also be additional costs such as:
    • Insurance (can be bought through UC or through an approved provider prior to arriving in NZ)
    • Student Visa (if you are a new student, this will need to be organised prior to arriving in NZ)
  • Your total tuition fees for each year are calculated by the cost of each individual course that makes up your programme of study therefore the prices below are indicative only.

Tuition fees are subject to change and are reviewed annually. The University reserves the right to change these published fees before enrolment to reflect any changes in Government or University Council Policy. See Enrolment and Fees Policies and Regulations for more information. If you are taking courses as part of your qualification in the following academic year, you may be subject to a price increase for those courses.

BachelorsPoints2020 Estimate based on
indicated points
(ALL PRICES ARE IN NZD)
Bachelor of Arts360$28,750 (first 120 points)
Bachelor of Commerce360$30,625 (first 120 points)
Bachelor of Communication360$27,938 (first 120 points)
Bachelor of Criminal Justice360$30,000 (first 120 points)
Bachelor of Engineering (Intermediate Year)120$40,250
Bachelor of Engineering with Honours480$44,000 (first 120 points)
Bachelor of Fine Arts480$30,750 (first 120 points)
Bachelor of Forestry Science480$36,200 (first 120 points)
Bachelor of Health Sciences360$31,375 (first 120 points)
Bachelor of Laws480$28,875 (first 120 points)
Bachelor of Music360$32,000 (first 120 points)
Bachelor of Product Design (major 1) – Industrial Product Design360$36,700 (first 120 points)
Bachelor of Product Design (major 2) – Applied Immersive Game Design360$35,500 (first 120 points)
Bachelor of Product Design (major 3) – Chemical, Natural and Healthcare Product Formulation360$35,500 (first 120 points)
Bachelor of Science360$35,250 (first 120 points)
Bachelor of Social Work with Honours480$28,750 (first 120 points)
Bachelor of Speech and Language Pathology (Intermediate Year)120$33,350
Bachelor of Speech and Language Pathology with Honours480$33,350 (first 120 points)
Bachelor of Sport Coaching360$29,625 (first 120 points)
Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Early Childhood)360$27,000 (first 120 points)
Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Primary)360$27,000 (first 120 points)
Bachelor of Youth and Community Leadership – new for 2020360$28,200 (first 120 points)
Conjoint Bachelor of Commerce and Science540$36,600 (first 135 points)
Conjoint Bachelor of Product Design and Commerce540$37,300 (first 135 points)
Conjoint Bachelor of Product Design and Science540$38,500 (first 135 points)
HonoursPoints2020 Estimate based on
indicated points
(ALL PRICES ARE IN NZD)
Bachelor of Arts with Honours120$27,000 – $34,000
Bachelor of Commerce with Honours120$30,625
Bachelor of Music with Honours120$32,000
Bachelor of Science with Honours120$34,900
Bachelor of Teaching and Learning with Honours120Not open to new enrolments in 2020
Graduate DiplomasPoints2020 Estimate based on
indicated points
(ALL PRICES ARE IN NZD)
Graduate Diploma in Arts120$27,000
Graduate Diploma in Commerce120$29,500
Graduate Diploma in Criminal Justice120$27,000
Graduate Diploma in Journalism – new in 2021120
Graduate Diploma in Science120$34,000
Graduate Diploma in Strategic Communication – new in 2021120
Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning (Early Childhood)150$30,000
Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning (Primary)165$26,000
Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning (Secondary)135$25,000
Graduate Certificates (60 points)Points2020 Estimate based on
indicated points
(ALL PRICES ARE IN NZD)
Graduate Certificate in Sport Coaching60$13,500
DiplomasPoints2020 Estimate based on
indicated points
(ALL PRICES ARE IN NZD)
Diploma in Language120$27,000
Diploma in Global Humanitarian Engineering120$21,125 – $22,875
Certificates (60 points)Points2020 Estimate based on
indicated points
(ALL PRICES ARE IN NZD)
Certificate in Arts60$13,500
Certificate in Commerce60$13,750
Certificate in Criminal Justice60$13,500
Certificate in Languages60$13,500
Certificate in Science60$17,000
Certificate in Sport Coaching60$13,500
Certificate in Youth and Community Leadership – new in 202060$13,500