2019 Tuition Fees (GST Inclusive)*

Programmes Normal duration 2019 Tuition Fees
Pre-University level programmes
Foundation Studies Certificate 2 semesters $22,700
University level programmes
UTP: Commerce 3 semesters $26,300
UTP: Engineering 3 semesters $39,800
UTP: Science 3 semesters $29,700
Study Abroad: Commerce 1 semester $10,900
Study Abroad: Engineering/Science 1 semester $11,900
Other fees and charges
Student Services Levy (annual)   $827 (2019 fee)
Medical and travel insurance (annual fee for a single student with no dependants)   $620

*Subject to change depending on chosen study plan


Notes: To secure your student visa, you must pay the tuition fees for your entire year of study with UCIC, before your programme of study begins. If you are required to repeat a course this will incur an additional fee per course. Fees are correct as at the time of printing, UCIC reserves the right to vary its fees at any time.

Other Compulsory Charges

Students will need to budget up to $1,000 NZD for text books and course materials.

Student Services Levy - $827 (2019 fee)

Medical and Travel Insurance - International students are required to take out appropriate and sufficient Medical and Travel Insurance for the duration of their stay in New Zealand. The policy offered through UCIC costs $590 annually (price current as at 2016) for a single student with no dependents. Please contact your agent or UCIC admissions for further details.

Living Costs

The cost of living in New Zealand is comparable to other western countries. Your budget will depend on the type of lifestyle and accommodation you choose. For further information on cost of living, please see

In addition to your tuition fees, please consider that you will need to cover the cost for:

  • Accommodation
  • Transport
  • Airfares
  • Entertainment
  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Text books and stationery
  • Visa fees