Mainstream programmes

Some Ara programmes have closing dates for international applications. Please refer to the programme page by following the links below to find the closing dates

All fees apply to international students. All fees are tuition only for 2018. Fees are in New Zealand dollars and include GST. The fee is the cost per year or the period of the programme if it is less than one year.

Foundation Studies

Title Duration Commences Tuition Fees
New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) (Pre Health Pathway)

Full time – 6 months, Part time available

February, July, September

$9,690

New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) (Applied Science Pathway)

Full time – 6 months, Part time available

February, July

$9,690

New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) (Medical Imaging Pathway)

Full time – 6 months, Part time available

February, July

$9,690

New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) (Construction and Architectural Studies Pathway)

Full time – 6 months, part-time available

February, July

$9,690

New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) (Bachelor of Engineering Pathway)

Full time – 6 months, Part time available

February, July

$9,690

New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) (Business & ICT Pathway)

Full time – 6 months, Part time available

February, July

$9500

Architectural studies

Title Duration Commences Tuition Fees
Graduate Diploma in Construction Management (Level 7)

Full time - 1 year

February, July

$21,280

Graduate Diploma in Quantity Surveying (Level 7)

Full time - 1 year

February, July

$21,280

Bachelor of Architectural Studies

3 years full time.

February

$21,280

Bachelor of Construction (with specialisations in Construction Management and Quantity Surveying) (Level 7)

Full time - 3 years

February, July

$21,280

New Zealand Diploma in Architectural Technology

Full time - 2 years

February

$20,640

New Zealand Diploma in Construction with strands in Construction Management and Quantity Surveying

Full time - 2 years

February

$20,640

Diploma in Interior Design (Residential)

Full time - 1 year

February

$21,280

Art and Design

Title Duration Commences Tuition Fees
Graduate Certificate in Information Design (Level 7)

Full time – 1 semester, part time also available

February, July

Please enquire

Bachelor of Design (Photography)

Full time - 3 years, part time available

February

$21,280

Bachelor of Design (Motion Design)

Full time - 3 years,

February

$21,280

Bachelor of Design (Applied Visual Art)

Full time - 3 years, part time available

February

$21,280

Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication Design)

Full time - 3 years, part time available

February

$21,280

Bachelor of Design (Fashion Technology and Design)

Full time - 3 years, part time available

February

$21,280

New Zealand Diploma in Digital Media and Design (Level 5)

Full time - 1 year

February

$21280

New Zealand Diploma in Arts and Design (Level 5)

Full time - 1 year

February

$21280

New Zealand Certificate in Digital Media and Design

Full time - 6 months, part time available

July

$10,640

New Zealand Certificate in Creativity

Full time - 6 months, part time available

February, July

Please enquire

New Zealand Certificate in Fashion

Full time - 17 weeks

February, July

$21,280

Business

Title Duration Commences Tuition Fees
Graduate Diploma in Accounting

Full time - 1 year, part time over 4 years

February, July

$19,500+ $500 text book costs

Graduate Diploma in Applied Management

Full time - 1 year, part time available over 4 years

February, July

$19,500+ $500 text book costs

Graduate Diploma in Business Information Systems

Full time -1 year, part time and evening options available.

February, July (part time only)

$19,500+ $500 text book costs

Graduate Diploma in Business Transformation and Change

Full time -1 year, part time and evening options available.

February, July

$19,500+ $500 text book costs

Graduate Diploma in Event Management

Full time - 1 year, part time over 4 years

February, October (part time only)

$19,500+ $500 text book costs

Graduate Diploma in Hospitality Management

Full time - 1 year, part time available

February, July

$19,500+ $500 text book costs

Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management

Full time -1 year, part time over 4 years

February, July

$19,500+ $500 text book costs

Graduate Diploma in Marketing and Sales

Full time - 1 year, part time over 4 years

February, July

$19,500+ $500 text book costs

Graduate Diploma in Operations and Production Management

Full time - 1 year, part time over 4 years

February, July, October

$19,500+ $500 text book costs

Graduate Diploma in Project Management

Full time - 1 year, part time over 4 years

February, July, October

$19,500+ $500 text book costs

Graduate Diploma in Retail Management

Full time - 1 year, part time available

February

$19,500+ $500 text book costs

Graduate Diploma in Supply Chain Logistics

Full time - 1 year, part time available

February, July, October

$19,500

New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 4)

Full time - 6 months, part time available

February, April, July, September, October, November

$9,385

New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 3)

Full time - 17 weeks, part time also available

February, July

Please enquire

Bachelor of Applied Management (Accounting - ACA/CA Pathway)

Full time – 3 years, part time and evening options available.

February, July

$18,770+ $500 text book costs

Bachelor of Applied Management (Accounting - CPA Pathway)

Full time – 3 years, part time and evening options available.

February, July

$18,770+ $500 text book costs

Bachelor of Applied Management (Accounting)

Full time – 3 years, part time and evening options available.

February, July

$18,770+ $500 text book costs

Bachelor of Applied Management (Personal Financial Planning)

Full time - 3 years, part time and evening class options

February

$18,770+ $500 text book costs

Bachelor of Applied Management (Business Information Systems)

Full time – 3 years, part time and evening options available.

February, July

$18,770+ $500 text book costs

Bachelor of Applied Management (Hospitality Management)

Full time - 3 years

February, July

$18,770+ $500 text book costs

Bachelor of Applied Management (Event Management)

Full time – 3 years, part time and evening options available.

February, July

$18,770+ $500 text book costs

Bachelor of Applied Management (Human Resource Management)

Full time – 3 years, part time and evening options available

February, July

$18,770+ $500 text book costs

Bachelor of Applied Management (Innovation and Entrepreneurship )

Full time – 3 years, part time and evening options available.

February, July

$18,770+ $500 text book costs

Bachelor of Applied Management (Retail Management)

Full time - 3 years, part time available

February, July

$18,770+ $500 text book costs

Bachelor of Applied Management (Marketing and Sales)

Full time – 3 years, part time and evening options available.

February, July

$18,770+ $500 text book costs

Bachelor of Applied Management (Supply Chain Logistics)

Full time – 3 years, part time and evening options available.

February, July

$18,770 + $500 text book costs

Bachelor of Applied Management (Operations and Production Management)

Full time - 3 years, part time and evening options available.

February, July

$18,770+ $500 text book costs

Bachelor of Applied Management (Project Management)

Full time – 3 years, part time and evening options available.

February, July

$18,770+ $500 text book costs

Bachelor of Applied Management (Business Transformation and Change)

Full time – 3 years, part time and evening options available.

February, July

$18,770+ $500 text book costs

Broadcasting and Media

Title Duration Commences Tuition Fees
Bachelor of Broadcasting Communications (Journalism)

This programme is a full time 3-year degree that is delivered in 2 ½ years (including a 6-month internship).

February

$21,970

Bachelor of Broadcasting Communications (Screen and Television Production)

This programme is a full time 3-year degree that is delivered in 2 ½ years (including a 6-month internship).

February

$21,970

Bachelor of Broadcasting Communications (Radio)

This programme is a full time 3-year degree that is delivered in 2 ½ years (including a 6-month internship).

February

$21,970

New Zealand Certificate in Creativity

Full time - 6 months, part time available

February, July

Please enquire

New Zealand Certificate in Communications Media

Full time – 16 teaching weeks

February, July

Please enquire

Computing and ICT

Title Duration Commences Tuition Fees
Graduate Diploma in Information and Communication Technologies

Full time - 1 year, part time also available

February, July

$20,730

Bachelor of Information and Communication Technologies

Full time - 3 years, part time also available

February, July

$20,020

New Zealand Diploma in Networking (Level 6)

Full time - 1 year

February, July

$20,020

New Zealand Diploma in Systems Administration (Level 6)

Full time - 1 year

February, July

$20,020

New Zealand Diploma in Web Development and Design (Level 5)

Full time - 1 year, Part time available

February, July

$20,020

New Zealand Diploma in Information Technology Technical Support (Level 5)

Full time - 1 year, Part time available

February, July

$20,020

New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4)

Full time - 6 months, Part time available

February, July

$10,010

Engineering

Title Duration Commences Tuition Fees
Diploma in Computer Aided Design

Full time - 1 year, part time up to 5 years

February, July

$20,640

Graduate Diploma in Computer Aided Design

Full time - 1 year, part time available

February, July

$20,640

New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Level 6) (Electrical)

Full time - 2 years, part time - up to 5 years

February

$21,280

New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Level 6) (Mechanical)

Full time - 2 years, part time - up to 5 years

February, July

$21,280

New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Level 6) (Civil)

Full time - 2 years, part time - up to 5 years

February, July

$21,280

Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil)

Full time - 3 years, part time available

February, July

$21,280

Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Electrical)

Full time - 3 years, part time available

February

$21,280

Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Mechanical)

Full time - 3 years, part time available

February, July

$21,280

Food and Hospitality

Title Duration Commences Tuition Fees
Graduate Diploma in Hospitality Management

Full time - 1 year, part time available

February, July

$19,500+ $500 text book costs

Bachelor of International Tourism and Hospitality Management

3 years

February, July 2018

$20,020

New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management (Level 5)

One year

February, July

$20,020

New Zealand Diploma in Cookery (Advanced) (Level 5) with Cookery Strand

Full time - 1 year

February (Christchurch and Timaru), July (Christchurch only)

$20,020

New Zealand Diploma in Cookery (Advanced) (Level 5) with Patisserie Strand

Full time - 1 year

February and July

$20,020

Career Baker

Full time - 1 year

February

$20,020

New Zealand Certificate in Food and Beverage Service (Level 3) with Barista and Café Service Strands

Full time - 6 months

February, July

$10,010

New Zealand Certificate in Travel (Level 4)

Full time - 6 months

July

$10,010

Hair and Beauty

Title Duration Commences Tuition Fees
Diploma in Beauty Therapies and Epilation

Full time - 34 weeks

February

$20,020

Certificate in Beauty Therapy

Full time - 34 weeks

February

$20,020

New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Salon Support) (Level 3)

Full time - 34 weeks

February

$20,020

New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Emerging Stylist)

Full time – One year

February

Please Enquire

Health

Title Duration Commences Tuition Fees
Master of Nursing - Advanced Practice Pathway

Full time - 2 years, part time available

February, July^

Master of Health Science

18 months, part time available

February, July^

$21,710

Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science

Full time - 1 year, part time available

February, July^

$23,820

Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science

Full time - 6 months, part time available

February, July^

$10,855

Graduate Diploma in Health

Full time - 1 year, part time 2 - 6 years

Throughout the year

$21,710

Bachelor of Nursing

Full time - 3 years

February, July

$21,710

Graduate Diploma in Nursing

Full time - 1 year, part time 2 - 6 years

Throughout the year

$21,700

New Zealand Diploma in Enrolled Nursing

Full time - 18 months

March

$21,280

Bachelor of Midwifery

Full time – 3 years, part time – 4 years (with approval†)

January

$28,900

Bachelor of Medical Imaging

Full time - 3 years

February

$21,710

Bachelor of Social Work

Full time - 4 years, part time available for each year of the degree

February

$21,710

Bachelor of Musculoskeletal Health

3 years - full time

February

International languages

Title Duration Commences Tuition Fees
Bachelor of Language (Japanese)

Full time - 3 years

February

Certificate in Japanese

Full time - 1 year

February

$19,630

Certificate in Japanese (Foundation)

Full time - 6 months

February

$10,010

Outdoor Education

Title Duration Commences Tuition Fees
Graduate Diploma in Sustainability and Outdoor Education

Full time - 1 year, part time also available

February, July

$21,280

Graduate Certificate of Environmental and Outdoor Leadership

Full time - 6 months, part time also available

February

$10,640

Bachelor of Sustainability and Outdoor Education

Full time - 3 years, part time also available

February, July

$21,280

Diploma in Environmental and Outdoor Leadership

Full time - 1 year, part time also available

February, July

$21,280

Certificate in Outdoor Recreation

Full time – 34 weeks

February

$21,280

Performance

Title Duration Commences Tuition Fees
Bachelor of Music Arts

Full time - 3 years; part time up to 5 years

February

$20,640

Bachelor of Performing Arts (with optional specialisation in Music Theatre)

Full time - 3 years

February

$20640.00

Certificate in Contemporary Music Performance

Full time – 1 year

February

$20,640

Science

Title Duration Commences Tuition Fees
Graduate Diploma in Human Nutrition

Full time - 1 year; part time available over 3 years

February. July start may be available, please enquire.

$21,270

Graduate Diploma in Laboratory Technology

Full time - 1 year, part time also available over 3 years

February, July

$21,700

Graduate Diploma in Physical Activity, Health and Wellness

Full time - 1 year, part time available over 3 years

February. July start may be available, please enquire.

$21,270

Graduate Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science

Full time - 1 year; part time available over 3 years

February. July start may be available, please enquire.

$21,700

Certificate in Fitness

Full time - 6 months, part time also available

February, July

$10,620

Bachelor of Applied Science (Physical Activity and Health Promotion)

Full time - 3 years, part time also available

February, July

$21,700

Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Nutrition)

Full time - 3 years, part time also available

February, July

$21,700

Bachelor of Applied Science (Sport and Exercise Science)

Full time - 3 years, part time also available

February, July

$21,700

New Zealand Diploma in Applied Science (Level 6)

Full time - 1 year; part time available

February, July

$19,380

New Zealand Diploma in Applied Science (Level 5)

Full time - 1 year, part-time available

February, July

$19,380

New Zealand Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (Level 6)

Full time - 1 year, part time available

February

$19,380

New Zealand Certificate in Animal Technology (Level 5) with Veterinary Nursing Assistant Strand

Full time - 1 year, part time available

February

$19,380

New Zealand Certificate in Animal Management (Level 4) with Companion Animal Strand

Full time - 1 year, part time available

February

$19,380

Other Fees

All students are required to pay the following services fees in addition to tuition fees

Student Services Levy per year

$250

Student Visas application fee and renewal

$220

English language application fee

$250