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 Semester 1 2017 closing dates

All fees apply to international students. All fees are tuition only for 2017. 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.

Architectural studies

Title Duration Commences Tuition Fees
Bachelor of Architectural Studies (Architectural Technology)

Full time - 3 years

February

$20,865

Diploma in Interior Design (Residential)

Full time - 1 year, part time - up to 4 years

February

$20,860

New Zealand Diploma in Architectural Technology

Full time - 2 years, part time available

February

$20,240

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

Full time - 2 years, part time available

February, July

$20,240

Art and Design

Title Duration Commences Tuition Fees
Bachelor of Design (Applied Visual Art)

Full time - 3 years, part time available

February

$20,860

Bachelor of Design (Motion Design)

Full time - 3 years,

February

$20,860

Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication Design)

Full time - 3 years, part time available

February

$20,860

Diploma in Professional Photography

Full time - 1 year

February

$20,865

Business

Title Duration Commences Tuition Fees
Bachelor of Applied Management (Accounting)

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

February, July

$18,400

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

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

February, July

$17,950

Bachelor of Applied Management (Accounting - CPA Foundation Pathway)

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

February, July

$18,400

Bachelor of Applied Management (Business Information Systems)

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

February, July

$18,400

Bachelor of Applied Management (Business Transformation and Change)

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

February, July

$18,400

Bachelor of Applied Management (Event Management)

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

February, July

$18,400

Bachelor of Applied Management (Human Resource Management)

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

February, July

$18,400

Bachelor of Applied Management (Innovation and Entrepreneurship )

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

February, July

$18,400

Bachelor of Applied Management (Operations and Production Management)

3 years, part time and evening options available.

February, July

$18,400

Bachelor of Applied Management (Project Management)

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

February, July

$18,400

Bachelor of Applied Management (Sales and Marketing)

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

February, July

$18,400

Graduate Diploma in Applied Management

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

February, July

$19,120

Graduate Diploma in Accounting

Full time - 1 year, part time over 4 years

February, July

$19,120

Graduate Diploma in Business Information Systems

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

February, July (part time only)

$19,120

Graduate Diploma in Business Transformation and Change

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

February, July

$19,120

Graduate Diploma in Event Management

Full time - 1 year, part time over 4 years

February, October (part time only)

$19,120

Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management

Full time -1 year, part time over 4 years

February, July

$19,120

Graduate Diploma in Hospitality Management

Full time - 1 year, part time available

February, July

$19,120

Graduate Diploma in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Full time - 1 year, part time over 4 years

February, July

$19,120

Graduate Diploma in Operations and Production Management

Full time - 1 year, part time over 4 years

February, July, October

$19,120

Graduate Diploma in Project Management

Full time - 1 year, part time over 4 years

February, July, October

$19,120

Graduate Diploma in Sales and Marketing

Full time - 1 year, part time over 4 years

February, July

$19,120

Diploma in Human Resource Management

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

February, July

$18,400

Diploma in Business

Full time - 1 year, part time also available

February, July

$18,400

Diploma in Marketing

Full time – 1 year, part time and evening class options available.

February, July

$18,400

Diploma In Accounting

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

February, July

$18,400

NZIM Diploma in Management

Full time - 1 year, part time also available

February, July

$18,400

NZIM Diploma in Management (Advanced)

Full time - 1 year, part time also available

February, July

$18,400

New Zealand Diploma in Business

2 years, part time and evening class options available.

February, July

$18,400

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

Full time - 17 weeks, part time available

February, July

$9,200

Broadcasting and Media

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

Full time – 2 ½ years. A part time “Executive” option is also available

February

$21,970

Bachelor of Broadcasting Communications (Screen and Television Production)

Full time – 2 ½ years. A part time “Executive” option is also available

February

$21,970

Bachelor of Broadcasting Communications (Radio Broadcasting)

Full time – 2 ½ years. A part time “Executive” option is also available

February

$21,970

Computing and ICT

Title Duration Commences Tuition Fees
Bachelor of Information and Communication Technologies

Full time - 3 years, part time also available

February, July

$19,630

Graduate Diploma in Information and Communication Technologies

Full time - 1 year, part time also available

February, July

$20,320

Engineering

Title Duration Commences Tuition Fees
Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Electrical)

Full time - 3 years, part time available

February

$20,860

Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Mechanical)

Full time - 3 years, part time available

February, July

$20,860

Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil)

Full time - 3 years, part time available

February, July

$20,860

Graduate Diploma in Computer Aided Design

Full time - 1 year, part time available

February, July

$20,240

Diploma in Computer Aided Design

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

February, July

$20,240

Food and Hospitality

Title Duration Commences Tuition Fees

Career Baker

Full time - 1 year

February

$19,630

New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 4)

Full time - 1 year

February, July

$19,630

New Zealand Certificate in Food and Beverage Service (Level 4) with Restaurant Services Strand

Full time - six months

July

$9,815

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

Full time - six months

February, July

$9,815

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

Full time - 1 year

February, July

$19,630

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

Full time - 1 year

February, July

$19,630

Health

Title Duration Commences Tuition Fees
Bachelor of Midwifery

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

January

$28,330

Bachelor of Medical Imaging

Full time - 3 years

February

$21,280

Bachelor of Nursing

Full time - 3 years

February, July

$21,280

Bachelor of Nursing (Articulated with University of Canterbury Master of Health Sciences Professional Practice (Nursing))

Full time - 2 years, part time up to 4 years

February

Please enquire

International languages

Title Duration Commences Tuition Fees
Bachelor of Language (Japanese)

Full time - 3 years

February

$19,630

Certificate in Japanese

Full time - 1 year

February

$19,630

Certificate in Japanese (Foundation)

Full time - 6 months

February

$9,815

Performance

Title Duration Commences Tuition Fees
Bachelor of Performing Arts (Music Theatre)

Full time - 3 years

February

$20,240

Bachelor of Music Arts

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

February

$20,240

Certificate in Contemporary Music Performance

Full time – 1 year

February

$20,240

Outdoor Education

Title Duration Commences Tuition Fees
Bachelor of Sustainability and Outdoor Education

Full time - 3 years, part time also available

February, July

$20,860

Graduate Diploma in Sustainability and Outdoor Education

Full time - 1 year, part time also available

February, July

$20,860

Graduate Certificate of Environmental and Outdoor Leadership

Full time - 6 months, part time also available

February

$10,430

Diploma in Environmental and Outdoor Leadership

Full time - 1 year, part time also available

February, July

$20,860

Science

Title Duration Commences Tuition Fees
Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Nutrition)

Full time - 3 years, part time also available

February. July start may be available, please enquire.

$21,270

Bachelor of Applied Science (Physical Activity and Health Promotion)

Full time - 3 years, part time also available

February. July start may be available, please enquire.

$21,270

Bachelor of Applied Science (Sport and Exercise Science)

Full time - 3 years, part time also available

February. July start may be available, please enquire.

$21,270

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 Sport and Exercise Science

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

February. July start may be available, please enquire.

$21,270

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 Laboratory Technology

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

February

$21,270

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

Full time - 1 year, part time available

February

$19,000

Certificate in Fitness

Full time - 6 months, part time also available

February, July

$10,410

Study in your own country online

Title Duration Commences Tuition Fees
National Certificate in Business (First Line Management) (fully online)

Part time - 12 months

Monthly

$6,970

National Diploma in Business (fully online)

Flexible to suit your needs. Full time and part time options are available

Throughout the year

$18,400

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

Graduate work visa application fee

$350

English language registration fee

$250