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

$21,280

Diploma in Interior Design (Residential)

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

February

$21,280

New Zealand Diploma in Architectural Technology

Full time - 2 years, part time available

February

$20,640

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

Full time - 2 years, part time available

February, July

$20,640

Art and Design

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

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 (Visual Communication Design)

Full time - 3 years, part time available

February

$21,280

Business

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

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

February, July

$18,770

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

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

February, July

$18,770

Bachelor of Applied Management (Accounting - CPA Foundation Pathway)

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

February, July

$18,770

Bachelor of Applied Management (Business Information Systems)

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

February, July

$18,770

Bachelor of Applied Management (Business Transformation and Change)

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

February, July

$18,770

Bachelor of Applied Management (Event Management)

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

February, July

$18,770

Bachelor of Applied Management (Human Resource Management)

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

February, July

$18,770

Bachelor of Applied Management (Innovation and Entrepreneurship )

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

February, July

$18,770

Bachelor of Applied Management (Operations and Production Management)

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

February, July

$18,770

Bachelor of Applied Management (Project Management)

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

February, July

$18,770

Bachelor of Applied Management (Sales and Marketing)

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

February, July

$18,770

Graduate Diploma in Applied Management

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

February, July

$19,500

Graduate Diploma in Accounting

Full time - 1 year, part time over 4 years

February, July

$19,500

Graduate Diploma in Business Information Systems

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

February, July (part time only)

$19,500

Graduate Diploma in Business Transformation and Change

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

February, July

$19,500

Graduate Diploma in Event Management

Full time - 1 year, part time over 4 years

February, October (part time only)

$19,500

Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management

Full time -1 year, part time over 4 years

February, July

$19,500

Graduate Diploma in Hospitality Management

Full time - 1 year, part time available

February, July

$19,500

Graduate Diploma in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Full time - 1 year, part time over 4 years

February, July

$19,500

Graduate Diploma in Operations and Production Management

Full time - 1 year, part time over 4 years

February, July, October

$19,500

Graduate Diploma in Project Management

Full time - 1 year, part time over 4 years

February, July, October

$19,500

Graduate Diploma in Sales and Marketing

Full time - 1 year, part time over 4 years

February, July

$19,500

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

Full time - 17 weeks, part time available

February, July

$9,385

Broadcasting and Media

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

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

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

$20,020

Graduate Diploma in Information and Communication Technologies

Full time - 1 year, part time also available

February, July

$20,730

Engineering

Title Duration Commences Tuition Fees
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

Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil)

Full time - 3 years, part time available

February, July

$21,280

Graduate Diploma in Computer Aided Design

Full time - 1 year, part time available

February, July

$20,640

Diploma in Computer Aided Design

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

February, July

$20,640

Food and Hospitality

Title Duration Commences Tuition Fees

Career Baker

Full time - 1 year

February

$20,020

New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 4)

Full time - 1 year

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

$20,020

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

Full time - 6 months

February (Timaru), July (Christchurch)

$10,010

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

Full time - 1 year

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

$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

Health

Title Duration Commences Tuition Fees
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 Nursing (Articulated with University of Canterbury Master of Health Sciences Professional Practice (Nursing))

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

February

Please enquire

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

Performance

Title Duration Commences Tuition Fees

Bachelor of Music Arts

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

February

$20,640

Certificate in Contemporary Music Performance

Full time – 1 year

February

$20,640

Outdoor Education

Title Duration Commences Tuition Fees
Bachelor of Sustainability and Outdoor Education

Full time - 3 years, part time also available

February, July

$21,280

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

Diploma in Environmental and Outdoor Leadership

Full time - 1 year, part time also available

February, July

$21,280

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.

$21,700

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.

$21,700

Bachelor of Applied Science (Sport and Exercise Science)

Full time - 3 years, part time also available

February. July start may be available, please enquire.

$21,700

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.

$21,700

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 Laboratory Technology

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

February, July

$21,700

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

Full time - 1 year, part time available

February

$19,380

Certificate in Fitness

Full time - 6 months, part time also available

February, July

$10,620

Study in your own country online

Title Duration Commences Tuition Fees

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