To work out how much it costs to study at Ara for one year, you need to consider the following items. All costs shown are in New Zealand dollars.
Costs are a guide only and may be subject to change.
|Tuition||$19,340 - $33,740|
|Student Services Levy (Mainstream programmes) (annual)||$250|
|English Language courses|
|Intensive English/General English (minimum 4 weeks)||$390 per week|
|$390 per week|
|Intensive IELTS Exam Preparation (4 weeks) - IELTS exam fee not included||$390 per week|
|New Zealand Certificate in English Language - Levels 3, 4 and 5||$7,750 per semester|
|Teacher Training - TESOL (6 weeks)||Please enquire|
|IELTS exam fee||$385|
|Homestay Placement Fee - includes airport pickup||$300|
|Homestay Fee - includes two meals a day||$260 per week|
$150 - $250 |
$190 - $250 |
|Bus fare - Metrocard - unlimited travel||$106 per month|
|Bus fare (cash)||$4 per ride|
|Campus carpark||$5 per day|
Medical and travel insurance
Ara requires all international students to have comprehensive travel and medical insurance. This is a legal requirement under the NZ Ministry of Education Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students. Ara's preferred insurance provider is Allianz StudentPlus, who have specifically tailored their policy to meet the needs of our students.
Estimated costs are NZ$523.50 for a full year of study and you should budget accordingly. The cost for your insurance cover will be provided on your Statement of Fees included with your Offer of Place letter.
- Estimated insurance cost for a full year of study
|On campus application||$220|
|Graduate Work Visa||$495|
|In country application - contact your nearest Immigration NZ Branch|
|Allow approximately||$250-$300 |
|1 kg rice||$3.50|
|Loaf of bread||$4.50|
|Dozen of eggs||$3.50|
|Can of Coca Cola||$2.00|
|McDonald's Big Mac||$5.80|
|Litre of milk||$2.60|