Kā Nama me Kā Pūtea Fees

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New Zealand domestic student fees

The amounts shown for domestic student fees in the programme and course listings are meant as a guide only.

  • For programmes longer than 12 months
    The fee shown is for the first year of study only (unless otherwise stated)
  • Where students have a choice of papers
    For some major programmes the fee may represent an average cost for the programme of study. This is because different courses within a programme can have different fees, so your final cost is influenced by your choice of courses.
  • Other costs
    May include costs for text books, materials, uniforms and some exams which are not included in the general tuition.
  • Compulsory Student Services Fee
    The Compulsory Student Services Fee is charged on a capped per EFT (Equivalent Full Time) basis and is mandatory. Ara offers a range of student services and facilities designed to support students through their study. The Student Services levy makes a small contribution to the costs of the support services. These include; Health services and counselling, advocacy and legal advice, financial support and advice including hardship, careers information, advice and guidance, employment information, childcare and sports, recreation and cultural activities. Summer school, weekend college, fully on-line courses and courses which we have a commercial agreement or contract (eg STAR, ITO, L1&2) have exemption. For more information on how this fee was distributed across these services in 2018, please view the Compulsory Student Services Fee breakdown (PDF:0.1MB)

International Student fees

  • The amounts shown for international students in the course listings are NZ$.
  • The fees quoted include GST, language support, airport pickup, free use of campus facilities, registration/enrolment fees, exam costs, and New Zealand Export Levy fees.
  • To obtain a student visa the study fees must be paid by the due date shown on your invoice. You will then be sent an official receipt that is required by Immigration New Zealand before you can obtain your visa.

Browse the summary of the international course fees.

Standard charges for 2019

Type of Application


Award of a cross credit

$100 per application, for cross credits external to Ara (No charge for internal Ara cross credits or standard cross credits).

RPL assessment

$100 non refundable application fee.   $100/hour assessment fee may also apply.  . Actual charge based on estimate of time required. 

Reconsideration - Remark

$50 standard fee (refundable if 5% variance or change in grade from NC to pass)

Reconsideration - Independent Remark

$100 standard fee (refundable if 5% variance or change in grade from NC to Pass).

A higher fee may be set with the approval of the Academic Director if independent remarking is complex and likely to incur additional costs. 


$100 fee (refundable if appeal upheld)

Resubmission of assignment/project – refer to your Programme Handbook to see if charge applies.

$100/hour ($50 minimum charge), plus any additional materials costs - actual charge based on duration of reassessment

Second result reassessment

$100/hour, ($50 minimum charge), plus any additional materials costs - actual charge based on duration of reassessment.

Alternative assessment

$25/hour (invigilation costs only) or $100/hour (other costs), plus any additional materials costs.  An actual charge will be based on the duration of the alternative assessment

actual charge based on duration of alternative assessment.

Duplicate result notice

No charge

Duplicate Award document (A5)


Duplicate Award document (A4)


Replacement of Student Identity Card


English language Administration fee


International student  Semester by Semester payment fee (to mainstream programmes when paying other than annually)


Student Visa Application/Renewal Fee


Interpretation of Transcript and provision of information to overseas professional bodies

$50 application fee  

A hourly rate ($75 per hour) may be charged depending on the complexity of the requirements.

Homestay Placement Fee

$300  Individual student (Christchurch) (note: includes pickup from Christchurch airport and transfer to homestay in Christchurch)

$300  Individual student (Timaru) (note: includes pickup from Christchurch airport but does not include transfer to Timaru)

$250  Group students (note applies to 3 or more students arriving on same flight)

International Insurance

$523 (incl GST) per EFT