New Zealand Earning & Spending
In order to study in New Zealand you will have to pay tuition fees. The cost of education can be expensive, so it’s worthwhile looking into the various scholarship options available. Each university in New Zealand sets its own tuition fees, therefore the fees you will need to pay will depend on your chosen institution, subject and your level of study.
An undergraduate degree generally costs between NZ$ 18,000 and NZ$ 25,000 per year. Postgraduate studies can cost between NZ$ 10,000 and NZ$ 30,000. Costs largely depend on your chosen subject. For example, most undergraduate studies, such as arts, humanities, social sciences, management or engineering cost between NZ$ 10, 000 and NZ$ 12, 000 per year whilst science and technology studies generally cost between NZ$ 14,000 and NZ$ 18,000 per year.
As with most other countries, the cost of education is dependent on the type and duration of your studies.
||Arts (inc. history, languages, politics, international relations
||Commerce (inc. management, marketing, finance)
||Science (inc. marine science, psychology, zoology, physics)
||NZ$23,000 - NZ$30,000
|| NZ$26,000 - NZ$32,500
|| NZ$29,000 - NZ$33,000
||NZ$25,000 - NZ$32,000
||NZ$26,500 - NZ$40,000
||NZ$27,000 - NZ$38,000
You will also encounter some additional costs when studying in New Zealand, such as Overseas Student Health Cover charges and various fees, however these costs shouldn’t take much of your overall budget.
The cost of living in New Zealand will mostly depend on your location and can vary between NZ$ 7,000 and NZ$ 12,000 per year. A lot will depend on a student’s lifestyle and chosen accommodation options. You can choose between various housing/accommodation options while studying in New Zealand. There are private accommodations (approximately NZ$ 180 per week), flat accommodation (approximately NZ$ 120 per week along with a bond) or student hostels and halls of residence (approximately NZ$ 200 per week).
Work Opportunities Rights in New Zealand:
PART-TIME WORK RIGHTS
The students here will only be allowed to work for up to 20 hours at the time of their ongoing semester excluding the vacation period, which can allow them to work as a full-time employee.
FULL-TIME WORK RIGHTS
You can work for full-time whenever you get a break from the ongoing semester or the academic year. An academic year means a programme of study of a minimum of 120 credits during a period of at least eight months that is a minimum of two semesters. The breaks depend upon the holidays that a college gives e.g. winter holidays, Christmas holidays, etc.
If your full-time programme of study has a duration of at least eight months, and is a minimum of two semesters, but is less than 120 credits, you can work full-time over the Christmas and New Year holiday period. You do not have to have a job offer.