New Zealand education is world-class but very cost competitive compared to other countries. Talk to your institution about their fees and preferred methods of payment.
You’ll need to pay fees in advance because proof of payment is required to get a student visa or permit. There is usually an application or administration fee, even if your application isn’t successful.
You can pay your fees:
If you cancel before the course starts, most or all of your fees will be refunded. This may apply if your visa is not granted or you are transferring to another institution. If you cancel in the first week or so of the course, only part of your fee will be refunded. Beyond the first week or two, you probably won't get any refund.
Undergraduate study can cost about NZ$18,000–$25,000 a year, depending on your course. It can cost up to $40,000 a year for postgraduate courses. Your fees cover:
Secondary school fees are generally around NZ$10,000 a year.