University Of Canterbury Fees

There are two types of fee structures at the University of Canterbury – banded fees or special (set) programme fees.

Banded Fees

Banded fees apply to

  • Domestic undergraduate qualifications
  • International undergraduate qualifications
  • Domestic postgraduate qualifications

Each figure listed in the table below represents the tuition fee for one year of full time study (120 points) comprised entirely of courses from the specified band.  For example, the fee for one year of study made up of courses for an undergraduate qualification the Business and Accountancy band (band 2) will be approximately $6,321 for a domestic student and $26,800 for an international student in 2018. For 2019, it would cost $28,500 for an international student.

You can enrol in courses from a range of subject areas and may enrol for more or less than 120 points.  As a result, your actual tuition fee is calculated on the fees for each course you choose. 

Taught and Research Postgraduate Study – Domestic Students

Postgraduate study is broken down further with differing costs depending if it is taught or a research based course.

Due to the flexibility in combinations of taught and research based postgraduate study, there is a variety of fee possibilities depending on which route you decide. TheĀ tuition fees listedĀ for postgraduate study are based on taught prices (these are slightly more expensive therefore showing the upper possibility of the band). If you are studying research-based courses, an indication on the difference can be seen on the tables above.

Tuition fees for thesis based study is based on 120 points per year. If your thesis takes longer than one year, you will be invoiced for each additional quarter. This is not a total set programme fee.

Postgraduate estimates are indicative only and dependent on individual preferences and programme structure. 

Please note: Fees are based on one academic year of study and therefore if your qualification takes longer, you will be subject to price increases in subsequent year(s).