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Tuition Fees and Costs for International Students

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2015 Tuition Fees

The schedule below is for all international students who are studying at Otago in 2014 and who are liable for the payment of international tuition fees.

University of Otago’s 2015 tuition fees information for international students (PDF format, 558 KB, 28 pages)

Please note that the fees displayed for Commerce subjects in the above schedule apply to all international students for the first time at the University in 2014 or who will enrol for the first time in 2015. They will also apply to students enrolled at Otago in 2013 who are starting a new qualification in 2015 or who are taking longer than the minimum time needed to complete their qualification. For all other students taking papers from Commerce subjects, the schedule below details the applicable fees for 2015.

University of Otago’s 2015 tuition fees information for returning students enrolling in Commerce papers (PDF format, 37 KB, 1 page)

Note that these schedules provide a general estimate of the tuition fees only. Each amount listed in the schedule represents the tuition fee for a normal full-time course comprised entirely of papers from the specified subject area. Generally, your total tuition is made up of the collective fees for each paper for which you are enrolled. In practice, a year's course may comprise papers from more than one subject category, such as a mixture of Commerce and Science papers.
If you want to convert the University's tuition fees to your local currency, have a look at the following website, www.oanda.com/currency/converter

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Tuition Fees for PhD Students

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) students enrolling for the first time at a New Zealand university from 2006 are eligible to pay tuition fees at the New Zealand domestic level.

International PhD students must be resident in New Zealand, apart from approved temporary absences overseas for the purposes of doctoral research, during their study to be classified as domestic students.

Further information about New Zealand fees can be found elsewhere on this website.

From 2006 dependants of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) students will be treated as New Zealand domestic students for the purposes of fee payment at primary (approximately 5 - 12 years of age) and secondary (approximately 13 - 18 years of age) schools.

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Tuition Fee Payment Deadlines

The following deadlines apply for payment of tuition and sundry fees:

  • Summer School (January): 10 January
  • First Semester (February): 10 February
  • Second Semester (July): 10 July

A late payment fee will be charged if accounts are not paid by the due date.

If students increase their course load during the year by adding one or more papers, the additional tuition fee for those papers is payable as soon as the change of course is registered.

Note: Students enrolling in February for a total programme of study of 1 year or longer are required to pay tuition for the whole academic year.