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Tuition Fees and Costs for International Students

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2018 Tuition Fees

The schedule below is for all international students who are studying at Otago in 2018 and who are liable for the payment of international tuition fees.

University of Otago’s 2018 tuition fees information for international students (163KB, 17 pages)

Note that this schedule 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.
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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): 12 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.