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2019 fees - all programmes

All fees are in New Zealand dollars. Fees should be paid before the first day of classes. This information including dates and fees is subject to change. All fees are inclusive of the NZ GST rate of 15%

Language Centre tuition fees 2019

Tuition fees International students
General English
$429 per week
English for Academic Purposes
$429 per week
English for Otago
$6,885 (15 week programme)



Miscellaneous fees
Student Services fee
$20 per week
Orientation fee
Insurance Variable - check rates
Late enrolment / course change fee $30


Foundation Year fees 2019

  • Note: From 1 January 2018, most domestic students who are new to tertiary education will be eligible for one year of fees-free study for the Foundation Year programme. See for more information.


Tuition fees
Domestic Students
International Students
Bridging Programme - all streams $756 $2,753
Foundation Year - arts and commerce $4,938 $23,586
Foundation Year (Extended) - arts and commerce - $28,174
Foundation Year - sciences $5,136 $25,083



Miscellaneous fees
Student Services fee
Student Services fee - Individual Programme - 1 term
Student Services fee - Bridging Programme
Late enrolment / Course change fee $30                                                                                

Student Services fee includes gym membership, wireless internet on campus, access to all services and facilities that the University of Otago and UOLCFY provides.



Insurance (international students only)
Bridging Programme - all streams
Foundation Year - all streams

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has ruled that student insurance must cover the period of the student’s study visa. As visas for Foundation Year Intake 1 are issued for a 13-month period, this has resulted in an adjustment to insurance fees, only for those students who are enrolling in Intake 1.

Students not using StudentSafe must have compliant insurance (as stipulated by our policy) for the periods specified above.

Homestay fees 2019

Homestay fees
Homestay placement fee (UOLCFY students)
Homestay placement fee (UO students / others)
Designated Caregiver admin fee $250
Homestay fee $40 per night
Homestay fee - specific dietary requirements
$44 per night
Homestay fee - sports $50 per night
Homestay fee - holiday $9 per night
Airport pickup Free with Homestay

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