Cost of Living in New Zealand for International Students

Student Livings Cost in New Zealand

International Students who wish to pursue higher studies from New Zealand, they will have to spend somewhere between $20,000 and $24,000 per annum in addition to their insurance and tuition fees. On average, the students have to spend approximately $1,700 to $2,000 per month on food expenses, rent/accommodation, internet, phone bills etc. The average monthly expenses may vary according to different cities like Auckland, where the cost of living is a bit higher. In addition, the students have to submit a proof of NZD $15,000 per year to the immigration.

The average monthly expense that an International student has to bear during his/her stay in New Zealand has been summarised below:

Accommodation $800-$950
Groceries $400-$600
Electricity $160-$170
Internet $60-$70
Mobile Bill $16-$29
Entertainment $200
Transportation (Taxi) $10-$12 (5 km)
Food $18-$20

Average Cost of Study in Zealand

The flexible structure of the New Zealand education system allows the Universities to set and regulate their own tuition fees. This means the tuition fee of each and every University in New Zealand will be different. Mentioned below is the fee structure of Undergraduate (Bachelor’s), Postgraduate and Doctorate programmes offered by Universities in New Zealand:

    • Undergraduate Courses- $22,000 to $32,000 per annum

    • Postgraduate Courses- $26,000 to $37,000 per annum

    • PhD courses- $6,500 to $9,000 per annum

    • Diploma/Certificate Courses- $13,500 to $16,000 per annum (Depending on the Institute)

Also Read: 10,000 International Students Expected to Enter New Zealand Campuses in 2021


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