Cost of study in New Zealand
The cost of studying in New Zealand compares very well against other international destinations. The best part about studying in New Zealand is that you get excellent value for your money; with living expenses and tuition costs comparatively low. New Zealand offers a range of competitive options for student when considering tuition fees & other costs like visas, health cover & additional expenses. The tuition fees vary depending on the type of course (arts or science; undergraduate or postgraduate) and the duration of the course.
To receive a student visa, you will have to prove that you have enough money to pay for living expenses, education costs and travel for the entire duration of your stay in New Zealand. You can manage your expenses by working part time while you study. However, you cannot and should not rely on your salary as your only source of income.
Cost of living
Other costs to be included when planning your budget are local travel, telephone, entertainment, clothing, groceries and incidentals. It is also prudent to include international travel costs if you decide to go back home during the semester breaks.