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International student fees

Check the most up to date tuition fees, accommodation fees, and other costs for international students in the tables below. Check the entry requirements to see which programme is for you.

Tuition fees

ProgrammeFees 2023 (NZD)
Foundation Studies Certificate programme (standard and intensive length)International: $30,800
Domestic: $6,594

Accommodation costs#

Accommodation typeCost for 2023 (NZD)Additional information
Homestay Standard (includes 16 meals per week)$343 per weekMonthly instalments can be arranged. A fee per week is payable to hold the room if a student is absent from homestay during holidays.
Homestay Central (includes 16 meals per week)∞$364 per weekUnder 18s living in homestay will be invoiced at the time of enrolment for the period until they turn 18. Monthly instalments can be arranged. A fee per week is payable to hold the room if a student is absent from homestay during holidays.
Accommodation placement$330
Designated caregiver accommodation inspection$330Applies to students under 18 who choose not to use homestay and caregiver service.

∞Homestay Central are subject to availability.

All prices include GST (goods and services tax) where applicable.

Supplementary costs#

SupplementCost for 2023 (in NZD)
Taylors College administration fee (English Language Preparation or Pre-Foundation programme only) compulsory and non-refundable$370
University of Auckland Student Services Fee (Foundation Studies Certificate only)Detailed on the University website
Late payment fee
Stationary and textbooks$350*
Airport transfer (one way)$160
Living costs per year^ (estimate)$20,000
Taylors College Extra Care for under 18 (optional)$425 (3 months)
$840 (6 months)
$2,270 (9 months)
$1,690 (12 months)

^This is a guide only. Actual costs may vary slightly from those listed above.
#Prices subject to change without notice.
* Onshore Art students may have additional stationery requirement of NZ$350.


You will need to arrange health insurance to cover you in case of an accident or medical emergency while you are away from home. It is compulsory for all students to have valid health ‭insurance on enrolment to Taylors College.

There are many possibilities for you when it comes to insurance and it will depend on the programme that you are enrolled in.


This is the University of Auckland's insurance policy for international students and the preferred insurance for Foundation Studies Certificate students. You can find more information about the policy on the University of Auckland website.

Student Prime (Orbit Protect)

This is the preferred insurance for Pre-Foundation programme and English Language Preparation course students. Student Prime is an insurance policy that has been created especially for international students, and includes essential health and travel insurance whilst studying at Taylors College.

For further details, please contact us or your local representative.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

DurationCost for 2023 (NZD)∆
up to 1 month$94
up to 2 months$153
up to 3 months$202
up to 4 months$261
up to 5 months$310
up to 6 months$360
up to 7 months$413
up to 8 months$468
up to 9 months$523
up to 10 months$576
up to 11 months$627
up to 12 months$675

∆ Prices include a services fee provided by Taylors College and is subject to change without notice.

Find out more about Student Prime (Orbit Protect)

Entry requirements

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See the English language and academic entry requirements for the University of Auckland's Foundation Studies Certificate programme, delivered at Taylors College.

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