Fees for domestic students

Find out all you need to know about fees if you are a domestic student.

Important fee information

Tuition fees are calculated on a per point basis. Each course has a number of points associated with it, so the amount charged will vary depending on your choice of courses.

Definition of a domestic student

You are eligible to pay domestic fees if you are:

  • a New Zealand citizen, or a citizen of Niue, Cook Islands, or Tokelau Islands, or
  • a New Zealand resident or permanent resident currently living in New Zealand, or
  • an Australian citizen or permanent resident currently living in New Zealand, or
  • a diplomat or consular assigned to live in New Zealand, or an immediate dependent.

See section 17 of the 2021 Fees Policy for the full definition.

Fees-free tertiary study

First-time tertiary domestic learners may be eligible for fees-free study. Find out more about fees-free study at Victoria University of Wellington.

Additional costs

Some courses have additional costs for items such as study materials, equipment or field trips. Some administrative costs are also applicable. A full list of these administrative costs can be viewed in the Fees Policy.

Domestic tuition fees for 2021 (incl gst)

Domestic tuition fee bands for subject categories

Undergraduate Per point ($) Average full time (120 points) ($)
Humanities and Social Sciences 47.91 5,749.20
Education

47.91

5,749.20
Music

60.62

7,274.40
Health58.907,068.00
Midwifery66.678,000.40
Commerce 56.37 6,764.40
Law 56.376,764.40
Mathematics and Statistics 52.676,320.40
Architecture 66.61 7,993.20
Design 59.87 7,184.40
Psychology and Computer Science 59.877,184.40
Chemical, Physical, Biological and Earth Sciences 60.51 7,261.20
Engineering 70.138,415.60
Postgraduate taught Per point ($) Average full time (120 points) ($)
Humanities and Social Sciences 66.61 7,993.20
Education 66.617,993.20
Music 70.18–77.998,421.60–9,358.80
Health76.409,168.00
Commerce 73.24 8,788.80
Mathematics and Statistics 74.87 8,994.40
Architecture and Design 76.04 9,124.80
Psychology and Computer Science 76.049,124.80
Chemical, Physical, Biological and Earth Sciences 76.51

9,181.20

Law 73.24 8,788.80
Nursing and Midwifery 76.40 9,168.00
Engineering76.409,168.00
Postgraduate thesis Per point ($) Average full time (120 points) ($)
Humanities and Social Sciences 62.68 7,521.60
Education 62.68 7,521.60
Music 70.188,421.60
Health73.008,760.00
Commerce 69.65 8,358.00
Law 69.658,358.00
Mathematics and Statistics 70.318,437.20
Architecture and Design 72.52 8,702.40
Psychology and Computer Science 72.528,702.40
Nursing and Midwifery 73.00 8,760.00
Chemical, Physical, Biological and Earth Sciences 73.008,760.00
Engineering 72.52 8,702.40

Tuition fees for Professional Master’s programmes can be viewed in the 2021 Fees Policy.

Calculate your fees

You can get an idea of what your fees for the year will be by using the Fees estimator.

We make every effort to ensure the information it presents is accurate, the Fees estimator is indicative only. Your final fees account will be calculated and invoiced by Victoria University of Wellington upon acceptance of your enrolment application.

Other compulsory fees

All students enrolled at Victoria University of Wellington are required to pay the following fees.

Student Services Levy

The levy is a contribution towards student support services delivered by and through Victoria University of Wellington to support and facilitate the best academic outcomes for all students. Refer to Appendix A in the Student Services Levy Policy for a full list of services.

Additional payment may be required to access some goods, services or amenities.

  • students enrolled in 25 points or more, on-campus or off-campus within Wellington region: $843.00 (2021)
  • students enrolled in 25 points or more, off-campus outside of Wellington region or off-campus outside of New Zealand: $421.50 (2021)
  • students enrolled in less than 25 points, on-campus and off-campus within Wellington region: $421.50 (2021)
  • students enrolled in less than 25 points, off-campus outside of Wellington region or off-campus outside of New Zealand: $210.75 (2021).

For details regarding students who qualify for reduced Student Services Levy rates, refer to the Student Service Levy Policy or the Student Services Levy FAQs for a full list of services.

Student Assistance Levy

This levy is used to assist students suffering exceptional financial hardship.

  • 2021: $28 for all students.

Speak to someone

Student Fees Advisers

Phone: 0800 04 04 04
Email: student-finance@vuw.ac.nz