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, 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 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 this university.

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 2022 (incl. GST)

Domestic tuition fee bands for subject categories

Undergraduate Per point ($) Average full time (120 points) ($)
Humanities and Social Sciences 48.725,846.40




Commerce 57.326,878.40
Law 57.326,878.40
Mathematics and Statistics 53.566,427.20
Architecture 67.748,128.80
Design 60.887,305.60
Psychology and Computer Science 60.887,305.60
Chemical, Physical, Biological and Earth Sciences 61.537,383.60
Engineering 71.328,558.40
Postgraduate taught Per point ($) Average full time (120 points) ($)
Humanities and Social Sciences 67.748,128.80
Education 67.748,128.80
Music 71.37–79.318,564.40–9,517.20
Commerce 74.488,968.80
Mathematics and Statistics 76.149,136.80
Architecture and Design 77.339,279.60
Psychology and Computer Science 77.339,279.60
Chemical, Physical, Biological and Earth Sciences 77.81


Law 82.959,954.00
Nursing and Midwifery 77.699,322.80
Postgraduate thesis Per point ($) Average full time (120 points) ($)
Humanities and Social Sciences 63.747,648.80
Education 63.747,648.80
Music 71.378,564.40
Commerce 70.838,499.60
Law 70.838,499.60
Mathematics and Statistics 71.508,580.00
Architecture and Design 73.758,850.00
Psychology and Computer Science 73.758,850.00
Nursing and Midwifery 74.248,908.80
Chemical, Physical, Biological and Earth Sciences 74.248,908.80
Engineering 73.758,850.00

See tuition fees for Professional Master’s programmes in the Fees Policy.

Calculate your fees

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

The Fees estimator is indicative only. Your final fees account will be calculated and invoiced by the University upon acceptance of your enrolment application.

Other compulsory fees

Along with course fees, all students enrolled at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington are required to pay a Student Services Levy and Student Assistance Levy.

Student Services Levy

The levy is a contribution towards student support services delivered by and through the University to support and facilitate the best academic outcomes for all students. Refer to Appendix 1 in the Student Services Levy Procedure for a full list of services. You may need to pay extra to access some goods, services, or amenities.

Levy for 2022

From 2022, the Student Services Levy will be calculated on a per-point basis capped at 150 points. How much you need to pay will depend on how many points you are enrolled in and where you are based for your study.

If you will be primarily studying from within the Wellington region, and if you are able to attend most of your required lectures and tutorials in person, your Student Services Levy will be calculated at $8.48 per point.

If you will be studying from elsewhere within New Zealand or from overseas, and if you are unable to attend most of your lectures and tutorials in person, your Student Services Levy will be calculated at $4.24 per point.

To facilitate the move to this new structure, some students enrolled in 2021 are eligible for a rebate in 2022. These are outlined in the 2022 Student Services Levy Procedure.

Student Assistance Levy

This levy is used to assist students suffering exceptional financial hardship. In 2022, the Student Assistance Levy is $28 (GST included) for all students.

Speak to someone

Student Fees Advisers

Phone: +64 4 472 1000
Email: student-finance@vuw.ac.nz