All students pay tuition fees and compulsory levies. Calculate how much your courses will cost to study at Victoria University of Wellington.

Domestic and international student fees

Your enrolment is confirmed once you’ve signed and returned an Offer of Study, Change of Course form or any document formally agreeing your acceptance into a course. You are then liable for the fees unless you formally withdraw before the appropriate dates.

Domestic students are charged tuition fees at a different rate to international students.

How to pay

You can pay your fees with a StudyLink student loan, or through internet banking, with a credit card online, or in person at the Enrolments office. Find out more about how to pay your fees.

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.

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.

  • Internal students: $822.00 (2020) | $843.00 (2021).
  • Distance students: $411.00 (2020) | $421.50 (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.

  • 2020: $27.60 for all students ($28 in 2021)

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 Appendix D of the Fees Statute.