Fees for domestic students

Find out all you need to know about fees if you are a domestic student (a citizen or a New Zealand resident or permanent resident).

Important fee information

Domestic students are generally citizens, residents or permanent residents of New Zealand, but this category includes some other groups as set out in section three of the Fees Statute 2017.

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.

Additional costs

Some courses have additional costs for items such as study materials, equipment or field trips. There are also additional administrative costs when ordering transcripts and replacement student ID cards. A full list of these administrative costs can be viewed in Appendix D of the Fees Statute.

Domestic tuition fees for 2017 (incl gst)

Domestic tuition fee bands for subject categories

Undergraduate Per point ($) Average full time (120 points) ($)
Humanities and Social Sciences 44.67 5,360.40




Commerce 52.55 6,306.00
Law 52.55 6,306.00
Mathematics and Statistics 49.10 5,892.00
Architecture 62.10 7,452.00
Design 55.82 6,698.40
Psychology and Computer Science 55.82 6,698.40
Chemical, Physical, Biological and Earth Sciences 56.42 6,770.40
Engineering 65.38 7,845.60
Postgraduate taught Per point ($) Average full time (120 points) ($)
Humanities and Social Sciences 62.10 7,452.00
Education 62.10 7,452.00
Music 65.43–72.75 7,851.60–8,730.00
Commerce 68.28 8,193.60
Mathematics and Statistics 69.80 8,376.00
Architecture and Design 70.90 8,508.00
Psychology and Computer Science 70.90 8,508.00
Chemical, Physical, Biological and Earth Sciences 71.33


Law 76.049,124.80
Nursing and Midwifery 71.22 8,546.40
Postgraduate thesis Per point ($) Average full time (120 points) ($)
Humanities and Social Sciences 58.447,012.80
Education 58.447,012.80
Music 65.437,851.60
Commerce 64.94 7,792.80
Law 64.94 7,792.80
Mathematics and Statistics 65.557,866.00
Architecture and Design 67.62 8,114.40
Psychology and Computer Science 67.628,114.40
Nursing and Midwifery 68.06 8,167.20
Chemical, Physical, Biological and Earth Sciences 68.068,167.20

Tuition fees for Professional Master’s programmes can be viewed in the Fees Statute 2017.

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 upon acceptance of your enrolment application.

Other compulsory fees

All students enrolled at Victoria University 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: $730.50 (2017)
  • Distance students: $365.25 (2017)

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.

  • $24 for all students (no GST)