Fees & Charges

Placement Fee

The non-refundable placement fee is NZ$300.

Homestay Fee

The homestay fee is NZ$285 per week.

How to Pay

You are required to pay the placement fee of NZ$300 and four weeks' board of NZ$1140 (total amount of NZ$1440) before your application is processed for placement. When you apply online, you will be asked to select how you would like to pay at the end. You can choose to pay by:

  • Credit or debit card, or
  • Have it deducted from the funds you have sent to Victoria University of Wellington.

Any subsequent board payments will need to be arranged between you and the homestay family when you arrive. It is recommended that students open a New Zealand bank account, and pay their family through Internet banking.

Additional Costs

If you do not gain entry into the English Proficiency Programme (EPP) and enrol at Campbell Institute, you will be required to pay a bond of $500 to continue living in your homestay. The bond will be refunded after you move out, provided that no damage has been caused to the homestay's property.