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 2018.

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.

Fees-free tertiary study

For 2018, tertiary education will be fees-free for eligible first-time tertiary learners. Find out more about fees-free study at Victoria.

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 2018 (incl gst)

Domestic tuition fee bands for subject categories

Undergraduate Per point ($) Average full time (120 points) ($)
Humanities and Social Sciences 45.56 5,467.20




Commerce 53.60 6,432.00
Law 53.60 6,432.00
Mathematics and Statistics 50.086,009.60
Architecture 63.34 7,600.80
Design 56.93 6,831.60
Psychology and Computer Science 56.93 6,831.60
Chemical, Physical, Biological and Earth Sciences 57.54 6,904.80
Engineering 66.688,001.60
Postgraduate taught Per point ($) Average full time (120 points) ($)
Humanities and Social Sciences 63.34 7,600.80
Education 63.34 7,600.80
Music 66.73–74.208,007.60–8,904.00
Commerce 69.64 8,356.80
Mathematics and Statistics 71.19 8,542.80
Architecture and Design 72.31 8,677.20
Psychology and Computer Science 72.31 8,677.20
Chemical, Physical, Biological and Earth Sciences 72.75


Law 77.56 9,307.20
Nursing and Midwifery 72.64 8,716.80
Postgraduate thesis Per point ($) Average full time (120 points) ($)
Humanities and Social Sciences 59.60 7,152.00
Education 59.60 7,152.00
Music 66.738,007.60
Commerce 66.23 7,947.60
Law 66.23 7,947.60
Mathematics and Statistics 66.868,023.20
Architecture and Design 68.97 8,276.40
Psychology and Computer Science 68.97 8,276.40
Nursing and Midwifery 69.42 8,330.40
Chemical, Physical, Biological and Earth Sciences 69.42 8,330.40
Engineering 68.97 8,276.40

Tuition fees for Professional Master’s programmes can be viewed in the Fees Statute 2018.

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: $756.00 (2018)
  • Distance students: $378.00 (2018)

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)