International students are required to pay a tuition fee for each course they are enrolled in. Students are also expected to have an additional NZ$10,000 - NZ$15,000 for living expenses for each year of study.
Quoted fees, which are found on the individual programme pages, are based on standard full-time load at Bay of Plenty Polytechnic. Fees are in New Zealand dollars, indicative, subject to change, and may differ depending on actual courses chosen at enrolment.
There are some exceptions relating to the Marine Studies year 1, year 2, and Diploma in Marine Studies for Graduates Level 6 programmes. For details, and fees relating to part-time programmes please email firstname.lastname@example.org
On some programmes there are requirements to purchase additional equipment or stationery. Please refer enquiries on specific programmes to email@example.com
Bachelors Degree Study at the University of Waikato
While enrolled at Bay of Plenty Polytechnic and studying the pre-requisite diploma qualification, students pay fees set by the Polytechnic as quoted above. After completion of the pre-requisite diploma, students will enrol at the University of Waikato for one or more years to complete their bachelor degree. During this time, students pay fees set by the University. To determine the cost of the study with University of Waikato, please refer to University of Waikato's international fees schedule.
Bay of Plenty Polytechnic Policies
When you sign the Application and Enrolment Form you are signing a legally binding agreement. Please ensure you are familiar with the Polytechnic's withdrawal / refund of fees policies.
Code of Practice
Bay of Plenty Polytechnic has agreed to observe and be bound by the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students, published by the Ministry of Education. Copies of the code are available on request from this institution or from the New Zealand Ministry of Education website at http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/assets/Providers-and-partners/Code-of-Practice-NZQA.pdf.
For further information on working while studying in New Zealand as an International Student, visit the NZ Study Work website.
Cost of Living
We recommend you allow a minimum of NZ$15,000 per year for living (including food, clothing, transport, entertainment and accommodation costs). This is a guide, however you will find the cost of living in Tauranga is less expensive than the larger centers in New Zealand and most other countries.