Waikato Pathways College


Tuition fees and other costs for Waikato Pathways College

Here you will see an overview of the latest tuition fees, accommodation fees, and other costs for international students wanting to study at Waikato Pathways College. It is compulsory for all students to have full medical and travel insurance for the length of stay in New Zealand.

Find out how to pay your fees.

Programme Course length Fees 2020 (in NZD)
English Language
Certificate of Attainment in English Language (CAEL)
10-week blocks $5200 per block
General English
Study for a minimum of three weeks to six months. Pay for four weeks and get the fifth week free.
Full Time
(23 hr per week)
$460 per week
Part Time
(15 hr per week)
$340 per week
Foundation Studies 
(February, June and October start)
Accelerated $11,255
Standard $22,510
International Diploma (Business) Three Trimesters $26,000
International Diploma (Science) Three Trimesters $27,500
Additional costs
Student Services Levy up to $750 per year
Application Fee – payable once for each new enrolment * $220.00
Accommodation Registration Fee – payable once on each new application $330.00
Homestay – 3 meals per day $266.00 per week
Auckland International Airport – shuttle transfer * Up to $90.00 one way
Travel and Medical Insurance $620 (based on 12 months cover)
Under 18 Designated Caregiver Assessment Fee $200.00

*Only applicable to standalone English programmes

Living cost

Full fee paying overseas students must have funds and prepare evidence to be submitted to the Immigration New Zealand that they have at least NZ $15,000 for a full year of study or NZ $1,250 per month to stay in New Zealand.

All tuition fees quoted are based on the current year tuition fees and are subject to change for future years. The fees quoted are based on a paper basis calculated over one year of study (1 full time EFT unless otherwise stated).

The estimated tuition fee is to enable you to pay your tuition fees in advance as required by Immigration New Zealand for visa purposes.

The actual tuition fees that you will be required to pay at enrolment are calculated based on the individual EFT value for each course you enrol in. Fees are set by the University Council. Alterations to the papers you take, acceleration of your academic programme or repetition of papers will result in an increase or decrease in the estimated tuition fee. For further information, please visit waikato.ac.nz/study/costs/tuition-costs-international.

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Entry requirements

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Visa information

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