Fees and money matters


Choosing to study for a qualification from The University of Auckland is a valuable investment in your future. In the short term, however, it is likely that you will need to think carefully about how to pay tuition fees and living expenses while you are studying.


Student allowances

The student allowance is a weekly payment to help with your living costs while in full-time study on an approved programme. It is available to New Zealand citizens and permanent residents who have held New Zealand residency for at least two years.

For full information about student allowances, contact StudyLink. 

Phone: 0800 88 99 00

Website: www.studylink.govt.nz
 

Student loans

To be eligible for a student loan you must be a New Zealand citizen or have been granted permanent resident status. You must be studying full-time for a minimum of 12 weeks, or part-time for a full year, at an approved tertiary institution.

You may apply for tuition fees, course-related costs (for example, books, stationery and travel) and living costs (living costs are not available to part-time students).

Applications for loans should be made at least one month before study begins.

For full information about student loans, contact StudyLink.

Phone: 0800 88 99 00
Website: 
www.studylink.govt.nz

 

Part-time work

Many students work part-time to support themselves through university. As well as helping to cover costs, this is a great way to get valuable work experience and network with potential colleagues and employers. However, it’s important to strike a balance between the number of hours you work and the requirements of your university study, so that your academic performance doesn't suffer.

Before committing to a part-time job, find out whether you are expected to undertake professional placements or work experience as part of your programme of study. You should also let your employer know the dates of your exam times so you can build flexibility into your work schedule.

If you are applying for a student allowance, bear in mind the maximum dollars per week you are allowed to earn before your allowance is affected.

Some University programmes can be completed over a number of years, giving you the flexibility to complete courses while doing a full-time or part-time job, or managing family responsibilities.

Student Job Search can help with referral to short-term job opportunities.

More information


Phone: +64 9 309 7800

Website: www.sjs.co.nz

 

Undergraduate fees


This table is based on the 2017 fees schedule for an LLB student enrolled in a full-time load of 120 points and should be used as a guide only. For updated fees information, refer to www.auckland.ac.nz/fees

Domestic student $6,212
International student $31,510

Please note, in addition to the tuition fees for each course, you will be charged a Student Services Fee.The student services fee is calculated on a per point basis. Students studying full-time (120 points) in 2017 paid $754.80

In all cases the fees per point will be charged at the rate set for that subject irrespective of the qualification the course is taken for. For accurate information regarding all fees, including how to pay, visit the main University web page Fees.

Postgraduate student in the Law Library

Postgraduate fees


The 2017 LLM/MLS tuition fee for full-time study ranges from NZ$8,263 - $9,714 (domestic students) to NZ$31,510 (international students). The annual PhD tuition fee is NZ$6,832.80 for both domestic and international students. For more information visit here.

Please note, in addition to the tuition fees for each course, you will be charged a Student Services Fee.The student services fee is calculated on a per point basis. Students studying full-time (120 points) in 2017 paid $765.60.

In all cases the fees per point will be charged at the rate set for that subject irrespective of the qualification the course is taken for. For accurate information regarding all fees, including how to pay, visit the main University web page Fees.

Other fees


Fees for conjoint programmes

Conjoint programme tuition fees will vary depending on the particular programmes you are enrolled in, but should be within the ranges in the table above.

Fees for international students

International student fees differ from domestic student fees. For more information, visit our international students’ pages.

Further information


For financial queries and concerns, please contact the Student Information Centre:

Student Information Centre
Level 1 (Ground Floor)
ClockTower Building
22 Princes Street
City Campus
Phone: +64 373 7599 ext 84422
Student financials enquiry form
 

Other useful information about financing your study and money management can be found at the following links:

Financial advice
Tips for creating a budget and managing your money.

Cost of living
Approximate costs for everyday living expenses in Auckland.