Most of New Zealand's primary and secondary schools will arrange homestay family for students. To ensure the safety of students, host-families are registered with schools and arranged; in accordance with the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International students. Living with homestay families may be suitable for younger or short term courses students.    

Homestay

Almost all private schools offer dormitory, meals and laundry services boarding to international students. The respective fees are not included in the school tuition fee. 

Boarding School

University students can choose either on campus or off campus hostels. Rental will be depending on the types of hostels.

Dormitory at University

Students aged 18 or above can co-rent an apartment/house. The landlord usually asks for tenant to pay 1-month rent as deposit and 1-month rent in advance.

Renting you own Accommodation

University Foundation Course

$18,000 NZD - $30,000 NZD

Bachelor Degree

$18,000 NZD - 40,000 NZD

(Except medical)

$18,000 NZD - $36,000 NZD

Masters Degree

15,000 – 18,000 NZD each year

Note: All information for reference, the cost of living index based on the life of individual cities may be​

Living Index:

General expenses 

NZD        

Rent (per week) 

Pizza Delivery (Large)

McDonald Set

Milk (Per Liter)

Coca Cola(1.5L)

A bottle of Juice

A Cup of coffee

Newspaper

A movie ticket(Student)

Hair Cut (time)

Doctor fee

Dental expenses 

New Zealand Tuition Fee  

English Course

$360 NZD - $600 NZD

(Weekly)

Secondary Education

$12,000 NZD - $28,000 NZD

Certificate and Diploma

$6,000 NZD - $20,000 NZD

(註:以上只供參考,實際學費以院校資料為準)

New Zealand Living Expenses

200~350

16

9~12

2~3

2~4

2~4

4~6

2.5~4

10.5~14

30~55

45~85

150~500