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Paying from outside New Zealand


Tuition fees are shown on the page for each programme. Please be aware that domestic students are subsidised by the NZ Government so fees for international students are shown separately.


There are a number of ways to pay your fees.

  1. Bank transfer (telegraphic transfer): please include your name and Student ID number in payment information. Payments will incur a $30 bank charge.

    Account name: Ara Institute of Canterbury Ltd
    Bank: Bank of New Zealand
    Address: 114 Fitzgerald Ave, Linwood, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Account number: 02-0800-0911670-000
    Attention: International
    Swift Code: BKNZNZ22800

  2. Credit Card: you will need to send us a Credit Card Payment Authorisation form. We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express. Please refer to statement of Fees.
  3. Bank Cheque made out in NZ Dollars to Ara. Ara will stop accepting cheques as a method of payment from the May 14 2021.
  4. Cash or EFTPOS if you are in New Zealand. Please note that for safety reasons we advise that students do not carry large amounts of cash.

Other costs

To work out how much it costs to study at Ara for a full year you will need to consider several items. You can use this budget as a guide for studying at Ara and living in New Zealand.

Contact details

Phone: 03 940 8389
International: +64 3 940 8000

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