Faculty of Education

Fees and money matters

There are a variety of options available to help you fund your university study. Student loans and allowances are available through StudyLink, and there are a number of scholarships, awards and grants on offer to help you.

Scholarships and awards

The University of Auckland has a wide range of scholarships and awards available to students at all levels of study.

For a full list of undergraduate scholarships and awards, and information on TeachNZ scholarships, visit Scholarships and awards.

Student loans and allowances


Student allowances

Student allowances assist New Zealand students in financial need who are enrolled in a recognised full-time course of study. International students, and students who have had Permanent Residency status for less than two years, are not eligible. A student allowance is a grant and does not need to be repaid, unlike a student loan. Other income may affect your eligibility for an allowance.

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.

Loans need to be repaid and may accrue interest. The Inland Revenue Department provides more information about Student Loan interest.

Visit the Inland Revenue Department website

StudyLink provides more information and online application forms for loans and allowances. Students are advised to apply early.

Visit their website or call 0800 88 99 00 for more information.

Go to the StudyLink website

View full details of loans and allowances


Contact details

For information and advice regarding fees, loans or allowances contact the Student Information Centre.

Physical address:

Student Information Centre
Level 1 (Ground Floor)
The ClockTower
22 Princes Street

Postal address:

Student Financials Office
The University of Auckland
Private Bag 92019
Auckland Mail Centre
Auckland 1142
New Zealand

Contact details:

Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 84422
Fax: +64 9 373 7404
Email: fees@auckland.ac.nz


Tuition fees for undergraduate programmes in 2014

The table below shows the estimated tuition fees for 2014.

These fees are for the first year of study in the following undergraduate programmes. The calculation is approximate and based on a full-time course load (usually 120 points per annum). Use as a guide only. After you have applied, accepted an offer of a place and enrolled, you can generate a statement/invoice via Student Services Online.

Programme Tuition fee (domestic) Tuition fee (international)
Bachelor of Education (Teaching) ECE $5,384 $25,470
Bachelor of Education (Teaching) ECE Pasifika Specialisation $5,384 $25,470
Graduate Diploma in Teaching (ECE) (150 points) $8,460
(for 150 points)
Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Primary Specialisation $5,384 $25,470
Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Huarahi Māori Specialisation $5,384 $25,470
Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Primary) (160 points) $9,024
(for 160 points)
Bachelor of Physical Education $5,384 $25,470
Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary) $6,768 $22,968
Bachelor of Social work $5,384 $25,470
Bachelor of Human Services $5,384  $25,470
Foundation Certificate Education 655


Foundation Certificate Tohu Tūāpapa Mātauranga 655


Student Services Fee: In addition to tuition fees, a Student Services Fee is charged. In 2014, this fee is $6.05 per point. Students undertaking a full-time load of 120 points in 2014 will pay approximately $726 for student services.


2014 tuition fees per course

See information at Tuition fees 2014 by faculty.