SIT offers affordable International Tuition Fees

Our international fees differ between different qualifications and duration. If you know the qualification level of the course that you want to study, the fees table will be able to give you an idea of the total cost.

Please refer to the table below for our list of International Tuition Fees.





Programmes Course Fees Resource Fee Total Fees Duration
Masters NZ$24,600 NZ$2,600 NZ$27,200 Per 18 academic months
Postgraduate Diploma NZ$18,400 NZ$2,300 NZ$20,700 Per 12 academic months
Graduate Diplomas NZ$17,400 NZ$2,200 NZ$19,600 Per year
Bachelor Degrees NZ$17,400 NZ$2,200 NZ$19,600 Per academic year
Diplomas NZ$14,300 NZ$2,200 NZ$16,500 Per academic year
Certificate programme NZ$14,300 NZ$2,200 NZ$16,500 Per academic year
Certificate programme NZ$7,200 NZ$1,100 NZ$8,300 Per 17 weeks or less
Certificate programme NZ$9,800 NZ$1,100 NZ$10,900 Per 18-25 weeks
English language NZ$330   NZ$330 Per week
SIT2LRN Distance Learning NZ$100 per credit   NZ$100 Per credit

Please note that international fees listed by SIT may be subject to change due to directives from Te Pūkenga.

All fees are inclusive of New Zealand Goods and Services Tax (GST).  All fees outlined on the Offer of Place must be paid prior to the commencement of the programme. 

Paying Your Fees


When you receive your Offer of Place, we will send you an invoice for the programme costs.  Simply follow the directions on that invoice to pay your fees.  As soon as we can see your fees have been paid, we will provide you with a receipt.  Use this receipt, and your offer of place, to obtain your student visa. 

Westpac New Zealand
62 Kelvin Street, Invercargill 9810 New Zealand

Account name: Te Pukenga - NZIST – SIT
Account number: 03-1750-0500690-003
Swift code: WPACNZ2W
Reference: Your invoice number (which is on the top right of the invoice)

Once you have paid, email us to advise the bank transfer has been sent, the amount, and the date this was completed.




Medical and travel insurance are compulsory for international students studying in New Zealand.

Insurance is included in SIT’s International Fees. We automatically organise insurance for mainstream students through the resource fee, so that is one less thing to worry about. Insurance for English will be arranged at $14.50 per week.


International Scholarships


Visit our International Scholarship page to view more scholarship options.

International Scholarships

International Handbook