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Non-tuition fees

When you study at Massey you'll pay non-tuition fees on top of your tuition fees. See what costs apply to you.

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Non-tuition fees are administrative fees you pay on top of the tuition fees you pay for each course. You pay these fees for services provided for you and other students, either by the university or students association. The fees can also contribute towards a particular student-focused project for your benefit.

You need to pay your fees for the year once you get your Confirmation of Enrolment from Massey and before you start – or earlier if we note it in your Offer of Place.

If you're a domestic student and eligible for a Studylink loan or allowances, or the Fees Free scheme, some non-tuition fees will be covered by these.

Variable fees

Some fees are the same for all students. Others can differ depending on:

  • whether you require special admission
  • whether you're a domestic or international student
  • the number of credits you are enrolled for each semester
  • whether you're studying on-campus or by distance and online study
  • which campus you're studying at
  • whether you're accessing particular services that are not fully funded.

Compulsory fees

Some tuition fees are optional. Others are compulsory and charged to everyone who studies the same qualification as you, such as:

  • application fees
  • student services levies.

2022 non-tuition fees

Academic record fees

This fee is for preparing and mailing official copies of your academic record or graduation certificate.

Fee Cost Compulsory Annual or one-off Covered by StudyLink Covered by Fees Free
Official hard copy of academic record $19.90 Yes One-off No No
Completion letter (hard copy) $19.90 Yes One-off No No
Extra hard copies of academic record or letter – one request only $6.50 No One-off No No
Courier fee for academic documents $34.80 No One-off No No
Replacement graduation certificate (includes domestic or international delivery) $109.20 No One-off No No

 

Accommodation bond and placement levy

This bond and levy is charged to students seeking homestay accommodation through the university. You can get the accommodation bond refunded if you meet the agreed conditions.

Administration fees

Fees for administration can include one-off costs such as international student admission and replacing your student identity card.

Fee Cost Compulsory Annual or one-off Covered by StudyLink Covered by Fees Free
International administration fee $1,000.00 One-off No No
Replacement of student identity card $14.20 No One-off No No

 

Admission fees

You may be charged this fee if you need special admission to Massey.

Fee Cost Compulsory Annual or one-off Covered by StudyLink Covered by Fees Free
Matriculation (with a NZ University Entrance qualification) No fee charged No One-off Not applicable Not applicable
Special admission No fee charged No One-off Not applicable Not applicable
Admission with Equivalent Status (AES) – overseas qualifications $140.80 No One-off No No
Admission with Equivalent Status (AES) – work experience $140.80 No One-off No No

 

Application fees

Some qualifications and services have an application fee to cover the process of screening and testing applicants or related administration.

Fee Cost Compulsory Annual or one-off Covered by StudyLink Covered by Fees Free
Bachelor of Aviation application fee $210.00 No One-off No No
Veterinary Science selection application fee $395.00 No One-off No No
Massey-approved Homestay accommodation application fee $264.40 No One-off No No
Designated caregiver administration fee $264.40 No One-off No No
Under 18 homestay administration fee $225.70 No One-off No No

Homestay accommodation 

Carry forward of postgraduate registration

Postgraduate students may apply to carry their enrolment forward by applying and paying this fee.

Fee Cost Compulsory Annual or one-off Covered by StudyLink Covered by Fees Free
Carry forward of postgraduate registration $29.40 No One-off No No

 

Component fees

Some courses have extra costs called component fees for expenses such as:

  • field trips
  • course materials
  • fuel costs (aviation)
  • costs of practicums.

These fees range in cost depending on the course.

Examination fees

You pay fees to cover the costs around exams taking place. The examination fee also covers the cost of marking and returning exam scripts.

Fee Cost One-off fee or for each item? Covered by StudyLink Covered by Fees Free
Supplementary exam $72.70 For each course No No
Re-marking of final exam script $72.70 One-off No No
Return of exam scripts $8.80 For each script No No
PhD No fee charged Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
DSc, DLitt $3,338.70 One-off No No
Distance learning overseas venue fee $240.30 For each course No No
Change of distance learning exam venue by student (within 3 weeks of the start of the exam period) $84.00 For each course No No
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam fee $385.00 One-off No No
IELTS re-mark fee $225.00 One-off No No
IELTS transfer fee $80.00 One-off No No
Offsite testing fee for the centre for Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE) $415.00 One-off No No

 

International student insurance fees

All international students need to have health insurance while they are studying here to meet the requirements of the New Zealand Government's Code of Practice for Pastoral Care of International Students

This makes sure you have healthcare available if you need it while studying in New Zealand as you cannot normally get free medical services through the New Zealand public health system.

The cost of your insurance fees is based on the length of your study.

Insurance for international students

Fee Cost Compulsory Covered by StudyLink Covered by Fees Free
One academic year Studentsafe Insurance $697.00 Yes – for international students No No
One semester Studentsafe Insurance $348.50 Yes – for international students No No
One month Studentsafe Insurance (for qualifications outside the standard semesters) $58.08
(minimum 2 months $116.16)
Yes – for international students No No

 

Recognition of prior learning (cross credit) fees

Fee Cost Compulsory Annual or one-off Covered by StudyLink Covered by Fees Free
Cross credit and transfer of credit $109.20 No One-off No No
Recognition of prior learning obtained through training, work experience and life experience (for each course/subject) $176.80 No One-off No No

 

Student services levy

From 2022, a single compulsory student services levy fee will be charged. This includes a base fee plus a fee for each credit you are enrolled in. The maximum number of credits you can be charged for in an academic year is 120.

The amount you need to pay will depend on how many credits you are enrolled in, your location and mode of study.

If you are only enrolled in block, onshore, offshore or distance courses, you will be charged the $130 or $0 base fee as listed below. If you are enrolled in any on-campus courses, the campus base fee will be charged.

Location and mode of study Base fee Fee per credit Covered by StudyLink Covered by Fees Free
Auckland campus — on-campus students $407.10 $3.00 Yes Yes
Manawatū campus — on-campus students $356.90 $3.00 Yes Yes
Wellington campus— on-campus students $250.00 $3.00 Yes Yes
Distance and block $130.00 $1.06 Yes Yes
Onshore — studying in New Zealand but not on a campus (for example Auckland Airport) $130.00 $1.06 Yes Yes
Offshore - studying overseas internally (for example Hebei) $0 $1.06 No No

Thesis printing fee

If you wish to get your postgraduate thesis printed there is an administration fee.

Fee Cost Compulsory Annual or one-off Covered by StudyLink Covered by Fees Free
Thesis printing $137.20 No One-off No No

 

Withdrawal fee

If you withdraw from your course, courses or qualification in the academic year – before 17 percent of your first course has taken place – we will make a full refund of tuition fees and possibly non-tuition fees. Withdrawal dates are on your Confirmation of Enrolment letter.

If you are an international student, you will be charged an administration fee to cover the cost of administering the withdrawal.

More about withdrawing from one or all of your courses

Fee refunds and credit for withdrawals

2021 non-tuition fees

Academic record fees

This fee is for preparing and mailing official copies of your academic record or graduation certificate.

Fee Cost Compulsory Annual or one-off Covered by StudyLink Covered by Fees Free
Official hard copy of academic record $19.60 Yes One-off No No
Completion letter (hard copy) $19.60 Yes One-off No No
Extra hard copies of academic record or letter – one request only $6.40 No One-off No No
Courier fee for academic documents $34.30 No One-off No No
Replacement graduation certificate (includes domestic or international delivery) $107.40 No One-off No No

 

Accommodation bond and placement levy

This bond and levy is charged to students seeking homestay accommodation through the university. You can get the accommodation bond refunded if you meet the agreed conditions.

Administration fees

Fees for administration can include one-off costs such as international student admission and replacing your student identity card.

Fee Cost Compulsory Annual or one-off Covered by StudyLink Covered by Fees Free
International administration fee $1,000.00 One-off No No
Replacement of student identity card $14.00 No One-off No No

 

Admission fees

You may be charged this fee if you need special admission to Massey.

Fee Cost Compulsory Annual or one-off Covered by StudyLink Covered by Fees Free
Matriculation (with a NZ University Entrance qualification) No fee charged No One-off Not applicable Not applicable
Special admission No fee charged No One-off Not applicable Not applicable
Admission with Equivalent Status (AES) – overseas qualifications $138.50 No One-off No No
Admission with Equivalent Status (AES) – work experience $138.50 No One-off No No

 

Application fees

Some qualifications and services have an application fee to cover the process of screening and testing applicants or related administration.

Fee Cost Compulsory Annual or one-off Covered by StudyLink Covered by Fees Free
Bachelor of Aviation application fee $188.70 No One-off No No
Veterinary Science selection application fee $112.50 No One-off No No
Massey-approved Homestay accommodation application fee $260.00 No One-off No No
Designated caregiver administration fee $260.00 No One-off No No
Under 18 homestay administration fee $222.00 No One-off No No

Homestay accommodation 

Building levy

Students on the Manawatū campus in Palmerston North and the Auckland campus pay a compulsory annual building levy to cover projects to develop infrastructure and buildings. You can vote on and approve these projects through your student associations. The building levy cost is included in the Enrolment fees section.

Carry forward of postgraduate registration

Postgraduate students may apply to carry their enrolment forward by applying and paying this fee.

Fee Cost Compulsory Annual or one-off Covered by StudyLink Covered by Fees Free
Carry forward of postgraduate registration $29.00 No One-off No No

 

Component fees

Some courses have extra costs called component fees for expenses such as:

  • field trips
  • course materials
  • fuel costs (aviation)
  • costs of practicums.

These fees range in cost depending on the course.

Enrolment fee

Your enrolment fee contributes to the administration cost of your enrolment each academic year, including:

  • preparing course materials
  • maintaining processes and systems to support your enrolment
  • communicating and advising.

All students are charged the same amount each year.

Fee Cost Compulsory Annual or one-off Covered by StudyLink Covered by Fees Free
Enrolment fee (charged once per academic year) $66.50 Yes Annual Yes No
Auckland recreation centre levy $157.10 Yes – for Auckland on-campus students Annual Yes Yes
Manawatū (Palmerston North) building levy $30.60 Yes – for Manawatū on-campus students Annual Yes Yes
Manawatū (Palmerston North) recreation centre levy $76.30 Yes – for Manawatū on-campus students Annual Yes Yes

 

Examination fees

You pay fees to cover the costs around exams taking place. The examination fee also covers the cost of marking and returning exam scripts.

Fee Cost One-off fee or for each item? Covered by StudyLink Covered by Fees Free
Supplementary exam $71.50 For each course No No
Re-marking of final exam script $71.50 One-off No No
Return of exam scripts $8.70 For each script No No
PhD No fee charged Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
DSc, DLitt $3,282.90 One-off No No
Distance learning overseas venue fee $236.30 For each course No No
Change of distance learning exam venue by student (within 3 weeks of the start of the exam period) $82.60 For each course No No
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam fee $385.00 One-off No No
IELTS re-mark fee $225.00 One-off No No
IELTS transfer fee $80.00 One-off No No
Offsite testing fee for the centre for Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE) $415.00 One-off No No

 

International student insurance fees

All international students need to have health insurance while they are studying here to meet the requirements of the New Zealand Government's Code of Practice for Pastoral Care of International Students

This makes sure you have healthcare available if you need it while studying in New Zealand as you cannot normally get free medical services through the New Zealand public health system.

The cost of your insurance fees is based on the length of your study.

Insurance for international students

Fee Cost Compulsory Covered by StudyLink Covered by Fees Free
One academic year Studentsafe Insurance $670.00 Yes – for international students No No
One semester Studentsafe Insurance $335.00 Yes – for international students No No
One month Studentsafe Insurance (for qualifications outside the standard semesters) $55.83
(minimum 2 months $111.67)
Yes – for international students No No

 

Late fees

There are extra penalty fees charged if you don't pay your fees on time, or are late with delivery of work such as submission of practical work reports.

Practical work service fee

If study for your qualification includes practical work service, working offsite for organisations outside the university, you'll pay this fee.

Recognition of prior learning (cross credit) fees

Fee Cost Compulsory Annual or one-off Covered by StudyLink Covered by Fees Free
Cross credit and transfer of credit $107.40 No One-off No No
Recognition of prior learning obtained through training, work experience and life experience (for each course/subject) $173.90 No One-off No No

 

Recreation Centre levy

Students attending Auckland campus and Manawatū campus in Palmerston North pay a compulsory annual recreation centre levy. This helps support your physical and mental wellbeing by contributing to the sport and recreation services on each campus available for you to use. Recreation centre levy costs are included in the Enrolment fees section.

Student services levy – internal on-campus students

All universities in New Zealand charge a compulsory student services fee, or levy, each year. This gives you access to services that support your life at Massey as a student.

Fee Cost Covered by StudyLink Covered by Fees Free
0 to 15 credits $283.60 Yes Yes
16 to 30 credits $313.40 Yes Yes
31 to 45 credits $343.60 Yes Yes
46 to 60 credits $434.20 Yes Yes
61 to 75 credits $463.20 Yes Yes
76 to 90 credits $494.10 Yes Yes
91 to 105 credits $552.40 Yes Yes
106 credits + $582.20 Yes Yes

Student services levy explained 

Apply to have your payment of the Student Services levy reconsidered by the university 

Student services levy – distance students

Like all New Zealand universities, we charge a compulsory student services fee, or levy, each year. This gives you access to distance services that contribute to your life as a student.

Fee Cost Covered by StudyLink Covered by Fees Free
0 to 15 credits $136.30 Yes Yes
16 to 30 credits $153.80 Yes Yes
31 to 45 credits $172.00 Yes Yes
46 to 60 credits $189.00 Yes Yes
61 to 75 credits $207.30 Yes Yes
76 to 90 credits $224.90 Yes Yes
91 to 105 credits $243.00 Yes Yes
106 credits + $261.20 Yes Yes

Student services levy explained 

Apply to have your payment of the Student Services levy reconsidered by the university

Thesis printing fee

If you wish to get your postgraduate thesis printed there is an administration fee.

Fee Cost Compulsory Annual or one-off Covered by StudyLink Covered by Fees Free
Thesis printing $135.00 No One-off No No

 

Withdrawal fee

If you withdraw from your course, courses or qualification in the academic year – before 10 percent of your first course has taken place – we will make a full refund of tuition fees and possibly non-tuition fees. Withdrawal dates are on your Confirmation of Enrolment letter.

If you are an international student, you will be charged an administration fee to cover the cost of administering the withdrawal.

More about withdrawing from one or all of your courses

Fee refunds and credit for withdrawals

How non-tuition fees are calculated

If you are studying on campus, your compulsory non-tuition fees are based on the campus you are enrolled at. Distance students pay separate fees.

If you are enrolled in a combination of internal and distance courses it will depend on whether you are studying most of your credits on campus or by distance.

Students who enrol in a qualification starting in Semester Two and continuing into the following year, will be charged non-tuition fees:

  1. at the start of their enrolment in July
  2. at the beginning of the following academic year, in February
  3. annually after that.

Paying non-tuition fees

Pay your fees for the year when you get your Confirmation of Enrolment from Massey and before you start, or earlier if noted in your Offer of Place.

Fee payment options

If you're a domestic student and eligible for a Studylink loan or allowances, or the Fees Free scheme, some non-tuition fees will be covered under these.

StudyLink student loans and allowances 
Fees Free scheme 

Contact Massey

Get in touch with us early about money matters so we can help and point you in the right direction. We want you to succeed with your study at Massey and are here to help.

The information on these pages is for estimation purposes only. Actual fees payable will be finalised on confirmation of enrolment. Unless otherwise stated, all fees shown on this page are quoted in New Zealand dollars and include Goods and Services Tax. You should also read the University's Disclaimer Notice before relying on any information on these pages.