University of Otago Domestic Fees Structure

By | January 18, 2019

University of Otago Domestic Fees Structure

Domestic Fees

The tuition fees listed below are for domestic students only. 

Most domestic students who are new to tertiary education will be eligible for one year of fees-free study at Otago. See www.otago.ac.nz/study/fees-free.html for more information.

Each figure listed in the table below represents the tuition fee for a normal full-time course comprised entirely of papers from the specified subject area. For example, the fee for a normal full-time course made up entirely of papers from Computer Science, Design, Geography, Information Science, Music and Science will be $7,061.00.

Many students will, however, enrol for papers from a range of subject areas, and may enrol for less or greater than 1.0 EFTS (equivalent full time student) in a given year. As a result, your actual tuition fee is calculated on the basis of fees for each paper that you include in your course. The fee for each paper is calculated according to the fee for its subject area multiplied by its EFTS ‘value’ (the proportion of 1.0 EFTS it represents).

Tuition fees bands for subject categories

The main fee bands listed below, with associated fees (GST inclusive) are for New Zealand citizens or those who hold a New Zealand residence visa; and are residing in New Zealand for the duration of their programme of study.

Tuition fees for Subject Categories (per 1.0 EFTS)

UNDERGRADUATE (EXCL. HONOURS)
Arts, Languages, Theology, Mathematics, Education $5,909.00
Commerce, Teaching $5,642.00
Law (excluding Honours) $6,591.00
Computer Science, Design, Geography, Information Science, Music, Science $7,061.00
Physical Education $7,061.00 – $8,163.00
Health Sciences, Pharmacy, Surveying $8,163.00
Dentistry $15,697.00
Medicine $15,697.00
Physiotherapy – Years 2 to 3 inclusive $7,061.00
Physiotherapy – Year 4 $8,240.00
POSTGRADUATE TAUGHT
Arts, Languages, Theology, Mathematics, Commerce $8,028.00
Law Honours $7,702.00
Computer Science, Design, Geography, Information Science, Science $9,214.00
Health Sciences $11,206.00
Dentistry – MDS $36,705.00
POSTGRADUATE THESIS & HONOURS
Arts, Languages, Theology, Mathematics $6,719.00
Commerce $6,478.00
Law (thesis only) $7,265.00
Computer Science, Design, Geography, Information Science, Music, Science $7,845.00
Health Sciences, Pharmacy, Surveying $9,951.00
Medicine $9,951.00
Dentistry thesis (Non clinical) $10,154.00

 

Example tuition fee calculations

Example 1:

A first year student enrolling for a Health Sciences first year course (all papers are 18 points)

BIOC 192 18 points 0.1500 EFTS $1,059.15
CELS 191 18 points 0.1500 EFTS $1,059.15
CHEM 191 18 points 0.1500 EFTS $1,059.15
POPH 192 18 points 0.1500 EFTS $1,059.15
HUBS 191 18 points 0.1500 EFTS $1,059.15
HUBS 192 18 points 0.1500 EFTS $1,059.15
PHSI 191 18 points 0.1500 EFTS $1,059.15
   
    1.0500 EFTS $7,414.05

Example 2:

A student in the second year of a BCom/BA double degree course.

ECON 201 18 points 0.1500 EFTS $846.30
ECON 202 18 points 0.1500 EFTS $846.30
ECON 206 18 points 0.1500 EFTS $846.30
HIST 215 18 points 0.1500 EFTS $886.35
HIST 225 18 points 0.1500 EFTS $886.35
FREN 232 18 points 0.1500 EFTS $886.35
   
    0.9000 EFTS $5,197.95

Example 3:

A part time BCom student

MART 301 18 points 0.1500 EFTS $846.30
MART 303 18 points 0.1500 EFTS $846.30
MART 304 18 points 0.1500 EFTS $846.30
   
    0.4500 EFTS $2,538.90

 

 

Student Services Fees

The University of Otago is required by Government regulation to ensure a range of support services are available to students. These are funded through the charging of the Student Services Fee.

The Student Services Fee is compulsory, however there are certain exemptions that may apply. Please refer to the University of Otago website for more information on the exemptions and for a more detailed overview of the Student Services Fee.

Below are the compulsory Student Services Fee charges (GST inclusive) for 2019:

CAMPUS FULL-YEAR ONE SEMESTER ONLY
Dunedin campus $813.74 $406.87
Christchurch campus $186.33 $93.16
Wellington campus $162.27 $81.13
Southland campus $134.00 $67.00
Postgraduate students enrolled at Christchurch campus 
(studying full time, on campus)
$186.33 $93.16
Postgraduate students enrolled at Christchurch campus 
(studying part time, on campus)
$40.83 $20.41
Postgraduate students enrolled at Wellington campus $40.83 $20.41
Summer school (up to maximum of $813.74 when included in a full year of 2019 study)   $135.62
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Students enrolled for courses taught entirely at a distance are not charged the Student Services Fee.

The Otago University Students’ Association (OUSA) membership is voluntary in 2019 and there is no charge for membership.

 

Administration fees

The following non-refundable fees (GST inclusive) may be charged (where applicable):

Fee for late payment of fees $100.00
Plus additional charge per month or part thereof $25.00
Fee for late paper submission $120.00
Fee for late declaration completion $120.00
Application for Special admission $93.00
Application for Discretionary Entrance $93.00
Application for Admission ad eundem statum $93.00
Credit for study elsewhere $93.00
Final Exam Only (per paper) $93.00
Reinstatement of enrolment after cancellation $59.00
Tuition refund fee (for students who withdraw from their entire course) $100.00

 

 

Payment of fees

The University issues your invoice via the ‘My Account’ page in eVision with all the information you need to organise payment. Once your fees have been paid and you’ve completed course enrolment, you’re officially enrolled.

Fees should be paid, or student loan arrangements finalised, before you begin your studies.

Note: Tuition fee invoices are displayed in a student’s eVision portal, the University of Otago does not post printed invoices to students.

Tuition Fee Due Dates

Please see below for the due date for payment of tuition fees:

Students registering for study at the start of the academic year are required to pay all fees enrolled

 for by

10 February 2019

Students registering for second semester study only are required to pay all fees enrolled

for by

10 July 2019

Students registering for Summer School are required to pay all Summer School fees enrolled

for by

11 January 2019

A late payment fee of $100.00 will be charged if accounts are not paid by the due date.

If a student increases their programme of study during the year by adding one or more papers, the additional tuition fee for those papers is payable 20 days from when the change of course is registered.

Method of payment

Fees must be paid in New Zealand Dollars and can be paid by any one of the following means:

1. Internet banking (NZ bank account holders)

Internet banking via Bill Pay is possible from all major New Zealand Banks.

Bank and address:

Westpac New Zealand Limited

Westpac Moray Place BranchPO Box 5345, Dunedin 9058NEW ZEALAND
Bank Account Name: University of Otago – Student Tuition
Bank Account Number: 03-0175-0660238-01
SWIFT Code: WPACNZ2W (for payments outside N.Z.)

Please ensure you add your name and student ID as the payment reference.

2. Western Union Business Solutions payment portal – Globalpay

For International students the University of Otago uses the Western Union Business Solutions payment portal, GlobalPay, for you to pay your tuition, accommodation and insurance fees.

Click here to find out more about paying your fees through the Western Union Business Solutions payment portal, and to log in to make your payment.

3. Telegraphic Transfer

If you are not able to use the Western Union Business Solutions payment portal and need to make your payment from an International bank account, you can make payment via telegraphic transfer to the University of Otago bank account:

Bank and address: Westpac New Zealand LimitedWestpac Moray Place BranchPO Box 5345, Dunedin 9058NEW ZEALAND
Bank Account Name: University of Otago – Student Tuition
Bank Account Number: 03-0175-0660238-01
SWIFT Code: WPACNZ2W (for payments outside N.Z.)

Please ensure you add your name and student ID as the payment reference.

4. Government Student Loan – Studylink

The Ministry of Social Development administers the Student Loan Scheme. For applications, please visit the StudyLink website:

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Website http://www.studylink.govt.nz

Please apply for your Student Loan early. After your loan is pre-approved, StudyLink contacts the University to request your enrolment and tuition fee information provided you have selected the ‘Pay fees’ option in your application. These details can be confirmed to StudyLink once you have completed Course Declaration.

StudyLink will pay the tuition fees from an approved Student Loan directly to the University. It is important that you keep track of your application via your MyStudyLink and make sure that your Student Loan is finalised by the time you commence study.

Note: Student loan does not cover administration fees such as Admission fees, late fees and Final Exam Only fees. This means that you will personally need to arrange payment for any of these fees incurred.

5. EFTPOS

EFTPOS is available on the Dunedin campus at the AskOtago Counter located in the Link (by the Central Library).

Each bank has a set daily transaction limit for the amount that can be processed by EFTPOS per day. Contact your bank to find out more about daily transaction limits.

Please note that the University of Otago can no longer process a cash payment for tuition fees on campus. If you wish to pay your tuition fees with cash you will need to go to a Westpac branch to deposit your payment into the University of Otago Tuition bank account.

6. Scholarship

If your tuition fees are to be covered by a University of Otago scholarship and it has not been applied to your fee account, it means that the internal processing has yet to be completed.

7. Third Party Payments

If you receive a tuition fee account and your invoice should be directed to a third party such as your employer; please contact the Fees Office for assistance.

 

 

Refund of fees

A student may be deleted from enrolment in papers up until 5pm on:

Summer School papers 14 January 2019
First semester papers 15 March 2019
Full year papers 22 March 2019
Second semester papers 26 July 2019

 If a student deletes in full and has completed the Course Approval process, tuition fees paid will be refunded in full, less a Tuition Refund fee of $100.00.

A student may withdraw after these dates, and may receive up to a 50% refund of tuition fees in exceptional circumstances only (sundry and administration fees are non-refundable). In these cases, withdrawal must be completed by 5pm on:

Summer School Papers 4 February 2019
First semester papers 3 May 2019
Full year papers 13 September 2019
Second Semester papers 13 September 2019

 

Withdrawal under exceptional circumstances refers to withdrawal after the usual deletion or withdrawal deadlines, in the event that you are prevented from successfully completing a paper or papers due to unexpected and exceptional circumstances such as sudden and significant illness.

If you elect to use a Government Student Loan to pay your University fees, and those fees are paid by StudyLink to the University out of your student loan, and you subsequently become eligible for a refund of all or part of your University fees, the University will make the refund directly to StudyLink (to be credited against your student loan balance). This is consistent with the provision in your student loan contract with StudyLink.

Note: If you are enrolled in a programme and the University has incurred costs on your behalf for external clinical placements, then these additional costs must be met by you, and will be deducted from any refund.

 

See Also: University of Otago Admissions