As an international student, you must pay international fees as well as organising and obtaining a student visa before we can finalise your enrolment.
For every course you enrol in at BTI each year, fees must be paid before you can complete your enrolment. Fees include:
Fees need to be paid to BTI before you can apply for a NZ Student visa. Compulsory student services fees can paid on enrolment at BTI.
These tuition fees include compulsory student services fees, as outlined below.
|PROGRAMME||COST IN 2023 PER YEAR|
|Bachelor of Education (Teaching) ECE|
|Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Primary|
|Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Secondary)|
|Bachelor of Social Work|
|Bachelor of Counselling|
|Master of Professional Practice|
|Postgraduate Diploma of Professional Practice|
|NZ Certificate in Study and Career Preparation|
|Postgraduate Responding to Trauma Micro-credentials 801, 802, 803|
Offsite $680.73 per 5-credit course
See also Fees and Funding.
See also 2022 fees (available until the end of December 2022)
International students will also need to factor in other costs:
See also Compulsory Student Services Fees.
From 2022, BTI is charging a lesser student services fees for those students who only study by distance, considered “offsite” students. The student services fees for offsite students will be at 75% of the amount charged to an onsite student, based on the understanding that they do not use the same level of services as an onsite student. Total CSSF for a full-time, offsite student will be $525.60 in 2023.
Some programmes are only available to international students as offsite programmes.
These are costs that you are likely to have to pay over the course of the academic year and include such things as stationery, textbooks etc. It is estimated that a full-time student should allow $1,000 each year to cover such items.
There may be other programme specific course related costs – such as camps, marae stays etc. You will find information relating to these (if any) within the programme information.
Withdrawal from your course
Early Withdrawal – if an international student withdraws before the published withdrawal date (up until the end of the tenth working day after the start date of the programe), the student is entitled to receive a full refund less a deduction for costs incurred by up to a maximum of 25% of fees paid, provided BTI incurred costs to this amount and can justify these costs.
BTI will notify Immigration New Zealand if an international student withdraws or if a student’s enrolment is terminated.
If a student withdraws after the published withdrawal date for the academic year of their programme, and fees have been paid:
If fees have not been paid yet, the full fee for that semester if still payable to BTI. In addition, plus the administration fee for the second or subsequent semester will also apply.
See Policy SG.23 Refund of Student Fees & WD Form (PDF)
See Accommodation page
International students at BTI should also budget for private accommodation or homestay as there is no onsite accommodation. You should also factor in transport to and from campus, as well as other living costs.
Some visa conditions allow international students to work while they study and some do not – you should check this carefully before you apply. See Immigration NZ