Fees and Funding

BTI is a private tertiary institution, and so we charge fees for our students to study here. 

These fees may be subject to the government’s fees-free promise for the first year of study, or also may be able to be paid through student loans or allowances

2022 fees

2022 fees are available until the end of December 2022. 

2023 fees are now available below. 

Students on campus

2023 Domestic Tuition Fees

Fees for students based in NZ for 2023

See also Compulsory Student Services Fees.

2023 International Tuition Fees

Fees for international students for 2023

See also Fees and costs.

2023 Administration Fees

List of other fees that apply to students
such as application, administration or withdrawal fees. 

2023 Tuition fees for domestic students

The table below covers fees and compulsory student services fees for a full-time domestic student in the specified programme for 2023.

Programme

Cost in 2023 Per year

($NZD)

Bachelor of Education (Teaching) ECE

Onsite $7,240.88

Field-based/Offsite $7,066.88

Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Primary

Onsite $7,240.88

Offsite $7,066.88

Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Secondary)

Offsite $7,950.92

Bachelor of Social Work

Onsite $7,240.88

Offsite $7,066.88

Bachelor of Counselling

Onsite $7,240.88

Offsite $7,066.88

Master of Professional Practice

Offsite $4,149.72

Postgraduate Diploma of Professional Practice

Offsite $4,149.72

NZ Certificate in Study and Career Preparation

Offsite $3,534.12

Postgraduate Responding to Trauma Micro-credentials 801, 802 and 803

Postgraduate Certificate in Responding to Trauma

Offsite $321.90 per 5-credit course

$965.70 per 15-credit course

2023 Tuition fees for international students

The table below covers fees and compulsory student services fees for a full-time international student in the specified programme for 2023.

Programme

Cost in 2023 Per Year

($NZD)

Bachelor of Education (Teaching) ECE

Onsite $25,699.60

Field-based/Offsite $25,525.60

Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Primary

Onsite $25,699.60

Offsite $25,525.60

Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Secondary)

Offsite $28,716.30

Bachelor of Social Work

Onsite $25,699.60

Offsite $25,525.60

Bachelor of Counselling

Onsite $25,699.60

Offsite $25,525.60

Master of Professional Practice

Offsite $14,262.80

Postgraduate Diploma of Professional Practice

Offsite $14,262.80

NZ Certificate in Study and Career Preparation

Offsite $12,762.80

Postgraduate Responding to Trauma Micro-credentials 801, 802 and 803

Offsite $680.73 per 5-credit course

Important information about fees

We are required by the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) to publish information relating to how BTI utilises the Compulsory Student Services Fees.

You will find most recent information available under ​Compulsory Student Services Fees.

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 domestic student should allow $1,000-3,000 each year to cover such items.

There may be other programme specific course related costs. You will find information relating to these (if any) within the programme information.

Distance students will need to factor in travel and accommodation expenses for intensives. International students will need to purchase adequate medical and travel insurance.

BTI is committed to addressing the environmental impact of paper consumption across campus. Course materials are provided online in a format that is easy to read on your computer or mobile device. Should you wish to print these off you will need to factor the printing costs into your course related
costs. We encourage you to recycle used paper using the environmental green bins situated around campus.

Living costs – this may include rent, power, water, food, entertainment, phone, transport… The amount needed for these can vary considerably depending on where you live, how much you use, how many people you share bills with, and your living style.

Fees-free tertiary study or training is now available for eligible learners.

Government Fees-free programme

Fees Free tertiary education and training is a policy introduced in 2018 to expand participation in tertiary education and reduce student debt in New Zealand. It is targeted towards first-time learners.

If you are a first-time tertiary learner, or your first tertiary education was covered by the Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund (TTAF), you may be able to get up to $12,000 of your fees covered for one year’s study or two years’ training. If you are eligible, we’ll organise payment of your fees with the Tertiary Education Commission.

Check if you are eligible by visiting feesfree.govt.nz

Please note: Even if you are eligible for fees-free, you may still want to borrow course-related costs and living costs through a student loan. 

For the most up-to-date information regarding student loans and allowances, please visit the StudyLink website.

BTI offers a limited number of scholarships or grants to teacher education students. We encourage our students to also apply for local and national scholarships. See Scholarships 

In compliance with New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) student fee protection requirements, Bethlehem Tertiary Institute has commissioned the services of Public Trust.

Student Fees (Tuition and Levies) are paid into Public Trust, are held by them and released to BTI periodically throughout the year.

Applications for a student loan or allowance should be made by students directly with StudyLink – either online, by phone or in person at one of their centres.

The following BTI Programmes are approved for Student Loans and Allowances:
Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Primary
Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Early Childhood Education
Bachelor of Counselling
Bachelor of Social Work
Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Secondary)
Master of Professional Practice and Leadership
Postgraduate Diploma of Professional Practice and Leadership 
​NZ Certificate in Study and Career Preparation

It is the student’s responsibility to contact StudyLink to determine eligibility for all Loans and Allowances. BTI cannot advise you on this.

StudyLink – Hoto Akoranga – is responsible for the administration of Student Allowance and Student Loans in tertiary institutions. Students wanting to apply for an Unemployment Benefit, Student Hardship, Student Loan or Student Allowances should contact StudyLink directly. Please contact StudyLink to lodge your application before or as soon as you have been accepted into your programme of study.

There is a rule from the NZQA in the situation that BTI would close or cease to offer a course, that requires a refund to students affected within 5 working days.

“Where a Provider voluntarily closes, or ceases to offer a Course in which students are Enrolled, the Provider and Supplier are required to ensure at least the amount of a Pro Rata Refund is made for the affected Students within five working days from the date of the closure or cessation, unless NZQA permits a longer period.”

Withdrawal/deferral within 2 weeks before the start date of the academic programme will mean that tuition fees and levies (if paid) will be refunded less a 10% administration fee, or $500, whichever is lesser.

Withdrawal/deferral from a course/s within eight days after the start of the academic programme will mean that tuition fees and levies (if paid) will be refunded, less an administration fee.

No refund is payable if the withdrawal / deferral is after the specified withdrawal dates.

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