After your application has been accepted, we will create an invoice specifically for you. The invoice will specify all of the costs for your stay, including tuition, accommodation, insurance etc., and contains everything you need to know about making the payment.
There are some additional costs that you may encounter which you can view below.
|FULL YEAR||Cost ($NZD)|
|Tuition Fee (one full year) *||$19,000|
|Weekly Homestay Fee inclusive^||$340|
|Residential Caregiver Support Fee||$500|
|Medical and Travel Insurance (cover for one year)** +||$596|
* This includes: GST, textbooks on loan, ESOL tuition if required, initial stationery pack
** Unicare International Student Insurance Cover Quoted. Insurance fees are subject to change by the Insurance Provider
+ Insurance premium is calculated on exact travel dates and may, therefore, differ slightly from these estimates
^ Subject to change
Some subjects have an additional charge for materials or workbooks.
E.g. Outdoor Education fees: $1,000 (full year), $750 (semester) and $500 (1 term)
$383.30 entry fee for NCEA Levels 1 to 3 (where necessary).
Students will have opportunities to enter national competitions. These have additional fees.
Day field trips to Art Galleries, Historic Sites etc. – some costs may apply.
A basic stationery pack is included in tuition fee. Additional resources may be required ($100 – $150 per year dependent on subjects.)
Approximately $350 to $400.
Some subjects have extended camps as part of their fieldwork. Costs will vary.
Supplied on loan free of charge (but there will be a charge if books are lost or damaged)
Student ID cards are available for $10.50.
The first move is free. Any subsequent moves at the request of the student/parents where the host family have met requirements will incur a fee of $200.
Students will require a laptop for all subjects.
Tablets are not recommended due to their reduced functionality.
Mathematics students are require to use a scientific calculator.
Botany Downs Secondary College has a Fee Protection policy to safeguard the fees paid by International Students, in the unlikely event that the school may not be able to commence or continue to deliver tuition to the international student.
The School Board guarantees to hold in reserve sufficient funds to meet the requirements of any refund in these circumstances.
When students come to study in New Zealand, education providers have an important responsibility to ensure that those students are well informed, safe and properly cared for. To support this, the New Zealand government has developed the Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice 2016, which was amended in 2019. Download the printable version of the Code of Practice including amendments 2019 (PDF, 736KB).
The full, legislative version is also available on the New Zealand Legislation website.
You can download the Code of Practice in the following languages:
A peak body for schools supporting international students in the education sector