Students are responsible for tuition fees, student services fee and personal expenses such as travel, medical and personal insurance, stationary, food, and accommodation incurred during their time at Carey. In addition to general expenses, international students need to consider the cost, if required, for:
- Visa costs, typically $250-$300
- the English Language Proficiency Test (Academic Version), typically $385
- Medical Insurance, typically $580 per person or $1,520 per family.
These additional costs are not administered by Carey, so the above amounts are subject to change.
For more information on tuition fees, how to pay your fees, other study costs, and important dates, view the Fees Regulations.
2023 Fees Schedule
All fees listed below include GST.
||$787 per 15 credit course|
|Undergraduate (International)||$2,617 per 15 credit course|
|Audit (not for credit) per course||$320 per 15 credit course,
$640 per 30 credit course
|Postgraduate||$1,984 per 30 credit course|
|Postgraduate (International)||$5,120 per 30 credit course|
|Student Services Fee||$50 per 15 credit course
$100 per 30 credit course
|Credit recognition from New Zealand institutions||$100 for 15 credits
$200 for 30 credits or more
|Credit recognition from overseas institutions/prior learning||$200 for 15 credits
$400 for 30 credits or more
|Noho marae (Te Ao Māori, Understanding Culture)||$65 + koha (each noho marae visit)|
|Certificate in Christian Ministry | Intermission (Easter Camp and 5-day additional trip)||$376|
Leadership and Ministry Formation Tracks
|Youth Pastoral Leadership*||$1,600|
|Ngā Pou Amorangi*||$700|
|Youth Ministry Discovery Internship||$700|
*A fee subsidy is available for students from Baptist churches (special conditions apply).
When will I get invoiced?
You will be invoiced once your enrolment in courses is confirmed.
When are my fees due?
You need to pay your fees seven days prior to the start of your study. If you enrol after the first day of the semester, your fees are due immediately.
If you’re an international student, studying in New Zealand, you need to pay your tuition fees in enough time for your student visa application to be issued, by the relevant start date.
Why are my fees deposited into a Public Trust account?
Can my church or employer pay my fees?
Your church or employer can pay your fees but the invoice will be addressed to you. You are responsible for payment by the due date regardless of the source of payment.
What happens to my fees if I am awarded a Carey scholarship?
If you are awarded a scholarship which includes a tuition fees rebate, then the money will be refunded either to your Studylink account (if you have paid your fees through Studylink), or to your bank account. If the awarded scholarship is for payment of study costs outside of tuition fees, the money will be paid directly to your nominated bank account.
Can I get a refund if I withdraw from my course or programme?
If you withdraw from a course or programme within the first two weeks of semester, you will receive a refund of your fees (minus an administration fee). After the second teaching week you may still withdraw from your course or programme but you will not be eligible for any refund. Go to CareyOnline for the relevant form.
Fees-free Tertiary Study
The Government provides one year of fees-free study for New Zealand citizens and some residents new to tertiary education.
Find out your eligibility for one year of fees-free study and apply early.
Student Loans and Allowances
Student loans and allowances are offered by StudyLink for New Zealand citizens and some residents.
Find out your eligibility for a student loan or allowance and apply early.
We are committed to helping every student achieve the dreams and goals God has given them.
Check out our scholarships to see what you might be eligible for.
“At Carey we believe that the God of mission is at work in the world by the Spirit to renew people and places in Christ. Our calling is to equip Christian leaders with the convictions, competencies, and capacity to participate in that mission, bringing gospel renewal in churches and communities across Aotearoa and around the world.”
– John Tucker, Principal