|February – April 2020
||February 1, 2019
|July – September 2020
||July 1, 2019
|February – April 2021
||February 1, 2020
|July – September 2021
||July 1, 2020
|February – April 2022
||February 1, 2021
|July – September 2022
||July 1, 2021
If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence of English language proficiency
Tuition & Academic Fees:
Students will pay their regular Niagara College Tuition. Students are not required to pay the tuition of Otago Polytechnic. The only ‘additional’ academic expenses will be classroom materials such as textbooks.
International students in New Zealand require a student visa to enter the country. Please visit www.immigration.govt.nz for information on obtaining a student visa.
Otago Polytechnic Student Village – Dunedin
The 231-bed furnished residential village offers fully-catered single rooms, and self-catered studios and four-bedroom apartments. For more information or a virtual tour, please visit the Campus Living Villages website https://www.mystudentvillage.com/nz/otago-polytechnicstudent-village/
Supervised accommodation costs around $350 per week. Many of your meals are provided and extra expenses such as electricity and phone rental are generally included. You must submit an application for Salmond College through the University of Otago’s website by 30 September.
Many International students choose to live in ‘homestay’ for their initial first month in New Zealand. Homestay is for students who want the unique homestay experience of being a part of a New Zealand family and their home. Homestay includes your own individual bedroom that contains a bed, drawers, wardrobe, heater, desk and chair or a quiet study space. You will be matched with an available and suitable host family. All homestay hosts will provide you with balanced meals of breakfast, lunch and dinner. Our host parents will have internet in their homes but there may be additional costs depending on different traveling groups and individuals. You will have access to internet at Otago Polytechnic for free. All host families are required to provide you with a caring, supportive family environment, inclusivity and interaction. All students in homestay are expected to contribute and integrate into the host family.
Otago Polytechnic monitors and assess homestay accommodation and can make arrangements for you. Students under 18 must be in supervised accommodation as per the Education Code of Practice 2016.
‘Flatting’ or private shared accommodation
International students can choose to live in an apartment or house with other people. In New Zealand, this is commonly referred to as ‘flatting’. When flatting, students share living costs such as electricity, telephone and food. To understand your rights and obligations as a tenant in New Zealand visit www.tenancy.govt.nz
Studios are often furnished and you will have access to shared kitchen facilities. The cost usually includes power, heating, local telephone calls and cleaning of the common areas. Higher-priced studios can include en suite facilities.
Cost of Living:
New Zealand is a reasonably inexpensive place to live when compared with other countries. Immigration New Zealand estimates that an international student will require at least NZD$15,000 per year to cover all living expenses. For up-to-date information about New Zealand living costs, please visit this website: https://www.newzealandnow.govt.nz/living-in-nz/money-tax/comparable-living-costs