Mainstream programmes

Some Ara programmes have closing dates for international applications. Please refer to the programme page by following the links below to find the closing dates

All fees apply to international students. All fees are tuition only for 2018. Fees are in New Zealand dollars and include GST. The fee is the cost per year or the period of the programme if it is less than one year.

Foundation Studies

Title Duration Commences Tuition Fees
New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) (Pre Health Pathway)

Full-time, 6 months | Part-time up to 2 years

February, July

$9,985

New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) (Applied Science Pathway)

Full-time, 6 months | Part-time up to 2 years

February, July

$9,985

New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) (Medical Imaging Pathway)

Full-time, 6 months | Part-time up to 2 years

February, July

$9,985

New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) (Construction and Architectural Studies Pathway)

Full-time, 6 months | Part-time up to 2 years

February, July

$9,985

New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) (Bachelor of Engineering Pathway)

Full-time, 6 months | Part-time up to 2 years

February, July

$9,985

New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) (Business & ICT Pathway)

Full-time, 6 months | Part-time up to 2 years

February, July

$9,985

Architectural studies

Title Duration Commences Tuition Fees
Graduate Diploma in Construction Management (Level 7)

Full-time, 1 year

February, July

$21,920

Graduate Diploma in Quantity Surveying (Level 7)

Full-time, 1 year

February, July

$21,920

Bachelor of Architectural Studies

Full-time, 3 years

February

$21,920

Bachelor of Construction (with specialisations in Construction Management and Quantity Surveying) (Level 7)

Full-time, 3 years | Part-time up to 8 years

February, July

$21,280

New Zealand Diploma in Architectural Technology

Full-time, 2 years | Part-time up to 8 years

February

$21,260

New Zealand Diploma in Construction with strands in Construction Management and Quantity Surveying

Full time - 2 years

February, July

$21,640

Art and Design

Title Duration Commences Tuition Fees
Graduate Certificate in Information Design (Level 7)

Part-time up to 3 years

February, July

Please enquire

Bachelor of Design (Photography)

Full-time, 3 years

February

$21,920

Bachelor of Design (Motion Design)

Full-time, 3 years

February

$21,920

Bachelor of Design (Applied Visual Art)

Full-time, 3 years

February

$21,920

Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication Design)

Full-time, 3 years

February

$21,920

Bachelor of Design (Fashion Technology and Design)

Full-time, 3 years

February

$21,920

New Zealand Diploma in Digital Media and Design (Level 5)

Full-time, 1 year

February

$21,920

New Zealand Diploma in Arts and Design (Level 5)

Full-time, 1 year

February

$21,920

New Zealand Certificate in Digital Media and Design

Full-time, 6 months | Part-time up to 3 years

July

$10,960

New Zealand Certificate in Creativity

Full-time, 6 months | Part-time up to 3 years

February, July

$10,960

New Zealand Certificate in Fashion

Full-time, 6 months

February, July

$10,960

Business

Title Duration Commences Tuition Fees
Graduate Diploma in Accounting

Full-time, 1 year | Part-time up to 4 years

February, July

$20,090+ $500 text book costs

Graduate Diploma in Applied Management

Full-time, 1 year | Part-time up to 4 years

February, July

$20,090+ $500 text book costs

Graduate Diploma in Business Information Systems

Full-time, 1 year | Part-time up to 4 years

February, July (part time only)

$20,090+ $500 text book costs

Graduate Diploma in Business Transformation and Change

Full-time, 1 year | Part-time up to 4 years

February, July

$20,090+ $500 text book costs

Graduate Diploma in Event Management

Full-time, 1 year | Part-time up to 4 years

February, July

$20,090+ $500 text book costs

Graduate Diploma in Hospitality Management

Full-time, 1 year | Part-time up to 4 years

February, July

$20,920+ $500 text book costs

Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management

Full-time, 1 year | Part-time up to 4 years

February, July

$20,090+ $500 text book costs

Graduate Diploma in Marketing and Sales

Full-time, 1 year | Part-time up to 4 years

February, July

$20,090+ $500 text book costs

Graduate Diploma in Operations and Production Management

Full-time, 1 year | Part-time up to 4 years

February, July

$20,090+ $500 text book costs

Graduate Diploma in Project Management

Full-time, 1 year | Part-time up to 4 years

February, July

$20,090+ $500 text book costs

Graduate Diploma in Retail Management

Full-time, 1 year | Part-time up to 4 years

February

$19,500+ $500 text book costs

Graduate Diploma in Supply Chain Logistics

Full-time, 1 year | Part-time up to 4 years

February, July

$20,090

New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 4)

Full-time, 6 months | Part-time up to 3 years

July

$9,385

New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 3)

Full-time, 17 weeks | Part-time up to 3 years

February, July

$9,670

Bachelor of Applied Management (Accounting - ACA/CA Pathway)

Full-time, 3 years | Part-time up to 10 years

February, July

$18,770+ $500 text book costs

Bachelor of Applied Management (Accounting - CPA Pathway)

Full-time, 3 years | Part-time up to 10 years

February, July

$19,340+ $500 text book costs

Bachelor of Applied Management (Accounting)

Full-time, 3 years | Part-time up to 10 years

February, July

$19,340+ $500 text book costs

Bachelor of Applied Management (Personal Financial Planning)

Full-time, 3 years | Part-time up to 10 years

February

$19,340+ $500 text book costs

Bachelor of Applied Management (Business Information Systems)

Full-time, 3 years | Part-time up to 10 years

February, July

$19,340+ $500 text book costs

Bachelor of Applied Management (Hospitality Management)

Full-time, 3 years | Part-time up to 10 years

February, July

$19,340+ $500 text book costs

Bachelor of Applied Management (Event Management)

Full-time, 3 years | Part-time up to 10 years

February, July

$19,340+ $500 text book costs

Bachelor of Applied Management (Human Resource Management)

Full-time, 3 years | Part-time up to 10 years

February, July

$19,340+ $500 text book costs

Bachelor of Applied Management (Innovation and Entrepreneurship )

Full-time, 3 years | Part-time up to 10 years

February, July

$18,770+ $500 text book costs

Bachelor of Applied Management (Retail Management)

Full-time, 3 years | Part-time up to 10 years

February, July

$19,340+ $500 text book costs

Bachelor of Applied Management (Marketing and Sales)

Full-time, 3 years | Part-time up to 10 years

February, July

$18,770+ $500 text book costs

Bachelor of Applied Management (Supply Chain Logistics)

Full-time, 3 years | Part-time up to 10 years

February, July

$19,340+ $500 text book costs

Bachelor of Applied Management (Operations and Production Management)

Full-time, 3 years | Part-time up to 10 years

February, July

$19,340+ $500 text book costs

Bachelor of Applied Management (Project Management)

Full-time, 3 years | Part-time up to 10 years

February, July

$19,340+ $500 text book costs

Bachelor of Applied Management (Business Transformation and Change)

Full-time, 3 years | Part-time up to 10 years

February, July

$19,340+ $500 text book costs

Broadcasting and Media

Title Duration Commences Tuition Fees
Bachelor of Broadcasting Communications (Journalism)

Full-time, 3 years

February

$23,660

Bachelor of Broadcasting Communications (Screen and Television Production)

Full-time, 3 years

February

$23,660

Bachelor of Broadcasting Communications (Radio)

Full-time, 3 years

February

$23,660

New Zealand Certificate in Creativity

Full-time, 6 months | Part-time up to 3 years

February, July

$10,960

New Zealand Certificate in Communications Media

Full-time 6 months | Part-time up to 2 years

February

$21,920

Computing and ICT

Title Duration Commences Tuition Fees
Graduate Diploma in Information and Communication Technologies

Full-time, 1 year | Part-time up to 5 years

February, July

$21,360

Bachelor of Information and Communication Technologies

Full-time, 3 years | Part-time up to 5 years

February, July

$20,620

New Zealand Diploma in Networking (Level 6)

Full-time, 1 year | Part-time up to 3 years

February, July

$20,620

New Zealand Diploma in Systems Administration (Level 6)

Full-time, 1 year | Part-time up to 3 years

February, July

$20,620

New Zealand Diploma in Web Development and Design (Level 5)

Full-time, 1 year | Part-time up to 3 years

February, July

$20,620

New Zealand Diploma in Information Technology Technical Support (Level 5)

Full-time, 1 year | Part-time up to 3 years

February, July

$20,620

New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4)

Full-time, 6 months | Part-time up to 2 years

February, July

$10,010

Engineering

Title Duration Commences Tuition Fees
Diploma in Computer Aided Design

Full-time, 1 year | Part-time up to 5 years

February, July

$20,640

Graduate Diploma in Computer Aided Design

Full-time, 1 year | Part-time up to 4 years

February, July

$21,920

New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Level 6) (Electrical)

Full-time, 2 years | Part-time up to 5 years

February

$21,280

New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Level 6) (Mechanical)

Full-time, 2 years | Part-time up to 5 years

February, July

$21,280

New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Level 6) (Civil)

Full-time, 2 years | Part-time up to 5 years

February, July

$21,280

Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil)

Full-time, 3 years | Part-time up to 10 years

February, July

$21,920

Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Electrical)

Full-time, 3 years | Part-time up to 10 years

February

$21,920

Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Mechanical)

Full-time, 3 years | Part-time up to 10 years

February, July

$21,920

Food and Hospitality

Title Duration Commences Tuition Fees
Graduate Diploma in Hospitality Management

Full-time, 1 year | Part-time up to 4 years

February, July

$20,920+ $500 text book costs

Bachelor of International Tourism and Hospitality Management

Full-time, 3 years

February, July 2018

$20,920

New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management (Level 5)

Full-time, 1 year

February, July

$20,620

New Zealand Diploma in Cookery (Advanced) (Level 5) with Cookery Strand

Full-time, 1 year

February, July

$20,620

New Zealand Diploma in Cookery (Advanced) (Level 5) with Patisserie Strand

Full-time, 1 year

February

$20,620

Career Baker

Full-time, 1 year

February

$20,620

New Zealand Certificate in Food and Beverage Service (Level 3) with Barista and Café Service Strands

Full-time, 6 months

February, July

$10,310

New Zealand Certificate in Travel (Level 4)

Full-time, 6 months

July

$10,010

Hair and Beauty

Title Duration Commences Tuition Fees
Diploma in Beauty Therapies and Epilation

Full-time, 34 weeks

February

$20,620

New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Salon Support) (Level 3)

Full-time, 1 year

February

$20,020

New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Emerging Stylist) Level 4

Full-time, 1 year

February

Please Enquire

Health

Title Duration Commences Tuition Fees
Master of Nursing - Advanced Practice Pathway

Full-time, 2 years | Part-time up to 5 years

February, July^

$33,740

Master of Health Science

Full-time, 18 months | Part-time up to 3 years

February, July^

$33,740

Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science

Full-time, 1 year | Part-time up to 4 years

February, July^

$24,540

Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science

Full-time, 6 months | Part-time up to 2 years

February, July^

$10,855

Bachelor of Nursing

Full-time, 3 years

February, July

$22,370

Graduate Diploma in Nursing

Full-time, 1 year | Part-time up to 3 years

Throughout the year

$22,370

New Zealand Diploma in Enrolled Nursing

Full-time, 18 months

March

$22,370

Bachelor of Midwifery

Full-time, 3 years | Part-time, 4 years (with approval)

January

$29,770

Bachelor of Medical Imaging

Full-time, 3 years

February

$22,370

Bachelor of Social Work

Full-time, 4 years | Part-time up to 10 years

February

$22,370

Bachelor of Musculoskeletal Health

Full-time, 3 years

February

$22,370

International languages

Title Duration Commences Tuition Fees
Bachelor of Language (Japanese)

Full-time, 3 years

February

$20,620

Certificate in Japanese

Full-time, 1 year

February

$20,620

Certificate in Japanese (Foundation)

Full-time, 6 months

February

$10,310

Outdoor Education

Title Duration Commences Tuition Fees
Graduate Diploma in Sustainability and Outdoor Education

Full-time, 1 year | Part-time up to 3 years

February, July

$21,920

Bachelor of Sustainability and Outdoor Education

Full-time, 3 years |Part-time up to 6 years

February, July

$21,920

Diploma in Environmental and Outdoor Leadership

Full-time, 1 year | Part-time up to 3 years

February, July

$21,280

Performance

Title Duration Commences Tuition Fees
Bachelor of Music Arts

Full-time, 3 years | Part-time up to 5 years

February

$21,260

Bachelor of Performing Arts (with optional specialisation in Music Theatre)

Full-time, 3 years

February

$21,260

Science

Title Duration Commences Tuition Fees
Graduate Diploma in Human Nutrition

Full-time, 1 year | Part-time up to 3 years

February. July start may be available, please enquire.

$21,270

Graduate Diploma in Laboratory Technology

Full-time, 1 year | Part-time up to 3 years

February, July

$22,360

Graduate Diploma in Physical Activity, Health and Wellness

Full-time, 1 year | Part-time up to 3 years

February. July start may be available, please enquire.

$21,270

Graduate Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science

Full-time, 1 year | Part-time up to 3 years

February. July start may be available, please enquire.

$21,700

Bachelor of Applied Science (Physical Activity and Health Promotion)

Full-time, 3 years | Part-time up to 6 years

February

$22,360

Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Nutrition)

Full-time, 3 years | Part-time up to 6 years

February

$22,360

Bachelor of Applied Science (Sport and Exercise Science)

Full-time, 3 years | Part-time up to 6 years

February

$22,360

New Zealand Diploma in Applied Science (Level 6)

Full-time, 1 year | Part-time up to 3 years

February, July

$19,970

New Zealand Diploma in Applied Science (Level 5)

Full-time, 1 year | Part-time up to 3 years

February, July

$19,970

New Zealand Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (Level 6)

Full-time, 1 year | Part-time up to 2 years

February

$20,090

New Zealand Certificate in Animal Technology (Level 5) with Veterinary Nursing Assistant Strand

Full-time, 1 year | Part-time up to 2 years

February

$19,970

New Zealand Certificate in Animal Management (Level 4) with Companion Animal Strand

Full-time, 1 year

February

$19,970

Other Fees

All students are required to pay the following services fees in addition to tuition fees

Student Services Levy per year

$250

Student Visas application fee and renewal

$220

English language application fee

$250