Course Fees 2022

Domestic Students

Tuition fees change depending on the courses you are enrolled in.

  • For a full time Year 1 student, the annual fee (Semester One and Semester Two) is $17,982 (NZD)
  • For a full time Year 2 student, the annual fee (Semester One and Semester Two) is $18,280 (NZD)
  • For a full time Year 3 student, the annual fee (Semester One and Semester Two) is $18,192 (NZD)
  • For a full time Year 4 student, the annual fee (Semester One and Semester Two) is $18,282 (NZD)

International Students

  • For a full time International Student, the annual fee (Semester One and Semester Two) is $34,128 (NZD)

Compulsory Student Services Fee

All students pay a compulsory student services fee of $300 (NZD) per year. For information on consultation and how student services fees are spent, click here.

Additional Course Costs

You will incur some additional course costs for textbooks, course materials prepared by the College, the Chiropractic Centre Manual, special clothing, physical examination equipment and travel, plus any other charges for services provided by the College.

We recommend allowing around $1,000 (NZD) per year for course related costs. To view a breakdown of these costs, visit the Current Students section of our website.

Student Loans

New Zealand and Australian students may be eligible for New Zealand government loans and allowances while enrolled at the New Zealand College of Chiropractic. We recommend that prospective students contact StudyLink for more information on loans and allowances, as eligibility and the actual value of loans and allowances are subject to change.

It is possible for students to apply for funding from many countries:

  • Canada – The College is an approved post-secondary institution and Canadian Students are eligible for student loans through the Canadian Federal Government. For more information visit Banking institutions in Canada offer student loan programmes. For example, CIBC provides information on their website. Check your options with your bank.
  • Norway – Norwegian students are able to receive financial support for higher education abroad for the College and prerequisite study at AUT. Visit
  • Other countries: For information on funding options in other countries contact the College.

US Financial Aid

The New Zealand College of Chiropractic is accredited by the US Department of Education to administer the US Direct Loan Program (US financial aid) to US citizens or eligible non-citizens who are:

  • Enrolled at least half-time, and;
  • Are making satisfactory academic progress, and
  • Are not in default on a grant or loan.

Loans that are available are Direct GradPLUS loans. There are a number of other programs including Pell Grants and Perkins Loans that may be available under the same US legislation of Title IV. However, these cannot be awarded to students studying outside the United States. Eligible students may, however, defer the repayment of these loans while attending the New Zealand College of Chiropractic.

Student Fee Protection

The New Zealand government has a student fee protection policy to protect student fees. All student fees are deposited into an independently managed trust account: Banks Group, Chartered Accountants – New Zealand College of Chiropractic Student Fee Trust Account. The College withdraws from this account on a consumption basis, monthly in arrears.