Students are eligible to borrow loans up to their cost of attendance less any alternative education income such as grants, or study-related employment.
How much students need to borrow over the course of their degree will vary according to: access to private funds, employment opportunities, lifestyle choices, practicum selection, prevailing exchange rates, planned travel, and whether they obtain NZ Permanent Residence. Find out more about the cost of study and course related costs by contacting the Financial Aid Administrator.
The cost of attendance is the expected cost that the average student will incur to complete their Bachelor of Chiropractic at The New Zealand College of Chiropractic. Each component of the cost of attendance calculation is reviewed annually, once the College’s fees have been set. Cost of attendance elements can include some or all of the following:
Programme tuition fees
The tuition fee component is dependent on the International student fees set for the year you study. For information on the International Student tuition fees please refer to the the New Zealand College of Chiropractic Course Fees. Tuition fees are subject to change and are reviewed each year. Tuition fees are charged at domestic rates for students with NZ Citizenship or Permanent Residence.
Course related costs
The compulsory non-tuition fees differ according to the year you are enrolled in for each year. Fees are factored into your cost of attendance. You can view the course related costs for each year on our website.
Fee paying foreign students must hold acceptable insurance as a condition of their visa from the period of their enrolment until the expiry of their student visa. New Zealand government under the Pastoral Care of International Students require all international students to have insurance before they leave their home country and to maintain insurance throughout their studies until they return to their home country.
Books and supplies allowance
An allowance of NZD$1,000 is included in the cost of attendance for books and supplies.
The living costs allowance includes the cost of rent, utilities, food, and personal expenses.
Each student is awarded an amount equivalent to a return flight to New Zealand (NZD$2,500 allowance) for each year of study; this is not provided to students with NZ Citizenship or Permanent Residence.
Allowances for purchase of a motor vehicle are not permitted.
An allowance is made to cover the cost of loan fees.