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Table of Fees and Charges

Students should also refer to the Regulations Governing Payment of Fees and Charges.


Tuition and Resource Fees
Domestic tuition and resource fees are available from the Student Administration - Student Centre, Level 2, Central Library and are published in the online Catalogue of Papers at Fees for international students are published at

Charges (GST inclusive)

Admission Applications
Discretionary Entrance $50.00
Special Admission $50.00
Admission (see the Admission Statute 2008)
  - at entrance level $50.00
  - from an overseas institution into a university programme $50.00
DLit and DSc applications $1100.00

Library Fines and Charges
Administrative charge for non-returned, lost or damaged material, additional to the cost of replacement or repair $10.00
Approved Borrower’s fee (per annum)
  - life members of the University of Waikato Alumni Association $50.00
  - others $100.00
Replacement charge for lost or damaged Approved Borrower’s card $10.00
Replacement charge for a barcode removed from a Library book $4.50
Fines for late return of books
  - for a Course Reserve issued for use within the Library $2.00 per hour or part thereof
  - for a book issued on short-term loan (seven days) $3.00 a day
  - for a book not returned by the due date shown on the recall notice $3.00 a day
  - all other cases, 30 cents a day
1.   The maximum fine charged for any single overdue book or any single failure to respond to a recall notice within the required period specified in subsections 10(1) and 10(2) of the Library Regulations 2007 shall be limited to $30.00.
2.   Library fines and invoices may be paid at the Lending Desk.
3.   Borrowing facilities will be withheld from students and Approved Borrowers whose fines at any time exceed $10.00, and staff whose fines exceed $50.00. Borrowing facilities will be withheld from all other Library borrowers whose fines exceed $5.00.
4.   The borrower has the right to appeal to the Vice-Chancellor against any fines imposed, and such appeal shall proceed as the Vice-Chancellor determines.
5.   These fines and charges shall apply to all Library borrowers.

Miscellaneous Services
Application for credit $50.00
Application for credit from overseas study prior to enrolment $100.00
Application for cross-credit from a completed degree $50.00
Application for approval to take papers elsewhere for a Waikato qualification
  - within New Zealand $50.00
  - overseas $50.00
Reinstatement of enrolment after cancellation $50.00
Charge for issuing a replacement cheque $18.00
RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning)
  - Challenge Examination (per paper) $205.00
  - Administration fee (per application) $50.00

Examination Charges
Review of grade under the Assessment Regulations 2005 - per paper $50.00

Scripts, Transcripts and Certificates
Replacement identity card $10.00
Academic transcripts/Completion Letters
  - first copy $20.00
  - each additional copy, if requested at the same time as the first copy $10.00
  - faxing or emailing, an extra $10.00
Replacement degree/diploma or other qualification certificate $100.00
All other official letters of certification
  - first copy $20.00
  - each additional copy or if faxed on behalf, if requested at the same time as the first copy $10.00
  - faxing letters overseas $10.00
Resubmission of thesis (MPhil & PhD) $100.00

Late Enrolment Charges
Charge after deadline to complete enrolment (see Enrolment for the prescribed deadlines after which this charge applies) $100.00

Late Payment Charges
Payment of fees and charges made on the start of the semester or thereafter will incur a charge of 10% or $100 (maximum $100) 10% or $100.00

Student Discipline Appeal Charges
Appeal to the Pro Vice-Chancellor against a discipline decision under the Student Discipline Regulations 2008 $50.00
Appeal to the Council against a discipline decision under the Student Discipline Regulations 2008 $200.00

International Students Refund Administration Charge
Refund of pre-paid tuition fees administration charge (see International Students, for the Pre-Paid Tuition Fees Policy) 10%

Other Charges
Building levy $24.80
Note: A refund of the building levy may be claimed by any student who has previously paid a full levy five times or more within the preceding ten years at this University or any other university in New Zealand. Applications for a refund must be made to the Head, Student and Academic Services Division, on the appropriate form not later than 31 July 2011.
U Leisure levy $24.80
Waikato Students’ Union fee $100.00
Student Services levy (compulsory)
  All students studying in Hamilton, Tauranga and Block courses:  
  - full year $240.00
  - one semester $155.00
  All NET and Distance students $95.00

Student Health Service User Charges
Domestic students without a Community Services Card (per consultation) $15.00
Students using the Student Health Service where no Student Services levy has been paid (per consultation) $40.00