DOMESTIC STUDENT FEES
New Zealand School of Dance Annual Fee
The fee for full-time tuition at the New Zealand School of Dance in 2014 is
Students from New Zealand, Australia, Niue, the Cook Islands and Tokelau are classified as domestic students for the purposes of study in New Zealand. Fees are exclusive of course-related costs. Uniform costs are additional and will be advised.
Tuition fees must be paid on or before the beginning of Term One. The School reserves the right to only admit fee paying students to classes.
All students must pay additional costs including a Student Services Levy each year.
For NZ and Australian students in 2014:
Year 1 Students: $1190.50
Year 2/3 Students: $1060.50
For International students in 2014:
Year 1 Students: $1663.50
Year 2/3 Students: $1090.50
This cost covers:
- Massey Health Services (Doctors, Nurses, Health Support and Counselling)
- Gym (full access, including the design of your own fitness routine according to our programmes)
- Internet access
- Free local telephone calls
- All facilities in the student common room (computers, printers and beverages)
- Pastoral care
- 5 pilates, 5 physiotherapy and 5 triage sessions
- ID card
- Public Trust Fee
All fees and costs include GST
Student Loans and Allowances
New Zealand students can apply for a government funded student loan to cover tuition fees and course-related costs, and a student allowance to cover living costs.
The student loan is repayable once a salary threshold is reached. The student loan does not accrue interest while a student remains in full-time study. If a student is successful in securing employment in New Zealand, loan repayments continue to command no interest.
Permanent residents and Australian citizens will be subject to a two year stand-down before they can receive a student loan or student allowance. This means they need to have lived in New Zealand for at least two years and be ordinarily resident in New Zealand. Permanent residents also need to have held permanent residence status for at least two years. These student loans and allowances are both repayable. If a student is successful in securing employment in New Zealand, loan repayments command no interest. Other international students are not eligible to access any New Zealand government funded loans or allowances.
For further information about student loans and allowances please visit StudyLink.
The School is required by New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) to provide protection of student fees. The School meets this requirement through the services of the Public Trust.
Withdrawals and Refunds
Fees are refundable for up to seven days after enrolment.
In accordance with s236A of the Education Act 1989, New Zealand School of Dance will
(c) allow every student enrolled for a course of study or training (being a course of 3 months or more) to withdraw from it at any time within 7 days after the first day of the course for which attendance of students at the establishment is required; and
(d) Refund to every student who so withdraws, without deduction, so much of any payment, or of the sum of any payments made by the student to the establishment in respect of that course, and, if withdrawal from that course also constitutes withdrawal from the establishment as a whole, in respect of enrolment at the establishment, as exceeds $500 or 10 percent of the amount of that payment or of the sum of those payments, whichever is the lesser
(2) Where, before the 7th day after the first day of a course of study or training (being a course of 3 months or more) for which attendance of students at the establishment is required, a student has made any payment or payments (whether described as fees or otherwise howsoever) to the establishment in respect of the student’s enrolment or participation in the course
(a) The establishment shall ensure that this is paid to an independent person approved by the Qualifications Authority for the purpose out of that payment or those payments, to be held in trust to be available for refund to the student under subsection (1)(d) of this section, an amount equal to so much of that payment or the sum of those payment as exceeds the lower of the following amounts
(i) 10 percent of that payment of the sum of those payments:
(b) If, and only if, satisfied that the student withdrew from the course within 7 days* after the first day of the course for which attendance of students at the establishment was required, the person shall pay the amount held to the student
*Note, the minimum legal requirement is seven days, but the School has decided to extend this period to 14 days.
Subject to the Education Act 1989 and the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993
Refunds will not be available otherwise under any circumstances. However, there is a limited discretion to permit refunds in exceptional circumstances (e.g. disability). This discretion will be exercised by the Director, whose decision will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into once the Director has made a decision.
Several scholarships are provided for New Zealand School of Dance students by private donors:
- Janet Berney Memorial Scholarship
- Christchurch Dance Education Bursary Trust
- Katrina Todd Scholarship x2
- Dowling-Neylan Scholarship
- Hawkes Bay Ballet & Dance Inc
- Jerome Robbins Foundation (USA)
They cover tuition costs only and are available to New Zealand and Australian students who have successfully completed at least one year of study at NZSD.
Scholarship recipients are decided on by the Director, Pastoral Care Manager and academic tutor. The panel identifies students who excel in all aspects of their study and meet the criteria surrounding the scholarship (i.e. hardship, gender, geographical location). The decision is then put to the scholarship donor and ratified by the Board of Trustees.
The School also offers internally-funded scholarships to New Zealand students who already hold a place at the School. These cover tuition fees only and are available on hardship grounds.
For more information on scholarships please email The dance administrator.
There are many other scholarships available in New Zealand - unlike the scholarships outlined above, these are not specific to New Zealand School of Dance students and therefore are open to applicants from all the major universities and tertiary training institutions throughout the country. Examples of scholarships can be found by visiting the Ministry for Culture & Heritage Funding Guide.