Foundation Year

Dates & Fees

Dates and fees

Intake dates:

  • Bridging Programme: Thursday 9 February 2017
  • Foundation Year: Monday 3 April 2017

Tuition fees (international students)

Bridging Programme
Tuition $2,699
Compulsory Health and Travel Insurance $186
Student services fee (non-refundable) $135
Total $3,020
Foundation Year 
Tuition $22,670
Compulsory Health and Travel Insurance 9 months $351
Student Services fee (non-refundable) $750
Total $23,771

All fees are in New Zealand dollars. This information including dates and fees is subject to change. All fees are inclusive of the NZ GST rate of 15%.Fees are required to be paid before the first day of classes. Student Services fee includes use of QRC facilities including campus WiFi, library, textbooks and printing.

If you have submitted your application and have been accepted in to the programme, we will send you an “Offer of Place” which confirms your place, the cost of the course and our bank account details.

You can pay through electronic banking, money transfer, cheque, or cash.

How to pay your fees

Our preferred method of payment is direct transfer through internet banking.

Our bank details are:

Account: Queenstown Resort College
Bank: ANZ
Branch: Beach Street, Queenstown
Account number: 06-0949-0254875-000
Swift Code: ANZBNZ22

However, you may pay by one of the following methods:

  • Credit card (please note bank charges apply for credit card transactions)
  • International Money transfer
  • Cash

Insurance information

Insurance for international students

Medical and travel insurance

The New Zealand Government requires that all international students have appropriate and current medical and travel insurance while studying in New Zealand. This includes students on a Work Permit/Visa with a Variation of Condition to study part time. 

Our Student Relations Manager will arrange your insurance for you prior to course commencement.  If you prefer to arrange your own insurance with a different provider, that is acceptable, as long as the policy used is in accordance with Immigration NZ conditions, and a copy of this is provided prior to course commencement.  

Insurance information for international students 

Queenstown Resort College's preferred insurance provider is Orbit Protect.

Orbit Protect Student Insurance is specially designed to meet the needs of international students in New Zealand and fully complies with the New Zealand Code of Practice insurance guidelines. For the schedule of benefits check the Orbit Protect website www.orbitprotect.com

Orbit Protect policies are available for Foundation Year.

Students must take the package that will cover their length of visa. Please refer to the latest Immigration New Zealand conditions.

Cover will begin automatically when the student leaves home to travel to Queenstown, so long as this occurs no earlier than 30 days prior to the commencement date of the period of study.

The end of cover occurs at the expiry of your current visa. If you do not hold acceptable insurance until the expiry of your visa you will be responsible for arranging an extension to your insurance policy to cover the remainder of any time you spend in New Zealand after your course ends.

Other insurance policies

The following New Zealand policies are regarded as meeting the The University of Otago, Queenstown Resort College Foundation Year's requirements:

  • Uni-Care NZ Student Plan
  • Southern Cross Student Max


All policies must meet all the conditions of the Guidelines for the Code of Practice.

When you pay for your tuition fees you must also pay for the medical and travel insurance that is stated on your invoice. 

Accident insurance

The Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) provides accident insurance for all New Zealand citizens, residents and temporary visitors to New Zealand, but you may still be liable for all other medical and related costs. Further information can be viewed on the ACC website.