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International Fees

What it will cost to study full time at Liston College?


This fee covers all course costs and the NZ Government Levy 
(see below for all inclusions and exclusion)s

Administration / Pastoral Care Fee, including Catholic Schools' Attendance Dues  (payable on application and non refundable) 
This fee is required as confirmation of acceptance of a place offered for tuition. It covers costs related with enrollment and general administration, as well as other costs associated with the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students. The payment of Attendance Dues is a legal requirement and condition of enrollment in a Catholic school

This fee must be paid before a Student Visa can be issued by Immigration NZ


External Examination Fees³ (Years 11-13 NCEA Level 1,2 and 3)
Insurance 4
VISA renewal
School Uniform (paid upon enrollment. Covers new and replacement uniform)
ACCOMMODATION - School organised Home Stay

Placement Fee5 - once only upon enrollment
Weekly Fee (2023)
ACCOMMODATION – With a Designated Caregiver⁶

Designated Care fees apply where students live with an approved family member instead of a Homestay family organised by the school. An annual fee

  • All travel arrangements to and from Auckland, New Zealand are the responsibility of the individual student
  • Pocket money is the responsibility of the student’s family (the school can hold pocket money for the student)
  • Travel by bus or train to school / weekends and holidays will be a student expense


Please note that once a student has started at Liston College, refunds can only be made in exceptional circumstances as per the School Policy on Withdrawal and Refund of Fees, as well as the Code of Practice.  Please read the School's Policy on the Withdrawal and Refund of Fees - see below


An ANNUAL FEE if the school applies for a VISA on behalf of the student. A Student Visa will be issued for the same period of time as the Tuition Fees have been paid for.

Paid in full, even when a student is enrolled for only part of an academic year.

3 Payable where a student is at Level 1 - 3 NCEA. This covers assessment costs (Internal and External Examinations). This fee is set by NZQA.

A condition of enrollment and issuance of a VISA, is proof of a comprehensive Insurance cover. This must be paid for the same period as the VISA is issued for. For the first year, there maybe an additional cost. Insurance can be arranged through the school, if required. 

Paid upon enrollment. If a student moves home stays this fee is payable each time. 

Designated Caregiver means a close relative designated in writing by a parent or legal guardian of an international student. An annual fee.

These costs are as at 1 August 2022. These will be charged at the prevailing rate at the time of enrollment.

Click here to down load a copy of our fees

Medical and Travel Insurance

Liston College is able to arrange Medical and Travel insurance for all international students with Unicare. This is a student policy approved by the NZ Government for the protection of international students while studying and living in New Zealand.

If using an alternative insurance policy, a copy of the policy and fee receipt must be sighted and checked by Liston College in advance to enable the student to enrol at the school. The policy must be fully comprehensive and include cover for travel, medical and fee protection.

What do the Tuition fees include?

  • Tuition / additional subject support where available
  • Textbooks and Stationery requirements
  • Subject and sports fees for school teams 
  • Educational experiences out of the classroom (class trips)
  • Additional tuition in English language and academic skills during the course of study (during school hours).
  • Access to Deans the Careers Advisor and Counsellor who will help with career choice and any personal problems students may have. 
  • Access to all College facilities.


What is not included in the tuition fees

  • Insurance
  • Purchase of School Uniform
  • Homestay costs (including Placement and or Designated Care fees)
  •  Travel costs to and from school by train or bus 
  • Holiday excursions
  • Personal requirements
  • Pocket money
  • Overnight trips / school camps
  • NZQA Examination Fees
  • Visa application Fees

School Fees Refund policy:

Click here for a copy of the Policy

Click here for a copy of the Fees Refund Application form

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