International Fees

International Student Fees 2025

Below is a table of the fees for an entire year program. A more in depth breakdown of the fees can be found after the table. All prices are in $NZ

  Years 9 & 10 Years 11, 12 & 13
Course Fee $15,500.00 $15,500.00
Activities Fee $1,600.00 $1,800.00
Uniform $850.00 $850.00
Insurance $620.00 $620.00
Administration Fee $800.00 $800.00
NZQA fee   $385.00

Accommodation - Homestay
($320 per week 46 weeks)

$14,720.00 $14,720.00

Homestay placement fee

$275.00 $275.00

Pick up and drop off airport

$500 $500
Total $34,865.00 $35,450.00

Details of Fees

Course Fee

  • Covers normal school tuition
  • Text books (on loan)
  • Access to school library facilities
  • Access to e mail & internet
  • Recreational opportunities
  • Full orientation programme
  • Where intensive English is required, an extra fee of $1800 will be charged.

Homestay Fee

  • $320 per week
  • 4 x 10 week terms plus 6 weeks of term holidays
  • If the student intends to stay for a full year, an extra 6 weeks ($1,920.00) will be required

Uniform ($850)

All boys at Timaru Boys High School wear uniform during the school day. The uniform changes from the Junior uniform (Years 9 & 10) to a Senior uniform at Year 11 and there will be additional money required for white shirts, tie and blazer.

Insurance ($620)

One year's insurance with Allianz Student Insurance. If your student already has insurance, this can be waived but we will need proof of the insurance.

Personal Expenses

The student will be expected to pay from his personal allowance for any taxis, toll calls, tuck shop, travel, personal clothing, holiday activities, correspondence or additional tutors.

Activities and Examination Fee

  • $1600 for a student in the Junior School (Years 9 & 10)
  • $1800 for a student in the Senior School (Years 11, 12 & 13)
  • Passport and visa if required
  • Processing of individual enrolment
  • Class trips
  • Sporting trips
  • Cultural activities

Administration Fee

This fee pays for all office work regarding international students including international phone calls, emails, postage and general administrations on the international student's behalf.


Refunds up to the beginning of the course are payable in full except for an administration fee of $500.00.
After the course begins, one full term’s notice must be given before a refund can be made. Refunds are permitted only for extreme situations of health or family circumstances.

Except in exceptional circumstances, no refund is payable to a student who withdraws in the second half of the

Click on the link for our Fee Protection and Refund Policy

Aviation Course

Timaru Boys' and Timaru Girls' in conjunction with South Canterbury Aero Club are very pleased to offer an aviation course to senior students. Students have the opportunity to attain a Private Pilot Licence (PPL) in fixed wing (aeroplane) while studying for their national academic qualifications. Further information is available here.