International Fees

International Student Fees 2018

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

 Years 9 & 10Years 11, 12 & 13
Course Fee $13,000.00 $13,000.00
Activities Fee $1,350.00 $1,800.00
Uniform $850.00 $850.00
Insurance $535.00 $535.00
Administration Fee $300.00 $300.00

Accommodation - Homestay
($240 per week 46 weeks)

$11,040.00 $11,040.00
Total $27,075.00 $27,525.00

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
  • English language classes including after school Where intensive English is required, an extra fee of $1800 will be charged.

Homestay Fee

  • $240 per week
  • 4 x 10 week terms plus 6 weeks of term holidays
  • If the student intends to stay for a full year, an extra 6 weeks ($NZ1,410) 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 ($535)

One year's insurance with Southern Cross. 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

  • $1350 for a student in the Junior School (Years 9 & 10)
  • $1800 for a student in the Senior School (Years 11, 12 & 13)
  • This fee pays for all office work regarding international students, including international phone calls, facsimiles, e mails and postage on international students behalf
  • Airport pick up first year and then when required
  • Administration time on behalf of Director of International Students
  • Passport, visa and insurance renewal procedures
  • Processing of individual enrolment
  • Class trips
  • Sporting trips
  • Cultural activities
  • External examinations and qualifications i.e. IELTS, NCEA levels 1, 2 and 3 excluding Private Tutoring arrangements


  • 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 course.