The 2020 annual tuition fee for International students attending Villa Maria College is NZ$14,500, plus an Administration Fee (non-refundable) first year only.


This includes:

  • Government Services Tax (GST) 15% from October 1st 2010
  • All school levies
  • Most subject fees (some specific subject costs not covered)
  • Any ESOL assistance
  • All text books (but not workbooks)
  • All Proprietor’s charges and levies


This fee needs to be paid in full before a student can obtain a visa to study in New Zealand. As soon as the fees are received, a receipt will be sent.

The fee does not include:

  • School uniform costs ($800 for new and approx $300 for secondhand)
  • Personal stationery costs (including workbooks $100-$200 total)
  • National examination fees ($383 as applicable plus $100 for each Scholarship subject)
  • Any extra-curricular activities such as sport, music or cultural activities ($20-40 average per sport. Music tuition is generally free, $100-300 per instrument for hire)
  • Year 10 Camp ($180 approx)
  • Some subject costs – Hospitality and Home Economics are $120-$180 per year
  • Sundry costs (planner/ID card)
  • Homestay costs


The homestay cost in 2020 is $260 per week.