International Student Fees

*Rangitoto College is pleased to announce that due to the current situation with COVID-19, our Board of Trustees has agreed to keep our international student fees for 2022 as follows: 


International Student Fees 2022

Tuition Fee$16,500 per year /  $4,125 per term
Tuition Fee (if studying International Baccalaureate)$18,000 per year 
Administration Fee$2,500 per year
Insurance$635+ per year
Homestay Fees (students aged 14+)$300 per week (payable in advance)
Homestay Fees (students aged 13 years old)$320 per week (payable in advance)
Homestay Placement Fee$400
Special Dietary Requirements (vegetarian, gluten free etc)$50 + per week (depending on requirements)
Designated Caregiver Administration Fee$300
Homestay Change Administration Fee$150 
Homestay Holding Fee$10 per night (up to a maximum of $600)
Special Full Report$150 (South American and Italian schools usually require this)
Initial Airport PickupFree


Extra costs not covered in Fees

  • Uniform (around $400) – Years 9-12 only
  • Stationery (around $100) – Cost depends on subjects chosen
  • Involvement in extra-curricular activities – Some activities are free, others have a small fee
  • School subject trips and field trips
  • Laptop (all students are required to have a laptop or Chromebook for some of their classwork)
  • Spending money
  • Travel to, from and within New Zealand


Accommodation Fees

Homestay Fees

Homestay fees can be charged by the exact number of nights needed. If students know their arrival and departure dates when enrolling, we can invoice for the correct amount. If we are not given this information, we will invoice for one extra week (students usually arrive about three days before school starts and leave about 3 days after school finishes.) Any money remaining at the end of the student’s stay in New Zealand will be refunded. Amounts exceeding $500 will be paid into a bank account. 

The College pays the homestay caregiver every two weeks and accounts for all money received and payments made from homestay money. If students are away from the homestay over the summer holidays a charge of $10 per night will apply up to a maximum of $600. 

Designated Caregiver Fee

Students staying with relatives or friends of the family do not pay the Homestay Fees or Homestay Placement Fee. Rangitoto College is legally required to check each house to make sure it is suitable for our students and a $300 Designated Caregiver Administration Fee is charged. Students staying with parents are not charged the DCG fee.


Paying Fees Online

You can pre-pay your school fees and accommodation fees by making an international transfer directly from your local bank account to a Rangitoto College account.

An international funds transfer enables you to make your payment safely and quickly in your local currency or in a variety of major currencies including USD, EUR, GBP and JPY. You can also track the progress of your payment online.

How to pay with Pay to Study

  • Click the button below to access Rangitoto's PaytoStudy platform.
  • Register on the secure PaytoStudy domain and enter your payment details.
  • Receive a preferential exchange rate for your local currency (valid for 48 hours) and select your payment method (Bank Transfer or Credit Card).
  • Make your payment into the local PaytoStudy account in your home country free of charge via online banking or by visiting your local bank. If paying via credit card simply enter your details into the system.




Refund Policy

No refund will be made to a student who is excluded from the College by the Board of Trustees. No refund will be made to an International Student who changes visa status to one which entitles them to regular/domestic student status, after one month from date of payment.

Withdrawing from a Course

If a student withdraws from  his/her course of study before the start of the course, fees will be refunded less:

  • an administration fee
  • costs to the school already incurred for tuition
  • components of the fee already committed for the duration of the course, including appropriate portions of salaries of teachers and support staff (if applicable)
  • any other costs already incurred

If the student withdraws from his/her course of study before the course completion date, he/she will NOT receive a refund of school fees except in exceptional circumstances. In such cases, the parents should write to the Director of International Students explaining what the exceptional circumstances are; however, the College’s decision is final.

Other Circumstances

Rangitoto College will offer a refund of the tuition and homestay fees in the following circumstances:

  • if a student does not get their student visa approved by Immigration New Zealand
  • if the College ceases to offer a suitable course of education for the student
  • if the College ceases to be a signatory to the Code of Practice 

Fees Protection

Rangitoto College confirms that the fees paid by international students for educational instruction in New Zealand are secure and protected in the event of student withdrawal or the ending of educational instruction or the closure of the signatory. 

Refund of Homestay Fees

Please note the balance of homestay money will be refunded back to the parents’ bank account in full at the time the student signs out of Rangitoto College.