Annual Fee for Domestic Students

The estimated fee for full-time tuition at the New Zealand School of Dance in 2019 is

Year 1 students: NZ$8,466

Year 2 students: NZ$8,466

Year 3 students: NZ$7,670

Other students will pay the International Student Fee. Fees are exclusive of course-related costs. Uniform costs are additional and will be advised.

All students must also pay a Student Services Levy each year.

Students from New Zealand, Australia, Niue, the Cook Islands and Tokelau are classified as domestic students for the purposes of study in New Zealand.

Tuition fees must be paid in full at or before the beginning of Term One. The School reserves the right to only admit fee paying students to classes.

Fees-free Study

New Zealand School of dance is pleased to offer first time tertiary learners the opportunity to study fees-free from 2018.
To meet the requirements for fees-free study, learners must:

  • Be allowed to work and live in New Zealand permanently, or be an Australian or New Zealand resident who has lived here for at least three years; and
  • Not be enrolled in school when your qualification starts, and either:
    Have been enrolled at school in 2017 or 2018, or
    Not have undertaken previous study or training of more than 60 credits, except while you were at school, and
  • Enrol in an eligible qualification

Learners can check eligibility for fees-free study by using their National Student Number (NSN) at

Further information on fees-free eligibility can be found at

The fees-free initiative will cover tuition fees, associated mandatory fees and compulsory student services fees.

Fee Protection

The School is required by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) to provide protection of student fees. The School meets this requirement through the services of the Public Trust.  

Student Loans and Allowances

Withdrawal from NZSD

How to Apply

All fees and costs include GST

For further information about fees please email the NZSD Administrator or phone 04 381 9226