Programme fees

Your fees must be paid at least seven days before the start of your programme. Some programmes have special deadlines for fee payment, so please take note of these to ensure your place in the class.

Full details regarding payment of fees and refunds are available in the Admission, Enrolment and Fees Policy.

Please do not send any payments until you receive your fee invoice or you have confirmed the amount payable by logging into myRecords via MyPortal.

Short course fees

Fees for short courses are payable immediately upon submission of your short course application.

Other fees

You can use the payment methods below to pay other fees, for example, insurance, visa, cross credits and rent. 

Overdue fees

If your fees are overdue, you potentially will not be able to access MyPortal. If you are having trouble with your payments, please contact us.

Payment methods

On campus (credit card or EFTPOS)

When on campus you can pay your fees at our cashiers, located within Student Central (Te Pae Kōrero). For locations and hours, please see our Student Central page.

Payment types accepted are credit or debit card (Visa or Mastercard) and EFTPOS. 

Please note our cashiers do not accept cheques or cash.

Internet banking

Payments can be made directly to Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology trading as Unitec bank account via internet banking.

Bank: Westpac
Account number: 03 0826 0168942 00
Reference: Student ID number (E.g. 1234567) and a short description of what you are paying, for example fees, insurance, visa, cross credits, rent.

Please note that processing of your payment can take up to three days before it will appear in your student account.

Online (credit card)

Login to MyPortal using your Unitec network username and password and open "Student Self Service" from the menu on the left.

In the Finances section, click on "make a payment" and follow the on-screen instructions.

By phone (credit card)

Contact the Unitec cashier in person or phone+64 9 8154321 and select option 4 with your Visa or Mastercard, card number, expiry date, full name of cardholder and amount to be paid. The cashier will issue a receipt.

Payment by student loan

A student loan can help you pay for your tertiary education but it is a loan that you must pay back. You can get a student loan to cover compulsory fees, course-related costs and living costs.

You need to apply for your student loan before the semester/term starts. Otherwise, you may incur late payment fees that are not covered by your student loan.

To be eligible to apply for a student loan, you need to be:

  • a New Zealand citizen, or
  • ordinarily resident in New Zealand and have lived in New Zealand for at least three years and been entitled to reside indefinitely in New Zealand for at least three years, or
  • a refugee or protected person (as defined by the Immigration Act 2009).

In addition, the programme you are studying must be:

  • Approved by the Tertiary Education Commission; and
  • Full time and 32 weeks or longer (or limited full-full time with approval); or
  • Part-time - Minimum enrolment (12 weeks).

For more information visit our financial support page, or visit Studylink (Hoto Akoranga).

Telegraphic transfer (international bank transfer)

For an international bank transfer please pay to the bank account shown below. Your student ID number must be shown on all payment documents.  

Please note you will need to add an additional NZ$20 to the amount being paid.  

Beneficiary: Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology trading as Unitec
Account Number: 03 0826 0168942 01
Bank Name: Westpac New Zealand Limited
Bank Address: Level 1, Westpac on Takutai Square, 16 Takutai Square, Auckland 1010, New Zealand 

International student please email a copy of Telegraphic Transfer (TT) documents to

International students

You can pay your fees by bank transfer or credit card. Please note that we do not accept cash or cheques. See our Admission, Enrolment and Fees Policy for detailed information on payment dates.

Please contact the International Office if you have any queries.

If you are an international student, it is important you only pay your fees for Unitec Institute of Technology after receiving your Offer of Place (or after receiving your Approval in Principle Visa where applicable). Payment of your fees indicates your acceptance of the offer into the programme of study.

The fee payable is indicated on your Offer of Place letter and instructions on how to pay your and other fees are also included. Your Offer of Place will detail your fees, insurance and any other fee in New Zealand dollars per academic year.

Both new and returning students need to pay as soon as possible to allow time to apply for your new or returning student visa. Once Unitec has received your payment, the official Unitec Fee Payment receipt to you or your agent and Immigration New Zealand.

Requesting a Receipt

To request a receipt, or if you have any queries, please send details of your payment/query to the International Finance.