Application and Fee Information


Making an Application to Waihi College

Waihi College International highly recommends using an education agent in your home country to help with school selection and the application process. Partner agents provide excellent levels of service and personal attention in your home country. They can also assist you in your home language and this helps you to make the best possible decision about your international education experience. For more information about Waihi College and the application process please download the relevant forms and then talk with your education agent or contact us.

School Term Dates

Term 1                  27th January to 2nd April
Term 2                  20th April to 3rd July
Term 3                  20th July to 25th September
Term 4                  12th October to 11th December
Term 1                  27th January to15th April
Term 2                  2nd May to 8th July
Term 3                  25th July to 23rd September
Term 4                  10th October to 12th December

International Student Fees

The following fee information is for all new applications to Waihi College International for enrolment between January 2015 and December 2017.
Length of Stay
January to December 2015 January to December 2016 January to December 2017
Tuition Homestay
Per Week
Contingency Tuition Homestay
Per Week
Contingency Tuition Homestay
Per Week
1 Term
$3,375 $240 $1,800 $3,500 $250 $1,800 $3,625 $260 $2,000
2 Terms $6,750 $240 $2,200 $7,000 $250 $2,200 $7,250 $260 $2,400
3 Terms $10,125 $240 $2,600 $10,500 $250 $2,600 $10,875 $260 $2,800
4 Terms $13,500 $240 $3,000 $14,000 $250 $3,000 $14,500 $260 $3,200
5 Terms $16,875 $240 $3,400 $17,500 $250 $3,400 $18,125 $260 $3,600
6 Terms $20,250 $240 $3,800 $21,000 $250 $3,800 $21,750 $260 $4,000
7 Terms $23,625 $240 $4,200 $24,500 $250 $4,200 $25,375 $260 $4,400
2 Years $27,000 $240 $4,600 $28,000 $250 $4,600 $29,000 $260 $4,800
Tuition Fee
The tuition fee includes all tuition provided by Waihi College, school administration charges, government levy, use of course texts and New Zealand Goods and Services Tax.

Contingency Payment
The contingency payment serves to streamline payment of individual student expenses and the management of student accounts. The prepaid contingency is a compulsory prepayment and covers individual costs that might arise during the student’s enrolment. The contingency payment is more heavily weighted for shorter stays as students enrolled for shorter periods are more active with extra curricula field trips and activities.
A prepaid contingency makes paying for student school expenses easier and helps to avoid difficulties over student accounts at the end of enrolment. In most cases, the prepaid contingency will cover all school related expenses that students may have and can be used to pay for:
  • Outdoor education and activities – Approximately $1,500 per year however costs vary depending on activities chosen
  • Sports fees
  • School uniform – Approximately $400
  • School field trips and excursions
  • Elective course consumables – Approximately $150
  • Student stationary costs – Approximately $100
  • Student ID card
  • Student insurance – Approximately $550 per year
  • Airport transfers - $300 for Auckland and $100 for Tauranga
  • Examination fees if appropriate - Approximately $385
  • Any other school related expenses that arise during enrolment
Airport Transfers
Waihi is approximately 160 km from Auckland and 50 km from Tauranga. Airport transfer covers the cost of collecting students from either Auckland or Tauranga and return on departure.

School Uniform
Students can purchase items of school uniform from the student centre. Students can also use the contingency payment to purchase black leather school shoes from local retailers.

Homestay Fee
When invoicing homestay fees, we will apply the homestay fee for 7 days before the first day of enrolment through to 7 days after the last day of enrolment. This is necessary as actual arrival and departure dates are often not known at the time of application. Where arrival and departure dates are known, these will be used to invoice. When actual arrival and departure dates differ from those invoiced, an adjustment will be made and any overpayment of homestay fees will be refunded at the end of enrolment. Any underpayment will be met from the student’s contingency payment.

Contingency Summary
A summary of contingency spending will be provided at the end of each school term and any unused portion will be refunded to the student at the end of the enrolment period.