Acceptance Fee

Non-refundable fee due upon acceptance of a place:

New Members NZD$1,000.00
Returning Members NZD$500.00

Please note that the above fees are not a deposit against accommodation fees (see below). Also, in most cases, acceptance fees are not covered by a scholarship.

2019 Accommodation Fees

You can choose to pay your fees in either four equal instalments, or pay in full by Wednesday, 23 January 2019 and receive a 5% discount to the base rate.

  New Members Returning Members
Base yearly rate NZD$16,625.00 NZD$16,164.00

Full payment amount
Due Wed, 23 January 2019
(includes 5% discount)

NZD$15,793.75 NZD$15,355.80

Instalment amounts
Due dates listed below

4 x NZD$4,156.25 4 x NZD$4,041.00

Instalment payment due dates are:

Wednesday, 23 January 2019
Wednesday, 27 March 2018
Wednesday, 29 May 2019
Wednesday, 31 July 2019

A late payment surcharge may apply if fees remain unpaid after the relevant due dates.

Please note that we are unable to offer weekly, fortnightly, or monthly payment options.


From 2019, St Margaret's College does not charge a bond.


Refunds are not given when students have extra holidays during the year or absent themselves from the College.

Residential Dates in 2019

Move-in date is Saturday, 16 February 2019.

The fees above cover accommodation for the period Saturday, 16 February 2019 to 24 hours after the student's last exam or Sunday, 10 November 2019, whichever is earlier. Members are required to leave within 24 hours of the last exam in the interests of those still studying. Any exemption will only be given by the Master and a daily charge will apply.

Please note that those who are required to start their course earlier than Saturday, 16 February 2019 and wish to stay at the College, an additional daily charge will apply.

Accommodation for Parents

Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate parents at the College should they wish to accompany you at the start of the academic year. However, there are plenty of other choices of accommodation in Dunedin that they can choose from. We recommend the University's Executive Residence just down the road from the College.

Payment Methods

All amounts are in New Zealand dollars and are payable by cash (in person only), cheque, direct credit, telegraphic transfer, or in person or online credit card (a 3% surcharge applies for credit card payments). Any bank fees associated with transferring funds must be paid by the applicant. Any bank fees unaccounted for in the amount transferred will be invoiced for reimbursement.

Bank account and telegraphic transfer details are provided on our invoice.

Student Loans

StudyLink will not cover residential college accommodation fees.