What Do Your Tuition Fees Include?

  • College Activity Fee (not Outdoor Education costs).
  • Tuition - all classroom teaching.
  • The use of text books which remain the property of the College.
  • Some additional tuition, if required, in English language and academic skills during your time of study.
  • A Dean of International Students and support staff who will help you with any problems you may have.
  • A friendly, personalised college environment where you will feel welcome.
  • Access to the school gymnasium, library and computer facilities outside lesson times.
  • Being met at Blenheim Airport or bus terminal if you advise us of your arrival details at least two weeks prior to the date of your arrival.


What is not included in your Tuition Fees?

  • Education outside the classroom costs, e.g. Outdoor Education, School camps.

  • Government (national) examination fees (NCEA).

  • Accommodation and meals.
  • Personal requirements - such as toiletries.
  • New Zealand travel costs (internal travel).
  • Airport escort service.
  • School Uniform.
  • Course specific related costs as outlined in the course guides.


What Does Your Accommodation Fees Include?

  • Home stay
  • Laundry
  • Food: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Supervision



Most students are not entitled to publicly funded health services while in New Zealand. If you receive medical treatment during your visit you will be liable for the full costs of the treatment. For this reason it is a condition of enrolment that Travel and Medical Insurance is arranged either independently or by payment to the College.

Fee Protection Policy

Marlborough Boys' College Board of Trustees guarantees that in the unlikely event of Marlborough Boys' College being unable to continue the deliverance of its educational programme a refund of unspent tuition fee will be given.

Refund Condition For Tuition Fees

1. To be eligible for a refund an application must be made in writing to the Board of Trustees by the parent or legal guardian of the student, stating clearly the reason for withdrawal of the student.

2. If a withdrawal is made prior to the student arriving in New Zealand a full refund shall be made less a $650.00 administration fee to cover costs incurred by the school.

3. If your application is made after the start of your course, but before the second half of your course, your fees will be refunded less:

  • An administration fee of $650.00
  • Costs to the school already incurred for tuition
  • Components of the fee already committed for the duration of the course
  • Payments to the New Zealand Government
  • Commission payments to agents, if applicable.


4.    If your application is made after the second half of your course, you will not receive a refund except in exceptional circumstances.

5.    In exceptional circumstances, refunds may be granted on compassionate grounds (eg   death of a close family member, serious illness, accident). All such refunds will be at  the discretion of the Principal and the Board of Trustees.

6.    No refund of unexpended tuition fees will be made when a student does not return to     school for any reason other than serious illness, accident or death of a close family member.

7.    No refund will be made to a student who is expelled from the school by the Board of Trustees.


Refunds For Accommodation

  • If you move out of your accommodation before the end of your contract the portion of your accommodation not already used will be returned to you.

  • To have your accommodation fees returned, you must write to the Board of Trustees, two weeks notice is required for homestay. Payment can be made in lieu of notice.

  • If you cancel your accommodation contract before you move into the accommodation, your fees will be refunded in full less an administration charge of $360.00.


Partnership Agreement


The Marlborough Boys' College Board of Trustees has agreed to observe and be bound by the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students. Copies of the Code are available from the New Zealand Ministry of Education website at


Full details of immigrationrequirements, advice on rights to employment in New Zealand while studying, and reporting requirements are available from Immigration New Zealand and can be viewed at their website at

Eligibility for Health Services

Most international students are not entitled to publicly funded health services while in New Zealand. If you receive medical treatment during your visit, you may be liable for the full costs of that treatment. Full details on entitlements to publicly funded health services are available through the Ministry of health, and can be viewed on their website at

Accident Insurance

The Accident Compensation Corporation provides accident insurance for all New Zealand citizens, residents and temporary visitors to New Zealand, but you may still be liable for all other medical and  related costs. Further information can be viewed on the ACC website at

Medical and Travel Insurance

International students (including group students) must have appropriate and current medical and travel insurance while in New Zealand.

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