Fees and scholarships

2018 fees:

One year:                                    $14,000 ($350 p/w, minimum enrolment 10 weeks)

Homestay Fees:                         $255 per week (does not include internet)

Homestay mgmt. Fee:              $250 per year

Administration Fee:                  $250 per year

This fee includes:                       all ESOL assistance and all textbooks

Tuition fees do not include:
School and sports uniform $250 (new and second-hand options available)
Personal stationery $75
NCEA Fees $400 – Seniors only
IELTS Fees $340
School Camp $280 – Juniors Only
Write-On Texts $50
Computer use fees $45
Medical and travel insurance $577 per year – UNICARE
Food Technology $180 per year


Riccarton High School Ski and Snowboard Club Scholarship

Riccarton High School in partnership with Torpedo7 – Tower Junction Christchurch is offering a set of Alpine skis and bindings or Snowboard and bindings up to the value of $1,000 to successful applicants of the Riccarton High School International Student Ski & Snowboard Club Scholarship.

To be eligible students must enrol for a minimum of 6 months. Students must be in Years 11, 12 or 13. At the time of enrolment all interested applicants must compose the following essay.

“Without doubt, Canterbury is the best region in New Zealand for snow sports.”

The essay must be written in English. Students will be advised of scholarship success prior to the payment of International Student fees.

Riccarton High School International Student Volleyball Scholarship – Boys and Girls
Value: 15% reduction in annual tuition fee

Summary: Volleyball is the dominant sport at Riccarton High School. Our boys’ and girls’ teams annually gain top provincial and national rankings. Our coaches are past national representative players and lead a strong volleyball programme. To further develop and strengthen our programme we wish to invite applications from abroad.


  • Applicants need to be:
  • International (Fee Paying) students
  • Enrolled over terms 4 & 1 (the following year)
  • Skilled volleyball players between the age of 15~18years

Scholarship recipients must:

  • Have exemplary class attendance
  • Attend all training sessions
  • Attend all games
  • Participate in the annual New Zealand National Volleyball Tournament (March/April). Tournament costs are not covered by Riccarton High School
  • Assist with the coaching of junior players