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Physiotherapy Additional Costs

Additional to programme fees, the following are other costs associated with studying the Bachelor of Physiotherapy. All costs are approximate, dependent on where the item is purchased, and are subject to change.

Kura Cloud subscription

Kura Cloud is an online learning platform used for anatomy and physiology.
Cost: $65.00 for 1 year. 
This will be invoiced to you at the time of your enrolment.  This is not covered by StudyLink and is a compulsory fee payment.

Health screening and vaccinations

At the start of the programme, you will be required to provide evidence of your immunity and vaccination status. Your own doctor/general practitioner will need to assess this. The doctor will need to complete the Wintec Immunisation Form, you can find this here. It is important that you bring the completed Immunisation Form with you on the first day.
Vaccinations are available from Wintec Health Services, phone 834 8869 or your Medical Practitioner/Medical Centre.

Cost: Up to $300 depending on provider and screening/vaccinations required. In addition, you may require follow up screening or vaccinations. Annual flu vaccinations during the declared influenza season are also a requirement for undertaking clinical placement in the Waikato DHB (unless using an approved face mask). If you have any questions please email us.   

First aid certificate

You will need to provide a copy of a current first aid certificate or have evidence you have enrolled in a course that will be completed within the first six months of the programme.

Cost: Approximately $120-$240.


Check out the required textbooks for this programme here.

There are no required textbooks for this programme, however, we strongly recommend that you have access to the recommended textbooks.  If you would like to buy some of the recommended textbooks these may cost up to $850 (new) for the first year. 


Arrangements will be made for our uniform supplier to visit our main campus to custom fit your uniform to order. This is for the top/shirt requirements. You will also need to provide your own full-length black trousers or black dress shorts; and black, dark blue or dark brown lace-up shoes or closed in style with a soft sole and low heel.

Cost: Uniforms shirts cost approximately $65 per shirt and you will need at least 2 shirts.

Travel, parking and accommodation costs for clinical placement outside of your home area

Information about parking on campus can be found here

You will be required to pay for your own travel, parking and accommodation when undertaking clinical placements as follows:

  • Year one - total of 30 hours placement, ideally within your area of residence
  • Year two - one placement of 30 hours, ideally within your are of residence. Next placement will be 3 weeks full-time and could be anywhere with the Midland region of New Zealand
  • Year three - two 5 week full-time placements, within Midland region of New Zealand
  • Year four - two 8 week full-time placements, within Midland region of New Zealand

You will need reliable transport to and from your clinical placement.

There may be scholarships available to support Māori and Pacific students with travel and accommodation expenses. Further details regarding scholarships will be made available once you have been offered a place in the programme.

Please note, that while you are on placement you will need access to a computer/device with a camera and the internet so you can undertake assessment and communicate with your tutor etc.


You will need access to a computer and the internet so you can access study material, submit assessments and communicate with your tutors.

Cost: Variable depending on computer purchased and internet plan selected.

Other Equipment

You will need to purchase some additional equipment, including lab coats and a stethoscope.

Cost: Up to $300 depending on provider. You will be given information on where to source this equipment during your induction.


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