Costs and scholarships
How much does your course cost?
Look up your course in the Find a course database. The course costs are outlined in the sidebar on the right.
Commonwealth-supported places versus full fee paying places
Domestic postgraduate students fall into two categories:
- full fee paying and
- Commonwealth-supported places (CSPs)
Commonwealth-supported places are available for some postgraduate coursework programs. This means that the federal government contributes towards the cost of your study and you pay a 'student contribution' amount. These places are limited and often allocated to students based on merit.
If you are successful in securing one of these places, you can choose whether to pay your fees upfront or defer payment through the government’s HECS-HELP loan scheme. The exact student contribution you pay will depend on the specific units of study in which you enrol.
Full fee paying places
If you do not get a Commonwealth-supported place, you are a full fee paying student.
How to find out about government support
- Look up your course to see if it has CSP places
- The federal government’s Study Assist website offers more information on postgraduate fees, Commonwealth-supported places, FEE-HELP and HECS-HELP.
Study now, pay later
You can either pay upfront for the units you study, or defer payments through the federal government’s interest-free FEE-HELP loan scheme so that you pay later through the taxation system.
We offer further financial support through our scholarship schemes.
To find the tuition fees for your course, use our course search and view the fee information displayed in the ‘essentials’ panel.
These fees represent the amount you need to pay in the calendar year you commence your course, starting in Semester One (March) for a standard annual full-time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.
We review student contribution amounts annually and they are likely to increase each year you study (subject to a Commonwealth-specified cap), effective at the start of each calendar year.
Potential for inaccuracy
While every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up-to-date information, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so they can provide you with specific and up-to-date information about fees.