Fees

The Shanghai Winter School is offered on a full-fee basis only. Commonwealth supported places (HECS-HELP) are not available. However, eligible students may apply to defer their tuition fee payment using FEE-HELP (please see below for further information).

Two fees are payable:

  1. The University of Sydney tuition fee (which varies depending on your enrolment)
  2. A fee covering in-Shanghai expenses (which varies depending on your choice of accommodation).


The tuition fee covers all tuition costs (including reading materials). This fee is set by the University of Sydney and is based on the standard full-fee rate.

The fee for in-Shanghai expenses covers:

  • accommodation, including linen, blankets, towels, heating, television and cleaning
  • breakfast and lunch (excluding drinks)
  • airport transfers on arrival (for students arriving on 23 or 24 November only)
  • a three-day trip to Hangzhou
  • administrative overheads.

Both fees are payable to Sydney Law School.

The in-Shanghai fee is payable in full by Monday 14 October 2013.

Cross-institutional domestic and international students are also required to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee. Further information is available here.

2013 fees for in-Shanghai expenses

Accommodation type
Fee per person (A$)
Basic twin-share
$1930
Standard twin-share
$2230
Standard single
$2630

Travel scholarships

Ashurst Australia has very generously provided funding for ten travel scholarships valued at $1500 each. To be eligible to apply for a travel scholarship you must be a Sydney Law School student enrolled in either a Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor program. Scholarships will be awarded based on academic merit and the $1500 will be applied towards the in-Shanghai fee. Students should indicate on the application form if they wish to apply for this funding.

Sydney Law School wishes to acknowledge and thank Ashurst Australia for supporting the Shanghai Winter School and providing these travel scholarships to students.

2013 tuition fee schedule

Domestic students

Student type 
Credit points
Tuition fee (A$)
Undergraduate 
6
$4170
Juris Doctor 
6
$4110
Postgraduate
12
LLM, MBL, MGlobL, MIL, MLID, GradDipLaw,
Non-degree, Cross-institutional: $7620
MIntBus&L: $6300 

International students

Student type 
Credit points
Tuition fee (A$)
Undergraduate 
6
$4980
Juris Doctor 
6
$4800
Postgraduate 
12
LLM, MBL, MGlobL, MIL, MLID, GradDipLaw,
Non-degree, Cross-institutional: $9180
MIntBus&L: $8700 

FEE-HELP assistance

Eligible students may apply to defer their tuition fee payment through the Australian Government’s FEE-HELP scheme. FEE-HELP enables eligible full-fee paying students to obtain a loan from the Government to cover the tuition fees incurred. Please refer to the current FEE-HELP information booklet (available from the information counter on Level 3 of the new Law School building) or visit www.goingtouni.gov.au for further details on the scheme.

FEE-HELP can be used to defer payment of tuition fees only. FEE-HELP does not cover accommodation and general living expenses so it cannot be used to defer payment of the fee for in-Shanghai expenses.

Important note for undergraduate students:
A loan fee of 25% applies to FEE-HELP loans for undergraduate units of study. The loan fee is charged for the amount of FEE-HELP assistance that you receive for the unit. For example, if you take out a FEE-HELP loan of $4170 for a unit of study, your loan fee will be $1042.50 and your FEE-HELP debt reported to the Tax Office will be $5212.50. The amount of your loan fee will be shown on your Commonwealth Assistance Notice.