Fees and Refunds
Application Fee (non-refundable)
This fee applies to ALL medical students and is paid once a placement is allocated on your behalf and you have been notified.
The Application Fee can be paid by Visa or MasterCard online here.
AU$900.00 for an elective of up to 4 weeks
AU$1,100.00 for an elective of 5 to 8 weeks
AU$500 per week for an elective over 8 weeks (including the first 8 weeks) for example, the elective fee for a 16 week placement would be 16 x $500 = AU$8,000.00.
These fees do not apply to medical students studying in Australia at an Australian university.
The Elective Fee is charged once we have confirmed your vaccinations are compliant. The Fee is due no more than three weeks after a placement has been allocated on your behalf and you have received notification.
The Elective Fee can be paid by Visa or MasterCard online here.
If a student wishes to postpone their placement, this may be possible (depending on availability) as long as the student provides at least 3 months notice and as long as the new commencement date is within 12 months of the previously confirmed commencement date. If the Elective Fee increases during the deferment period, the student is liable for the difference.
It is the student’s responsibility to make contact in regard to a new placement once the next year’s placements have been released. If the 12 month deferment period lapses with no new placement commencing, the Elective Fee becomes non-refundable.
These fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
If a student cancels their placement, they may be eligible for a refund, depending on the reasons for cancellation. Generally no refund will be granted, unless their reasons for cancellation are deemed exceptional.
If a student’s reasons are deemed exceptional, a refund will be granted for the clinical elective fee only, based on the date of notification of cancellation and the following table.
Date of Notification
Six or more months prior to the start date of your placement
75% of the Elective Fee
Less than six months and more than three months prior to the start date of your placement
50% of the Elective Fee
Three months or less prior to the start date of your placement
Payment of refunds will be made within two weeks of a refund decision being notified to the student. Payment will be in Australian dollars (AU$) and made as a refund to the credit card used to make the original Elective Fee payment.
If a student is not satisfied by the decision made on a refund of fees, they can submit a written appeal to the Associate-Dean of the SMS-Northern.
The appeal will be considered by the Sub-Dean or their nominee, and the student will be informed of the result of the appeal within 14 days of the receipt of the appeal. All appeals should be sent to:
Sydney Medical School – Northern
Level 7, Kolling Building
RNSH, Reserve Road
St Leonards, NSW 2065