- Course fees and associated expenses - fees are payable in advance in semester installments. For Australian (local) students these may be payable through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP. The School offers a limited number of Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) in select courses to Australian citizens or permanent residents.
- Living expenses - are completely separate from University costs. You can get helpful advice on rental and living expenses from the University's Postgraduate Students website, including Living costs for international students and information on Student accommodation.
As a coursework student you will need to pay the following fees:
As a prospective candidate in the School you should also explore the possibilities of scholarships from a variety of sources and the availability of financial support from your current employer organisation.
Some scholarships are available for International students as well as domestic students.
You may also find further scholarship information through the University's Scholarships Office.
If you are studying full-time for the Master of Public Health or Master of International Public Health you may be eligible for Austudy. Find out more from Centrelink.
Please note that fees quoted relate to tuition costs only and are applicable in 2013. The University's tuition fees are reviewed annually and may be varied during the period of study.
The exact tuition fee for your course may depend on the specific units of study in which you enrol.
Commonwealth Supported Places
Domestic Student Fees
International Student Fees
|Master of Public Health#||8,373||24,240||37,200|
|Master of Public Health (Professional Practice)#||–||30,800||–|
|Graduate Diploma in Public Health#||–||18,180||26,820|
|Master of International Public Health#|| 8,363
|Graduate Diploma in International Public Health#||–||17,280||27,920|
|Master of Medicine/Master of Science in Medicine in Clinical Epidemiology#||–||24,240||37,200|
|Graduate Diploma in Clinical Epidemiology#||–||18,180||27,900|
|Graduate Certificate in Clinical Epidemiology#||–||12,120||–|
|Master of Biostatistics#||–||29,160||55,800|
|Graduate Diploma in Biostatistics#||–||19,440||37,200|
|Graduate Certificate in Biostatistics#||–||9,720||18,600|
|Master of Health Policy||–||24,240||37,200|
|Graduate Diploma in Health Policy||–||18,180||27,900|
|Graduate Certificate in Health Policy||–||12,120||–|
|Master of Qualitative Health Research||–||19,440||37,200|
|Graduate Diploma in Qualitative Health Research||–||14,580||27,900|
|Graduate Certificate in Qualitative Health Research||–||9,720||–|
|Master of Bioethics||–||20,880||34,560|
|Graduate Diploma in Bioethics||–||15,660||25,920|
|Graduate Certificate in Bioethics||–||10,440||–|
|Master of Health Communication||6,916||20,880||34,560|
|Graduate Diploma in Health Communication||–||15,660||25,920|
|Graduate Certificate in Health Communication||–||10,440||–|
|Master of Indigenous Health (Substance Use)||5,868||–||–|
|Graduate Diploma in Indigenous Health (Substance Use)||4,401||–||–|
|Graduate Diploma in Indigenous Health Promotion||4,401||–||–|
# Can be done by distance
Note - all Australian (local) students enrolling in a coursework program at the School are eligible for Fee-Help. For more information check out the government's Study Assist website or contact the Student Centre, which administers HECS, PELS and full-fee payments.
The Biostatistics program is available to residents of Australia and those holding an Australian work visa. The Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate are also available to off-shore international students. You may then upgrade to the Masters when eligible if suitable arrangements can be made for supervision of the workplace project(s). As an off-shore international student, you will be studying for your degree in your own country. It is not possible to complete these courses as an international student in Australia.
Commonwealth Supported Places enable to students to study at substantially reduced fees. The School offers a limited number of Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) in the following courses to applicants who are Australian citizens or permanent residents:
To be considered for a CSP, please submit your application by 30 November.
The standard application together with the following documentation is required:
- Transcripts of all academic qualifications except for studies completed at the University of Sydney - must be originals or photocopies certified by a Justice of the Peace
- Curriculum vitae (CV) outlining relevant experience in a public health related field(s)
Unsuccessful applicants will be required to pay the full fee for the coursework program they are enrolled in. However, full fee paying Australian citizens will be eligible to apply for Fee-Help.
Indigenous Health (Substance Use)
Course costs are subsidized by the federal government, and can be either paid up front with a 20% discount, or deferred as a HECS (Higher Education Contribution Scheme) debt. A HECS debt is gradually repaid (at 4% per year) through the tax system at times when your income is above $39,000 per year.
More information is available from the Australian government website Study Assist. You can also apply for a scholarship to cover the cost.