Most of the domestic students who study at Sydney University are Commonwealth supported. These students have most of the cost of their education paid by the government but must also contribute towards this cost themselves. Some units of study (subjects) are more expensive to teach than others, so the amount students contribute depends on units of study students choose to study. It is possible for Commonwealth-supported students to calculate the cost of individual units of study.
If you're a Commonwealth supported student and an Australian citizen or holder of a Permanent Humanitarian Visa, you can choose to pay your contributions upfront or to obtain a HECS-HELP loan from the Commonwealth. A HECS-HELP loan is repaid through the tax system once you are working and your income reaches a threshold (currently $44,912). If you choose to pay your student contribution upfront, you receive a 20% discount. If you are a permanent resident of Australia or if you are a New Zealand citizen you have to pay your student contribution upfront and you are not eligible for the 20% discount. Your student contribution is calculated twice a year (before each semester).
Visit the main Sydney University website to learn more about costs and scholarships for domestic students.
Visit the main Sydney University website to learn more about costs and scholarships for international students.
From 2012, a new compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSA fee) was introduced by the University to support the provision of non-academic student services and amenities across all campuses, and will be distributed to support priority areas such as
- advocacy and information
- health, welfare and career
- clubs and societies and other student led activities
For more information about the new fee and fee charges, visit the University's Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSA fee) information page.