Tuition fees are calculated as an overall cost for full-fee paying students, or as a student contribution for domestic Commonwealth-supported students.
Tuition fees, your contribution, and the loan schemes available depend on a number of factors: the type of degree, the course itself, and your citizenship/residency status.
Select from the options below to see the relevant information.
If you are offered a Commonwealth-supported place in one of our courses, your tuition fees will be subsidised by the Australian Government. You will pay the remainder – called a 'student contribution'.
To be eligible for a Commonwealth-supported place, you need to be a citizen of Australia or New Zealand or hold an Australian permanent resident or permanent humanitarian visa.
Some postgraduate courses also offer Commonwealth-supported places, but the majority are full-fee paying. You’ll find the full cost listed in Find a course.
Student contributions are calculated several times a year, at each census date. Legislation requires you to pay your fees before the relevant census date for your course.
The fees and the amount you contribute depend on the subjects you choose, as costs vary across disciplines.
You may not be required to pay your student contribution upfront, though you may be eligible for a 10 percent discount if you do so – see HECS-HELP for details.
Government-funded loan programs (for example, FEE-HELP) are also available to domestic postgraduate coursework students.
Below you’ll find indicative student contribution rates, by area of study, for 2015. For more information about government-funded financial assistance, visit Study Assist.
|Area of study||Cost|
|Humanities, behavioural science, social studies, foreign languages, visual and performing arts||$6152|
|Education and nursing||$4923|
|Mathematics, statistics, computing, built environment, other health, allied health, science, engineering, surveying, agriculture||$8768|
|Law, accounting, administration, economics, commerce, dentistry, medicine, veterinary science||$10,266|
The cost shown is the annual student contribution amount for 1 Equivalent Full-Time Student Load (EFTSL) in 2015.
* Clinical psychology unit PSYC6032 will be charged at the rate of Band 2; however, all other psychology units are charged at a Band 3 rate.
Using the table above, you can calculate the cost of your individual subjects in three steps.
Remember, if you’re taking subjects across multiple faculties you will most likely need to use multiple student contribution bands.
The government-funded Research Training Scheme enables eligible domestic Higher Degree by Research candidates to be exempt from paying a student contribution or a tuition fee for the duration of an accredited course.
This can be up to a maximum of four years full-time equivalent study for a doctorate by research and two years of full-time equivalent study for a master’s degree by research.
Research Training Scheme students may be enrolled full time or part time.
Indicative tuition fees for international students are available in Find a course.
When you are offered a place to study with us, you will be required to pay a deposit equal to your first semester of tuition fees, to secure your place formally and be eligible to apply for a visa. The total amount will be confirmed in your letter of offer.
You will also be required to pay or give evidence of your Overseas Student Health Cover when you accept your offer, and pay the Student Services and Amenities fee at the start of each semester once enrolled.
At the end of your first semester, you’ll receive a detailed financial statement showing the total amount payable for second semester. This can be paid in two equal instalments, but this payment method will incur a surcharge of $100.
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