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Fees

University study is an investment, but cost need not be an obstacle. Explore fees alongside the government loans and assistance, scholarships and student loans available to you.

Tuition fees

International students refer to international student fees.

Indicative fees for Australian students are as follows.

Calculating your fees

Student Services and Amenities Fee
All students are required to pay a yearly Student Services and Amenities Fee. Funds improve student services and amenities that are non-academic in nature, like sporting activities and support services.The maximum Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) for 2020 is A$308 per year.Your actual fee will vary based on your total enrolment load. Learn how to calculate your Student Services and Amenities Fee and how USC allocates the funds.
Administrative and miscellaneous fees
From time to time, you may be required to pay administrative and miscellaneous fees to cover administrative transactions or general services.

All postgraduate coursework programs are subject to tuition fees unless the postgraduate program is offered under Commonwealth support arrangements.

Individual postgraduate coursework program pages provide advice where the program is Commonwealth supported.

Eligible students (Australian citizens, permanent humanitarian visa holders and New Zealand Citizens who hold a Special Category Visa and meet the eligibility requirements) may seek assistance to defer payment via a FEE-HELP loan.

Postgraduate coursework fees are charged according to the Field of Education and unit weighting assigned to each course as per the table below.

CLUSTER FIELD OF EDUCATION FEE PER 12 UNIT COURSE
1-3 Law, Accounting, Administration, Economics and Commerce A$2,949
1A Executive Master Business Administration (EMBA) A$3,696 *A$1,848
2-1 Humanities A$2,088
3-1, 3-2 Mathematics, Statistics, Behavioural Science, Social Studies, Computing, Built Environment, Other Health A$2,376
4-1A Education A$2,163
5-1, 5-2 Clinical Psychology, Allied Health, Foreign Languages, Visual and Performing Arts A$2,433
6-1A Nursing A$2,316
7-2 Science, and Surveying A$2,316
7A Engineering A$3,273
8-2, 8-3 Dentistry, Medicine, Vet Science and Agriculture A$2,316

* 6 unit course fee

To determine an individual course fee:

  1. Go to the postgraduate degree you are interested in
  2. Select the Study Plan tab
  3. Identify the course codes (course codes start with three characters followed by three numerics eg: ACC510)
  4. Refer to the list of Postgraduate fees by course (PDF 256KB) ^ and note the 2020 tuition fee relevant to that course

Note: Postgraduate coursework tuition fees are reviewed yearly.

Student Services and Amenities Fee

All students are required to pay a yearly Student Services and Amenities Fee. Funds improve student services and amenities that are non-academic in nature, like sporting activities and support services.

The maximum Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) for 2020 is A$308 per year.

Your actual fee will vary based on your total enrolment load. Learn how to calculate your Student Services and Amenities Fee and how USC allocates the funds.

Administrative and miscellaneous fees

From time to time, you may be required to pay administrative and miscellaneous fees to cover administrative transactions or general services.

Program 96 units#  48 units*  24 units^ 1 unit
All HDR programs A$22,000 A$11,000 A$5,500 A$229.16

Typical full-time student load for two terms (2 X 6 months or one calendar year).

*Typical full-time student load for one term (six months), and typical part-time student load for two terms (2 X 6 months or one calendar year).

^Typical part-time student load for one term (six months).

For more information refer to Higher Degree by Research student fee calculation information.

Student Services and Amenities Fee

All students are required to pay a yearly Student Services and Amenities Fee. Funds improve student services and amenities that are non-academic in nature, like sporting activities and support services.

The maximum Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) for 2020 is A$308 per year.

Your actual fee will vary based on your total enrolment load. Learn how to calculate your Student Services and Amenities Fee and how USC allocates the funds.

Administrative and miscellaneous fees

From time to time, you may be required to pay administrative and miscellaneous fees to cover administrative transactions or general services.

The University subsidises the tuition fees for domestic students† studying in USC's Headstart program.

Commencing Headstart students will not be charged a course contribution fee for the first course they complete.

Students continuing onto subsequent courses are required to make an up front payment by the fee due date.

CATEGORY COMMENCING STUDENT FEE CONTINUING STUDENT FEE
Headstart A$0 per course A$400 per course

Headstart students do not pay a Student Services and Amenities fee.

Government loans are not available for Headstart fees.

Tertiary Preparation Pathway (TPP) ​students are exempt from all fees including the Student Services and Amenities Fee.

Administrative and miscellaneous fees

From time to time, you may be required to pay administrative and miscellaneous fees to cover administrative transactions or general services.

For help in understanding fees, contact Student Central