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The information on this page includes the tuition fees payable by international students studying at the University of the Sunshine Coast in 2021. Programs are listed by study level. Please read the notes section for important tuition fee information.

CRICOS code

Program Code

Program or fee name

Standard program length

2021 Indicative Annual Tuition Fee

2021 Estimated Total Tuition Fee

064624E

AR201

Associate Degree in Arts

2 years

$24,400

$48,800

064623F

BU201

Associate Degree in Business

2 years

$24,400

$48,800

064652A

SC201

Associate Degree in Science

2 years

$28,000

$56,000

084894F

BU101

Diploma in Business

1 year

$22,600

$22,600

084895E

AR115

Diploma in Communication

1 year

$22,600

$22,600

0100425

AR109

Diploma in Criminology and Justice

1 year

$22,600

$22,600

084896D

AB101

Diploma in General Studies

1 year

$22,600

$22,600

088627D

ED112

Diploma in Outdoor Environmental Studies

1 year

$24,000

$24,000

084897C

AR111

Diploma in Social Sciences

1 year

$22,600

$22,600

088628C

SC110

Diploma in Sport and Fitness

1 year

$22,600

$22,600

085714G

SC320

Bachelor of Animal Ecology

3 years

$28,000

$84,000

096268M

SB303

Bachelor of Animal Ecology/Bachelor of Business (Tourism, Leisure and Event Management)

4 years

$26,400

$105,600

022806B

AR301

Bachelor of Arts

3 years

$24,400

$73,200

026637D

AR401

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

1 year

$26,400

$26,400

022805C

AB301

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business

4 years

$24,400

$97,600

022808M

SA301

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science

4 years

$26,400

$105,600

066285C

SC355

Bachelor of Biomedical Science

3 years

$28,400

$85,200

022807A

BU301

Bachelor of Business

3 years

$24,400

$73,200

0101099

BU302

Bachelor of Business (Digital Futures)

3 years

$24,400

$73,200

028849J

BU401

Bachelor of Business (Honours)

1 year

$26,400

$26,400

076977C

BU342

Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management)

3 years

$24,400

$73,200

0101884

AB315

Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management)/Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)

4 years

$26,400

$105,600

028845B

BU331

Bachelor of Business (International Business)

3 years

$24,400

$73,200

028847M

BU341

Bachelor of Business (Management)

3 years

$24,400

$73,200

028846A

BU351

Bachelor of Business (Marketing)

3 years

$24,400

$73,200

066415J

BU362

Bachelor of Business (Tourism, Leisure and Event Management)

3 years

$24,400

$73,200

065673K

BU355

Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)

4 years

$24,400

$97,600

0101886

AB309

Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Communication

4 years

$24,400

$97,600

0101332

AB307

Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Creative Industries

4 years

$24,400

$97,600

0101883

AB316

Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Criminology and Justice

4 years

$24,400

$97,600

0101883

AB307

Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Design

4 years

$24,400

$97,600

022809K

SB301

Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Science

4 years

$26,400

$105,600

0101333

AB314

Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)

4 years

$25,400

$101,600

098401F

SC304

Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology

4 years

$28,600

$114,400

066298J

SC346

Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Science [teach out]

4 years

$28,400

$113,600

076978B

BU356

Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)

3 years

$24,400

$73,200

076979A

BU357

Bachelor of Commerce (Financial Planning) [teach out]

3 years

$24,400

$73,200

075467M

BU402

Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)

1 year

$26,400

$26,400

058396G

AR342

Bachelor of Communication

3 years

$24,400

$73,200

096506B

AR408

Bachelor of Communication (Honours)

1 year 

$26,400

$26,400

098463C

AR308

Bachelor of Communication (Journalism)

3 years

$24,400

$73,200

098458M

AR309

Bachelor of Communication (Professional Communication)

3 years

$24,400

$73,200

098457A

AR310

Bachelor of Communication (Social Media)

3 years

$24,400

$73,200

0100676

SC305

Bachelor of Computer Science

3 years

$28,000

$84,000

074094K

AR375

Bachelor of Counselling

3 years

$24,400

$73,200

096001E

AR303

Bachelor of Counselling/Bachelor of Human Services

4 years

$24,400

$97,600

080099K

AR338

Bachelor of Creative Industries

3 years

$24,400

$73,200

098464B

AR305

Bachelor of Creative Industries (Creative Writing and Publishing)

3 years

$24,400

$73,200

096507A

AR407

Bachelor of Creative Industries (Honours)

1 year 

$26,400

$26,400

098460F

AR306

Bachelor of Creative Industries (Screen Media)

3 years

$24,400

$73,200

098459K

AR307

Bachelor of Creative Industries (Theatre and Performance)

3 years

$24,400

$73,200

074093M

AR348

Bachelor of Creative Writing [teach out]

3 years

$24,400

$73,200

059490A

AR325

Bachelor of Criminology and Justice

3 years

$24,400

$73,200

0100647

AR409

Bachelor of Criminology and Justice (Honours)

1 year

$26,400

$26,400

064651B

AR317

Bachelor of Design

3 years

$24,400

$73,200

098465A

AR312

Bachelor of Design (Game Design)

3 years

$24,400

$73,200

098462D

AR313

Bachelor of Design (Interactive and UX Design)

3 years

$24,400

$73,200

098461E

AR314

Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication)

3 years

$24,400

$73,200

084973G

AR339

Bachelor of Design and Marketing [teach out]

3 years

$24,400

$73,200

077419C

ED303

Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)

4 years

$24,400

$97,600

082693J

AE304

Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Arts

4 years

$24,400

$97,600

088624G

ED315

Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Recreation and Outdoor Environmental Studies

4 years

$25,600

$105,600

082694G

SE303

Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Science

4 years

$26,400

$104,000

078425G

SC410

Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Honours)

4 years

$29,600

$118,400

085715F

SC425

Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Honours)/Bachelor of Environmental Science

5 years

$29,600

$148,000

0100794

SC404

Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic) (Honours)

4 years

$29,600

$118,400

090700D

SC411

Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) (Honours)

4 years

$29,600

$118,400

0100795

SC405

Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronic) (Honours)

4 years

$29,600

$118,400

088625F

SC319

Bachelor of Environmental Management 

3 years

$28,000

$84,000

066283E

SC316

Bachelor of Environmental Science

3 years

$28,000

$84,000

085020D

SC335

Bachelor of Health and Community Care Management 

3 years

$25,000

$76,200

088888E

SC367

Bachelor of Health Science

3 years

$25,400

$76,200

057534K

AR372

Bachelor of Human Services

3 years

$24,400

$73,200

048930F

BU381

Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology

3 years

$24,400

$73,200

074096G

AR323

Bachelor of International Studies

3 years

$24,400

$73,200

057535J

AR343

Bachelor of Journalism [teach out]

3 years

$24,400

$73,200

080426M

AR390

Bachelor of Laws

4 years

$24,400

$97,600

080427K

AR391

Bachelor of Laws (Graduate entry)

3 years

$24,400

$73,200

081022A

AR392

Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts

5 years

$24,400

$122,000

081023M

AB310

Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Business

5 years

$24,400

$122,000

081024K

AB311

Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)

5 years

$24,400

$122,000

098467K

AR316

Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Communication (Journalism)

5 years

$24,400

$122,000

098466M

AR315

Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Creative Industries (Creative Writing and Publishing)

5 years

$24,400

$122,000

088619D

AR396

Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Criminology and Justice

5 years

$24,400

$122,000

092874K

AR397

Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Environmental Management

5 years

$26,400

$132,000

094767G

SA308

Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Science

5 years

$26,400

$132,000

078086M

SC391

Bachelor of Nursing Science

3 years

$29,000

$87,000

072637M

SC392

Bachelor of Nursing Science (Graduate Entry)

2.3 years

$29,000

$66,700

061658G

SC354

Bachelor of Nutrition

3 years

$25,000

$75,000

077418D

SC440

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)

4 years

$27,400

$109,600

073277M

ED304

Bachelor of Primary Education

4 years

$24,400

$97,600

069716E

BU344

Bachelor of Property Economics and Development [teach out]

3 years

$24,400

$73,200

090558E

AR405

Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

4 years

$26,400

$105,600

094768G

ED312

Bachelor of Recreation and Outdoor Environmental Studies

3 years

$25,600

$76,800

066284D

AR404

Bachelor of Regional and Urban Planning (Honours) [teach out]

4 years

$24,400

$97,400

022804D

SC301

Bachelor of Science

3 years

$28,000

$84,000

028850E

SC401

Bachelor of Science (Honours)

1 year

$28,000

$28,000

037991F

AR361

Bachelor of Social Science [teach out]

3 years

$24,400

$73,200

063008D

AR374

Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)

3 years

$26,400

$79,200

063009C

AR403

Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) (Honours)

1 year

$26,400

$26,400

096000F

AR302

Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)/Bachelor of Counselling

4 years

$26,400

$105,600

088621K

AR364

Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)/Bachelor of Criminology and Justice

4 years

$25,400

$101,600

062654D

AR362

Bachelor of Social Work

4 years

$25,400

$101,600

088622J

AR363

Bachelor of Social Work/Bachelor of Criminology and Justice

5 years

$25,400

$127,000

066289K

SC344

Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science

3 years

$28,000

$84,000

088626E

SC347

Bachelor of Sports Studies

3 years

$27,800

$83,400

095999F

AR406

Bachelor of Urban Design and Town Planning (Honours)

4 years

$24,400

$97,600

CRICOS code

Program Code

Program name

Standard program length

2021 Indicative Annual Tuition Fee

2021 Estimated Total Tuition Fee

067674D

BU510

Graduate Certificate in Business Administration

1 semester

$13,700

$13,700

099037B

BU508

Graduate Certificate in Business Research

1 semester

$13,700

$13,700

081795M

ED508

Graduate Certificate in Education

1 semester

$13,700

$13,700

099395B

ED511

Graduate Certificate in Education Research

1 semester

$13,700

$13,700

065611B

BU533

Graduate Certificate in Management

1 semester

$13,700

$13,700

067675C

BU610

Graduate Diploma in Business Administration

1 year

$27,400

$27,400

085355C

AR645

Graduate Diploma in Psychology

1 year

$27,000

$27,000

066777E

BU710

Master of Business Administration

1.5 years

$27,400

$41,100

088886G

BU740

Master of Business Administration (Extended)

2 years

$27,400

$54,800

088887F

BU745

Master of Business Administration/Master of International Business

2 years

$27,400

$54,800

079913F

AR708

Master of Counselling

2 years

$26,000

$52,000

041913G

AR811

Master of Creative Arts

1 year

$29,000

$29,000

081796K

ED705

Master of Education [teach out]

1.5 years

$27,400

$41,100

061061D

SC713

Master of Health Promotion

2 years

$26,000

$52,000

092873M

BU708

Master of Information and Communications Technology

2 years

$27,400

$54,800

077420K

BU783

Master of International Business

1.5 years

$27,400

$41,100

084892G

AR700

Master of International Development

2 years

$25,000

$50,000

082695G

BU734

Master of Management

2 years

$27,400

$54,800

080425A

SC742

Master of Nursing (Clinical Leadership)

1.5 years

$29,000

$43,500

059557J

BU772

Master of Professional Accounting

2 years

$27,400

$54,800

088623G

AR710

Master of Professional Practice (Creative Writing)

1.5 years

$29,000

$43,500

092668E

AR701

Master of Professional Practice (Performing Arts)

1.5 years

$29,000

$43,500

084975E

AR702

Master of Professional Psychology

1 year

$29,000

$29,000

070701B

AR703

Master of Psychology (Clinical)

2 years

$29,800

$59,600

073869J

AR707

Master of Social Work (Qualifying)

2 years

$26,400

$52,800

096250K

ED707

Master of Teaching (Primary)

2 years

$27,400

$54,800

094769F

ED706

Master of Teaching (Secondary)

2 years

$27,400

$54,800

CRICOS code

Program Code

Program or fee name

Standard program length

2021 Indicative Annual Tuition Fee

2021 Estimated Total Tuition Fee

041914G

AR911

Doctor of Creative Arts

3 years

$29,000

$87,000

076976D

UN901

Doctor of Philosophy

3 years

$29,000

$87,000

026642G

AR801

Master of Arts

2 years

$29,000

$58,000

065370C

BU801

Master of Business by Research

2 years

$29,000

$58,000

063014F

SC810

Master of Climate Change Adaptation by Research

2 years

$29,000

$58,000

041913G

AR811

Master of Creative Arts

2 years

$29,000

$58,000

072639J

ED802

Master of Education by Research

2 years

$29,000

$58,000

070697D

AR863

Master of Regional Planning by Research

2 years

$29,000

$58,000

026640J

SC801

Master of Science

2 years

$29,000

$58,000

0100246

AR862

Master of Social Work by Research

2 years

$29,000

$58,000

066893A

SC844

Master of Sports Nutrition by Research

2 years

$29,000

$58,000

097013D

SC806

Master of Sport and Exercise Science by Research

2 years

$29,000

$58,000

CRICOS code

Program Code

Program or fee name

Standard program length

2021 Semester/Trimester Tuition Fee

2021 Estimated Total Tuition Fee

026639B

UP601

Study Abroad Postgraduate

1 semester

$13,300

$13,300

056828D

UP601

Study Abroad Postgraduate (Full Year)

1 year

$26,600

$26,600

026639B

UU301

Study Abroad Undergraduate (3 course option)

1 semester

$8,475

$8,475

026639B

UU301

Study Abroad Undergraduate (4 course option)

1 semester

$11,300

$11,300

056828D

UU302

Study Abroad Undergraduate (Full Year) (3 course option)

1 year

$16,950

$16,950

056828D

UU302

Study Abroad Undergraduate (Full Year) (4 course option)

1 year

$22,600

$22,600

058561K

TP000

Tertiary Preparation Pathway

1 semester

$10,600

$10,600

096508M

AR502

Postgraduate Qualifying Pathway

1 semester 

$12,000

$12,000

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Important information about tuition fees

  • Only a full-time study option is available to international students on a Student visa.
  • Annual tuition fees are based on 2021 rates and the equivalent full-time student load as per the recommended study sequence in the relevant program. Actual fees payable are based on the actual enrolment load in a teaching period (excluding Study Abroad and Postgraduate Qualifying Pathway)^.
  • Estimated total tuition fees are based on 2021 rates and the minimum number of courses required within the programs standard duration.
  • You should check the recommended study plan of your chosen program for further information about the standard course enrolment in each teaching period.
  • [teach out] Program no longer offered to new international students. Fee information for existing international students only.
  • Tuition fees are reviewed each calendar year. The fee you must pay for a given teaching period is that which has been approved by USC for the calendar year in which the teaching period commences.
  • Any increase in tuition fees from one calendar year to the next will be no more than 7%.
  • All prices quoted are in Australian Dollars (A$).
  • Program details are subject to change.
  • For semester/trimester dates refer to the academic calendars.
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