Tuition fees

Finding tuition fees

Want to find out the cost of a La Trobe course? Search for the course on our Find A Course page.

You’ll find the cost listed in the ‘Overview’ section of the course page next to the ‘Annual tuition fee (A$)’. This is the fee for the displayed year of the course listed in Australian dollars. If you can’t see this information, check that you’re viewing the version of the course page designed for international students.

Fees are based on a standard annual credit point load of 120 credit points per year unless it’s noted otherwise. If you change your study load your course fees will also change.

You can estimate the total cost for your course based on the listed annual fee, but please note that fees can change year-on-year. We reserve the right to vary fees on an annual basis – however, fees will not normally rise above 7 per cent per annum. If we do increase the tuition fees for a course, this increase will take effect on 1 January the following year.

For further information about tuition fees, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.


Remember: you may be eligible for one of our wide range of generous scholarships. These scholarships can include significant reductions on tuition fees over the duration of your program. To learn more, visit our scholarships page

How to pay tuition fees

Your letter of offer contains important information, including indicative annual tuition fees. Once you’ve accepted your offer, you can pay via our International Online Application System.

This portal is a secure online service that allows you to make your tuition fees and Overseas Student Health Cover payments. You can use VISA/Mastercard, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC), Convera or Flywire (in your local currency, where available).

Pay with Flywire to access local and familiar payment options e.g. bank transfers in local currency; credit/debit cards like Master, Visa, Union Pay; digital payments like HDFC, ICICI and STI for India and e-wallet like WeChat Pay, AliPay.

For a detailed guide to pay with Flywire, please see the Flywire Payer Guide (PDF 1275KB)

We automatically receive a notification once you’ve successfully made the final payment. This gives you the certainty of the final cost and will speed up how soon you receive your Confirmation of Enrolment, helping you apply for a visa sooner.


We only accept telegraphic transfer through Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC), Convera and Flywire. You’ll need to upload your copy of the bank receipt (TT slip) for telegraphic transfer payment with your completed International Offer Acceptance Form on your application portal.

Students paying via Alipay app will also need to upload a copy of the bank receipt (TT slip) along with an offer acceptance form.

For current international students the below payment options are available.

  1. The safest and most direct payment method is by using the  online student payment portal.
    Payment options are: Visa, Mastercard, CIBC, Flywire, Convera and PayPal
  2. Using CIBC:
  3. La Trobe University has partnered with CIBC International Student Pay to provide a safe and cost effective payment portal, with the security and efficiency of a Tier 1 Financial Institution.

    Benefits include:

    • Pay in your preferred method: CIBC supports various payment options including Bank Wire, Credit/Debit card, Direct Debit (ACH), UnionPay (CUP) and E-wallets (Alipay & WeChat).
    • Pay in your home/preferred currency (120+ currencies supported) with no fee from anywhere in the world via CIBC’s secure portal.
    • Access to live, highly competitive Foreign Exchange rates offered exclusively to La Trobe students and held for you for 72 hours (excluding weekends).
    • End-to-end communication and real time tracking: receive payment receipts, status updates via email and reminders to facilitate timely payments to La Trobe.
    • 24/7 multilingual Customer Support

    To make your payment via CIBC, go to Online student payment portal, and select CIBC as the payment method.

  4. Using Flywire:

    When you pay through Flywire, you will get access to the following benefits:

    • Security as Flywire is a safe & trusted partner of La Trobe
    • Competitive foreign exchange rates and no hidden fees plus a Best Price Guarantee
    • Choose from familiar and local payment options including: Bank Transfer, Credit/Debit Card (e.g. Master, Visa, Union Pay), digital payments (e.g. HDFC, ICICI and STI) and e-wallet (e.g. WeChat Pay, AliPay)
    • Payment status alerts via email or SMS and you can track your payment in Flywire’s app
    • Access to Flywire’s multilingual 24/7 Customer Support

    To make your payment via Flywire, go to Online student payment portal, and select Flywire as the payment method.

Student assistance schemes

The Australian Government offers the HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP loan schemes to help cover university fees. These fee assistance schemes can’t be used for other costs like accommodation or textbooks.

If you’re from overseas, you’re only eligible to access these fee assistance schemes if you hold an Australian Permanent Humanitarian Visa. If you’re in Australia on a student visa, or if you were in Australia on a student visa and you’ve obtained permanent residency, you won’t be able to access these schemes.

Contact La Trobe International for more information.

Refund policy

We have policies and procedures in place for providing refunds to international students:

Living costs

The annual tuition fees listed on course pages don’t include other expenses involved in studying overseas. Find out more about living costs in Australia.

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