Postgraduate fees

Details for 2020

We calculate your fees by multiplying the:

  • study load for a subject (based on 120 credit points a year for a full study load), by the
  • annualised course fee (depends on the course type and year you started your course).

The cents are then truncated and the resultant amount is in whole dollars.

Example

If the study load for a subject is 0.125 and the annual equivalent course fee is $35,500:

0.125 x $35500 = $4437.50, rounded down to $4437.00

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Courses with non-standard credit points

If you are enrolled in a Graduate Certificate or other 60 credit point course, your fee will be half the annual course fee.

Graduate Research Degrees

Calculating Tuition Fees

We calculate your tuition fees by multiplying the:

  • study load by the
  • annualised course fee (depends on the course type and year you started your course).

The cents are then truncated and the resultant amount is in whole dollars.

The study load for graduate research enrolment for a half-year (26 weeks) is usually:

  • 0.50 full-time
  • 0.25 part-time.

If you study for less than 26 weeks in a half-year, your study load is calculated daily.

Example

If you were enrolled in 8 weeks full-time study in the first half the year, you would have a study load of 0.1538 (0.5 x 8/26) and the annual equivalent course fee is $35,500:

0.1538 x $35,500 = $5,459.90, rounded down to $5,459.00

Australian and New Zealand citizens and Australian Permanent Residents

Australian and New Zealand citizens and Australian Permanent Residents enrolled in a graduate research degree will not normally pay tuition fees, as fees for graduate research degrees are covered by the Australian Government's Research Training Program (RTP).  The RTP provides eligible candidates with a fee offset scholarship for up to a maximum period of four years' full-time equivalent study for a doctorate by research and two years' full-time equivalent study for a Masters by research.  A candidate's maximum period of support is based on the date the candidate commenced their higher degree by research.  The commencement date for candidates who transfer from one higher degree by research to another will be the date of the first research degree in which they enrolled.

The University will normally charge domestic candidates up to the equivalent current value of the fees offset amount for any periods of candidature beyond the maximum period of support.

The RTP offset value depends on the field of education of the degree in which you are enrolling and the value for 2020 are $24,910 (high cost) and $10,600 (low cost).

Please note that a RTP Fees Offset Scholarship is not a paid stipend.  It is paid directly to the University on your behalf to offset costs for tuition and institutional support of your studies and not all candidates will receive an RTP Stipend Scholarship or living allowance.

All domestic students pay a bi-annual Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).  Details about the SSAF, including costs and payment options, are available on our SSAF information page.