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Doctor of Philosophy (Creative Arts Therapy)

    • CRICOS Code: 059249K

    Fees & scholarships

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    What about other costs?

    Australian Fee Places

    When you apply, you will automatically be considered for an Australian Fee place if you meet course entry requirements.

    You’ll pay tuition fees for each year that you are enrolled. Tuition fees are calculated according to your course and study load each semester. You may defer payment of your fees via FEE-HELP if you are eligible.

    If your course is relevant to your current employment, you may be able to claim fees as a work-related tax deduction.

    Tuition fees may be adjusted each year.

    FEE-HELP

    FEE-HELP is a loan scheme that helps eligible Australian fee-paying students (full-time or part-time) pay their graduate tuition fees.

    FEE-HELP can cover all or part of your tuition fees. The Australian Government pays the amount of the loan direct to the University. You’ll make repayments on your loan through the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) whenever your income is above the threshold, or you can make voluntary repayment to ATO at any time.

    FEE-HELP is not means tested and there is no loan fee for graduate study. If you already have a HECS-HELP loan from your undergraduate studies, you can still access a FEE-HELP loan.

    No interest is charged on your FEE-HELP loan, however, it is indexed each year with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) in line with the cost of living.

    The Government’s Study Assist website provides more information about FEE-HELP.

    Graduate Access Melbourne

    You can enhance your opportunity for selection and be considered for a bursary by applying for the University’s Graduate Access Melbourne scheme.

    Other Financial Assistance

    The University's Student Financial Aid Service can provide you with advice and information on: Student loans and bursaries/grants, Government student assistance, including Austudy, Abstudy or Youth Allowance, cost of living advice, budgeting and tax advice.

    Scholarships

    Find a scholarship that's right for you

    The major scholarships available for Australian graduate researchers are the Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarships and the Melbourne Research Scholarships (MRS).

    Scholarship benefits include tuition fee waivers, as well as living and relocation allowances.

    Applicants for Research Higher Degrees are automatically considered for Graduate Research Scholarships. You do not need to separately apply for RTP or MRS scholarships.

    There are also more specific scholarships available, for example Graduate Access Scholarships, which you may be eligible for, check the links below.

    Please check the Melbourne Scholarships pages for further information. You can search for scholarships here.

    For the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music research degrees, applications for Degree and Scholarship MUST be received in full by the course application deadline, which sometimes falls earlier than the scholarship deadlines.

    Scholarships for enrolled students

    As an enrolled research student, you will have the opportunity to apply for further grants and prizes that assist students to undertake their research, as outlined on the Faculty Scholarships page. The university also has a range of scholarships which can provide support for travel or other research related expenses, you can search for scholarships on the Melbourne Scholarships website.

    International graduate researchers are automatically considered for Graduate Research Scholarships, you do not have to separately apply for scholarships.

    Scholarship benefits include tuition fee waivers, as well as living and relocation allowances. To find more information on university scholarships follow the links below.

    Please check the Melbourne Scholarships pages for further information.

    For the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music research degrees, applications for Degree and Scholarship MUST be received in full by the course application deadline, which sometimes falls earlier than the scholarship deadlines.

    Scholarships for enrolled students

    As an enrolled research student, you will have the opportunity to apply for further grants and prizes that assist students to undertake their research, as outlined on the Faculty Scholarships page. The university also has a range of scholarships which can provide support for travel or other research related expenses, you can search for scholarships on the Melbourne Scholarships website.