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Doctoral Program in Economics

  • CRICOS Code: 056955G | 096133D

Fees & scholarships

Your fees explained

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Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

If you are enrolled in a Commonwealth Supported Place for your graduate course, your tuition fees are subsidised by the Australian Government. You’ll still need to pay a student contribution amount. This fee is organised in bands based on the discipline area of the subjects that you take, not the course you are studying. The discipline fees are set each year by the Australian Government.

You can pay your student contribution amount to the University when you enrol (upfront), or you can defer this cost through the Australian Government’s Higher Education Loan Program (HECS-HELP) if you’re eligible.

HECS-HELP

HECS-HELP is the Australian Government’s Higher Education Loan Program. It enables you to borrow the amount of your student contribution and then pay that loan back once you are in the workforce and earning at a specified level. A HECS-HELP loan is not means tested. HECS-HELP is available to eligible Australian citizens and permanent humanitarian visa holders who are enrolled in a CSP.

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, fees may be adjusted each year.

Tuition fees are calculated according to your course and study load each semester. You can defer payment of your fees via the Australian Government’s FEE-HELP loan scheme 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.

FEE-HELP

FEE-HELP can cover all or part of your tuition fees. The Australian Government pays the amount of the loan direct to the University. It enables you to borrow the amount of your tuition fees and then pay that loan back once you are in the workforce and earning at a specified level or you can make voluntary repayments to the 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 Australian fee places, Commonwealth Supported Place and HELP Loans.

Other financial assistance

The University's Student Financial Aid Service can provide you with advice and information on student loans and bursaries/grants, cost of living, budgeting and tax advice.

Scholarships

Available to high achieving students undertaking graduate research at the University of Melbourne.

All applicants made an offer of a place in a graduate research program will receive a AUD$31,200 per year living stipend (full-time only) and waived tuition fees for up to 5 years.

The University also offers a range of scholarships for graduate researchers. Find out details by visiting the Scholarships website.

Scholarship Selection and Assessment

All applicants to the Faculty's graduate research programs are automatically considered for a Faculty-allocated scholarship and fee remission on applying for the program.

Please read the Faculty Scholarship Selection Policy for more information.

Top up funding

Top up funding of AUD$10,000 is available for research, experiments and conferences during the research phase of the program.

International students

More information can be found on the Tuition fees page.