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Executive Master of Arts

  • CRICOS Code: 068099M

Fees & scholarships

Your fees explained

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Fees for domestic students

Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP)

A limited number of Commonwealth Supported Places will be awarded on the basis of academic merit. A CSP is subsidised and students pay a contribution determined by the Australian Government. The number of CSPs available is reviewed annually by the University.

Calculate the indicative CSP total course fee

Australian Fee Places

If you are not eligible to receive a CSP, you will automatically be considered for an AF place if you meet course entry requirements. AF places are not subsidised but you may be eligible for assistance with the FEE-HELP loan scheme. If this course is relevant to your current employment, you may be able to claim fees as a work-related tax deduction.

Course fees are calculated as if a student undertakes one year of full-time study. This is called 1 x EFTSL (Equivalent Full Time Study Load). If course duration is less than one year, or the student studies less than a full-time study load, fees are adjusted accordingly.

The indicative total course fee is based on typical subject enrolments and does not take into account any advanced standing for prior studies. Fees are reviewed annually by the University and vary depending on subjects within the course.

How course fees are calculated

Your course fee per year is calculated on the basis of one year full-time study (1 EFTSL). Actual fees vary depending on the subjects you are taking. The University reviews fees annually. The indicative total course fee is based on typical subject enrolments, and includes an indexation of 5% per annum.

The duration indicated is maximum course duration and does not take into account any advanced standing for prior studies. The course may be shorter depending on your academic background and/or relevant work experience where applicable.

As a domestic student, you may be eligible for financial assistance from the Australian Government under either the FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP loan schemes. They are a loan from the government which cover the payment of your tuition fees. You don't have to pay anything back until you start paid work, and earn above the compulsory repayment threshold.

More information about fees for domestic graduate students

Fees from international students

Course fees are calculated as if a student undertakes one year of full-time study. This is called 1 x EFTSL (Equivalent Full Time Study Load). If course duration is less than one year, or the student studies less than a full-time study load, fees are adjusted accordingly.

The indicative total course fee is based on typical subject enrolments and does not take into account any advanced standing for prior studies.

Fees are reviewed annually by the University and vary depending on subjects within the course.

More information about fees for international graduate students

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 pay a student contribution amount – with the amount determined each year by the Australian Government – based on the subjects you take not the overall course you are studying.

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.

The number of Commonwealth Supported Places available is reviewed annually by the University.

HECS-HELP

Payment of your student contribution amount can be made when you enrol (upfront), or can be deferred through HECS-HELP if you’re eligible.

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.

The Government’s Study Assist website provides more information about Commonwealth Supported Places and HECS-HELP.

Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF)

If you are enrolled in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), you will be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF), which in 2018 was $298 for full-time students and $223 for part-time students. SA-HELP, a government funded loan scheme, is available to help eligible students pay all or part of their SSAF.

The Government’s Study Assist website provides more information about Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and SA-HELP.

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

Scholarships

The Faculty of Arts also offers a unique range of scholarships to provide students with opportunities for development and research in the humanities, social sciences and languages.

More information about scholarships

Please note: If you have already received a scholarship you are not eligible for further funding.

International scholarships and bursaries

The Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (GSHSS) International scholarship is given to a select group of high ranking international students in recognition of their excellent academic results. The scholarship is offered at each semester intake for applicants undertaking a graduate coursework degree at the GSHSS. The award is offered to applicants from India, Japan, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Vietnam, and Thailand only. The GSHSS International scholarship provides fee remissions of 25% and 50% of tuition fees for the duration of your course. Bursaries are a total of $AUD5000.

Eligibility

You must apply by the published date and have received an unconditional offer to a graduate program at the GSHSS to be considered for a scholarship or bursary. There is no application required for a scholarship or bursary, you will automatically be considered when you submit an application to a GSHSS program by 31 October 2018 noting that you must supply your final results and evidence of course completion by 30 November 2017 to meet the requirements of the scholarship criteria.