Fees & scholarships
Your fees explained
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 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.
Tuition fees may be adjusted each year.
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 through the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) whenever your income is above the threshold, 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 FEE-HELP.
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.
All applicants for our programs are automatically considered for scholarships based on academic merit. No separate applications for scholarships are necessary.
Scholarships may be awarded at the time of your course offer or after the application deadlines. If you do not receive a scholarship offer at the time your course offer you may still receive an offer later.
Melbourne School of Engineering Scholarships
The Melbourne School of Engineering has a generous new suite of scholarships for commencing students. Over 80 scholarships will be awarded, ranging from $5,000–$20,000 per annum.
JH Mirams Memorial Scholarships
Up to six scholarships of $5,000 each are awarded each year to students entering our Specialised Masters programs.