Your fees explained

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Fees are determined by the amount of credit points you are enrolled in.

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.


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Melbourne Teaching Pathway Bursary

We are delighted to announce the University of Melbourne Teaching Pathway Bursary. This $10,000 bursary will be awarded to all interns commencing for 2021 and is designed to ease the transition from work into the internship program. The bursary will be paid in two instalments of $5,000 each semester for the first year of the program.


There are a range of financial support options and scholarships available for our Indigenous students, including the Lochrie Indigenous Leadership Education Scholarship and the Melbourne Indigenous Merit Scholarship. For other university and MGSE scholarships, please find out more here.


The Aurora Foundation has a portal where you can search for all scholarships funded by universities, foundations and companies. Find out more here.