How to pay the application fee

International applicants must pay an application fee upon submission of each application you make to the University. From Monday 9 January 2023, the application fee for international applicants will be increased from AUD$100 to AUD$120. You will be prompted to pay this fee at the end of the online application process.

There is no fee if you are a domestic applicant.

Exemption from paying the application fee

In some cases, you may be exempt from paying the application fee.

The following table outlines students who are not required to pay the application fee and the process to follow in each case.

Who is eligible? What should I do
Current University of Melbourne students
  1. On the application page under ‘Apply as a current or previous student’ enter your UoM username and password to login and apply.
  2. The system will not prompt you to pay the application fee.
  3. If for some reason you are asked to pay the fee and you believe this is an error, contact Stop 1 on 13 MELB (13 6352).

Applicants who are applying for Research Higher Degree programs

(Coursework students must pay the fee)

  1. The system will not prompt you to pay the application fee.
  2. If for some reason you are asked to pay the fee and you believe this is an error, contact Stop 1 on 13 MELB (13 6352).
Applicants who are sponsored (fully funded) by a government or private company
  1. Complete the ‘Register’ section of your application to obtain a username/application ID.
  2. Complete the fee waiver form and attach a copy of your official letter confirming your government or employer sponsorship.
  3. A staff member will process it and respond via email with the outcome of your request. You can then proceed with your application.
Applicants who have been given a signed form by a University staff member at an exhibition or interview program
  1. Complete the ‘Register’ section of your application to obtain a username/application ID.
  2. Upload and submit your signed waiver form.
  3. Our staff will respond via email with the outcome of your request. You can then proceed with your application.
Study abroad or exchange applicants, or applicants who have a study arrangement between the University and your partner institution
  1. Students who would like to attend the University of Melbourne on a study abroad or exchange program should follow a different application process and do not have to pay this application fee.
  2. If you have been asked to pay an application fee it means you have incorrectly selected a full degree program. You should cancel that application and start again.
  3. Your university or department may have a partnership study option with UoM. If you’ve been accepted for an institutional partnership study arrangement, contact Stop 1 on 13 MELB (13 6352).
Applicants who are seeking asylum in Australia
  1. Complete the ‘Register’ section of your application to obtain a username/application ID.
  2. Complete the fee waiver form and attach a copy of your current visa information. To  be eligible for an application fee waiver you must:
    • Have applied for or hold a temporary Australian humanitarian visa or have applied for a permanent Australian humanitarian visa; and
    • Satisfy the course prerequisites and have achieved at least the minimum entry score for your preferred University of Melbourne course.

A staff member will assess your request to waive the application fee and respond via email with the outcome.  You can then proceed with your application.