Fees and payments

Undergraduate study

As an international student you'll enter your course as a full fee paying student. Your tuition fees are based on the subjects you study, not the course you do. Every year you're enrolled, you'll be charged for all the subjects you enrol in. There's also additional expenses you'll need to consider, including Overseas Student Health Cover, course materials, accommodation and other living costs.

Tuition fees

International fee place

Your tuition fees are based on the number of subjects you study each year.

It's also important you read and understand the University's current tuition fee terms and conditions before accepting your offer and enrolling in a degree.

How subjects are calculated

The cost of each subject is determined by the discipline fee band it's grouped into and its study load. These fee bands are determined by the content of the subject, not the course.

Subject study load (as fraction)
Subject fee ($ per study load)
Cost of subject

Most undergraduate courses require you enrol in subjects from more than one discipline fee band for a total study load across all subjects of 100 credit points (1 Equivalent Full Time Study Load) per year.

For estimates on international undergraduate degrees, see our Indicative course fees for 2024

Student Services and Amenities Fee

You won't need to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). This is covered by the University.

Overseas Student Health Cover

You're also required to take out compulsory Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) as a condition of your visa. You need to have this in place for the duration of your stay. This will cover any medical treatment or emergency care needed when in Australia.

Find out more about OSHC

International program costs

If you're part of a program for international students, there are additional costs associated with these programs.

Under 18 Supervision Program

If you’re required to register with the Under 18 International Student Supervision Program, you’ll need to pay a program fee.

See Under 18 program fees

Exchange and Study Abroad

Tuition fees for the Exchange and Study Abroad program are listed below. Costs for this program may be covered by your home institution or Study Abroad provider.

See Exchange and Study Abroad tuition fees

Language and academic skills programs

You can develop your academic skills by accessing individual tutoring, attending workshops and short courses to improve your researching, writing, exam preparation, and oral presentation skills.

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Other expenses

You also need to factor in additional expenses associated with your course, including the cost of textbooks, equipment, technology, resources for special projects and excursions. There will also be additional costs living in Melbourne, including accommodation, food, weekly bills, transport, social activities and club memberships.

For help budgeting for study at Melbourne, see Financial aid


You can find fees owing on your Statement of Liability with due dates and instructions on how to pay.

Tuition fees

You'll need to pay a minimum deposit payment of $AUD 17,000 by the date specified in your offer letter to confirm acceptance of your offer.

The $17,000 payment is credited towards your tuition fees as your first instalment. Once you have enrolled, an invoice for the balance of your tuition fees for the semester (or study period) will be available via your student account and you'll be required to pay by the date specified on the invoice.

Go to Student account

Up-front payments

If you want to pay any fees up front, you can pay online or over the phone using BPAY®. To find out how, login to your student account, view your Statement of Liability and follow the instruction on how to pay.

See Students - Pay my fees

Unpaid fees and refunds

If your fees remain unpaid, your enrolment will be cancelled and you'll need to reapply for the course. You'll remain liable for any outstanding debt. There are some circumstances you may be able to request a refund.

To find out what these are, see the University's current tuition fee terms and conditions.

Also read our student loans, fees and charges policy

Funding your studies

Scholarships and bursaries

We offer a range scholarships and bursaries that can help you with tuition and living costs while you're at Melbourne. Some scholarships may offer fee remissions. Others are one-off grants to help with the cost of living while you study.

See Melbourne Scholarships

Financial aid and support

Our financial services can also give you advice on scholarships, grants and how to budget for living and studying in Australia.

See Financial aid

Read our tuition fees policy

It's important you read our tuition fees policy for international students. Once you enrol you'll be bound by our fees policies, terms and conditions.

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