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)
x 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 2021
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.
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.
Exchange and Study Abroad
A fee is charged for participation in the Melbourne Welcome for Exchange and Study Abroad program. Costs for this program may be covered by your home institution or Study Abroad provider.
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.
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.
You'll need to pay a minimum deposit payment of $AUD 10,000 by the date specified in your offer letter to confirm acceptance of your offer.
The $10,000 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.
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.
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 Section 3: Refund policy - Terms and conditions
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.
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