Fees FAQs

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What do the tuition fees cover?

Tuition fees cover the cost of your tuition. Tuition fees do not cover costs such as textbooks and equipment, or Overseas Student Health Cover(OSHC).

You have access to a range of free support services and facilities including:

For more information about payments including invoices and variations to fees owing, see Section 1 of The University of Melbourne tuition fees 2017: Terms and conditions for international students.

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What do the fees cover?

Your fees (student contribution or tuition fees) cover the cost of your tuition. These fees do not cover textbooks or other equipment, the Student Services and Amenities Fee, or certain other costs and services such as some club memberships, Melbourne University Sport services or Student Union activities.

You have access to a range of free support services and facilities including student housing services, employment services and orientation and transition activities.

How can I work out the cost of my subjects?

The cost of each subject in your course is determined by its discipline fee band and its study load.

The Handbook lists all the subjects you can take in your course and their corresponding subject codes. The subject EFSTL value can be used to work out the cost of each subject.

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The Handbook lists all the subjects you can take in your course and their corresponding subject codes.

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Will my tuition fees ever differ from the published fee?

The tuition fees, terms and conditions described relate to the year shown only.

Will my tuition fees ever differ from the published fee (Australian fee-paying students)?

The tuition fees, terms and conditions described relate to the year shown only.

  • Your actual fees will vary according to the subjects you are enrolled in during any given semester (or study period).
  • The course estimates provided are indicative only and assume a full-time study load commencing semester one of that year, and completion of the course in no more than the course duration indicated.
  • Your fees may also vary if you defer your studies, transfer to a new course or if you change subjects within your course.
  • Fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted to take into account price and demand factors.
  • The University provides a guarantee to international students who enroll in 2015 or 2016 that the fee will not increase by more than 7 per cent a year in any discipline for undergraduate subjects, or more than 10 per cent per annum in any discipline for graduate subjects.
  • If you are commencing your course in Semester 2, 2015, the fees for your first semester of study will be those applying in 2015. For the first semester of 2016, the fees you pay will be those approved for the 2016 academic year. If you are commencing your course in Semester 2, 2016, the fees for your first semester of study will be those applying in 2016. For the first semester of 2017, the fees you pay will be those approved for the 2017 academic year.

For more details, see Section 1: Variations in fees quoted in The University of Melbourne tuition fees 2017: Terms and conditions for international students.

For students commencing in 2017 or later, detailed fee information including tuition fee amounts and the fee policy covering your enrolment will be provided with your offer when available.

  • Your actual fees will vary according the subjects you are enrolled in during any given semester (or study period).
  • The course estimates provided are indicative only and assume a full-time study load commencing semester one 2015, and completion of the course in no more than the course duration indicated.
  • Your fees may also vary if you defer your studies, transfer to a new course or if you change subjects within your course.
  • Fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted to take into account price and demand factors. The University provides a guarantee to international students who enroll in 2015 that:
    • The tuition fee will not increase by more than 10 per cent per annum for students enrolled in a graduate course and paying a course-based fee
    • The tuition fee will not increase by more than 10 per cent per annum in any discipline for graduate subjects.
  • If you are commencing your course in Semester 2, 2015, the fees for your first semester of study will be those applying in 2015. For the first semester of 2014, the fees you pay will be those approved for the 2014 academic year.

For more details, see Section 1: Variations in the fees quoted in The University of Melbourne tuition fees 2017: Terms and conditions for international students.

For students commencing in 2014 or later, detailed fee information including tuition fee amounts and the fee policy covering your enrolment will be provided with your offer when available.

  • Your actual fees will vary according to the subjects you are enrolled in during any given semester (or study period).
  • The course estimates provided are indicative only and assume a full-time study load commencing semester one of that year, and completion of the course in no more than the course duration indicated.
  • Your fees may also vary if you defer your studies, transfer to a new course or if you change subjects within your course.
  • Fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted to take into account price and demand factors.
    • The University provides a guarantee to Australian fee-paying students who enroll in 2015 or 2016 that the tuition fee will not increase by more than 10 per cent per annum for students enrolled in a graduate course and paying a course-based fee.
    • No guarantee is provided on limits to fee increases for Australian fee-paying students enrolled in a graduate course and paying a subject-based fee.
  • If you are commencing your course in Semester 2, 2015, the fees for your first semester of study will be those applying in 2015. For the first semester of 2016, the fees you pay will be those approved for the 2016 academic year. If you are commencing your course in Semester 2, 2016, the fees for your first semester of study will be those applying in 2016. For the first semester of 2017, the fees you pay will be those approved for the 2017 academic year.

For more details, see Section 1: Variations in fees quoted in The University of Melbourne tuition fees 2017: Terms and conditions for Australian fee-paying students.

For students commencing in 2017 or later, detailed fee information including tuition fee amounts and the fee policy covering your enrolment will be provided with your offer when available.

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What is the census date?

The census date for a subject is the last date that you can withdraw from that subject without incurring a fee liability. Many subjects have a 'standard' census date. These are:

  • Semester 1: 31 March
  • Semester 2: 31 August
  • Yearly subjects: 31 May

Please note that some subjects have their own non-standard census date. Check with your student centre if you're unsure.

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What if I am granted Australian permanent residency?

Australian Government requirements do not permit you to enrol or remain enrolled as an international student under these circumstances. You must advise the University immediately.

We have more information about permanent residency, with further detail in Section 4 of The University of Melbourne tuition fees 2017: Terms and conditions for international students.

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What if I have a query about my tuition fees?

International students yet to commence:

Admissions – Academic Services
John Smyth Building
Swanston Street
The University of Melbourne
Victoria 3010 Australia
T: +61 3 8344 4505
F: +61 3 9347 9062
E: via futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/contact/international

For all other students:

If you have any fee queries or need to apply for a refund, you can find information on ask.unimelb.edu.au and in the Student admin tab on the Student Portal: my.unimelb.edu.au .

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Where else can I get help (about fees, finances and scholarships)?

For all the latest information from the Australian Government on funded places for domestic students or income support while studying visit the Australian Government's Study Assist website.

For details about the fees for each subject at the University see the subject EFTSL and census dates.

If you have any fee queries or need to apply for a refund, you can find information in the Admin tab on the Student Portal or by contacting your Student Centre.

The University's Student Loans, Fees and Charges Policy (MPF1325) are available from the Melbourne Policy Library.

The terms and conditions relating to the calculation and payment of tuition fees for commencing Australian fee-paying students in 2017 is available in The University of Melbourne tuition fees 2017: Terms and conditions for Australian fee-paying students.

The University's Student Loans, Fees and Charges Policy (MPF1325) are available from the Melbourne Policy Library.

The terms and conditions relating to the calculation and payment of tuition fees for commencing international students in 2017 is available in The University of Melbourne tuition fees 2017: Terms and conditions for international students.

For details about the fees for each subject at the University see the subject EFTSL and census dates.

Visit www.border.gov.au for details about the finances you must show to obtain a student visa and your visa requirements while studying in Australia.

International Student Services can help with information about visas, planning your arrival, living in Melbourne, banking, working while studying, as well as health and other services available to you at the University.

Our Student Financial Aid service can assist with information about budgeting and the finances you will require while studying. They also provide advice and aid to current students.

We also have information available about scholarships.

Glossary of terms

For an explanation of key terms relating to fees such as EFSTL or Census date see the Fees Glossary.

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