Other fees and costs

There are other fees and costs associated with your studies that you need to consider including compulsory Overseas Student Health Cover.

Overseas student health cover (OSHC)

International students are required to take out compulsory health insurance as part of their visa obligations. Find out more.

Student Services and Amenities Fee

The Australian federal parliament passed legislation allowing Universities to charge students a Student Services and Amenities fee (SSAF) from 2012. In 2016, this fee will be paid for you by the University from fee revenue. For more information, see the Student Services and Amenities Fee page.

Other costs

Costs associated with my course

Depending on your course there may be textbooks and other equipment that required as part of your study. You may also need to buy special items such as art materials or a lab coat.

Accommodation, living and other costs

Remember to factor in your accommodation, food and weekly bills, transport and other services.

Some University club memberships, Melbourne University Sport services or Student Union activities may charge additional fees.

You’ll also need to pay fees for schooling and childcare if you have family and dependents accompanying you to Australia.

More information about other fees and costs

For a more detailed outline about other fees and costs see: Section 1 of the Terms and Conditions for international students

The Student Services website has more information about the cost of living in Melbourne, as well as advice about planning and budgeting.