Tuition fees

The cost of tuition in Australia varies depending on the institution and academic program chosen. Students in Australia pay tuition to attend degree programs and many Australian students subsidize their education with scholarships, grants and other types of financial assistance based on need or merit. Some of these financial options may be open to international students and it is best to contact each university directly to find out about tuition costs and funding options.


Anyone enrolling as an international student on a course lasting four months or more in Australia will need a student visa. In order to apply for an Australian student visa, you must:

  • Have an unconditional offer of place at a university
  • Have accepted that place in writing
  • Have paid the required tuition fee deposit

The program you choose must be between 12 and 52 weeks in order to be eligible for a student visa.

For all programs of study, you will need to apply for a subclass 500 student visa. New Zealand nationals wishing to study in Australia should apply for the Special Category visa (subclass 444).

Visit the official Australian Government website to find out more about studying in Australia and Australian student visas:

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