Before applying for a course, it’s a good idea to find out how much it will cost. Find out how postgraduate fees work and whether you’re eligible for financial assistance to help you pay them.
At Murdoch you pay for the individual units you enrol in, rather than an overall course fee. Some units cost more than others. This may be due to the number of credit points the unit awards or the level of resources required to teach it.
The cost of your postgraduate course will depend on several factors, including:
- your citizenship and residency status
- your course type and the units that you choose.
You are a domestic student if you are:
- an Australian citizen
- a New Zealand citizen
- an Australian permanent resident
- an Australian permanent humanitarian visa holder
As a domestic student your fees will differ from those of international students.
Some postgraduate courses at Murdoch are Commonwealth Supported, which means they are subsidised by the Australian Government. Others are full fee-paying courses, and therefore the unit fees will be significantly higher. It is important to take this into consideration when planning the financial aspects of your study.
You may be eligible for a HELP loan
As a domestic student you can choose to pay your fees or student contribution:
- upfront directly to the university
- by deferring payment to a HELP loan.
HECS-HELP, for students in Commonwealth Supported Places, and FEE-HELP, for full-fee paying students, allow you to defer the payment of your fees or student contribution until your income reaches a certain level. When you’re earning enough money to start repaying your loan, it is repaid through the tax system as a percentage of your salary.
Domestic fee-paying places
If your course is not Commonwealth Supported, you will need to pay the full domestic student fee for each unit you study. This applies to some postgraduate courses.
If you’re an international student studying in Australia, you are only eligible for an international fee-paying place. Commonwealth Supported Places are not available to international students.
You’ll find an estimated course fee in your Offer Letter. To determine the exact amount, you can use our Tuition Fee Calculator.
See our indicative course fees:
Transnational students are students who study a Murdoch course through our Murdoch Dubai, Kaplan or Murdoch Singapore campuses.
If you are an international student studying at an offshore campus, your tuition fees are managed by the local institution and paid directly to them.
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