Postgraduate coursework fees and financial support

Information on the proposed range of higher education reforms, announced on 1 May 2017, is available from the Government’s Higher Education Reform Package webpage. The proposed reforms, subject to the passage of legislation, include changes to Commonwealth Support arrangements.

How much will my course cost?

You have to pay fees for all our postgraduate courses.

To get an idea of how much your course will cost, check the costs and scholarships tab in your course information.

Some courses have extra costs for things like field trips, equipment or practical training.

Your actual fees will vary depending on which units you enrol in. To get an idea of how much units cost, check the units tab in your course information.

Student services and amenities fee

You must pay a student services and amenities fee each semester.

We calculate your fee based on the number of credit points you're enrolled in, which depends on the units you enrol in. You can check the number of credit points for a unit through the units tab in your course information. You don't pay the fee for external units.

The maximum fee for the year is $294, which is what you'd pay if you're enrolled in the standard full-time internal study load of 48 credit points per semester (usually 4 units per semester).

This fee helps us to improve non-academic services, including by:

  • promoting health and welfare
  • providing employment and career advice
  • enriching campus culture, through orientation, clubs, cultural events and activities
  • extending the hours of student support services
  • increasing opportunities for work experience, and student leadership and development programs.

Financial support

Can I get a loan to pay my course fees?

FEE-HELP loan scheme

FEE-HELP is a loan scheme to help you pay your course fees.

See if you're eligible for a FEE-HELP loan

HECS-HELP loan scheme

HECS-HELP is a loan scheme to help you pay your course fees.

See if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan

Can I get a loan to pay my student services and amenities fee?

SA-HELP loans scheme

SA-HELP is a loans scheme to help you pay your student services and amenities fee.

See if you're eligible for an SA-HELP loan

Can I get money from Centrelink to help with living expenses?

You may be eligible to receive income support payments from Centrelink.

Income support for masters courses

If you're studying certain masters by coursework degrees, you may be eligible for income support through:

  • Youth Allowance if you're a full-time student aged 16 to 24 years
  • Austudy, if you're a full-time student aged 25 years and over.

The courses that have been approved by the Department of Social Services as eligible for this support are:

Discontinued courses

Financial support is available for students currently studying these courses:

  • BS16 Master of Business (Accounting)
  • BS16 Master of Business (Applied Finance)
  • BS16 Master of Business (Human Resource Management)
  • BS16 Master of Business (Integrated Marketing Communication)
  • BS16 Master of Business (Marketing)
  • BS16 Master of Business (Philanthropy and Non-Profit Studies)
  • BS16 Master of Business (Professional Accounting)
  • BS16 Master of Business (Public Relations)
  • BS16 Master of Business (Strategic Advertising)
  • BS17 Master of Business (Professional Accounting) Advanced
  • ED79 Master of Education (Teacher-Librarianship)
  • ED79 Master of Education (Career Development)
  • ED79 Master of Education (Early Childhood Teaching)
  • ED79 Master of Education (School Guidance and Counselling)
  • IN21 Master of Information Technology (Information Management)
  • IN22 Master of Information Science (Library and Information Practice)
  • IT43 Master of Information Technology (Information Management)
  • IT43 Master of Information Technology (Library and Information Studies)
  • NS86 Masters of Nursing Science (Nurse Practitioner)
  • OP85 Master of Optometry
  • PU85 Master of Public Health

Can I apply for scholarships to help with course fees and living expenses?

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

We offer scholarships to low income students, Indigenous Australians and women, as well as people who've excelled in previous study or work.

Each course lists the scholarships you can apply for, or you can check the list of all scholarships for postgraduate students.

You usually need to apply separately for scholarships, so make sure you check the application requirements and closing dates.

You should apply for as many scholarships as you're eligible for. If more than one of your applications is successful, you'll be awarded the scholarship that you're best suited to.

We also offer scholarships that you can apply for during your course. These scholarships can provide financial support and access to opportunities like exchange programs and specific projects.

Find a scholarship

Policy

Student fees and charges policy

Our financial services for students

If you study at QUT, you'll also have access to services including financial counselling, employment advice and short-term loans.