How much will my course cost?

You have to pay fees for all our courses. You can get an idea of how much your course costs on your online course information, but your actual fees will vary depending on what units you enrol in.

Some courses may have extra costs for equipment, practical training and field trips.

Student services and amenities fee

Each semester, you’ll need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees. This fee is based on the units you’re enrolled in. The maximum fee for 2021 is $312.

SA fees go toward non-academic university services, like health and welfare, employment and career advice, and enriching campus culture.

International students don't have to pay SA fees.

Ways you can pay

You can pay your fees in a variety of different ways, including:

  • Flywire (telegraphic transfer)
  • online by credit card
  • BPAY
  • direct deposit
  • by phone
  • in person via Australia Post by:
    • credit card
    • EFTPOS
    • cash.

Policy

Read our official student fees and charges policy in the Manual of Policy and Procedures.

Proposed changes to student contribution amounts

The federal government has announced the Job Ready Graduates Package which proposes changes to student contribution bands for students in Commonwealth supported places (CSPs). The changes are subject to the passage of legislation, but if passed by parliament, the amount you pay to study under the HECS system may change.

If you are a continuing student (enrolled before 1 January 2021) studying units in disciplines with increased student contribution amounts, you will continue paying the same amount for those units as you would have, had the reforms not been implemented.

Proposed 2021 student contribution amounts for students commencing a course of study from 1 January 2021

New band Principal subject matter (field of education classification) 2021 $/EFTSL
1 Teaching, clinical psychology, English, maths, nursing, languages, agriculture $3,700
2 Allied health, other health, architecture, IT, creative arts, engineering, environmental studies, science $7,700
3 Medical, dental, veterinary science $11,300
4 Law, economics, management, commerce, social studies, political science, justice, behavioural science, communications $14,500

Proposed 2021 student contribution amounts for pre-2021 continuing students from 1 January 2021

Band Principal subject matter (field of education classification) 2021 $/EFTSL
Current 1 Behavioural science, social studies, justice, creative arts $6,804
Current 2 Pathology $9,698
Current 3 Law, economics, management, commerce $11,355
New 1 Teaching, clinical psychology, English, maths, nursing, languages, agriculture $3,700
New 2 Allied health, other health, architecture, IT, engineering, environmental studies, science $7,700
New 3 Medical, dental, veterinary science $11,300

Please note: You may be eligible to be considered a “pre-2021 student” if:

  • you commenced a course of study with a provider before 1 January 2021, and did not complete the course by 31 December 2020
  • you completed a course of study on or before 31 December 2020 and, on or after 1 January 2021, you commence another course that relates to the earlier course and leads to an award that is an honours degree
  • you were undertaking, in 2020, an enabling course and, on or after 1 January 2021, you commence another course of study that is leading to an award
  • you were undertaking, in 2020, a course of study leading to an undergraduate certificate (UC) and, on or after 1 January 2021, you commence another course of study that relates to the UC course and that is leading to an award that is a bachelor degree.

My employer is paying for my study

Full degrees

If your employer is covering the cost of your study, they’ll need to contact us to organise payment. Email sbs.fees@qut.edu.au for more information.

If your studies are partially sponsored, both you and your employer will receive invoices for your respective portions of the fees.

Short courses

If your employer is covering the cost of studying a short course, they can pay at the time of registration. Email qutex@qut.edu.au for more information.

Financial support

Government loans

Australian and New Zealand students may be eligible for a HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan to help you pay your course fees, or an SA-HELP loan to help pay for the SSAF.

Explore your options

To help you cover your living costs, you may also be eligible for Centrelink support. Find out more about your options via the Centrelink website.

Government aid

International students may be able to apply for government aid programs that can offer financial support.

Aid programs