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.

Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP)

As a domestic student, you could be entitled to a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) at university. This means that the Australian Government subsidises your fees so that you only pay the remainder of the fees through a 'student contribution' amount. To be eligible for a CSP, you must satisfy one of the following residency requirements:

  1. Australian citizen, and will undertake at least one unit of study in Australia that contributes to your course of study
  2. New Zealand citizen, living in Australia for the teaching period, unless your course requires you to live elsewhere
  3. Holder of an Australian permanent visa (including humanitarian visa holders), and living in Australia for the teaching period, unless your course requires you to live elsewhere.

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.

Changes to student contribution amounts

The Government has recently passed legislation that may change the amount you pay for your student contribution amount in your Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) from 2021. 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 (subject to indexation) for those units as you would have, had the reforms not been implemented.

The legislation also:

  • Re-introduces a 10% discount if you are an eligible student and pay your student contribution amount upfront before the census date from 2021
  • Pauses the 25% FEE-HELP loan fee until 30 June 2021 for undergraduate students studying units over summer
  • Reduces the 25% FEE-HELP loan fee to 20% from 1 July 2021
  • Requires students to maintain a 50% overall pass rate to remain eligible for Commonwealth assistance from 2022
  • Re-introduces 7 years of Student Learning Entitlement (SLE) for Commonwealth Supported Places from 2022

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, postgraduate clinical psychology, English, maths, nursing, languages, agriculture $3,950
2 Allied health, other health, architecture, IT, creative arts, engineering, environmental studies, science, professional pathway psychology, professional pathway social work $7,950
3 Medical, dental, veterinary science $11,300
4 Law, accounting, economics, management, commerce, social studies, political science, justice, behavioural science (except PG clinical psychology and professional pathway psychology and social work), communications $14,500

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 3 Law, economics, management, commerce $11,355
New 1 Teaching, postgraduate clinical psychology, English, maths, nursing, languages, agriculture $3,950
New 2 Allied health, other health, architecture, IT, engineering, environmental studies, science, professional pathway psychology, professional pathway social work $7,950
New 3 Medical, dental, veterinary science $11,300

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.

You are not considered a 'pre-2021 student' if:

  • you transfer to the same course but at a different university
  • you are changing from a single degree to a double degree
  • you are changing from a double degree to a single degree.

My employer is paying for my study

Full degrees

If your employer is covering the cost of your study, they'll need to make a formal arrangement with us by completing a sponsorship request. We'll then invoice your employer for your fees each teaching period.

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

Sponsorship request (action link)

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