3. Fees

An additional year of study is a big financial commitment, but don’t let the cost of study deter you. An honours degree will distinguish you as a high achiever and provide significant experience and exciting opportunities to expand your skill base before moving onto employment or further postgraduate study.

Course fees and student contributions

Domestic bachelor honours places for commencing students at UQ are Commonwealth supported. This means they are funded partly by the Australian Government (Commonwealth support) and partly by you (student contribution).

To apply for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP), you need to:

  • be a citizen of Australia or New Zealand or
  • hold an Australian permanent resident visa or
  • hold an Australian permanent humanitarian visa

Student contribution amounts vary from year to year and depend on the courses you undertake, not the program in which you are enrolled. As a result, it is not possible to publish a fixed fee for a program. However, to help you budget, indicative annual fees based on average enrolment patterns are detailed on the academic page of your chosen program.

We’ve also published a complete list of indicative annual undergraduate fees.

These student contribution amounts are based on a full-time (16-unit) workload. You can find more information about Australian Government support in the booklet Information for Commonwealth supported students (PDF, 721KB).

Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF)

Most Australian universities charge a compulsory annual Student Services and Amenities fee (SSAF).

The SSAF is used to fund for non-academic services for students, including sports and recreation, employment and careers advice, child care, and food services.

The maximum annual fee for 2017 is $294. UQ charges the SSAF according to your mode of attendance (internal/external) and enrolment load (full-time/part-time). The fee is indexed annually.

Going to university often means paying for a range of different things, including accommodation, books and study materials, transport and parking.

To help you budget, check out our living costs guide to see what an average student can expect.

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Dictionary of UQ Terminology

What does that mean?

When you come to university you will hear a lot of new terms: here is an explanation of some of them.

Dictionary of UQ Terminology

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