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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 let you expand your skills before moving onto employment or further study.

Tuition fees

If you enrol as an international student, you will pay international tuition fees.

Students commencing in 2017 and 2018

Tuition fees for international students commencing a UQ program in 2017 or 2018 are program-based. This means all courses within a program are charged at the same tuition fee rate for a given academic year.

A complete list of indicative annual fees is available:

The indicative annual fees assume you enrol in full-time study load. Fees for less than a standard full-time study load are pro-rated. 

UQ reviews fees annually. Indexation applies to all fees no matter when you commenced your studies. The indexation rate is usually fixed 18 months in advance, so you can plan your finances ahead of time.

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 is $294 for 2017 and $298 for 2018. 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 can mean paying for accommodation, books and study materials, transport, parking and more. 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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