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As an international student at UQ, you will pay international tuition fees. How much you pay depends on what program you’re studying.

Coursework award tuition fees

Tuition fees for international students commencing a UQ program in 2016 or 2017 are program-based. Program-based fees mean all courses within a program are charged at the same tuition fee rate for a given academic year.

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There are several ways you can pay your tuition fees. UQ participates in and can help you apply for student loan programs offered by your home country to cover some of the educational expenses you will incur as a full-time student at UQ. 

Research higher degrees

Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Philosophy

    Tuition fees for the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Master of Philosophy (MPhil) vary according to your academic field and attendance mode.

    MPhil and PhD students are charged a tuition fee each research quarter.

    View PhD and MPhil fees for 2017 commencing international students

    Professional Doctorates (Research)

    Tuition fees for a Professional Doctorate (Research) are charged:

    • each semester for the coursework component, and
    • every research quarter for the research component.

    Tuition fees are indexed annually.

    Professional Doctorates (Research) include:

    • Doctor of Biotechnology, and
    • Doctor of Veterinary Clinical Science. 

    View Professional Doctorate (Research) fees for 2017 commencing international students

    Higher doctorates

    Tuition fees do not apply to Higher Doctorates.

    Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF)

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

    SSAF proceeds are used 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.

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