4. Fees

Going to university can be a big financial commitment, but don’t let the cost of study deter you. Your education is the best investment you will ever make.

Tuition fees

If you enrol in a postgraduate coursework program, you will pay tuition fees.

Tuition fees vary from year to year and depend on the courses you choose – not the program you are enrolled in.

To help you estimate your costs, we’ve put together a complete list of indicative annual fees for postgraduate coursework programs. These are displayed on each program page

Indicative annual fees are based on average first-year enrolment data. If you multiply the indicative fee by the number of years in the program, you can calculate an approximate total cost.

Commonwealth Supported Places

Commonwealth Supported students don't pay full fees – the Australian Government subsidises about 60 per cent of your course fees.

To reflect the fact that Commonwealth Supported students don't pay full fees, the fees you do incur are called "student contributions".

A very small number of postgraduate programs have Commonwealth Supported Places. They are:

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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Applying to UQ

To apply directly to UQ, create an applicant account and complete all details requested in the application form, attaching all required documentation as per the program entry requirements and any other additional information requests.

Apply directly to UQ
 

QTAC applications

To apply for the Diploma in Arts, Diploma in Science, Graduate Diploma in Education, Master of Teaching (Primary) or Master of Nursing Studies, submit your application online through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC).

Apply to QTAC

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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