4. Fees

Going to university is 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 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:

Please note that indicative annual fees assume you are enrolled in a full-time study load. Fees for less than a standard full-time study load are pro-rated.

Calculating your fees

If you know the courses in which you want to enrol, UQ has an online fee calculator to help you estimate your course fees for a study period.

UQ reviews fees annually, with new indexed fees applying to all students no matter when you commenced your studies. The indexation rate is usually fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time.

If you fail a course or withdraw from a course after the census date, you are still liable to pay the tuition fee for that course, regardless of whether you attended any classes or handed in any assessment items. If you correctly withdraw from the course by the census date, you will not be liable to pay the cost or incur the debt for that course. If you had already made payment of your tuition fee, you can apply for a refund from UQ. For detailed information, view UQ's International student refunds policy

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.

Going to university can mean more costs like 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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