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.

Tuition fees for commencing international students 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 tuition 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.

Some programs have additional costs. Check your program page.

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 $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.

Additional administrative fees

Under certain circumstances, additional administrative charges may apply to you. These additional charges include:

  • adding or substituting courses
  • cancelling enrolments
  • late payment of fees
  • issuance of academic transcripts.

Please see the University's Fee Rules for more information. 

Other expenses

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

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When you apply to university, you might encounter new or unfamiliar terminology. Here's what some of these words mean.

Admission terms and definitions

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