Fee information for undergraduate degrees
Undergraduate students have different options for paying fees depending on their residency status. We’ve outlined some of the key information and provided some links for you to access more detail.
The Australian Government subsidises Commonwealth supported places by paying part of the fees directly to the university. The student pays the remainder through a 'student contribution' amount and Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).
The Australian Government subsidises Commonwealth supported places by paying part of the fees directly to the university. The student pays the remainder through a 'student contribution' amount and Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). These places are available to Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens and permanent residents.
To be eligible for the HECS-HELP scheme, a student must be an Australian citizen, or permanent humanitarian visa holder.
Students can use the HECS-HELP scheme to defer payment of their student contribution and SSAF. Students who use a HECS-HELP loan will be required to pay their debt off through the Australian tax system once they are employed and earn above the minimum threshold for compulsory repayments.
Applying for HECS-HELP
Once you accept your offer and set-up an online student account through myUNSW, you will then follow instructions for fees in the ‘student profile’ section and fill out a form. Students must apply for HECS-HELP before the census date.
Links to additional information
- Information for students about government assistance for financing tertiary study (HECS)
- Applying for a Commonwealth Supported Place
- UNSW Student Contribution Rates
- Student Services and Amenities Fee
If you were an international student and have become an Australian Permanent Resident you should notify UNSW of the change in residency status. As an undergraduate student you will be eligible to change from international fees to a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP).
Visit this link for information on Permanent Residency and Commonwealth Support.
International student fees are calculated based on their student status and the classification of the course.
Fees are outlined on a per unit basis in this table. Most courses are 6 UOC, but you should confirm this in the online handbook.
The FEE calculator allows students to calculate a fee estimate for subjects or for the academic year.
To accept an offer, international students must pay a tuition fee deposit, and then apply for a student visa. Fees for each semester are paid upfront before the start of the teaching period.
Have a question regarding fees? Please contact us using this form.