Fees and costs

Fees and costs

You can calculate your estimated tuition fees by using our course finder, which lists our undergraduate and postgraduate courses. You will find both a per-credit-point and estimated annual fee which will give you an indication of the cost based on a full-time subject load in the first year of your course. 

Looking to help finance your studies? If you have relevant prior studies, applying for Recognition of Prior Learning [link to www.mq.edu.au/international/rpl] can give you credit towards your degree and help reduce both the cost and duration of your program. We also have an extensive range of scholarships [link to http://www.mq.edu.au/study/international-students/scholarships/] available to international students.

At the time you accept your offer to study at Macquarie University, there are two payments you need to make:

1. Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) must be paid for the entire duration of your course. It must be paid before you start at Macquarie.

2. The Commencement Fee

‚ÄčThe Commencement Fee is a portion of your tuition fee that you need to pay when you accept an offer to study at Macquarie University. It is usually set at around AU$16,000 and must be paid before you start at Macquarie.

Please note that the Commencement Fee does not represent the full cost of your unit enrolment. Check eStudent to view the full cost of your fees after you have enrolled in your unit(s) for each session.

This Commencement Fee is taken off your first semester tuition fees (so it is not in addition to your tuition fees).

Yearly tuition fees

After your first session at Macquarie, you need to pay your tuition fees each study period (two to three times a year, depending on how many study periods your course has each year).

Due date Usually the Friday before the normal study period commences.
How to pay Check eStudent before each session to check what you owe.
The amount will depend on the number of credit points you are enrolling in for that session.

Late fee

A late fee of $200 will be imposed for late enrolment or late payment of fees. You can find further fee information here.

Annual fee increases

The University reviews the per-credit-point fees each year and may increase them in the following year.

At Macquarie, tuition fees are paid at the start of each academic session and are calculated based on the number of credit points you are enrolled in. 

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