Fees and costs of postgraduate coursework

As a domestic postgraduate student studying at Macquarie Uni you will need to understand the cost of your degree and the fee payment process.

You are a domestic postgraduate student if you are:

  • an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • a New Zealand citizen
  • a permanent resident (including humanitarian visa holder)
  • enrolled in our postgraduate coursework.

How you add up your fees

When working out the cost of your tuition, you will need to take into account:

  • course type and unit cost
  • offer type
  • non-tuition costs such as student services and amenities fees, textbooks, application processing fees, living costs, overseas student health cover (international students) etc.

Commonwealth Supported (CSP) and Domestic Fee-paying Place (DFP)

Most postgraduate coursework degrees only have full fee-paying courses available. These are called Domestic Fee-paying Places (DFPs).

We also offer Commonwealth supported places (CSP) for a limited number of postgraduate degrees for domestic students.

You may be eligible for a HELP loan to defer your unit fees to the Australian Tax Office (ATO) if you are:

  • an Australian citizen
  • an approved New Zealand Special Category Visa holder (NZSCV) who meets long-term residency requirements *
  • a current and former* Permanent Resident (PR) Humanitarian Visa holder.

Permanent Resident (PR) non-humanitarian visa holders and non-eligible NZ citizens must still pay fees fully upfront to the University.

* NZSCV and former PR Humanitarian visa holders must provide evidence of meeting the residency requirements through the Residency Verification form before they can be assessed as being eligible for a HELP loan. See more information about eligibility.

FEE-HELP loans

Eligible full-fee paying DFP students may apply for a FEE-HELP loan. See information about FEE-HELP limits and how to check your balance.

HECS-HELP loans

Eligible CSP students may apply for a HECS-HELP loan.

What postgraduate courses have Commonwealth Supported Places?

At the time of your offer, you’ll be advised which type of fee place you have been offered. See more information below.

Course title

Fee type

Doctor of Physiotherapy

Limited CSP available

Juris Doctor

Limited CSP available

Master of Biotechnology

Limited CSP available

Master of Chiropractic

Limited CSP available

Master of Clinical Audiology

Limited CSP available

Master of Clinical Neuropsychology

Limited CSP available

Master of Clinical Psychology

Limited CSP available

Master of Conservation Biology

Limited CSP available

Master of Disability Studies

Limited CSP available

Master of Early Childhood

CSP

Master of Engineering ManagementCSP

Master of Environment

CSP

Master of Inclusive and Special EducationCSP

Master of Indigenous Education

Limited CSP available

Master of Organisational Psychology

Limited CSP available

Master of Planning

CSP
Master of Professional PsychologyLimited CSP available

Master of Public Health

Limited CSP available

Master of Public Health (Research)Limited CSP available

Master of Speech and Language Pathology

Limited CSP available

Master of Sustainable Development

CSP

Master of Teaching (Birth to Five Years)

CSP

Master of Teaching (Primary)

CSP

Master of Teaching (Secondary)

CSP

Master of Translation and Interpreting StudiesLimited CSP available

Course title

Fee type

Graduate Diploma of Auslan-English Interpreting

CSP

Graduate Diploma of Conservation Biology

Limited CSP available

Graduate Diploma of Environment

CSP

Graduate Diploma of Inclusive and Special EducationCSP
Graduate Diploma of Translation and InterpretingLimited CSP available

Course title

Fee type

Graduate Certificate of Behaviour Support Teaching

CSP

Graduate Certificate of Conservation Biology

CSP

Graduate Certificate of Early Childhood

CSP

Graduate Certificate of Environment

CSP

Graduate Certificate of Environmental Planning

CSP

Graduate Certificate of Inclusive and Special EducationCSP

Graduate Certificate of Information Technology

CSP

Youth Allowance and Austudy assistance is available to eligible students undertaking Masters by coursework study, but only in specific approved courses.

The Macquarie University courses approved for full-time domestic students are:

  • Doctor of Medicine
  • Doctor of Physiotherapy
  • Juris Doctor
  • Master of Actuarial Practice
  • Master of Biotechnology
  • Master of Biotechnology and Business
  • Master of Chiropractic
  • Master of Clinical Audiology
  • Master of Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Master of Clinical Psychology
  • Master of Inclusive and Special Education
  • Master of Organisational Psychology
  • Master of Planning
  • Master of Professional Accounting
  • Master of Professional Accounting and Leadership
  • Master of Professional Psychology
  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Radiopharmaceutical Science
  • Master of Speech and Language Pathology
  • Master of Teaching (Birth to Five Years)
  • Master of Teaching (Primary)
  • Master of Teaching (Secondary)

The Department of Social Services conducts an annual application round to review/approve courses. To be eligible, a Masters by coursework course must be:

  • the minimum requirement for registration with a professional body and for entry to a profession; or
  • the fastest pathway to professional entry offered by the higher education provider; or
  • the only pathway to professional entry offered by the higher education provider.

For information about their eligibility, Masters by coursework students should contact Services Australia (Centrelink) or learn about institutions and courses approved for student payments by the Australian Government.

Macquarie does not have any postgraduate diploma or certificate level courses approved for benefits.

If you would like to discuss this further, raise an enquiry through AskMQ.

Ways to save on your tuition fees

Domestic and international students can save time and money if eligible for a scholarship or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). There is also financial help for domestic students and some support is available to international students.