International students fees and costs

International students 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 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 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

The 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).

Paying my tuition fees

Each study period, once you’ve enrolled into unit(s), you can check your fees in eStudent, selecting the “My Finances” menu.

Please Note: Invoices are not sent to students, all payment details are found in your eStudent.

Please refer to the following information for the relevant due dates.

As well as being able to view your statement of fees in eStudent, you can also email your Statement of Outstanding Charges to your official student email address by:

  • Log in to eStudent
  • Select > “My Finances” tab
  • Select > “Email my Statement of Outstanding Charges”.

Please arrange for full payment of your tuition fees by the relevant payment due date.  Failure to make a payment to the University by the census date may result in cancellation of enrolment.

A $200 late payment fee will be incurred on all payments made after your payment due date.

Fees paid at the time of admission may not cover your full tuition fees for the year. To check your full fees for the unit(s) you have enrolled in, please go to > eStudent, select > “My Finances” tab and make arrangements for full payment by the payment due date. A list of payment methods can be found below.

If you are experiencing financial difficulties, please contact the university via email by the payment due date.

Late fee

A late fee of $200 will be imposed for late enrolment or late payment of fees.

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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