Domestic fees

The tuition fees you pay to study at Deakin (and the assistance available to you) as a domestic student depend on whether you have a Commonwealth supported place or a fee-paying place.

Current student?

If you're currently studying with us, you can find detailed current student fee information on our student site. 

Visit the Deakin student website to review current student fee information

Commonwealth supported places

If you're an Australian citizen, an eligible New Zealand citizen or you are a holder of a permanent Australian visa, you could have some of the cost of university paid for by the Australian Government (provided you meet the residency requirements). 

This is called a Commonwealth supported place (CSP), which applies to most undergraduate courses and some postgraduate courses. If you are enrolled in a CSP, you will only be invoiced for the fees you need to pay. These are called 'student contributions'.

Eligibility

It's important to find out if the course you're interested in offers CSPs. You can do this via our online course search.

If it does, you could be eligible if you:

  • are an Australian citizen, a New Zealand citizen or the holder of a permanent visa
  • meet the relevant citizenship and residency requirements
  • submit a valid Request for Commonwealth support and HECS-HELP form by the census date
  • finalise your payment arrangements for your student contributions by the census date.

The census date refers to the last day you're able to withdraw from your course without being charged for it. Census dates generally fall near the beginning of each trimester of study at Deakin.

Learn this year's census dates

Student contributions

Students enrolled in a CSP are only required to cover part of the cost of their course through student contributions. The cost of your course will depend on the units you study. This means your contributions may vary between trimesters as your enrolled units change.

As a domestic student, you may be eligible for a government loan (called HECS-HELP) to help you make these contributions.

Read more about HECS-HELP

Rates

2017 Student Contributions (Tuition Fees)

Study discipline (unit's area of study) Applies to students who commenced Amount for 8 credit points in study discipline Rate per credit point
Band 3 - Dentistry. Medicine. Veterinary Science, Law, Accounting, Administration (including Public Relations), Economics, Commerce All Commonwealth supported students $10 596        $1324
Band 2 - Mathematics, Statistics, Computing, Built Environment, Other Health, Allied Health, Science, Engineering, Surveying, Agriculture All Commonwealth supported students $9050       $1131
Band 1 - Humanities, Behavioural Sciences, Social Studies, Clinical Psychology, Foreign Languages, Visual and Performing Arts All Commonwealth supported students $6349       $793
Band 1 - Education, Nursing Commonwealth supported students who commenced on or after 1 January 2010 $6349       $793
National priority - Education, Nursing Commonwealth supported students who commenced prior to 1 January 2010 $5081    $635

2016 Student Contributions (Tuition Fees)

Study discipline (unit's area of study) Applies to students who commenced Amount for 8 credit points in study discipline Rate per credit point
Band 3 - Dentistry. Medicine. Veterinary Science, Law, Accounting, Administration (including Public Relations), Economics, Commerce All Commonwealth supported students $10 440 $1305
Band 2 - Mathematics, Statistics, Computing, Built Environment, Other Health, Allied Health, Science, Engineering, Surveying, Agriculture All Commonwealth supported students $8917 $1114
Band 1 - Humanities, Behavioural Sciences, Social Studies, Clinical Psychology, Foreign Languages, Visual and Performing Arts All Commonwealth supported students $6256 $782
Band 1 - Education, Nursing Commonwealth supported students who commenced on or after 1 January 2010 $6256 $782
National priority - Education, Nursing Commonwealth supported students who commenced prior to 1 January 2010 $5006 $625

Fee-paying places

The University does not receive any government funding for fee-paying places. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to cover the full cost of their course. 

Most of our postgraduate courses only offer fee-paying places.

Rates

Full fee-paying postgraduate students commencing in 2017

2017 fees for students commencing in 2017

Below are the estimated 2017 full-fee course fees for students who are commencing postgraduate studies in 2017. This is just an estimate – what you actually pay will depend on the course you're enrolled in.

2017 Domestic Postgraduate fees - students who commence in 2017 (PDF, 119.2 KB)

Full fee-paying postgraduate students commencing in 2016

2017 fees for students commencing in 2016

Below are the estimated 2017 full-fee course fees for students who are commencing postgraduate studies in 2016. This is just an estimate – what you actually pay will depend on the course you're enrolled in.

2017 Domestic Postgraduate fees - students who commenced in 2016  (PDF, 116.6 KB)

2016 fees for students commencing in 2016

Below are the estimated 2016 full-fee course fees for students who are commencing postgraduate studies in 2016. This is just an estimate – what you actually pay will depend on the course you're enrolled in.

2016 Domestic Postgraduate fees - students who commenced in 2016 (PDF, 116.1 KB)

Full fee-paying undergraduate students commencing in 2016 and 2017

If you know what discipline you'd like to study, we can provide an estimate of your fees. This is just an estimate – what you actually pay will depend on the course you're enrolled in.

2017 Rates

Study discipline Amount for 8 credit points in study discipline $ Per credit point
Law
$26,136 $3267
Accounting, Economics, Commerce, Administration $22,912 $2864
Public relations $21,256 $2657
Humanities $20,520 $2565
Mathematics and statistics $23,264 $2908
Computing $24,840 $3105
Built environment $26,200 $3275
Other health $24,840 $3105
Social studies $20,048 $2506
Behavioural sciences excl. clinical psychology $24,408 $3051
Education $21,024 $2628
Clinical psychology $24,840 $3105
Foreign languages, visual and performing arts $22,792 $2849
Allied health $26,600 $3325
Nursing (clinical and non-clinical units) $24,832 $3104
Engineering, Surveying $30,752 $3844
Science $30,752 $3844
Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary science $55,536 $6942
Agriculture $36,272 $4534

2016 Rates

Study discipline Amount for 8 credit points in study discipline $ Per credit point
Law
$25,128 $3141
Accounting, Economics, Commerce, Administration $22,024 $2753
Public relations $20, 432 $2554
Humanities $19,728 $2466
Mathematics and statistics $22,368 $2796
Computing $23,880 $2985
Built environment $25,192 $3149
Other health $23,880 $2985
Social studies $19,272 $2409
Behavioural sciences excl. clinical psychology $23,464 $2933
Education $20,208 $2526
Clinical psychology $23,880 $2985
Foreign languages, visual and performing arts $21,912 $2739
Allied health $25,576 $3197
Nursing (clinical and non-clinical units) $23,872 $2984
Engineering, Surveying $29,568 $3696
Science $29,568 $3696
Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary science $53,400 $6675
Agriculture $34,872 $4359

Help paying your fees

The Australian Government offers a loan called FEE-HELP. If you are eligible, a FEE-HELP loan could help you cover the cost of your course. 

Find out more about FEE-HELP

Research students

If you're a successful applicant for research degree candidature, and you're an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, you won't pay any tuition fees. 

You also won't need to pay the University's Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Other fees

You may need to pay a few other fees when studying at Deakin, such as the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) or late fees. 

There may also be specific costs associated with your course. This could be for equipment or travel. You may also incur some penalty fees for late re-enrolment or late return of equipment. 

Find out about specific course costs

Students Services and Amenities Fee 

Your SSAF pays for a range of great services you'll be able to take advantage of as a Deakin student. These include career advice, counselling, sporting programs, social and cultural engagement programs and welfare.

This information is provided as a guide only. No representation is made that the information provided is current or accurate. Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on indicative course fee to calculate the total future cost of their course.