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'.


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


2018 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 $10 754        $1344
Band 2 – mathematics, statistics, computing, built environment, other health, allied health, science, engineering, surveying, agriculture All Commonwealth supported students $9185       $1148
Band 1 – humanities, behavioural sciences, social studies, clinical psychology, foreign languages, visual and performing arts All Commonwealth supported students $6444       $805
Band 1 – education, nursing Commonwealth supported students who commenced on or after 1 January 2010 $6444       $805
National priority – education, nursing Commonwealth supported students who commenced prior to 1 January 2010 $5157    $644

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.


Full fee-paying postgraduate students commencing in 2018

2018 fees for students commencing in 2018

Below are the estimated 2018 full-fee course fees for students who are commencing postgraduate studies in 2018. This is just an estimate – what you actually pay will depend on the course you're enrolled in.

2018 Domestic Postgraduate fees – students  who commence in 2018

Full fee-paying undergraduate students commencing in 2018

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 units you're enrolled in.

2018 rates

Study discipline Amount for 8 credit points in a Study discipline Rate per credit
Law $27,712 $3,464
Accounting, economics,  commerce, administration $24,288 $3,036
Public relations $21,896 $2,737
Humanities $21,136 $2,642
Mathematics and statistics $24,664 $3,083
Computing $25,592 $3,199
Built environment $26,992 $3,374
Other health $25,592 $3,199
Social studies $20,656 $2,582
Behavioural sciences excl. clinical psychology $25,144 $3,143
Education $21,656 $2,707
Clinical psychology $26,336 $3,292
Foreign languages, visual and performing arts $23,480 $2,935
Allied health $28,200 $3,525
Nursing (clinical and non-clinical units) $25,584 $3,198
Engineering, surveying $31,680 $3,960
Science $31,680 $3,960
Dentistry, medicine, veterinary science $58,072 $7,259
Agriculture $37,728 $4,716

Fee estimator

You can use our Fee estimator to see what the tuition fees are for a course you are considering.

Estimate your tuition fees

Help paying your fees

The Australian Government offers loan schemes called HELP. If you are eligible, a HELP loan could help you cover the cost of your course. The Australian Government offers four HELP loans: HECS-HELP, FEE-HELP, SA-HELP and OS-HELP.

Find out more about HELP schemes

FEE-HELP repayment calculator

If you're planning to study a Deakin postgraduate course, you can use our FEE-HELP calculator to estimate your repayments.

estimate your repayments

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.

Specific course costs are listed on our course details pages.

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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.