Fees

The fee payment process is simple and easy for students to use. You can check how much your course will cost and pay your fees online – and we can always help you through the process.


Find out how much your course will cost

Deakin's tuition fees vary by course. The amount payable will also be dependent on whether you decide to enrol part time or full time.

2017 International Student Course Fees

For international students commencing study in 2017. Select your student type and find your study discipline(s) to find your course fees for 2017.

2018 International Student Course Fees

Scholarship opportunities

One of our many scholarships could transform your life and your future. International students have slightly different opportunities and obligations when it comes to scholarships at Deakin.

Find out more about scholarships for international students

There are also plenty of great scholarships available outside of Deakin’s own scholarship opportunities.

Browse our list of external scholarships


Your upfront fee payment

You'll need to make an upfront fee payment to Deakin after you accept your offer, before you enrol. Once you've made this payment we will issue you with your confirmation of enrolment. You can then apply for your student visa. It's important to pay your fees by the date you've been given.

Your upfront fee payment will be based on full-time enrolment. The actual fees you will be charged may differ once you select your units.

How to pay your fees

You can pay your fees online or in person.

We recommend using our secure online payment gateway. You can also pay in person at one of our international offices, or organise to pay via cheque –Your payment will be processed within 2-5 business days.

What are the benefits of paying your fees online?

  1. Quicker processing – Paying your tuition fees online is faster than other payment options. This makes the acceptance process quicker, which allows you to apply for a student visa sooner.

  2. No hidden charges – Bank fees are often taken out of the funds transferred from your bank. When these fees are taken out, it sometimes results in Deakin not receiving the full amount of tuition owed. This can lead to problems with enrolment in the University. There are no hidden charges when paying online through our Western Union payment gateway, so you can be sure that you are transferring the correct amount.

  3. Multiple payment options – There are multiple ways of paying your fees online, including more local payment options (for example Alipay).

  4. Track your payment – You can track your payment online.

    1. No need to worry about exchange rates – the currency conversion rate can be locked for 72 hours for certain transactions.

Do you have questions about paying your fees online?

Please contact the Western Union student enquiries team via email or phone +612 8585 7351 (8am-5pm AEST).

Deferring your course and course payments

We understand that sometimes plans need to change. You are able to defer your offer until you can pay their fees in full.

Contact us to defer your offer

We can help you manage your other expenses

There are some other costs, outside of your course fees, that you'll need to think about when you're getting ready to come to Australia. Other expenses may include:

  • living costs, such as accommodation, transport and food
  • a $55 course application fee (not charged when applying direct to Deakin online)
  • your Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
  • study-related items, such as textbooks and fieldwork costs.

Get help managing your finances

Refunds and other important policies

If you need to withdraw from your Deakin course after you've paid your fees there are several options available.

  • A 90%* refund is payable if you withdraw at least four weeks prior to the start of the trimester.
  • A 50%* refund is payable by the University if you withdraw between four weeks prior to the start of trimester and the census date of the relevant unit/s.

Unfortunately, no refund is payable if you withdraw after the census date. If you need to withdraw at any time, you should let us know in writing as soon as possible.

Find out more about refunds

* If detailed in your Letter of Offer, a $3000 non-refundable amount will be retained if you withdraw from your studies prior to the census date of your first teaching period. Please refer to your Letter of Offer for details.

Current student?

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

Review current student fee information