How much will my course cost?

Your course tuition fees depend on the type of student you are, the course you study, and the year you commence. Our fee estimator tool can help give you a better idea of how much your studies could cost, but this should just be used as a guide – tuition fees can change from year to year.

If your application to study at Deakin is successful, you will receive a Letter of Offer that includes an indicative total tuition fee for your chosen degree.

Your upfront fee payment

You will need to make an upfront fee payment to Deakin to accept your offer, as per your Letter of Offer, before you enrol. Once you have made this payment we will issue you with your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE). You can then apply for your student visa. It is important to pay your fees as soon as possible.

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.

Estimate your tuition fees

Deakin's international tuition fees vary depending on the course and units you undertake, as well as your level of study. Our fee estimator tool can help give you a better idea of how much your studies could cost.

Use our fee estimator tool

Refunds

We understand that sometimes life gets in the way of study – that is why we may be able to offer you a partial or full refund of your course fees if you need to withdraw from a unit.

Learn more about our refund policy

Find a scholarship

We are proud to support international students with a range of scholarship opportunities. Use our Find a scholarship tool to discover which opportunities you might be eligible for.

Browse our scholarships

How to pay your fees

When you accept your offer in the Deakin Studylink Connect application portal, you will be given a choice to:

  • Pay your fees through Deakin’s payment portal, or
  • Use one of our online international payment providers (Other payment options).

Deakin payment portal

If you select this option, you will be transferred to Deakin’s payment portal. You will have a choice to pay via credit card, FlyWire or PayPal. It will automatically list your full deposit amount – you will not be able to pay in multiple instalments through the portal.

Other payment options

You can also pay your deposit in part or in full through:

Depending on the method you use to pay your fees, you may need to upload proof of payment in the Studylink Application Portal, so that our admissions staff can review and progress your acceptance.

Benefits of Deakin’s online payment options

  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 – There are no hidden charges when paying online through one of our preferred international payment providers, 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, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

  4. Track your payment – You can easily track your payment online. Plus, if you pay with PayPal or credit card in Deakin’s payment portal, your payment will be processed instantly!

  5. 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?

  • For questions about the Deakin payment portal, please contact our admissions team via email or phone +61 3 9251 7757.
  • For questions about using Flywire, please contact the Flywire customer support team via email or phone +61 (2) 8311 4772.
  • For questions about using Western Union, 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 your fees in full.

Contact us to defer your offer

Are you a current student?

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

Review current student fee information

Living costs

There are some other costs, outside of your course fees, that you will need to think about when you are getting ready to come to Australia.

Learn more about what it costs to live in Australia

Deakin scholarships for international students

Our scholarships recognise international students with high academic performance and the potential to make a positive contribution to the University and its community. You must be studying full time in Australia or have applied to study one of our courses full time to be eligible for an international scholarship.

Browse our scholarships

Deakin University's STEM Scholarship

The Deakin Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Scholarship is designed to help the innovators of tomorrow achieve their potential. Choose to study an eligible degree in science, technology or environment at Deakin and you could be eligible for this 20% tuition scholarship.

Australian Government scholarships

The Australian Government offers a number of scholarships to international students for various purposes, including to encourage learning, reduce poverty, enhance stability in certain regions and encourage regional growth in Australia.

Some of these scholarships can be applied via the Australian Government websites listed below, and if you are successful in being awarded one of these scholarships you can choose to study at Deakin.

Australia Awards Scholarships

Australia Awards Scholarships are available to students in certain countries in the Asia–Pacific region. These scholarships are for full-time study in Australia towards an undergraduate, postgraduate or technical degree, and cover:

  • a return airfare to Australia
  • academic and other compulsory fees
  • basic health insurance
  • establishment allowance
  • a living allowance.

Find out more about Australia Awards Scholarships

Destination Australia Scholarships

Interested in studying at a forward-looking institution, on a regional campus which offers state of the art facilities and a friendly, close-knit community? The Australian Government and Deakin University have joined together to offer the Destination Australia Scholarships.

A Destination Australia Scholarship includes a cash payment of A$15,000 each year of study for the normal duration of your degree when studying full time at Deakin Warrnambool Campus.

Find out more about Destination Australia Scholarships

Financial aid

You may be eligible for financial support to study at Deakin if you are from one of the following countries: