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 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.

Estimate your tuition 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 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.

How to pay your fees

When you accept your offer in the Deakin Studylink 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!

    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?

  • 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 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 non-refundable amount will be retained if you withdraw from your studies prior to the census date of the first teaching period in your award course. 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