Tuition fees for international students

The information on this page is for International students.

As an international fee paying student, you can be enrolled in either an award course or a non-award course.

The tuition fees you are charged for each study period depend on when you commenced your course. The fee rates shown below are for award courses. If you are enrolled in a non-award unit you can check your tuition fees using the Deakin Fee Estimator.

How are my tuition fees calculated?

As an international student enrolled in an award course, your fees are calculated depending on the year you commenced your course.

Students who commenced from 2016 onwards

If you commenced your course from 2016 onwards, your tuition fees are calculated based on the course and the number of units you enrol in. Different courses have different fees and these will change each year.

You can estimate your tuition fees using the Deakin Fee Estimator.

Students who commenced in 2015 or earlier

If you commenced your course in 2015 or earlier your tuition fees are calculated based on the units you enrol in. This means your fees are based on the units you choose to study and not a fixed course price.

Different units have different fees, which depend on how much each unit costs the University to provide. For example, units which require laboratories or special equipment may cost more than units which do not.

You can estimate your tuition fees using the  Deakin Fee Estimator or refer to the tables below.

Find your course fee and unit EFTSL value

If you are unsure about your annual course fee* or the EFTSL value of a unit, please refer to the University Handbook for the year you are studying.

*Annual course fee generally means 8 credit points over the academic year or 1 EFTSL (Equivalent Full Time Study Load) unless otherwise explained.

Calculating your unit fee

Each unit you enrol in will have its own EFTSL value.  To determine the cost of each unit the following calculation should be used:

Annual course fee* x unit EFTSL value = unit price

For example:

Joe is studying A300 - Bachelor of Arts and undertaking unit ALR207 Media relations.  Joe's tuition fee for this unit will be $3,015.00.

$24,120.00 x 0.125 = $3,015.00

* if you are undertaking a Graduate Certificate the course fee displayed will be for 0.5 EFTSL and will need to be multiplied by 2 before using the above formula.

Calculating your course fee

Your course fee will be the total of all your unit fees.

2019 Fees for students who commenced in 2015 or before

If you are undertaking D302 Bachelor of Vision Science/Master of Optometry the EFTSL undertaken each year is 1.5 EFTSL. You will need to multiply the rate shown by 1.5 to determine your annual course cost.

Undergraduate full-fee

2019 Undergraduate fees for International students

Study discipline  
Annual cost for

full time study  
Rate per credit point
Law $30 792 $3849
Accounting, Economics, Commerce, Administration $27 736 $3467
Public Relations $25 816 $3227
Humanities $24 648 $3081
Mathematics and Statistics $27 008 $3376
Computing $29 376 $3672
Built Environment $29 896        $3737
Other Health $29 288 $3661
Social Studies $24 608 $3076
Behavioural Sciences excl. Clinical Psychology $27 400 $3425
Education $25 536 $3192
Clinical Psychology $28 864 $3608
Foreign Languages, Visual and Performing Arts $27 752 $3469
Allied Health $31 136 $3892
Nursing (Non-Clinical units) $29 920 $3740
Nursing (Clinical units) $39 264 $4908
Engineering, Surveying $33 600 $4200
Science $35 272 $4409
Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Science $69 400 $8675
Agriculture $42 256 $5282

Postgraduate full-fee

2019 Postgraduate fees for International students

Study discipline  
Annual cost for

full time study  
Rate per credit point
Law $31 456 $3932
Accounting, Economics, Commerce, Administration $36 136 $4517
Public Relations $28 352 $3544
Humanities $27 880 $3485
Mathematics and Statistics $28 992 $3624
Computing $31 360 $3920
Built Environment $32 600 $4075
Other Health $30 432 $3804
Social Studies $28 352 $3544
Behavioural Sciences excl. Clinical Psychology $30 432 $3804
Education $25 968 $3246
Clinical Psychology $29 568 $3696
Foreign Languages, Visual and Performing Arts $29 000 $3625
Allied Health $31 288 $3911
Nursing (Clinical and Non-Clinical units) $30 064 $3758
Engineering, Surveying $35 784 $4473
Science $34 600 $4325
Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Science $71 136 $8892
Agriculture $47 832 $5979

Higher Degree by Research

2019 Higher Degree by Research fees for International students

Study discipline  
Annual cost for

full time study  
Law $30 520
Accounting, Economics, Commerce, Administration $30 520
Public Relations $34 296
Humanities $28 784
Mathematics and Statistics $32 152
Computing $31 168
Built Environment $32 336
Other Health $32 336
Social Studies $28 712
Behavioural Sciences excl. Clinical Psychology $34 032
Education $28 712
Clinical Psychology $34 008
Foreign Languages, Visual and Performing Arts $28 688
Allied Health $32 312
Nursing (Clinical and non-Clinical units) $32 256
Engineering, Surveying $34 008
Science $34 008
Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Science $39 360
Agriculture $33 984

2020 Fees for students who commenced in 2015 or before

If you are undertaking D302 Bachelor of Vision Science/Master of Optometry the EFTSL undertaken each year is 1.5 EFTSL. You will need to multiply the rate shown by 1.5 to determine your annual course cost.

Undergraduate full-fee

2020 Undergraduate fees for International students

Study discipline  
Annual cost for

full time study  
Rate per credit point
Law $32 640 $4080
Accounting, Economics, Commerce, Administration $29 408 $3676
Public Relations $27 368 $3421
Humanities $26 128 $3266
Mathematics and Statistics $28 632 $3579
Computing $31 144 $3893
Built Environment $31 696 $3962
Other Health $31 048 $3881
Social Studies $26 088 $3261
Behavioural Sciences excl. Clinical Psychology $29 048 $3631
Education $27 072 $3384
Clinical Psychology $30 024 $3753
Foreign Languages, Visual and Performing Arts $29 400 $3675
Allied Health $33 008 $4126
Nursing (Non-Clinical units) $31 720 $3965
Nursing (Clinical units) $40 840 $5105
Engineering, Surveying $35 048 $4381
Science $36 400 $4550
Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Science $70 800 $8850
Agriculture $42 256 $5282

Postgraduate full-fee

2020 Postgraduate fees for International students

Study discipline  
Annual cost for

full time study  
Rate per credit point
Law $33 344 $4168
Accounting, Economics, Commerce, Administration $38 312 $4789
Public Relations $30 056 $3757
Humanities $29 560 $3695
Mathematics and Statistics $30 736 $3842
Computing $33 248 $4156
Built Environment $34 560 $4320
Other Health $32 264 $4033
Social Studies $30 056 $3757
Behavioural Sciences excl. Clinical Psychology $32 264 $4033
Education $27 528 $3441
Clinical Psychology $30 752 $3844
Foreign Languages, Visual and Performing Arts $30 744 $3843
Allied Health $33 168 $4146
Nursing (Clinical and Non-Clinical units) $31 800 $3975
Engineering, Surveying $37 400 $4675
Science $36 680 $4585
Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Science $73 984 $9248
Agriculture $49 752 $6219

Higher Degree by Research

2020 Higher Degree by Research fees for International students

Study discipline  
Annual cost for

full time study  
Law $31 600
Accounting, Economics, Commerce, Administration $31 600
Public Relations $35 672
Humanities $30 512
Mathematics and Statistics $34 088
Computing $33 040
Built Environment $34 000
Other Health $34 280
Social Studies $30 440
Behavioural Sciences excluding Clinical Psychology $36 080
Education $30 440
Clinical Psychology $35 376
Foreign Languages, Visual and Performing Arts $30 416
Allied Health $33 608
Nursing (Clinical and non-Clinical units) $34 192
Engineering, Surveying $36 056
Science $36 056
Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Science $39 360
Agriculture $36 024
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