Tuition fees for international students

As an international fee paying student, you can be enrolled in either an award course or a non-award course. The information below is for award course students.

If you need non-award information please visit International student non-award tuition fees.

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, the tuition fees you are charged, will be calculated based on:

  • your course*
  • the year you started studying
  • your study load

*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. Fee rates are listed below.

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

Tuition fees can increase by up to 6% each academic year.

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 and course fees

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.

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

Fee information for students who commenced in 2015 or earlier

To estimate your course fees, use the Deakin Fee Estimator or you can use the tables below as a guide.

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

2021 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

2021 Undergraduate fees for International students

Study discipline  
Annual cost for

full time study  
Rate per credit point
Law $33 952 $4244
Accounting, Economics, Commerce, Administration $30 592 $3824
Public Relations $28 464 $3558
Humanities $27 176 $3397
Mathematics and Statistics $29 784 $3723
Computing $32 392 $4049
Built Environment $32 968 $4121
Other Health $32 296 $4037
Social Studies $27 136 $3392
Behavioural Sciences excl. Clinical Psychology $30 216 $3777
Education $28 160 $3520
Clinical Psychology $31 232 $3904
Foreign Languages, Visual and Performing Arts $30 576 $3822
Allied Health $34 336 $4292
Nursing (Non-Clinical units) $32 992 $4124
Nursing (Clinical units) $42 480 $5310
Engineering, Surveying $36 152 $4519
Science $37 400 $4675
Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Science $70 800 $8850
Agriculture $42 256 $5282

Postgraduate full-fee

2021 Postgraduate fees for International students

Study discipline  
Annual cost for

full time study  
Rate per credit point
Law $34 680 $4335
Accounting, Economics, Commerce, Administration $39 400 $4925
Public Relations $31 264 $3908
Humanities $30 744 $3843
Mathematics and Statistics $31 968 $3996
Computing $34 584 $4323
Built Environment $35 944 $4493
Other Health $33 560 $4195
Social Studies $30 056 $3757
Behavioural Sciences excl. Clinical Psychology $33 560 $4195
Education $28 632 $3579
Clinical Psychology $31 984 $3998
Foreign Languages, Visual and Performing Arts $31 976 $3997
Allied Health $34 496 $4312
Nursing (Clinical and Non-Clinical units) $31 800 $3975
Engineering, Surveying $38 600 $4825
Science $37 600 $4700
Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Science $73 984 $9248
Agriculture $49 752 $6219

Higher Degree by Research

2021 Higher Degree by Research fees for International students

Study discipline  
Annual cost for

full time study  
Law $32 400
Accounting, Economics, Commerce, Administration $32 400
Public Relations $37 104
Humanities $31 736
Mathematics and Statistics $35 456
Computing $34 368
Built Environment $34 000
Other Health $35 656
Social Studies $31 664
Behavioural Sciences excluding Clinical Psychology $37 528
Education $31 664
Clinical Psychology $36 792
Foreign Languages, Visual and Performing Arts $31 640
Allied Health $34 960
Nursing (Clinical and non-Clinical units) $35 560
Engineering, Surveying $37 504
Science $36 056
Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Science $39 360
Agriculture $37 472
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