Course fees for international students

Use this page if you are an international student, scroll to find the section relevant to when you commenced your course.

If you commenced in 2016 or 2017

If you commence your course in 2016 or 2017 your tuition fees will be calculated based on the course you enrol in. Different courses have different fees.

2017 course fees if you commence in 2017

Select your student type and find your study discipline(s) to find your course fees.

2016 course fees if you commence in 2016

Select your student type and find your study discipline(s) to find your course fees.

Estimate your course fees if commencing in 2016 or 2017

Your tuition fees will depend on the study load undertaken.  For comparison purposes the fee rates shown are based on 1 EFTSL (Equivalent Full Time Study Load) unless otherwise noted. 

  • If you are undertaking D302 Bachelor of Vision Science/Master of Optometry, the study load students are required to undertake each year is 1.5 EFTSL.  You will need to multiply the rate shown by 1.5 to determine your annual course cost.
  • If you are undertaking Graduate Certificate courses, the fees are based on 0.5 EFTSL.  The rates shown are the actual course cost for 4 credit points (0.5 EFTSL) of study.

International students make an upfront course fee payment that is based on full time enrolment. The actual fees you will be charged may differ once you select your units.

Please note the Annual course fees displayed above represent study undertaken on 1 Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL) basis unless otherwise marked. This generally means 8 credit points over the academic year.

Calculating your unit fee

Each unit you enrol in will have it's 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 a 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.  

More information about units

To find the EFTSL value applicable to each unit you are studying or plan to study, please refer to the Unit search in the University Handbook.


If you commenced before 2016

For studies commenced before 2016, Deakin's tuition fees are calculated 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.

International students make an upfront course fee payment that is indicative based on historical enrolment patterns. The actual fees you will be charged may differ once you select your units.

Select your student type and find your study discipline(s) to estimate your course fees.

Undergraduate full-fee

Undergraduate fees for International students
Study discipline Annual cost for  full time study Rate per credit point
Law $26 344 $3293
Accounting, Economics, Commerce, Administration $23 720 $2965
Public Relations $22 080 $2760
Humanities $21 080 $2635
Mathematics and Statistics $23 096  $2887
Computing $25 128  $3141
Built Environment $26 344  $3293
Other Health $25 048  $3131
Social Studies $21 040  $2630
Behavioural Sciences excl. Clinical Psychology $25 408  $3176
Education $21 840  $2730
Clinical Psychology $25 408  $3176
Foreign Languages, Visual and Performing Arts $25 168  $3146
Allied Health $26 632  $3329
Nursing (Non-Clinical units) $25 600  $3200
Nursing (Clinical units) $35 608  $4451
Engineering, Surveying $30 176  $3772
Science $30 176  $3772
Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Science $60 592 $7574
Agriculture $40 624  $5078

Postgraduate full-fee

Postgraduate fees for International students
Study discipline Annual cost for full time study Rate per credit point
Law $26 912 $3364
Accounting, Economics, Commerce, Administration $30 912  $3864
Public Relations $24 248  $3031
Humanities $24 248 $3031
Mathematics and Statistics $24 800 $3100
Computing $26 824 $3353
Built Environment $27 888 $3486
Other Health $26 024 $3253
Social Studies $24 248  $3031
Behavioural Sciences excl. Clinical Psychology $26 024  $3253
Education $22 208 $2776
Clinical Psychology $26 024  $3253
Foreign Languages, Visual and Performing Arts $25 776  $3222
Allied Health $26 768 $3346
Nursing (Clinical and Non-Clinical units) $25 720  $3215
Engineering, Surveying $30 608            $3826
Science $30 608  $3826
Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Science $60 864 $7608
Agriculture $40 920  $5115

Higher Degree by Research

Higher Degree by Research fees for International students
Study discipline Annual cost for full time study
Law $29 344 
Accounting, Economics, Commerce, Administration $29 344
Public Relations $29 344
Humanities $24 624 
Mathematics and Statistics $29 160
Computing $27 664
Built Environment $27 664
Other Health $27 664
Social Studies $24 568 
Behavioural Sciences excl. Clinical Psychology $29 120
Education $24 568
Clinical Psychology $29 096
Foreign Languages, Visual and Performing Arts $24 544
Allied Health $27 640 
Nursing (Clinical and non-Clinical units) $27 600 
Engineering, Surveying $29 096
Science $29 096
Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Science $37 840 
Agriculture $29 072

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.


Other fees and charges

You may also incur other fees and charges including textbooks, fieldwork costs and any excess internet usage charges. Also, check our frequently asked questions on international course fees.

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