Fees and Costs

Graduate Research School

Fees and Costs

International Postgraduate Research Candidates


For the duration of the degree, international candidates are required to pay Tuition Fees

For further information relating to fee payment and policy please refer to the Fees Policy (International)

For information on student visas see this UNSW page and this Australian Government page

Note: If postgraduate research candidates enrol in approved coursework as part of their higher research degree at UNSW they are not charged additional tuition fees.


Overseas Health Cover

As an International applicant, it is a condition of your student visa that you have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the entire duration of your stay in Australia.

Note: there are some exceptions to this, for example for some Norwegian and Swedish students

The University's preferred provider is Medibank. You can obtain OSHC with Medibank or with another provider of OSHC. If you decide to choose another provider of OSHC, you will not be disadvantaged by UNSW. If you decide to obtain OSHC with Medibank, the University may receive a commission - this is used to improve services to students.

Please note: from Semester 1 2016 International Postgraduate Research Candidates are liable for the Student Services and Amenities Fee - see below for further information.


Domestic Postgraduate Research Candidates

Tuition Fees

All current and new Domestic Postgraduate Research candidates (Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents, or New Zealand citizens) at UNSW are not liable for course tuition fees. The Australian Government pays the University a Research Training Program (RTP) Fee Offset towards these Domestic Postgraduate Research tuition fees, with additional tuition costs borne by UNSW.

For further information relating to the fees please see the esearch Training Program (RTP) page on the GRS website.

Note: If postgraduate research candidates enrol in approved coursework as part of their higher research degree at UNSW they are not charged additional tuition fees.

 

Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF)

Domestic and International research candidates at UNSW will be charged a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) each semester.

The SSAF contributes to the provision of amenities and non-academic services for students. These services include counselling, employment, orientation, career advice, childcare, financial advice, health services, food services, sporting and recreational activities, student advocacy and legal services. 

In 2011, the Australian Parliament passed legislation allowing Universities and other higher education providers to charge a Student Services and Amenities Fee from 2012. In 2012, UNSW limited the introduction of the SSAF to a small cohort of students which included Commonwealth Supported Students. By charging international students from 2016, UNSW will bring the SSAF charge in line with the provision of services that are currently offered to all students. 

Further information on SSAF can be found here:
www.education.gov.au/student-services-and-amenities-fee

For information on SSAF charging at UNSW, please see here:
student.unsw.edu.au/ssaf