Tuition fees are governed by the University's Fee Rules. The structure and cost of your fees depends on the program you are studying.

Information on this page is for domestic HDR students. If you're an international HDR student, please see HDR tuition fees – international students

PhD, MPhil, or Doctor of Veterinary Clinical Science

Master of Philosophy, Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of Veterinary Clinical Science students are charged a tuition fee each research quarter.

For PhD and MPhil students, tuition fees vary according to your:

DVClinSc students can only enrol on a full-time internal basis.

Tuition fees per research quarter

2017 and 2018 commencing students:

Program Band Academic field Full-time / Internal Part-time / Internal Full-time / Remote Part-time / Remote
MPhil or PhD A Architecture, Creative Arts, Education, Health, Information Technology, Management and Commerce, Mathematical Sciences, Social and Cultural Studies $8,000 $4,000 $4,800 $3,200
MPhil, PhD, or DVClinSc B Agriculture and Environmental Studies, Dentistry, Engineering, Human Movement, Medical Studies, Natural and Physical Sciences, Pharmacy, Psychology, Veterinary Science $10,000 $5,000 $6,000 $4,000

Doctor of Biotechnology

Tuition fees for the Doctor of Biotechnology are charged:

Tuition fees are indexed annually.

2017 and 2018 tuition fees

The fees in this table apply to students who commenced in 2016, 2017 or 2018:

Program Rate per course unit (#) Annual fee (#16) Full-time / Semester (#8) Full-time / RQ Part-time / RQ
Doctor of Biotechnology* $2,220 $35,520 $17,760 $8,880 $4,440

Doctor of Biotechnology students who commenced before 2016 should refer to the Fee Calculator for their course fees.

HDR students may be eligible for a number of scholarships that cover the cost of their tuition fees. 

Due dates

For student financial matters, there are two important dates to be aware of:

  1. Due date for the payment of fees. All fees, including tuition fees, have to be paid by this date. Go to the 'Financial' section in mySI-net to view the fees due date.
  2. Census Date. All tuition fees and enrolment details are finalised on this date. This is also the last date you can withdraw without incurring any financial penalties. Go to the 'Courses' section in mySI-net to view the Census Date.

Important dates for research quarters are also listed on the Graduate School website and the Academic Calendar lists important dates for standard semesters (i.e. for Doctor of Biotechnology students undertaking coursework).

A $100 late penalty is applied to unpaid fees after the fees due date. If all your fees aren't paid by Census Date, your enrolment may be cancelled.