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Paying your fees

Whether you’re a domestic or international student, you will need to make your fee payment by the due date on your financial statement.  

  1. Overview and payment methods
  2. Payment dates
  3. Unpaid fees

Overview and payment methods

Once your enrolment is complete, you can view your Student Financial Statement through Sydney Student (go to ‘My finance’, ‘Your finances’, then ‘View financial statements’). This statement outlines your tuition fees and Student Services and Amenities fee payable, and their due dates.

You need to settle payment by the due dates or your enrolment may be cancelled.

HELP loans and partial payments

If you have opted to defer your student contribution through a HELP loan, you can still make a voluntary partial payment. This can be done during the partial payment window that opens seven days before the census date.

You can make a payment through Sydney Student. Go to ‘My finance, ‘Your finances’, ‘Government forms’, then select ‘Partial payment’.

You can make only one partial payment per semester. If you experience any issues or would like to amend your payment, contact us.

Payment methods

Your payment options can be found in Sydney Student, go to ‘My finance’, ‘Your finances’, then ‘Payment methods’. 

Processing times vary between payment methods. Your financial statement will be updated as soon as your payment is processed.

Paying in Australian dollars

You’ll find a BPAY Customer Reference Number (CRN) on your Student Financial Statement or log in to Sydney Student and go to ‘My finance’, ‘Your finances’, then ‘Payment methods’.

When completing a payment include your unique CRN and quote our biller code: 252957.

Most financial institutions allow you to pay via BPAY using phone or internet banking. For more information, visit

This payment will not incur a surcharge.

The regular processing time for BPAY is 2-3 business days. 

We accept online payments by MasterCard, Visa, American Express, JCB, and PayPal.

If you’re paying in Australian dollars, make your payment through Sydney Student. Go to ‘My finance’, ‘Your finances’, and ‘Payment method’.

If you pay before 10pm, your payment will be processed on the next business day.

The University has implemented a differential surcharge model on card transactions. Find out more about the surcharge on our website

Due to COVID-19, we have suspended payment by mail using a cheque, draft or money order.

Paying using foreign currency

If you’re an international student, or you're overseas, you can pay your fees online through HSBC or Western Union.

You can opt to pay with bank transfer using either HSBC or Western Union. Western Union also accepts Visa or Mastercard. These options allow you to pay in local currency, if available. 

HSBC is currently not available to Chinese students who are paying in their local currency. 

To pay through HSBC or Western Union, go to ‘My finance’, ‘Your finances’, ‘Payment methods’, then ‘Pay your fees using foreign currency'.

Paying through HSBC or Western Union can take up to 5-10 business days to process.

The University has implemented a differential surcharge model on card transactions. Find out more about the surcharge by reading Differential surcharge on card payments (pdf, 95KB).

HSBC payment process

HSBC’s portal will provide you with a unique bank account number at the time you make a ‘promise to pay’. This locks your payment amount in local currency.

We recommend you write this number down, as you’ll need it to pay your fees.

You have 1 week from the time you make a ‘promise to pay’ to pay your fees at the agreed exchange rate. If you make your payment after the 1 week period has expired, or if you pay more than the pre-agreed amount, the prevailing exchange rate will be applied.

You are able to make partial payments. If this applies to you, you’ll need to make all payments using the unique bank account number you received when you first made your ‘promise to pay’.

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Last updated: 06 December 2021

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