International student tuition fees - The University of Sydney

Tuition fees

Tuition fee calculation

Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

It is important to note that the tuition fees below:

  • are listed in a range, as fees vary by course. This is intended to provide a high level guide, and you must refer to your course page for specific and accurate course fees. 
  • are quoted in Australian dollars
  • are based on a full-time student enrolment load of 48 credit points per year, or 1.0 Equivalent Full-Time Student Load (1.0 EFTSL)
  • Fees shown are only for the year listed - see annual review and fee increases

Other costs

In addition to tuition fees, there are other fees and costs such as Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) and the Student Services and Amenities fee (SSAF).

Annual review and fee increases 

All fees are subject to annual reviews (and indexation, when required) and may increase for each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year. Updated indicative fees will be published annually.

2023 indicative fees by area of study

The below indicative fee ranges are based on 48 credit points, or one year's full-time equivalent study load, for students commencing year 1 in 2023. Refer to the specific course page for accurate fees, and see important fee information.

Payment schedule

When you are offered a place to study with us, you will be required to pay a deposit equal to your first semester of tuition fees. In most cases, this will be approximately 50 percent of the annual tuition fee cost. The deposit will formally secure your place and allow you to apply for a visa. The exact amount will be confirmed in your letter of offer.

When accepting your offer and paying your deposit fee, you may pay more than the amount quoted on the offer letter towards your future semester tuition fees. Please note the following.

  • Extra payments can only be made by particular methods, such as international bank transfer payments (Western Union or HSBC), or by an Australian bank account (BPAY). 
  • Once paid, the payment will need to remain in your student fee account where it will be automatically applied towards future semester enrolments.

After you commence your degree, you will then need to pay your fees before the start of each semester. For further information, visit payment dates.

You will be able to access your financial statement after your enrollment is finalised. Payments must be completed by the due date to avoid enrolment sanctions. We accept a number of payment methods, please note that credit card surcharges (pdf, 97KB) apply.