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Tuition fees for domestic students

Calculate university fees for domestic students in Australia
You are a domestic student if you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, New Zealand citizen, or Australian humanitarian visa holder.
This page contains tuition fee information for domestic students. If you are an international student, see tuition fees for international students.

Types of tuition fees

Your tuition fees are calculated based on your calendar year of study, the course you are enrolled in, and government funding arrangements.

Other costs

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

Commonwealth supported places (CSP)

What is a Commonwealth supported place? 

A Commonwealth supported place (CSP) means your course fees are partially subsidised by the Australian Government and you pay a student contribution amount. 

You do not need to apply for a CSP, all eligible students will automatically be considered when they apply for admission.

How much will I pay for a CSP? 

The Australian Government groups each area of study into a band, and sets a range for the student contribution amount within each band. The University then sets the student contribution amount for each band within this range.

If you have a Commonwealth supported place in your course, you may be eligible to defer your student contribution through HECS-HELP.

For Commonwealth supported students enrolling in a double or combined degree, your student contribution amounts for the postgraduate degree may be higher than the undergraduate degree, depending on the area of study. Some combined programs also have a difference between the fees for each degree in the program. Check the tuition fees for your specific course.

Job-ready Graduates Higher Education Reform Package

The Australian Government’s Job-ready Graduates Higher Education Reform Package passed Parliament on 19 October 2020. 

This means that from 1 January 2021, the amount commencing students will pay (usually deferred through a HECS-HELP loan – the student contribution) to undertake each unit of study in different disciplines will change significantly. The cost of study will increase in some disciplines and decrease in others, compared to 2020 levels - this is set out in the tables below.

If you are transferring into another course, from 2021 course transfers will be treated as new course enrolment, and the new fee rates — set out in the tables below — will apply to you.  

Student contribution amounts

Area of study 2020 Student Contribution Amount (per EFTSL)
Band 1
Humanities, behavioural science, social studies, foreign languages, visual and performing arts, clinical psychology, education, nursing
$6,804
Band 2
Computing, built environment, other health, allied health, engineering, surveying, agriculture, mathematics, statistics, science
$9,698

Band 3
Law, dentistry, medicine, veterinary science, accounting, administration, economics, commerce

$11,355

The cost shown is the annual student contribution amount for an equivalent full-time student load (48 credit points) within each band. If you're studying units of study within different bands, or have a part-time study load, you can estimate your tuition fee by following a simple calculation.

This maximum student contribution amount applies to students who commence their course of study on or after 1 January 2010, regardless of the course of study. Students who commenced their course of study prior to 1 January 2010 will be subject to the previous national priority maximum student contribution amount (indexed). In 2020 this amount is $5,348.

For Commonwealth supported students who commenced their courses before 1 January 2021 - find out more about the grandfathering arrangements.

Area of study 2021 Student Contribution Amount (per EFTSL)
Band 1
Humanities, behavioural science, social studies, education, clinical psychology, foreign languages, visual and performing arts, nursing
$6,804
Band 2
Computing, built environment, other health, allied health, engineering, surveying, agriculture, mathematics, statistics, science
$9,698

Band 3
Law, dentistry, medicine, veterinary science, accounting, administration, economics, commerce

$11,355

The cost shown is the annual student contribution amount for an equivalent full-time student load (48 credit points) within each band. If you're studying units of study within different bands, or have a part-time study load, you can estimate your tuition fee by following a simple calculation.

Area of study 2021 Student Contribution Amount (per EFTSL)
Band 1
Education, Postgraduate Clinical Psychology, English, Mathematics, Statistics, Nursing, Foreign Languages, Agriculture
$3,950
Band 2
Allied Health, Other Health, Built Environment, Computing, Visual and Performing Arts, Professional Pathway Psychology, Professional Pathway Social Work, Engineering, Surveying, Environmental Studies, Science, Pathology
$7,950

Band 3
Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science

$11,300
Band 4
Law, Accounting, Administration, Economics, Commerce, Communications, Society and Culture*
$14,500

*excludes Professional Pathway Social Work, Professional Pathway Psychology and Postgraduate Clinical Psychology

The cost shown is the annual student contribution amount for an equivalent full-time student load (48 credit points) within each band. If you're studying units of study within different bands, or have a part-time study load, you can estimate your tuition fee by following a simple calculation.

Who is eligible for a CSP?

Undergraduate students

Most domestic undergraduate students are eligible for a CSP. 

Postgraduate students

CSPs are available for some postgraduate courses - the amount of places and applicable courses vary each year, based on government funding. They are available in limited numbers, and are allocated based on academic merit.

For Semester 1 2021, we offer CSPs for the below postgraduate degrees (as well as some graduate diplomas and certificates). For more information, visit the relevant course page for more information.

Full fee courses

Most domestic postgraduate students study in a full fee-paying place, due to the limited availability of CSPs.

The University sets annual course fees for single postgraduate coursework degrees, which differ depending on the course. Search for your course to find out the tuition fee.

FEE-HELP loans

As a full-fee paying student you may be eligible for FEE-HELP, a government scheme assisting eligible students to access a loan to help cover all or part of their tuition fees.

Research Training Program funding

Tuition fees for domestic students undertaking a Higher Degree Research (HDR) at the University of Sydney are usually funded by the Australian Government through an Research Training Program (RTP) Tuition Fee Offset.