Tuition Fees

Each university sets its own tuition fees, so they will vary depending on what you want to study, and where you want to study it. As a rough guide, the least expensive courses are lecture-based (rather than laboratory or studio-based) such as a Bachelor or Master of Arts. The most expensive are specialist and professional degrees such as medicine, dentistry and veterinary science.

When you ask Study Options to send you a list of the courses available in a subject area, please check the fee information carefully – each course will have annual tuition costs clearly indicated. If anything is unclear or you have any questions, please speak to Study Options.

Unless you are a citizen or permanent resident of Australia or New Zealand, you will be classed as an international student. This means you will pay international tuition fee rates for your chosen course. If you are looking at fee information on university websites please note they also list tuition fee rates for domestic students (Australian/New Zealand citizens). If you are at all unclear about which fee rates apply to you, please double check with one of our student advisors.

In the tables below you will find some general guidelines on what to expect. Please note that all figures quoted here are approximate, per year and cover tuition fees only.

Guideline course fees in Australia (per year of study)

  Arts (inc. history, languages, politics, international relations Commerce (inc. management, marketing, finance) Science (inc. marine science, psychology, zoology, physics)
Undergraduate A$18,000 - A$30,000 A$18,000 - A$31,000 A$19,000 - A$36,000
Postgraduate A$18,000 - A$28,000 A$22,000 - A$35,000 A$20,000 - A$34,000

Guideline course fees in New Zealand (per year of study)

  Arts (inc. history, languages, politics, international relations Commerce (inc. management, marketing, finance) Science (inc. marine science, psychology, zoology, physics)
Undergraduate NZ$20,000 - NZ$26,000 NZ$21,000 - NZ$29,000 NZ$23,000 - NZ$29,000
Postgraduate NZ$22,000 - NZ$29,000 NZ$23,000 - NZ$33,000 NZ$26,000 - NZ$34,000

To request a list of the degrees available in your chosen subject and their annual tuition fees, please contact us.

Frequently Asked Questions - Tuition Fees

Can I use a UK student loan to help pay for these fees?

No. The UK government does not currently give grants of any kind for international study, and it is not possible to use a UK student loan to fund a university course overseas (unless that study is considered to be an integral part of a UK degree). Unless you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, you will not be eligible for a student loan in Australia or New Zealand. For most students applying from the UK, university study in Australia or New Zealand will need to be privately funded.

What about scholarships?

Australian and New Zealand universities do offer international student scholarships. In the past these have tended to be offered for postgraduate, rather than undergraduate, study, though more undergraduate schemes are becoming available. Almost all scholarships are awarded purely on academic merit; they are not given on the basis of financial need. The scholarships and funding section provides links to information about scholarships for each of the universities.

Scholarships and Funding

When should I research scholarship options?

If you need a scholarship in order to study, please start researching your options as early as possible. We would recommend you look into funding before making an application for admission to a university if possible, as scholarship application deadlines are often early and many schemes require students to hold an offer of place before they can be considered.

Research tuition fee costs

Bear in mind that each university sets its own tuition fees for each degree, so those costs will vary considerably depending on what course you decide to study and where you want to study it. Annual tuition fees are clearly shown on Study Options course lists, so please check these carefully when choosing your course.

Tuition fees and living costs can vary considerably between different universities and locations, so please make sure you do your research into costs carefully, and make finances and budgets part of the process at an early stage. It could be something that plays a big part in where you decide to go!  Contact Study Options if you have any questions about course costs or to receive a course list with the most recent prices.