This policy applies to all international students undertaking a
University of Canberra program of study in Australia. This includes students enrolled in a University of Canberra award program through the University of Canberra College. An international student is a student who:
- Is not an Australian citizen
- Does not hold a permanent resident visa
- Does not hold a permanent Australian humanitarian visa
- Is not a New Zealand citizen
International student fees are made up of:
- Tuition fees;
- Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC);
- Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF); and
- Incidental fees for payment plans and late payment charges (where applicable). Tuition Fees
The tuition fees are correct and will apply for the duration of the course as stated in the letter of offer. Fee increases may apply where a course extension is required. Tuition fees differ depending on the course or unit in which you are enrolled. The tuition fee for each course is set according to both the level of study (undergraduate, postgraduate coursework or research) and the broad field of study.
Fees are reviewed annually and published in the International
Student Tuition Fee Rates. The Tuition Fee Rates show the indicative tuition fee for the selected course of study per annum.
The actual tuition fee charged each teaching period may vary depending on the number and weighting of study units in which a student is enrolled in each teaching period. The Australian
Government requires international students to complete their course within the expected duration as specified on the student’s
Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE). Full time study in the University of Canberra equates to 24 credit points per year. Tuition fees are calculated on the basis of a full time load.
Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) Payment
The Australian Government requires that all international students on international student visas be covered by medical insurance
(OSHC) for the duration of their stay in Australia. OSHC can be paid for the full length of the course together with the relevant tuition fee when students accept their place in the course. Students may authorise the University to arrange OSHC on their behalf by providing payment of the OSHC cost stated in their offer letter. The student’s OSHC will then be scheduled with the University’s preferred OSHC provider. It is the student’s responsibility to maintain valid OSHC while in Australia.
Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) Payment
The University provides a number of student support services, including the provision of food services, sports and recreation, counselling, legal, health, advice on housing and employment, as well as independent student representation structures. International students studying onshore will be required to pay the SSAF during each year of enrolment. The fee is calculated annually and published on the University of Canberra.
Commencing students must pay, at the time of accepting their offer, the required fee as stated in their offer letter. If the offer is conditional upon meeting certain entry conditions, for example a specific English language score, the student can still accept their offer, and the University will still accept fee payments. If the student is unable to meet the conditions of their offer and elects to withdraw prior to the census date, they are eligible for a full refund. However, if a student continues in their course beyond the census date, they are not eligible for a refund if they do not meet the conditions of their offer.
Indicative tuition fees for the current year are provided to the student at the time of their offer. International fees are reviewed annually and if the student commences in the following year, the student will be required to pay the set fee applicable for that course in the year in which the student commences.