Domestic fee paying students

This information is for Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents, holders of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa and New Zealand citizens.

View fee information for international students.

Students who have been accepted to study at the University of Newcastle as international students and who have since been granted Australian permanent residency / humanitarian visa / Australian citizenship or New Zealand citizenship, will be transferred from international fee paying places and may apply for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) or domestic fee paying place.

What you pay

Depending on your program, you may also incur other costs relating to textbooks and course materials.

You can pay:

  • Up front (Australian permanent residents, New Zealand citizens, and students enrolled in non-award programs must pay this way).
  • Apply for an interest free FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government. Eligibility conditions apply.

2019 tuition fees

Check out the tuition fee quick guide below for your level of study to get an idea of what you will pay. Your actual fee may be more, depending on the courses in which you enrol.


Estimate your tuition fee based on the courses (subjects) you are enrolled in.

  • 2019 Domestic postgraduate indicative annual program fees
  • 2019 Domestic Research Higher Degree indicative annual program fees
  • For non-award programs, use our guide below to estimate your tuition fee.
    This applies to students enrolled in a single course or a selection of courses outside of a full degree program.

    1. Record the course codes for the courses (subjects) you are enrolled in on the fee estimate table (PDF, 20KB). You can find your enrolment details by logging into myHub through myUoN, or check the requirements of your program in our degree finder under the handbook tab.
    2. Look up the fee for each course code using the fee schedule for your level of study:

      2019 Domestic Undergraduate Fees Schedule

      2019 Domestic Postgraduate Coursework Fees Schedule

      2019 Domestic Research Higher Degree Fees Schedule

    3. Courses are grouped by subject areas and different fees apply to each area. The four letter abbreviation at the beginning of the course code tells you the subject area.
    4. If you are full-time student you would normally have eight courses, each with a unit value of 10. A normal full-time study load is 80 units in any year or 40 units per semester/30 units per trimester.
    5. Add the fees for each course to get an estimate of your tuition fee for the year. Each course has a unit value and this is ten (10) for most courses at the University of Newcastle.

    Example: If a domestic postgraduate student in 2019 was to undertake three courses in Mathematics (MATH), two courses in Philosophy (PHIL), two courses in History (HIST) and one course in Chemistry (CHEM) (Total of 8 courses – equivalent to 80 units) then they would calculate their fees as follows:

    Course code
    Fee per course
    Number of courses
    with the same code
    B x C
    MATH $2,395.00 3 $7,185.00
    PHIL $2,160.00 2 $4,320.00
    HIST $2,160.00 2 $4,320.00
    CHEM $2,310.00 1 $2,310.00
      TOTAL $18,135.00

    This assumes all courses have a 10 unit value. If a course has a value other than 10, then the calculation needs to be weighted appropriately.

    You can estimate costs for later years based on these rates but course fees are adjusted annually and are subject to change.

    Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF)

    SSAF for 2019:

    • full-time students on campus - $303 per year
    • part-time students on campus - $227 per year
    • full-time and part-time students off campus (eg online, distance or Port Macquarie campus) - $91-$227 per year
    • students enrolled in enabling programs (eg Newstep, Open Foundation and Yapug) are exempt from this fee.


    You will receive two bills - one for your tuition fee and one for your SSAF. Tuition fee bills are issued in the week leading up to each semester/trimester. If you enrol after this time, you will receive your bill in the week after your enrolment. We will send an email to your student account each time a bill is generated. Bills can be viewed and paid logging into myHub through myUoN.