Costs and scholarships

Tuition, the cost of teaching, is the main fee that you will pay to the University. International students pay a deposit fee when they accept their offer to study at the University of Newcastle. The deposit will first be allocated toward Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) and the remaining amount will be put toward the first term’s tuition fees and the Student Services Amenities Fee (SSAF). The price of tuition varies for each student, based on your level of study, program of study, and the individual courses that you take. The deposit may not cover the full cost of your first term of fees.

Fee information for International students

Fees for international students vary depending on which courses you take to complete your program of study.

Your fees need to be paid to the University in full by their due date, and you can view and pay the fees by logging into myHub through the student portal.

If you are on a student visa and experiencing genuine and unexpected financial hardship, you may be eligible for a payment plan, which would allow you to pay the balance of your fees in monthly installments with the full amount due to be paid prior to the end of the term of study. Applications for payment plans must be submitted online before census.

Apply for a payment plan

The University of Newcastle is pleased to announce the Start from Home Fee Waiver for commencing international students who cannot commence their study in Australia due to border closures.

This fee waiver is established to support commencing international students who cannot study face-to-face in Australia due to travel restrictions. The University is offering you a tuition fee waiver of up to 20% for courses enrolled in your commencing intake. If you are a postgraduate business student, a 10% tuition fee waiver reduction will be applied. Please note, the fee waiver will is not available in conjunction with other scholarships offered by the University.

Do not delay your study plans – start studying online and complete your studies in Australia when borders open.

Our team are here to help you during these uncertain times. We are happy to answer any questions you may have through our online enquiry form or you can call us on +61 2 4913 8300.

The discount will not be in conjunction with scholarships.

The discount is applicable whilst studying offshore and online, full fees are applicable once borders open.


Worried about the cost of studying in Australia? The University of Newcastle is one of the more affordable options for study in Australia. We also offer many scholarship opportunities for international students than can greatly reduce the cost of tuition and other study-related expenses.

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Featured scholarships


Studying here was the best decision for me. I have met so many people from other cultures, and love to learn from them. I am now more confident in making decisions for myself."

Cheena, India
FEBE Golden Jubilee Commemorative International Scholar, 2019
Bachelor of Computer Systems Engineering (Honours)

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.