Postgraduate Fee Information

The cost of postgraduate study will depend on your degree, however you can expect to incur expenses including tuition and student contributions, as well as additional costs like textbooks, equipment and parking.

Postgraduate programs at Western Sydney University are either Commonwealth Supported or Domestic Fee Paying, and if you are eligible, you may be able to obtain a HECS-HELP loan for payment of your student contribution or tuition fees.

The Australian government provides Western Sydney University with a specified number of Commonwealth Supported Places to which they provide a financial contribution towards the costs of study. Each student holding a Commonwealth Supported Place must then pay the remainder of their study costs via their Student Contribution.

Eligible postgraduate students have the option to apply for a HELP loan prior to the census date. You will need to refer to the Commonwealth Supported Students webpage for all your fee information.

Fees are charged per subejct according to the Western Sydney University approved fees schedule, and vary across awards and subjects. The fee schedule is revised each calendar year, and therefore fees may increase annually. The domestic postgraduate fee schedule can be downloaded below as an Excel document.

Please note that tuition fees do not include any other expenses associated with university study such as books, equipment, accommodation and living expenses

Save up to 87% of postgrad course fees

Postgraduate study is more affordable than ever with savings of up to 87% on course fees. In addition to our existing courses, more postgraduate programs now include Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP), meaning eligible students can have course fees subsidised. You may even be able to access a HECS-HELP loan to pay the smaller ‘student contribution’ fee.

Who is eligible for a CSP?

To be eligible for a CSP you must be:

  • an Australian citizen
  • a New Zealand citizen who will be a resident in Australia for the duration of your study, or
  • the holder of a permanent visa who is a resident in Australia for the duration of your study.
Commonwealth Supported Postgraduate (CSP) programs for 2024 study
Postgraduate Study


Apply now for 2024 and advance your career with postgraduate study at Western.

SGSM students

The Sydney Graduate School of Management (SGSM) offers postgraduate programs in Business Administration. The fee schedule for these programs are found under the School of Business in the list above.

Other costs

Apart from tuition fees for your program and subjects, there are a number of costs associated with studying at University. Additional costs may include expenses like textbooks, parking, photocopying and printing, stationery, equipment and additional program related costs. Make sure you find out what additional expenses you are likely to have while studying at Western Sydney University.