Fees and costs

International students are required to have genuine access to sufficient funds while studying in Australia.  Funds should be sufficient to contribute to the cost of tuition, travel, living costs and school costs of any dependants.

Expenses per type Per person Amount required in AUD$
Travel Applicant Return air fare to Australia
Family members One return air fare to Australia per person
Tuition Applicant Course fees - refer to the fee schedules below
School-age children aged 5-18 Refer to this site (opens in a new window)
Living Applicant AUD $25,000 per year
Partner AUD $7,100 per year
Child  AUD $3,040 per year

International Student Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees only cover the cost of your tuition. They do not include other expenses associated with university study such as accommodation, books, equipment and living expenses.

The annual tuition fee for each course is listed on a separate sheet (see links below). Your Offer of Admission Letter will state the fees you should pay, including compulsory Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) fees and any other general charges levied by the University.

Fee Schedules

Undergraduate Fees

Postgraduate Fees

Higher Degree Research Fees

The tuition fee must be paid in advance for each session or teaching period. Annual tuition and other fees are subject to change on 1 January each year after commencement of study.

For fee refund policy information, please see International Fee and Refund Agreement (opens in a new window).

Further reading: International Student Fee and Refund Agreement (opens in a new window)

Western Sydney University, The College Fees

Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF)

The Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) is a fee all students pay, that contributes to running essential on campus services, facilities and programs. The SSAF amounts are listed on the SSAF webpage.

All of the income from the SSAF is spent on student services and amenities related to sporting and recreational activities, employment and career advice, health and welfare, study skills programs, orientation, childcare, financial advice, overseas student services, and food services. Each year we consult with students to find out what you see as the priorities for SSAF. Students can also propose ideas or give feedback on how the money should be spent.

Overseas Student Health Cover

When you receive an offer of a place at the University you will usually be asked to pay for Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). This is a compulsory Health Insurance that is required for the issuing of a Student Visa. International students who are classified as AusAID sponsored, and certain categories of IDP sponsored students, are eligible for this cover free of charge.

More information can be found on the Overseas Student Health Cover page.

Cost of Living

All students will require approximately AUD$25,000 per year to cover living expenses. Depending on your lifestyle you may require more or less than this amount (this is a rough guide only). Remember, your living expenses are separate from your tuition fees.

More information on the Cost of Living page or Department of Home Affairs (DOHA) website.(opens in a new window)

Education of Dependants

If you come to Australia as an overseas student on a student visa, you should be aware that you will be required to pay full fees for any of your school-aged dependants who accompany you and who are enrolled in either a government or non-government school in

More information can be found on the Bringing family page.

Study Abroad Fees

A study abroad student is a student who enrols for one or two sessions of study at Western Sydney University as part of their home university degree. The student's completed study then credits their study back to their home institution. Study abroad students generally come from universities that do not have official exchange agreements with host universities. However, because of quotas restricting the number of exchange places offered each semester session, it is possible that a student from an exchange partner institution may enrol as a study abroad student. At Western Sydney University, the study abroad program for students from non-partner universities or partner universities over-quota is extremely competitively priced – and one of the most affordable university study abroad programs in Australia.