If you are admitted to UTS as a Commonwealth supported student, you hold a Commonwealth supported place (CSP). This means that the Australian Government makes a contribution towards the cost of your education and you pay the balance through student contributions.
Commonwealth supported places are available to domestic students in:
- all undergraduate courses, and
- a small number of postgraduate courses by coursework.
As a Commonwealth supported student you are required to pay student contributions for each unit of study.
In addition to student contributions you may also be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee
Residency requirements for CSP
To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) you must be either:
- an Australian citizen AND study at least one subject contributing to your course within Australia*
- a permanent visa holder or a New Zealand citizen AND be a resident in Australia for the duration of your subject.
2020 student contribution amounts
Student contributions are the tuition fee payments you make towards the cost of your education if you are a Commonwealth supported student.
Fee rates are divided into three bands covering broad discipline areas. It is important to note that a particular subject within a course may fall within a different band.
The table below shows the amount a CSP student can expect to pay for one year of full-time study (1.0 EFTSL) 2020.
|2020 student contribution - Area of Study||Amount for 48cp|
|Law, Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Science, Accounting, Administration, Economics, Commerce||$11,155|
|Mathematics, Statistics, Science, Computing, Built Environment, Other Health, Allied Health, Engineering, Surveying, Agriculture||$9,527|
|Humanities, Behavioural Science, Social Studies, Clinical Psychology, Foreign Languages, Visual And Performing Arts, Education*, Nursing*||$6,684|
To view your exact student contributions use the Tuition Fee Search - Search Fees by Subject. You will need to know:
- your commencement year (this will make a difference ONLY IF you are studying a Nursing or Education subject), and
- subject numbers for each of the subjects you are studying.
In addition to student contributions you may also be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee.
Students who commenced in 2009 or earlier (pre-2010)*
Education and Nursing subjects
If you commenced your course of study before 01 January 2010 and were a Commonwealth supported student for a subject in that course, you continue to be eligible for the reduced student contribution amount of $5,254 (national priority rate) for Education and Nursing subjects. You are considered to be pre-2010 for a unit of study if:
- you commenced a course of study before 1 January 2010 and were commonwealth supported in relation to that unit; and
- you did not complete the course before 31 December 2009, or if you did complete the course it was:
- an enabling course or
- the related course for an honours course of study you are now undertaking.
2021 student contribution amounts
Student contribution amounts for 2021 are still subject to the passage of legislation.
However under the government’s Job Ready Graduate Package they have proposed the following fee rates in 2021.
Fee contributions for commencing students
|2021 student contribution - Area of Study||
Amount for 48cp
Law, Accounting, Administration, Economics, Commerce, Society and Culture, Communications
Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Science
Allied Health, Other Health, Built Environment, Computing or Visual and Performing Arts, Engineering, Surveying, Environmental Studies or Science
|Education, Clinical Psychology, English, Mathematics or Statistics, Nursing or Foreign Languages or Agriculture||$3,700|
Student contributions for continuing students (grandparented areas of study)
Grandparenting arrangements will be in place for continuing students who would see an increase in their contribution amounts. Under these arrangements, students who commenced their course of study before 1 January 2021 facing an increased student contribution amount for a subject, will instead have their student contribution remain as they were under the previous arrangements (with existing rates being indexed by CPI each year); see below.
If continuing students are enrolled in subjects that will see their student contribution amount lowered, their student contributions will be the lowered amount (as shown in the table above).
|2021 student contribution (Grand-parented) - Area of Study||
Amount for 48cp
Law, Accounting, Administration, Economics, Commerce
|Society and Culture, Communications, Visual and Performing Arts||$6,804|