Most domestic students will have the cost of their research degree tuition fees covered by the Australian Government’s Research Training Program (RTP) Fees Offset Scholarship. If you are granted an RTP Fee Offset Scholarship you are not required to pay tuition fees for up to the maximum period of time allowable to complete your study.
Note: students commencing their graduate research candidature from Autumn 2018 session who do not complete their studies within the standard period are liable for candidature over time fees for the remainder of their studies.
All students can also expect to pay the on-going costs of being part of an academic environment and conducting research.
In addition to on-going costs, you will also be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee for each enrolled session.
Tuition fee calculations for postgraduate research degrees
Tuition fees and RTP load for postgraduate research degrees are charged on a pro-rata basis, based on the number of days that you are enrolled in each research degree session and whether you are enrolled after the research census date .
Research degree sessions are as follows:
- Autumn - 01 January to 30 June
- Spring - 01 July to 31 December
Please note - tuition fees will be calculated as the number of days of candidature/number of days in research degree session x 0.5 annual tuition fee rate. This daily rate calculation applies only up until the research census date. After the research census date the full session tuition fee applies for the remainder of that session.
Domestic full fee paying (postgraduate research)
The only Postgraduate research course that is offered on a full tuition fee paying basis is C02051 Doctor of Project Management.
However, you may be required to study as a domestic full tuition fee paying (postgraduate research) student if:
- you did not receive an RTP Fee Offset place, or
- you have exceeded the maximum time allowed to complete your course.
You can use our Tuition Fees search: postgraduate and research (course) to calculate postgraduate domestic students by courses tuition fees.
Some domestic full tuition fee-paying (postgraduate research) students may be eligible for FEE-HELP commonwealth assistance.
Graduate Research School
The Graduate Research School administers all research degrees.