The main expense is tuition fees.
You can check the tuition fees in the Indicative Fees page which estimates the fees for each program per year and to complete.
Some courses have additional costs, for expenses such as laboratory kits, field trips and equipment. These costs are compulsory and are usually additional to the tuition fees. Textbooks are not a compulsory cost, but you should budget about AUD1000 per year for them.
Online application fee: AUD50. To apply, go to: www.apply.unsw.edu.au
Paper-based application fee: AUD250
Refund of fees and concessional arrangements
The Refund Policy for international students can be found here.
While studying in Australia on a student visa, you will need health insurance, known as Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). Recent Australian Government changes requires you to purchase health insurance for the full length of your Visa. There are a number of registered providers of OSHC and UNSW's preferred supplier is Medibank. *
You can purchase Medibank OSHC online with your credit card or by money transfer via the Medibank website. If you have difficulty paying for your OSHC, please direct your enquiry to Medibank +613 8622 5780 (from overseas) or 132 331 (from Australia) for assistance.
UNSW will organise OSHC for those sponsored students whose sponsor has authorised the University to purchase health cover on the students’ behalf. All other students must either purchase health cover directly through Medibank, or alternative OSHC providers.
*As per contract agreement with Medibank Private LTD, UNSW receives commission from Medibank Private LTD to act as a preferred supplier of Overseas Student Health Cover for all UNSW International Students. Unless otherwise requested, from 1 March 2012 all manual payments (cheque, Money Order) for Overseas Student Health Cover will be processed to Medibank.