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Fees and scholarships

How much will my degree cost?

As an international student at USQ you will need to pay:

1. Tuition fees

You can pay your first-semester tuition fee online when accepting your offer. Have a look at our degrees for an estimate of your first year tuition costs. Please note that if you're studying on-campus on a student visa, your first semester of tuition fees needs to be paid directly to USQ before your eCOE (electronic Confirmation of Enrolment) can be issued.

Future payment will be done using other payment options. Each semester you will only be charged for the courses that you have enrolled in.


International students studying on-campus in Australia in Semesters 1 and 2 are charged on-campus fees, regardless of whether the student has enrolled in individual courses externally or online. This does not apply to non-compulsory external/online courses studied in Semester 3. 

2. Student Services and Amenities Fee

In accordance with new Australian Government legislation, you will be charged a Student Services and Amenities Fee to cover services such as employment and career advice, health services, financial advice and other support services. 

The Student Services and Amenities Fee for 2018 is $37.25 per unit, not to exceed the annual $298 cap. This fee is an ongoing cost that is included as part of your tuition fees.

3. Textbooks 

You will most likely need a prescribed textbook for each course (subject) you study at university. Textbooks can cost between AUD 30 and AUD 200. Additional costs may apply for some degrees and courses, e.g. uniforms and special equipment required for Nursing. You can find specific textbook expenses using individual course codes at


View a list of scholarships for international students.

Australia Awards Scholarships

Australia Awards Scholarships are prestigious international scholarships and fellowships funded by the Australian Government. USQ has been involved in the Australian Awards scholarship program for many years.

Other costs

While tuition fees are the main costs, you may need to buy textbooks for each course, and there are also living costs.

Find out more about living costs in Australia.