CQUniversity’s affordable and competitive international course fees do not compromise the quality of education we provide or our graduate outcomes. In fact, CQUni graduates earn more than the national average starting salaries (ComparED 2020). We're also ranked in the top 10 universities for full-time employment and starting salary (Good Universities Guide 2021). Find out more on our reputation page.

As an international student, you will enrol in your course as a full fee paying student. Tuition fees vary depending on the course and units you study. For the full list of international course fees, please click on the below.

International Courses and Fees 2021

International Courses and Fees 2022

The CQUni Fee Advantage

Our course fees set us apart from other universities. Findings from Studymove show that both our average undergraduate and postgraduate course fees are approximately 13% and 22% respectively more affordable than the average course fees of other Australian universities.

Check out the Studymove International Tuition Fee Comparison 2020 below for a snapshot of our competitive fees.

UG total course fee (3 years)Saving if student studies at CQUni
UG Go8 average$129 699$39 444
UG ATN average$103 818$13 563
UG all universities average$102 549$12 294
UG CQUni average$90 255-
 PG total course fee (2 years)Saving if student studies at CQUni
PG Go8 average$85 366$28 602
PG ATN average$71 770$15 006
PG all universities average$69 646$12 882
PG CQUni average$56 764-

Disclaimer: The information contained in this table has been sourced through a third party and the data has been used for illustration purposes only. This fee data is approximate in nature and subject to change. Please confirm any information with individual universities.

Fee Support

Our tuition fees are already comparatively affordable, but on top of that, we offer various means of financial support to help with your tuition fees such as free English language courses for packaged students, scholarships, early bird discount and payment plan.

All students enrolling in a CQUEnglish packaged pathway with an academic course can study English for FREE. This offer is available for all three terms in 2021 and online or face-to-face at a CQUEnglish Language Centre in Brisbane, Melbourne, Rockhampton or Sydney - when the Australian borders open.

No matter how many weeks of English you need to study, you will save A$415 per week. So if you need to study English for 30 weeks, you will save an incredible A$12 450!

You may also be eligible for a 25% scholarship for your academic course, which provides even more savings. With a bit of pressure off financially, you can fully focus on your studies and making the most of your student experience.

CQUniversity-funded international student scholarships are valued at 25% of the course tuition fee. This 25% can definitely reduce some financial pressure. Below is an example of the cumulative savings for a two-year postgraduate course.

Imagine what you can do with this saving. Go on a holiday? Buy a car? Whatever it may be, if you're looking for affordable fees from a university with one of the best overall student experience and graduate employment outcomes in the country, then a CQUni qualification may just be right for you.

Example postgraduate courseYear 1Year 2
2021 estimated tuition fees (A$)$32 000$32 000
Scholarship (25% value)$8 000$8 000
Reduced tuition fees$24 000$24 000
Cumulative savings$8 000$16 000
Early Bird Discount*$1 000-

Note: The above is only an example and does not factor in annual indexation.

Typically, students must pay the balance of the term fees by Census Date each term. Term dates can be found in our Academic Calendars.

In recognition of COVID impacts, we have been offering payment plans for continuing students. There may be different plans available for different terms.

Please contact our Student Engagement team directly for more information.

Other costs

In addition to international course tuition fees, you must have sufficient funds to cover additional expenses such as textbooks, accommodation costs, Overseas Student Health Cover and general costs of living.

For more information regarding studying in Australia, visit the Study in Australia website, the official government site for international students.

I chose CQUniversity because of the affordable fee structure, scholarships, program structure, good infrastructure and facilities such as laboratories and student support. You can meet different cultural students and the lecturers are very helpful.

Sanjay Gadhavi

English for Academic Purposes and Master of Engineering


We’re proud of our reputation for our teaching, research, graduate outcomes, inclusiveness, student support, decades of distance education experience and social innovation.

CQUni is recognised among the best universities in the world with courses designed to meet industry needs.

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