General fee information for international students

CQUniversity's fees for international students are listed in the fees section of each course page on our website. Here's some general information you need to know:

  • Fees vary depending on your course and unit selection.
  • When you apply, you will be considered for the International Student Scholarship of up to 25% of your total course fee, if you meet all the terms and conditions.
  • If you package an English course with a vocational or academic course, your English course is free.
  • Course fees apply to all of CQUniversity's Australian campuses.
  • As an international student, you are not eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place.

Quality education at an affordable rate

Our affordable course fees do not compromise the quality of education we provide or our graduate outcomes. In fact, CQU graduates find employment fast and earn more than the national average (QILT ComparED 2023).

Our affordable quality is further strengthened by the recent ISB survey result for value for money.

In the 2023 International Student Barometer, our students have told us they felt their current course is good value for money, placing us above both the global and Australian university average for this aspect of their student experience.

International course and fee summary

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 one of the links below.

International courses and fees 2024

The CQU 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 6% and 12% respectively more affordable than the average course fees of other Australian universities.

Check out our international fee advantage

Fee support

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

All students enrolling in a CQUEnglish packaged pathway with an academic or vocational course can study English for FREE.

No matter how many weeks you need, you can study your English course for free. This is a saving of thousands of dollars.

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 these savings. 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
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

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-19 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.

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    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, Master of Engineering (Mechanical) I India