Fees and scholarships
At The University of Western Australia, we understand that it can be a big financial commitment for many international students to study in
Discover everything you need to know about international student fees and scholarships at UWA, plus the current government incentives available to help aspiring international students like you to thrive and achieve your study goals in Perth.
International student fees
Understanding university course fees as an international student can sometimes be confusing, but we’re here to make the process easier for you. Here is all the important information you need to know about international student course fees when you choose to study with us at UWA.
Calculating international student fees
The amount you will need to pay as an international student on tuition fees depends on the course of study and your enrolment. New students can refer to their Acceptance of Offer Contract and once enrolled, their Statement of Account for an indication of total tuition fees. Tuition fees are reviewed annually and are subject to increase, as outlined in the UWA Acceptance Contract, so please keep this in mind too.
Payment of international student fees
All international students are offered as full fee-paying places. Your annual course fees are payable as a lump sum but can be paid in two instalments on a semester basis. Unfortunately, a late fee will apply if tuition fees are not paid by the census date, so make sure you don’t leave it too late! We understand that circumstances may change, so international students can apply for a refund of fees provided that they meet certain conditions. You can find out more about refunds here.
Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
The Department of Home Affairs requires all international students to have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the whole duration of their student visa. This is an insurance to help you meet the costs of any medical care you will need when studying in Australia and will be required from the time you arrive. You may obtain OSHC from the provider of your choice but UWA’s preferred provider for all international students is Medibank. On acceptance and payment of your offer, UWA can arrange health cover with Medibank for the duration of your student visa if required.
Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF)
At UWA, a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) is payable for each year or part-year of your study. This fee is used to improve the quality and quantity of services to all students. An electronic SSAF Statement of Account notification fee will be sent to your UWA student email address each semester following your enrolment.
Cost of living in Perth
As an international student, you will also need to factor in the costs for living in Perth for the duration of your studies. This includes accommodation, groceries, travel, bills, textbooks and fun! Lucky for our students, Perth is one of Australia's most affordable capital cities to live in (Comparative analysis of cost of living, Deloitte Access Economics, July 2022). Find out more about the cost of living in Perth here.
Scholarships for international students
At UWA, we offer a range of scholarships to international students from across the globe, to encourage you to pursue excellence in your studies and assist with the costs along the way.
With our Global Excellence Scholarship, high-achieving undergraduate students can receive up to $48,000* over four years on eligible undergraduate courses and up to $24,000* over two years on eligible postgraduate courses. We also offer scholarships to students from a wide range of countries, to continue to foster a diverse student community at UWA.
Sponsored Students and Awards
Australia Awards are prestigious international scholarships and fellowships funded by the Australian Government offering high-achieving international students the opportunity to undertake study, research and professional development.
At UWA, we have an international support team to assist Australia Awards and sponsored students throughout their whole university journey.
Government incentives for international students
The Australian Government is offering a wide range of unique incentives and scholarships to financially support international students, like you, who plan to live, work and study with us in Perth, Western Australia:
- UWA Western Australian Premier's University Scholarship
- International Student Accommodation Subsidy (ISAS)
- International Student ELICOS Bursary (ISEB)
- 40% discount on all public transport
- Post-study work visa extensions
Have a question? Get in touch with us
- Phone – Domestic students
- 131 UWA (131 892)
8.30am–5.00pm (AWST), Monday to Friday
- Phone – International students
- +61 8 6488 1000
8.30am–5.00pm (AWST), Monday to Friday
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