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Fees and Scholarships

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Undergraduate

Course tuition fees can change from year to year, but we can give you an estimate of your course costs. If you need it, financial assistance is available to help you with study costs, including scholarships and student loans.

How uni fees work

If you're an Australian student in a Bachelors course, your tuition fees are set and subsidised by the Government.

You may be eligible to study without paying upfront.

Your fees can be deferred on what's called a HECS-HELP loan. To find out more, visit the Government's Study Assist website.

If you're eligible and choose to defer paying your fees, you'll start paying them back through the tax system once you're earning an annual income that's set by the Government.

If you pay your fees upfront, you'll receive a 10% discount for study units for a semester, provided you pay by the semester 'census date' (usually 31 March or 31 August).

Calculate your fees

Tuition fees can change from unit to unit or from year to year, but you can estimate your fees if you know your course code or title, or your unit code or title.

Calculator

Follow these steps to use our online calculator.

  1. Enter either your citizenship or visa status
  2. Choose undergraduate study
  3. Choose Commonwealth supported (HECS) or Domestic fee paying

WAAPA VET course fees

If you're applying to the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts for a Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma course, you'll have to pay VET fees.

Student services and amenities fee

This is a compulsory annual fee that covers all kinds of services including health, counselling, sport and recreation, student welfare and careers advice.

The fee for most full-time Australian students will be $145 per semester in 2016.

Scholarships

Our scholarships recognise people whose life journey may not have been an easy one, as well as students who’ve displayed outstanding academic excellence and endeavour.

View scholarships

In addition to ECU scholarships, other organisations and individuals offer annual scholarship opportunities to students.

View other scholarships

Student loans

These loans may be available to help you with study costs.

ECU Student Loans are offered interest-free to eligible students to help with some university costs, like text books, up-front charges for accommodation and personal emergencies. ECU Student Guild Loans are also interest-free to eligible Guild members. The Guild also offers a second-hand book and computer service and food vouchers, and negotiates student discounts with businesses.

Postgraduate & research

Course tuition fees can change from year to year, but we can give you an estimate of your course costs. If you need it, financial assistance is available to help you with study costs, including scholarships and student loans.

How uni fees work

For some postgraduate courses we offer Commonwealth Supported Places to Australian citizens, permanent residents, permanent humanitarian visa holders and New Zealand citizens.

If you're an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may be able to defer payment of your fees through a FEE-HELP loan.

To be eligible for FEE-HELP you must be enrolled in an eligible unit of study by the semester 'census date' (31 March for Semester 1 and 31 August for Semester 2).

Your fees are paid back through the tax system once you're earning an annual income that's set by the Government.

For more information about FEE-HELP visit the Study Assist website.

Calculate your fees

Tuition fees can change from unit to unit or from year to year, but you can estimate your fees if you know your course code or title, or your unit code or title.

Calculator

Follow these steps to use our online calculator.

  1. Enter either your citizenship or visa status
  2. Choose postgraduate study
  3. Choose Commonwealth supported (HECS) or Domestic fee paying, unless you intend to study a research degree.

Research students

If you're thinking of becoming a research student and you're an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or permanent resident of Australia, you may be eligible for a place under the Research Training Scheme.

Under the scheme, you can be a full-time or part-time student and studying a Master by Research, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Information Technology or a Doctor of Health Science course.

Note If you've been part of the scheme at another uni or been studying a different research course, this will affect the amount of tuition support you receive here.

Scholarships

Annual scholarships are awarded to eligible students to provide financial support for education and accommodation costs.

Postgraduate scholarships

Annual research scholarships are also awarded to masters or doctoral students.

Research scholarships

In addition to ECU, other organisations and individuals offer annual scholarships to postgraduate students.

Other scholarships

Student loans

These loans may be available to help you with study costs.

ECU Student Loans are offered interest-free to eligible students to help with some university costs, like text books, up-front charges for accommodation and personal emergencies. ECU Student Guild Loans are also interest-free to eligible Guild members. The Guild also offers a second-hand book and computer service and food vouchers, and negotiates student discounts with businesses.

International

Course tuition fees can change from year to year, but we can give you an estimate of your course costs. Your tuition fees are payable in advance each semester. Depending on factors like exchange rates, you or your sponsor have the option of paying more than 50% of the total course fee upfront.

Financial assistance, including scholarships, may also be available to help you with study costs.

Calculate your fees

Tuition fees can change from unit to unit or from year to year, but you can estimate your fees if you know your course code or title, or your unit code or title.

Calculator

Follow these steps to use our online calculator.

  1. Enter your citizenship or visa status
  2. Choose undergraduate or postgraduate study

Overseas Student Health Cover

If you're studying at ECU on a student visa, you'll need to pay Overseas Student Health Cover with your tuition fees for the first semester.

This is a compulsory and basic insurance product, covering emergency medical conditions, public hospitals and most of the cost of visiting a doctor.

You'll need to arrange your cover before arrival in Australia and maintain it for the duration of your student visa.

Our preferred provider is Medibank, but you can purchase cover from any of the government-registered providers.

If you're studying under another visa, check that your travel insurance provides cover for medical costs incurred in Australia.

If it doesn't, you should purchase an optional basic health insurance policy.

MEDIBANK

Paying your fees

There are many ways to pay your fees, including online by credit card, EFTPOS and BPAY. Your invoice for tuition fees will be available via our Student Information Management Online system.

HOW TO PAY YOUR FEES

Scholarships

We award annual research scholarships to eligible students to provide financial support for education and accommodation costs.

VIEW SCHOLARSHIPS

Student loans

These loans may be available to help you with study costs.

ECU Student Guild Loans are offered interest-free to eligible Guild members. The Guild also offers a second-hand book and computer service and food vouchers, and negotiates student discounts with businesses.

Talk to us

Everyone’s situation is different. Let’s talk about your options before you apply for a course.



Telephone

Telephone:
134 328 (Aus)
+61 8 6304 0000 (Int)

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