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International student fees
International or overseas students are those without Australian or New Zealand citizenship and who do not have permanent residency status in Australia.
- Tuition fee costs are shown in Australian dollars as session amounts.
- Fees can be paid by using the Western Union international student payment portal. International students can also pay by telegraphic transfer, bank draft or credit card. CSU accepts most major credit cards.
- Text books and other items may be required to be purchased by you during your study and these costs are not included in the tuition fees.
- One advantage of choosing CSU is that once enrolled, your tuition fee rate is set for the duration of your course and not subject to change. Many other Australian universities increase their fees up to 7.5% each year.
- If you are a CSU Alumni, you are eligible to a 10% discount on fee paying postgraduate courses.
2016 tuition fees
Studying on campus in Australia (onshore)
International students who intend to study on campus in Australia (for two years or more) from AL1 and AL2 level countries are required to pay their tuition fees upfront for one full session and students from AL3 and AL4 level countries are required to pay their tuition fees upfront for two full sessions. Country levels are determined by DIAC’s Assessment.
In addition to the tuition fees, new commencing on campus international students must pay upfront: CSU's Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) of $36 per 8 point subject for the first session, and the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the entire duration of the student visa in Australia.
Continuing international students are required to pay their tuition fees and SSAF per session.
Studying online (offshore)
Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF)
The SSAF provides universities with the means to maintain and enhance services and amenities that support a wide range of student needs.
Other compulsory fees
The following policy applies to all international students studying at CSU. The policy covers if you are unable to start your course, you withdrawal from one or more subjects after commencing your course, if you have exceptional circumstances or a change in visa status, and more.
Census Dates are the last dates to withdraw or finalise your enrolment.
Equivalent Full-Time Study Load (EFTSL)
The standard equivalent full-time load (EFTSL) at CSU is 64 subject points which is usually studied over two sessions, four 8 point subjects per session.
One 8 point subject equals .125 EFTSL eg (64 / 8 = .125)
Help with Costs
If you're seeking financial assistance with the costs associated with university study, CSU provides access to a variety of options:
More information from the Australian Government about Commonwealth support and HECS-HELP loans.
Application, service and annual residential fees for first year students.