Before you start your degree, consider how much your course will cost. At Curtin, tuition fees are charged by the undergraduate or postgraduate course units taken per study period and not by the entire course or by the mode of delivery. Fees remain the same for units whether they are delivered online or on-campus.

Commonwealth-supported undergraduate places are available to students who are:

  • Australian citizens
  • New Zealand citizens
  • Australian permanent resident visa holders
  • Australian humanitarian resident visa holders

If you are eligible, the Australian Government will pay a certain percentage of your tuition fees. You will be required to pay the remaining tuition fees for each course unit that you take, which will vary depending on the type of course you are studying.

Visit the Fees @ Curtin site to find out the cost of your units and use the online fee calculator to help you estimate the total cost of your course. You can add up the unit costs, or you can calculate the cost for a semester or year of study. Alternatively, you can view the ‘Fees’ tab on the course information page for your course of interest to see an indicative first year cost.

Your student contribution must be paid by the requested date, called the ‘census date’.

Information about the Higher Education Reform

Curtin University is currently working through what the Higher Education Reform will mean for current and future students. To keep up to date with changes as they occur, please view the Higher Education Reform – Student FAQ website.

International students

Commonwealth-supported places are not available to international students. Your tuition fees are calculated per unit, based on whether you are studying full or part time. The Fees Calculator can help you to work out the approximate cost of your course. The International Office can also provide further relevant information on fees.

You will need to pay the fees for your first study period (one semester or 100 credits) before arriving in Australia in order to receive a confirmation of enrolment. The fee quoted on the international offer letter is only approximate and may differ slightly depending on the units you choose to study.


You may be able to gain financial assistance if you are eligible for a scholarship.

Have any questions about courses, admission criteria, bridging and enabling courses or anything else Curtin related? We can answer it.