Fees and Costs: Payments and Refunds
Payment of Fees
International students at the University of Adelaide are required to pay international student fees for their respective programs of study.
A deposit payment of AU $9,000 is payable when a student accepts the Offer of Admission. This payment is counted as credit towards the student's tuition fees in the first semester/trimester. After enrolment, students will be invoiced for the balance of their fees in that semester/trimester.
An invoice for the balance of the first semester/trimester tuition fees will be sent before the first day of the semester/trimester. Fees for subsequent semesters/trimesters will be due at the beginning of each semester/trimester.
If fees are not paid when they are due, and you have not consulted with Student Finance about financial hardship, or entered into an approved payment plan, your enrolment may be cancelled. Please see Student Finance for more details.
International student fees for coursework programs are charged by enrolment load. The annual fee for a particular academic program is based upon the standard full-time enrolment of 24 units per year, representing an enrolment load of 1.0. Fees for students who 'overload' or 'underload' will be adjusted accordingly.
Fees vary between Faculties and Schools (e.g. Engineering, Science, Commerce) and can also vary within Faculties and Schools as they are calculated according to the discipline of study.
Therefore, students undertaking a course (subject) from another discipline will be charged for that course at the rate applicable to that discipline. This may mean an increase or decrease in fees. Students planning to undertake courses in different programs are advised to check the fee commitment with the University Contact Centre prior to enrolling.
Information on individual course fees is available on the University's Course Planner.
Students may elect to join the Adelaide University Union (AUU), the peak student representative body at the University. By joining, students will assist the AUU to develop and implement the philosophy that life at university is so much more than textbooks and lectures. In addition, students will be able to access a range of discounts covering gym membership, prices at commercial outlets on campus, textbooks and participation in a comprehensive range of activities of the Students' Association, Clubs Association and Sports Association. The current semester membership fee for the AUU is $25 (GST inclusive).
Student Services and Amenities Fee
International students commencing in 2013 will be required to pay an annual Students Services and Amenities Fee, which will cover activities such as clubs, sporting and recreational activities, and many other services. The fee is expected to be approximately $275 in 2013 and will be indexed annually.
Students must read the Refund Policy for International Students before accepting the Offer of Admission. The policy complies with all of the requirements for tuition fee refunds stipulated in the Education Services for Overseas Student (ESOS) Act 2000, associated Commonwealth regulations, and the ESOS National Code of Practice.