Commonwealth supported places (CSP)
If you are admitted to UTS as a Commonwealth supported student, you hold a Commonwealth supported place (CSP).
This means the Australian Government makes a contribution towards the cost of your education and you pay the balance through student contributions.
Commonwealth supported places are available to domestic students in:
- all undergraduate courses, and
- a small number of postgraduate courses by coursework.
As a Commonwealth supported student you are required to pay student contributions for each unit of study.
In addition to student contributions you may also be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee.
Changes to Residency Requirements for Australian citizens
From 2013, commencing students will be required to declare that they will undertake at least one subject within their course, in Australia, to be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) and/or any HELP scheme.
To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) you must be either:
- an Australian citizen AND will undertake, in Australia, at least one subject contributing to your course*
- a permanent visa holder or a New Zealand citizen AND will be resident in Australia for the duration of your subject
* The administration of this requirement requires an Australian citizen to make a declaration when they fill out their Commonwealth assistance form (CAF) that they will undertake in Australia some of their course of study in order to be eligible for a CSP and/or any of the HELP schemes (HECS-HELP, FEE-HELP, SA-HELP).