Postgraduate research degrees
Research Training Scheme (RTS)
Through the Research Training Scheme (RTS) the Australian Government provides a quota of tuition fee exempt places for postgraduate research places to recognised Universities.
If you are granted an RTS place you are not required to pay tuition fees. However, you can still expect to pay the on-going costs of being part of an academic environment and conducting research. In addition to on-going costs, you may also be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee.
Tuition fee calculations for postgraduate research degrees
From 2012, tuition fees and RTS load for postgraduate research degrees will be charged on a pro-rata basis based on the number of days a student is enrolled in each research degree semester and whether the student is enrolled after the research census date.
Research degree semesters are as follows:
- Autumn - 01 January to 30 June
- Spring - 01 July to 31 December
Please note - tuition fees will be calculated as the number of days of candidature/number of days in research degree semester x 0.5 annual tuition fee rate.
Domestic full fee paying (postgraduate research)
The only Postgraduate research course that is offered on a full tuition fee paying basis is:
- C02051 Doctor of Project Management - 2013 cost per credit point $455
However, you may be required to study as a domestic full tuition fee paying (postgraduate research) if:
- you did not receive an RTS place, or
- you have exceeded the maximum time allowed to complete your course.
Use the postgraduate domestic students by courses tuition fee calculator to view current tuition fees.
Some domestic full tuition fee paying (postgraduate research) students may be eligible for FEE-HELP commonwealth assistance.
In addition to tuition fees you may also required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee.
International students should refer to the postgraduate international students per semester tuition fee calculator to view current tuition fees for postgraduate research courses.
Graduate Research School
The Graduate Research School administers all research degrees.