Costs & Scholarships

Fees and Fee Support

Coursework fees and fee support

All postgraduate coursework students pay tuition fees, however a range of UOW courses offer a number of Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP).

Commonwealth supported places

Many UOW coursework courses are eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP). A CSP is where the Australian Government subsidises up to three quarters of your total tuition fee. If you’re an eligible Commonwealth Supported Student you can also access HECS-HELP to defer all or part of your tuition fees. Find out more about Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP).

UOW offers a limited number of Commonwealth supported places (CSPs) across a number of fee-paying postgraduate coursework programs to students who meet certain equity criteria. Students who are allocated a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) based on equity may be eligible for a HECS-HELP Loan. Contact us for application information.

Important: Commonwealth supported places are subject to availability at the time of application. If you are applying for one of the above programs please note that a Commonwealth Supported Place is not guaranteed. We advise you to contact Student Central for further information and/or read your letter of offer carefully before accepting a place. 

Financial support

Students who are accepted into a Commonwealth supported place can defer their student contribution fees by accessing a HECS-HELP Loan (check your eligibility).

How to apply for a Commonwealth supported place

Eligible students who apply for, and receive an offer for a Commonwealth supported program are automatically offered a Commonwealth supported place if places are available. There is no need to make a separate application. For more information on CSPs, visit studyassist.gov.au.

Note: Pending the passage of new legislation, applications and criteria for CSPs and access to the HECS-HELP loan scheme may change as of 1 January 2018. See studyassist.gov.au for more information.

Full-fee paying places (FFPP):

The remaining postgraduate coursework programs are full-fee paying, however you may be eligible to access FEE-HELP, a loan to cover all or part of your tuition fees. In a FFPP, the Australian Government does not contribute towards your cost of studies; you need to pay the full tuition fee for each subject in the course. Course fees are calculated per credit point, based on your course of study. For course fee prices, see Coursefinder.

Financial support
  • Students accepted into a full-fee paying place may be eligible to defer their fees using a FEE-HELP Loan. (Check your eligibility)
  • UOW offers a limited number of Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) across a number of fee-paying postgraduate coursework programs to students who meet certain equity criteria. Students who are allocated a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) based on equity may be eligible for a HECS-Help Loan. Contact us for application information.  
Last reviewed: 16 August, 2017