University Fees & Costs

International Tuition Fees

The International Fees booklet contains a full listing of courses available at UOW showing duration, number of sessions (or study periods) and tuition fees:

The university’s Tuition Fee Policy contains detailed information on payment requirements, including refund policy.

Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

All students are required to pay OSHC for the duration of their student visa. OSHC provides for medical and hospital cover for students and their dependants.

Our preferred OSHC provider is BUPA.  Your offer letter will provide more detail on costs depending on the expected length of your student visa.  

Students undertaking short term study abroad or UOW College studies on other visa types (including tourist and working holiday visas) and student visa holders from Sweden and Norway are currently exempt from the requirement to obtain OSHC.

Student Services and Amenities Fee (SAF)

The SAF is a compulsory charge, introduced following changes to Australian Government legislation, which funds improvements to facilities for students across a broad range of service areas, such as subsidised food outlets, childcare, student advocacy as well as sporting, recreational and cultural activities. 

All international students enrolled at UOW will be invoiced twice yearly for the amount determined each year.  The SAF 2016 fee is: 

Campus SAF per year

Wollongong campus


Sydney campus


Wollongong Innovation Campus


Other campuses in Australia


Please find further information about the Student Services and Amenities Fee.

Living Expenses

In addition to tuition fees, a single student living in Wollongong will require $12,500 to  $22,000 a year – depending on lifestyle – to cover accommodation, food, transport and other expenses including text books and study materials and entertainment.

Please visit our Moving to Wollongong website for further information about costs of living and finding accommodation in Wollongong.

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Last reviewed: 24 April, 2019