Fees and course limits
Domestic HDR students who have accrued an Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL) of >4 for doctoral students and >2 for masters of philosophy/research students are classified as overtime in their studies and are liable to pay fees for the remainder of their degrees.
An accrued EFTSL is the effective full time study period of a student’s candidature. For example an accrued EFTSL of 4 represents 4 years of full time study or 8 years of part-time study.
The fees are $12,120 per session for full-time students and $6,060 per session for part-time students. Australian citizens are eligible to apply for fee help loans.
Students who believe they have legitimate special circumstances, as defined in the fees policy, may apply for a sessional Domestic Postgraduate Tuition Award (DPTA). You must attach a letter, of no more than 2 x A4 pages outlining your special circumstances and explaining how these have affected your HDR studies.
See the special circumstances as defined in section 11.3 of the fees policy.
All special circumstances described in your DPTA application must have supporting documentation. See section 12 of the fees policy, which describes valid forms of supporting documentation. Note that if this documentation is not provided then your DPTA application will be rejected.
The DPTA applications are reviewed and approved by the Dean of Graduate Research.
Special circumstances do not include:
- Lack of knowledge or understanding of this policy or government legislation
- A failure to follow correct University procedures
- A person's incapacity to repay a HELP debt
The deadline for DPTA applications is 27 February (for Autumn Session) and 27 July (for Spring Session).
Applications due to delays caused by the impact of COVID19
If your research was impeded by COVID 19, and you are in your final session of study you may apply for an extension to your candidature.
All applications must include the following:
- Up to two page statement detailing the impact of COVID19 on your progress and how you have worked to mitigate the impact;
- Copy of your Contingency Plan and/or your APR from 2020; and
- Supporting statement from your Principal Supervisor.