Subsidised postgraduate degrees

Get up to 75% off your postgraduate fees in 2022

Postgraduate study at UOW is now more affordable, with Commonwealth supported places available for all coursework postgraduate degrees in 2022*. Eligible students will have their fees subsidised by up to 75%. This part is a subsidy, not a loan, and you don't have to pay it back. This means the Australian government pays a major part of your course fees. Eligible students may also be able to access HECS-HELP to defer all or part of their course fees. There’s never been a better time to get a start on your postgraduate qualifications.

*Excluding Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (Executive), Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (Executive), and Master of Business Administration (Executive)

Courses to suit your career and lifestyle

  • Four subjects

  • Six months

  • Full-time or part-time equivalent

A UOW graduate certificate is a recognised qualification that includes four postgraduate subjects in a specific study area. Graduate certificates can be undertaken as a stand-alone program and most can be used as a stepping stone to further postgraduate study. The four subjects offered are aligned with the course structure of at least one UOW masters degree, which mean you can progress into that degree if you’d like to continue studying.


  • 12 - 18 subjects

  • 18 months - two years

  • Full-time or part-time equivalent

A UOW master degree is a recognised qualification that includes 12-18 postgraduate subjects aimed at providing you with specialised knowledge and skills in a specific study area. 

Who is eligible?

If you are an Australian citizen, or a New Zealand Special Category Visa holder who meets the long-term residency requirements, or a holder of a permanent humanitarian visa you are eligible to be considered for a Government subsided degree at UOW. Your eligibility is automatically considered when we assess your application.

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Featured degrees

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Book a personalised consultation

Speak to one of our knowledgeable and friendly postgraduate specialists about taking a Business, Education, Cyber Security, Health, Gerontology, Dementia Care, Autism or Social Work course at UOW. We can help you decide if the course is right for you and if you can fit it into your life.

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Support for postgraduate students

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Fit study around your life

Whether your course is taught online or on campus, you will be able to connect with our passionate lecturers and teachers and network with your classmates. When your course is offered through UOW Online, 100% of your course will be delivered online. When you study ‘on campus’ your classes will be taught between Monday to Friday.

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Take your career to the next level

Looking for a career change or to advance the one you're in? UOW’s online and mixed-mode subject delivery makes it easier for you to fit study into your life and reach your career potential.

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