Domestic Candidates

Domestic candidates do not pay fees for a Higher Degree by Research at the University of Tasmania. The Australian Government currently provides funding to all Australian universities to cover the cost of research degree places through the Research Training Program.

In 2017, all domestic candidates enrolled in a Higher Degree by Research at the University of Tasmania will be offered a RTP Fees Offset to cover the costs of tuition fees.

Domestic candidates undertaking Graduate Certificate in Research (X5A) or Graduate Diploma of Marine and Antarctic Science (S6O) must complete an eCAF form via eStudent (eCAF instructions PDF 525KB). This is for Government reporting purposes, there are no tuition fees or a HECS-HELP debt incurred by the candidate for X5A or S6O.  

Other applicable fees, such as Student Services and Amenities Fees (SSAF) will be the responsibility of the candidate.

International Candidates

International candidates pay a flat annual fee, please see the tuition fee rates (per annum) for 2017 (PDF 146KB).

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection requires evidence that applicants for a student visa have sufficient funds to complete their studies.

You need to consider the following expenses:

  • Research higher degree tuition fees
  • Visa and medical (pre-departure) fees
  • General living expenses
  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
  • Return airfares

Please also review DIPB Student Visa Living Costs and evidence of funds.

Research Costs

The School/Institute you enrol through at UTAS is responsible for meeting all 'direct research costs' that are necessary to undertake your HDR project. This includes:

  • Access to resources or facilities at UTAS or other organisations in Australia or overseas
  • Travel to complete fieldwork, collect data, or to visit libraries or other repositories
  • Training in techniques and
  • Necessary coursework undertaken outside the School/Institute

Funding may be available for supplementary research that is not essential to your project, but will enhance your research experience at UTAS.

Student Services and Amenities Fee

All candidates must pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF), which we use to improve student services.  This cost is included in international tuition fees, however domestic candidates are charged separately.