COVID-19 Will my tuition be lowered if I’m starting online? What financial assistance is available?
Despite many universities choosing to support students with online learning options, this does not mean that the cost of your program will be lowered. Any decisions about lowering tuition are being made individually by each university. Based on what we know at this time, here are some ways that universities are providing financial relief to students:
|Bond University||Bond University will provide fee relief by delaying the scheduled annual increases for 2021 until the May semester. This reduction is for the January semester only but applies to all international programs, including undergraduate and postgraduate programs.
Offers that have already been issued will not be revised; however, students will be charged the lower fee when their enrolment is confirmed.
International Student Scholarships for January: Second round closing date November 21, 2020
Students commencing in January 2021 can apply now for an international student scholarship which awards up to the value of 50% off every semester to high achievers in the areas of academia, leadership and community endeavours:
|Charles Sturt University||International students who are commencing studies online due to COVID-19 border closures will be eligible to receive a 30% off tuition scholarship, applicable for the first two sessions of study: March 2021 & July 2021. For more details, please check their website.
Please note, Bachelor of Dental Science students are not eligible for this scholarship. See the full list of exclusions.
|Flinders University||Go Beyond Scholarships allow students a chance to receive anywhere from 20% – 50% off of their tuition, depending on their academic standing and program. You can check out full details on their scholarship page.|
|Griffith University||Griffith Excellence Scholarships rewards students with 25% off tuition for the duration of their program, for anyone who has a minimum 5.5/7.0 cGPA.|
|James Cook University||TBA|
|Macquarie University||The university offers several scholarship opportunities for Canadians totalling up to $10 000 off tuition. For a full list of available scholarships, please check out their scholarship site.|
|University of Melbourne||TBA|
|Monash University||Monash offers an array of scholarships for internationals, which you can find on their International Scholarship site.|
|University of Newcastle||TBA|
|University of Otago||TBA|
|University of Queensland||Full-fee paying international students will be eligible for a 12.5% reduction of tuition fees based on your actual course enrolments in Semester 1, 2021. Please review UQ’s Frequently Asked Questions for further information on the rebate.|
|University of Sydney||TBA|
|University of Western Australia||TBA|
Updated October 27, 2020