Tuition fees

Research Higher Degree students pay a flat fee per research quarter. The fee varies according to the field of your research project, and your attendance mode. Tuition fees are due by a specific date each research quarter.

Full details relating to fees can be found here.

Domestic students 

Other expenses that Domestic students may need to consider include:

International students

Please note that the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) requires evidence that applicants for a student visa have sufficient funds to complete their studies.

Other expenses that International students may need to consider include:

Please also review UQ's policy on International Student Refunds and DIBP Student Visa Living Costs and Evidence of Funds.

Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF)

The SSAF is a compulsory fee that is used to support non-academic services such as sporting and recreation activities, employment and career advice, child care, financial advice and food services. From 1 January 2015 RHD students will be charged the SSAF quarterly, which will appear in their mySI-net account. For more information about the SSAF see myAdvisor. The SSAF is due by a specific date each research quarter.

Research costs

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

  • access to resources or facilities at UQ or other organisations in Australia or overseas
  • travel to complete fieldwork, collect data, or to visit libraries or other repositories
  • training in techniques
  • 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 UQ.