What is the application fee to Study in Australia?
We have discussed how much it will approximately cost you, to study in Australia, in a previous post. These are costs which you would have to pay, once you get into a college, and move to Australia for your studies. But before all this, comes the application process and the application fee, which is usually non-refundable. Let us look at what is the application fee for some prominent colleges in Australia and if there are any colleges where no application fee required. Of course, for some universities, the application fee isn’t the same across all courses. So it’s always better to check at the university’s website for the application fee for the course you have chosen. Sometimes, this also varies with the rounds of admissions, with students having to pay higher application fees when applying just before the admission process closes.
Note: 1 Australian Dollar = 0.72 US Dollar
Universities with application fee requirement
Monash University – AU$100
Macquarie University – AU$75
University of Melbourne – AU$100
Australian Graduate School of Management – AU$125
University of Adelaide – AU$100
Deakin University – AU$55
James Cook University – AU$55
Australian National University – AU$150
University of Queensland – AU$100
Of course, these aren’t the only colleges with application fee requirements. Do check the website of the university you have chosen, to understand what the application fee is, and if gets waived under any circumstances. A few colleges charge the application fee only once, no matter how many courses you apply for, while others give a combined rate or discount when applying for multiple courses.
Universities with no application fee
University of South Australia
Charles Darwin University
University of Notre Dame
University of Newcastle
Some colleges do not charge an application fee if you apply in person or through a representative. There might also be a difference in application fee, when done by post as compared to online applications. The application fee can be a decisive factor if you are trying to decide between two otherwise equal universities. Else, do check the actual tuition fees that the university is charging for the course you have selected. There are colleges that charge high application fees but low tuition fees. Therefore, before making a decision consider both the aspects together.