Paying your fees (international students)

Find out about paying your fees as an international student.

Not an international student? See fee payment information for domestic students.

Checking your balance

There are three statements that provide information about your unpaid fees, payment due dates, payment options and payments received by the University.

  1. Statement of Liability
    Lists the most up-to-date details of your fees owing, payment due dates and payment options for the full calendar year. It is updated whenever you change your enrolment, and can be used as an invoice for fee payment. You can download your Statement of Liability from my.unimelb at any time.
  2. Student Invoice
    Lists your fees owing, payment due dates and payment options for the current billing period only. Invoices are sent to your student email account throughout the year. Find out how to read and understand your Student Invoice in our understanding your Student Invoice guide (PDF 419.0 KB).
  3. Fee Account Statement:
    Lists all your fees charged, payments received and how these payments have been allocated to your account. This statement can be used as a receipt for payments you've made.

You can access these statements on my.unimelb.

Please note: Your Fee Account Statement shows which subjects your fee deposit has been allocated to. These subjects will not appear on your Statement of Liability or your Student Invoice, as they have already been paid.

Your fee deposit

How much do I have to pay after my deposit?

When you accepted your offer, you made a deposit of $10,000 to the University. This deposit is used to pay some of your tuition fees.

To view which subjects have been paid for by your deposit, please download your Fee Account Statement via my.unimelb. This Statement lists all of your payments received and all your fee charges for the calendar year.

Your Statement of Liability and Student Invoice only list your unpaid fees, so subjects which have been fully paid for by previous payments (such as your fee deposit) will not be listed on these statements. This is why your first Statement of Liability might only list one or two unpaid subjects for the semester.

Fee types

Mandatory fees for international students include:

For more information about how your fees are calculated see understanding your fees.

Payment methods

You can pay for your fees via the following methods:

  • BPAY
  • Telegraphic transfer
  • Credit card (Visa or MasterCard).

Every time you make a payment to the University you must use your unique payment reference. This will ensure all your payments are correctly received into your student account.

When you accept your offer

Payment methods for your tuition deposit and OSHC (including your unique payment reference) are listed in your Offer Letter.

How to pay your deposit or OSHC

After your commence your course

Payment methods for your tuition fees, including your unique payment reference, are listed on your Statement of Liability or Student Invoice.

How to pay your tuition fees

Instalment options

You’ll be able to select your instalment option when you complete the administrative enrolment for your course.

Students enrolled in a degree with mandatory tuition fees can choose the following instalment options:

  • Standard instalments: one payment made in advance of a study period for the entire cost in that study period.
  • Dual instalments: where the subject cost for a study period is divided into two equal instalments with separate due dates. This option is not available for:
    • Community Access Program (CAP) students
    • Students who are paying using FEE-HELP
    • Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) students
    • Melbourne Business School (MBS) students
    • online course students

If you don’t select an instalment option, your tuition fees will be charged as the default standard instalment (one payment for the study period in full). If you wish to change your instalment option please email sa-fees@unimelb.edu.au from your University email account.

Due dates

When you accept your course offer you will need to pay your tuition deposit and Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). After you commence your course you will need to pay your tuition fees.

Your Student Invoice and Statement of Liability will indicate the due dates for your unpaid fees. You are responsible for paying your fees on time. Keep your payment receipt as proof that you paid fees prior to or on the due date.

If the payment due date is displayed as ‘Immediately’, payment is required within seven days of the Student Invoice issue date.

It's important to pay on time or overdue fee penalties will apply. If you have overdue fees you will also have sanctions applied to your account and you will receive an alert in my.unimelb and in the LMS. You need to follow the instructions in the alert to have the fee sanction removed.

More information

  • Why are census dates important?

    Why are census dates important?

    Each subject has a census date, which is the last date you can withdraw from a subject without remaining liable for the subject cost, and without it appearing on your academic statements. The census date is different for each subject.

    You can check census dates by viewing the subject entry in the Handbook.

    Learn more about census dates

  • What happens if I pay my fee after the due date?

    What happens if I pay my fee after the due date?

    If you pay a mandatory tuition fee after its due date, you will be charged a late payment penalty fee.

    Late payment fees are not charged if the payment is received by the University within seven days from the payment due date.

Checking if your payment has been received

You can check your payment has been received by the University by downloading your Fee Account Statement.

Please note that payments made via:

  • Bpay, credit card, or local EFT transfer before 5pm on a business day will be received by the University the following business day. Payments made after 5pm on a business day will be received two days after.
  • Telegraphic transfer from overseas will take up to seven working days for payment to be received.