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International Course Fees

Please note: All applicants must apply for Higher Degrees by research by following the Steps outlined on the How to Apply page.

How to Accept an Offer
For successful International Applicants, the process of accepting an offer to study a Higher Degree by Research at Southern Cross University is detailed at SCU International accepting your offer. For more information about accepting an offer, please contact the SCU International Admissions Officer.

Please also see SCU International website for further information for International Students.

Higher Degrees Research available to International students

The following table indicates the 2018 CRICOS registered Higher Degree by Research offerings at Southern Cross University. All courses are offered on an ongoing basis.

CourseDurationAnnual Tuition
Fee ($AUD)
LocationIntakeCRICOS
Master of Arts2 years26 000
Lismore051065E
Master of Business2 years26 000
Gold Coast016179G
Lismore
Master of Laws2 years26 000
Lismore051063G
Master of Science (Environmental Science and Management)2 years30 000
Lismore051066D
Coffs Harbour
Master of Science (Engineering)2 years30 000
Lismore095715A
Master of Science (GeoScience)2 years30 000
Lismore077597G
Master of Science (School of Health and Human Science)2 years30 000
Lismore059882G
Master of Science (Plant Science)2 years30 000
Lismore077723F
Doctor of Business Administration3 years24 000
Gold Coast064045B
Doctor of Indigenous Philosophies3 years24 000
Lismore088054C
Doctor of Philosophy (Business)4 years26 000
Gold Coast082683M
Coffs Harbour
Doctor of Philosophy (Education)4 years26 000
Gold Coast016170F
Lismore
Doctor of Philosophy (Environmental Science and Management)4 years30 000
Lismore016172D
National Marine Science Centre016172D
Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering)4 years30 000
Lismore095714B
Doctor of Philosophy (GeoScience)4 years30 000
Lismore077598F
Doctor of Philosophy (School of Health and Human Science)4 years30 000
Lismore016171E
Doctor of Philosophy (Humanities)4 years26 000
Lismore016167A
Doctor of Philosophy (Indigenous Studies)4 years26 000
Lismore039927J
Doctor of Philosophy (Law)4 years26 000
Lismore016197F
Gold Coast
Doctor of Philosophy (Legal Studies)4 years26 000
Lismore059377B
Doctor of Philosophy (Plant Science)4 years30 000
Lismore077724E
Doctor of Philosophy (Tourism)4 years26 000
Lismore027010J

Coffs Harbour

The Hotel School Sydney

Gold Coast

Fees are correct at time of publishing (August 2017) and are subject to change. In addition to tuition fees, students will be required to pay for such items as textbooks, stationery, photocopying, printing, postage, telephone calls, USB drives, calculator, and study implements at an estimated cost of AUD600-AUD2000 per year. Additional costs may by incurred for field trips. Students are also required to pay Overseas Student Health Cover for the duration of their visa in advance.