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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 2017 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 Business2 years24 320
Lismore016179G
Master of Laws2 years24 320
Lismore051063G
Master of Science (Environmental Science and Management)2 years29 180
Lismore051066D
Master of Science (GeoScience)2 years29 180
Lismore077597G
Master of Science (School of Health and Human Science)2 years26 490
Lismore059882G
Master of Science (Plant Science)2 years26 760 to 29 180
Lismore077723F
Doctor of Philosophy (Business)4 years24 320
Gold Coast082683M
Coffs Harbour082683M
Doctor of Philosophy (Education)4 years22 660
Lismore016170F
Doctor of Philosophy (Environmental Science and Management)4 years29 180
Lismore016172D
National Marine Science Centre016172D
Doctor of Philosophy (GeoScience)4 years29 180
Lismore077598F
Doctor of Philosophy (School of Health and Human Science)4 years28 630
Lismore016171E
Doctor of Philosophy (Humanities)4 years22 660
Lismore016167A
Doctor of Philosophy (Indigenous Studies)4 years26 760
Lismore039927J
Doctor of Philosophy (Law)4 years24 320
Lismore016197F
Doctor of Philosophy (Legal Studies)4 years24 320
Lismore059377B
Doctor of Philosophy (Plant Science)4 years26 760 to 29 180
Lismore077724E
Doctor of Philosophy (Tourism)4 years24 320
Lismore027010J
Coffs Harbour027010J
The Hotel School Sydney027010J
Gold Coast027010J
Doctor of Philosophy (Human Services)4 years22 660
Lismore027011G

Fees are correct at time of publishing (July 2016) 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.