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CQUniversity’s affordable and competitive international course tuition fees do not compromise the quality of education we provide or our graduate outcomes. In fact, CQUni graduates earn more than the national average starting salaries (ComparED 2020). We’re also ranked in the top 10 universities for full-time employment and starting salary (Good Universities Guide 2021).

The CQUni Fee Advantage

Our course fees set us apart from other universities. Findings from Studymove show that both our average undergraduate and postgraduate course fees are approximately 13% and 22% respectively more affordable than the average course fees of other Australian universities.

  Fee per year (no scholarship) UG total course fee (3 years) Saving if student studies at CQUni
UG Go8 average $43 233 $129 699 $39 444
UG ATN average $34 606 $103 818 $13 563
UG all universities average $34 183 $102 549 $12 294
UG CQUni average $30 085 $90 255  
  Fee per year (no scholarship) PG total course fee (2 years) Saving if student studies at CQUni
PG Go8 average $42 683 $85 366 $28 602
PG ATN average $35 885 $71 770 $15 006
PG all universities average $34 823 $69 646 $12 882
PG CQUni average $28 382 $56 764

Data source: Studymove International Tuition Fee Comparison 2020


The information contained on this page has been sourced through a third party and the data has been used for illustration purposes only. This fee data is approximate in nature and subject to change. Please confirm any information with individual universities.

2021 Estimated Fees

As an international student, you will enrol in your course as a full fee paying student. Tuition fees vary depending on the course and units you study.

Course type and level Tuition fee range (A$)
English language $415 per week
Diploma (vocational) $14 730 – 26 750 per course
Diploma (higher education) $26 850 – 31 680 per year
Bachelor degree $26 850 – 34 830 per year
Masters degree (coursework) $29 040 – 41 370 per year
Doctoral degree $20 966 – 34 245 per year

Fee Support

Our tuition fees are already comparatively affordable, but on top of that, we offer various means of financial support to help with your tuition fees such as scholarships, early bird discounts and payment plans.

Fee support through a scholarship

Some of CQUniversity-funded popular scholarships are the International Student Scholarship (ISS) and the International Student Scholarship – Regional (ISS–R) are valued at 25% of the course tuition fee.

Apart from these scholarships, you may also be eligible for additional Government-funded scholarships such as the Destination Australia Scholarship valued up to A$15 000 per year, if you study at one of CQUniversity’s regional campuses. Terms and conditions apply.

Read more on these scholarships on the Scholarships and Funding page.

Early Bird Discount

An incentive we have in place to help students with course tuition fees is our Early Bird Discount (EBD) of A$1000. You will be eligible if you have applied and accepted your offer to study at CQUniversity by the specified cut-off date for each term. The A$1000 discount will be applied as credit to your second term of study.

EBD Cut-off Dates

  • Term 1 2021 offer holders – 5 February 2021
  • Term 2 2021 offer holders – 11 June 2021
  • Term 3 2021 offer holders – 8 October 2021

Payment Plans

We offer payment plans for students who may require more time to pay their tuition fees. Currently the payment plan allows for 50% of the term tuition fee to be paid by Census Date and the remaining 50% to be paid via instalments. Contact us for more information.