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.

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)
LocationCRICOS
Master of Arts 2 years 26 000
Lismore
051065E
Master of Business 2 years 26 000
Lismore 
Gold Coast
016179G
Master of Laws 2 years 26 000
Lismore 
051063G
Master of Science (Engineering) 2 Years 30 000
Lismore
095715A
Master of Science (Environmental Science and Management) 2 years 30 000
Lismore 
Coffs Harbour
051066D
Master of Science (GeoScience) 2 years 30 000
Lismore 
077597G
Master of Science (School of Health and Human Science) 2 years 30 000
Lismore 
059882G
Master of Science (Plant Science) 2 years 30 000
Lismore 
077723F
Doctor of Business Administration

3 years

24 000
Gold Coast 
064045B
Doctor of Indigenous Philosophies

3 years

24 000
Lismore
088054C
Doctor of Philosophy (Business) 4 years 26 000
Gold Coast 
Coffs Harbour 
082683M
Doctor of Philosophy (Education) 4 years 26 000
Gold Coast
Lismore 
016170F
Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering) 4 years 30 000
Lismore
095715A
Doctor of Philosophy (Environmental Science and Management) 4 years 30 000
Lismore 
National Marine Science Centre 
016172D
Doctor of Philosophy (GeoScience) 4 years 30 000
Lismore 
077598F
Doctor of Philosophy (School of Health and Human Science) 4 years 30 000
Lismore 
016171E
Doctor of Philosophy (Humanities) 4 years 26 000
Lismore 
016167A
Doctor of Philosophy (Indigenous Studies) 4 years 26 000
Lismore 
039927J
Doctor of Philosophy (Law) 4 years 26 000
Lismore 
Gold Coast
016197F
Doctor of Philosophy (Legal Studies) 4 years 26 000
Lismore 
059377B
Doctor of Philosophy (Plant Science) 4 years 30 000
Lismore 
077724E
Doctor of Philosophy (Tourism) 4 years 26 000
Lismore 
Coffs Harbour 
The Hotel School Sydney 
Gold Coast 
027010J

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.