This overview covers everything you need to know about paying your fees as an international student.
This information is for you if you're:
Your tuition fees cover the cost of delivering your internationally recognised Swinburne course.
You may also need to pay some other miscellaneous fees from time to time.
In some cases, your postgraduate study may be sponsored by your employer or another organisation or government.
Sponsorship is a formal arrangement and must be registered with Swinburne. All parties must complete the Sponsorship Agreement so tuition fees are billed correctly.
Generally, international students need to pay the full cost of their tuition fees.
There are some scholarships available to eligible international students. You are strongly encouraged to apply.
The amount of your fees varies, depending on which course you are studying.
For an estimate of your fees, check indicative fees for international students.
To see the exact amount you need to pay, log in to My Financials and view your Statement of Account and Tax Invoice. This will always show the current calculation based on your enrolment.
Note: The cost of your tuition fees as shown on your Statement of Account may not match the cost outlined on your letter of offer.
This is because your Statement of Account always shows the most current information, including changes to enrolment.
International students need to pay tuition fees in full up-front by the relevant census date. To pay your fees:
There are several ways to pay your fees:
Note: If your account is overdrawn, you will be charged a $100 dishonour fee each time.
If you are receiving money from outside Australia you can pay via telegraphic transfer. Western Union is the only telegraphic transfer provider that Swinburne uses.
If you have paid online through My Financials you can get copies of your receipts by logging in and printing a copy at any time.
For other payment methods, you will receive a receipt when you pay, except for payments via BPAY. These can be viewed on your bank statement.
If you want a receipt for a payment made directly to Swinburne before April 2014, you can print or download a request for a copy of a receipt (tuition fees only).
When you pay your fees depends if you are a new, commencing or continuing international student.
If you are a new student you must pay your deposit when you accept your offer of a place at Swinburne.
If you are a continuing student, you need to pay your fees by the due date on your Statement of Account and Tax Invoice.
The penalties for late payment of fees for international students are serious, and include fines, restricted access to your results, and possible cancellation of your student visa.
If you need more time to pay your fees you may be able to apply for a fee payment extension.
It’s important to pay all fees on time, including tuition fees and any other miscellaneous fees.
If you receive an overdue fees notice but believe you have paid:
If you receive a late-payment penalty fee for being overdue, but can show that you did pay your fees on time, apply online to have the late payment fee waived.
Please note that if you do not pay your overdue fees it may be referred to a debt collection agency.