Learn about the types of fees you may need to pay during your research degree including tuition fees, student services fees, administration fees and parking fees.

Completing your research degree could be one of the most rewarding achievements of your career. It's an achievement that takes an investment of your time, effort and resources.

As a research student at Murdoch, you will need to pay a number of fees. Here is a guide to the types of fees you'll need to pay.

Your tuition fees and payment options

At Murdoch, you'll pay for the individual units you enrol in as part of your research degree, not an overall course fee. The amount you pay and your payment options depend on a number of factors, including your citizenship, course type and university place.

If you're a domestic student, your research degree tuition fees may be covered by the federal government's Research Training Scheme. If you're an international student, you'll need to pay tuition fees each semester.

Please visit the relevant page below for more details about your fees.

Student Services and Amenities Fee

The Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) is a fee charged by all higher education providers, including Murdoch, to help with student services and features that aren’t directly linked to your studies.

At Murdoch, we use these fees to provide you with health and counselling services, careers and employment advice, sport and recreation facilities and services, and much more.

2019 Student Services and Amenities Fee

The SSAF is charged twice a year, and the amount you pay depends on whether you’re a full or part-time student, and which campus you study at.

Course enrolment

Part-time fee per half year

Full-time fee per half year

Murdoch campus



Mandurah/Rockingham campus



Fully external



See how SSAF funds were allocated in 2017:

Infographic of Student Services and Amenities Fee fund allocations in 2017

For more information see Student Services and Amenities Fee.

Administrative fees

These are the fees charged for providing some goods and services. This might include costs for your academic transcripts and certified copies, reprints of degree certificates and examinations at alternative locations.

Other fees

You may also need to pay other fees, including:

  • Parking fees – If you choose to park your car at Murdoch you'll need to pay for parking.
  • Administrative fines – As part of your research, you might face administrative fines for things such as late return or loss of library books, late payment of fees and payment plans or late re-enrolment.

If you would like to learn more about our administrative or other fees, please contact the Student Centre.

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