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This information applies to international students (i.e. NOT Australian citizens or permanent residents and New Zealand citizens who are residing in Australia for the time of their study) who are studying in undergraduate, posgraduate, or research programs.

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contents Which Student Are you? --------------------------------------------- pg 4 How do I calculate my fees? ---------------------------------------- pg 5 How can I pay these fees? ------------------------------------------ pg 8 Summary ------------------------------------------------------------ pg 9 Contact ------------------------------------------------------------ pg 10

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INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE

International Undergraduate Students are students who are studying a course that leads to the award of a diploma, advanced diploma, associate degree or a bachelor degree (pass, honours or graduate entry), and do not fit any of the following descriptions; Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen, diplomatic or consular representative of New Zealand, a member of the staff of such a representative or the spouse or dependent relative of such a representative, person entitled to stay in Australia, or to enter and stay in Australia, without limitation as to time and who resides in Australia during the semester.

INTERNATIONAL POSTGRADUATE

International Postgraduate Students are students who are studying a course that leads to the award of a graduate certificate, graduate diploma, masters degree or doctorate, and do not fit any of the following descriptions; Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen, diplomatic or consular representative of New Zealand, a member of the staff of such a representative or the spouse or dependent relative of such a representative, person entitled to stay in Australia, or to enter and stay in Australia, without limitation as to time and who resides in Australia during the semester.

INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH

International Research Higher Degree Students are postgraduate students who are studying towards a Master of Philosophy (M Phil) or Doctorate (PhD) by research in a specific discipline. Research students fall in to a different category to postgraduate students who are studying for their degree by coursework.

Please contact the Office of Graduate Studies for further information regarding scholarships.

An international research student does not meet any of the following descriptions; Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen, permanent residency visa holder, diplomatic or consular representative of New Zealand, a member of the staff of such a representative or the spouse or dependent relative of such a representative. The University of Newcastle offers a range of scholarships on a competitive basis to assist international research students to meet their tuition fees and also provide a living allowance during their candidature.

Office of Graduate Studies Room 2.34, East Wing, Chancellery Ph: (02) 49216537 Fax: (02) 49216908 Email: research@newcastle.edu.au

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HOW TO CALCULATE YOUR FEES The fees listed are in Australian dollars (AUD). Tuition fees for courses are set according to their academic subject area. A student’s program fee may vary depending on their course selection. Each degree program requires the completion of a number of units. To accumulate the necessary units, students enrol in courses according to the degree requirements for each program. Each course has a unit value and this is ten (10) for most courses at the University of Newcastle. A normal full-time study load is 80 units in any year or 40 units per semester/trimester.

The tuition fees cover teaching costs only. The fees listed below also do not include international and domestic travel, accommodation and meals, books, living costs or Overseas Student Health Cover charges.

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First, have a look at your program handbook so you know exactly which courses you will be studying www.newcastle.edu.au/program Secondly, find out how much each of these courses are 2012 International Undergraduate www.newcastle.edu.au/service/fees/undergraduate-international.html

2012 International Postgraduate www.newcastle.edu.au/service/fees/postgraduate-international.html

Write these costs down for each course. Third, add them together. For example: Pat studies the Bachelor of Arts and is studying the following four 10 unit courses in Semester 1; ABOR1110, ABOR1370, DRAM1010 & ECON1001 NOW ADD EACH COURSE FEE TOGETHER FOR A SEMESTERLY FIGURE: ABOR + ABOR + DRAM + ECON

$2070.00 $2070.00 $2390.00 $2220.00

Total = $8750.00

NOTE: By looking at the links above, you will notice a page that says ‘Indicative Program Fees. This is handy as it does the calculations for you by giving you an estimated annual fee. Remember though, this is only a guide and it is best to calculate your fees yourself to cater for different courses you choose.

* The example course fees are correct for 2012. Please refer to online course handbooks for current figures.

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RESEARCH STUDENTS FEES.

International Research Students are required to enrol full-time (40 units per semester). The 2012 RHD Fee Schedule is accessible at: www.newcastle.edu.au/Resources/Divisions/Services/Student%20and%20Academic%20Services/Student%20Administration/Fees/2012-IRHD-Fee-Schedule.pdf

The University of Newcastle offers a number of scholarships on a competitive basis to assist Research Higher Degree students meet their fees. There is an annual scholarship round for students, application for which close 31 August. There are also several other scholarship rounds throughout the year though applicants must be nominated by their supervisor to be eligible. Applications for the main round are made by completing the form at: www.newcastle.edu.au/Resources/Divisions/Research/Office%20of%20Graduate%20Studies/Research%20Higher%20Degrees/docs/international_RHD.pdf

Please contact the Office of Graduate Studies for further information: Office of Graduate Studies Room 2.34, East Wing, Chancellery Ph: (02) 49216537 Fax: (02) 49216908 Email: research@newcastle.edu.au

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PAY.MENT OPTIONS Once you accept your offer you will be required to pay a Deposit Fee to the University. This will be used as payment toward the cost of your tuition fees for your first semester of study with the University. This fee does not apply to those international students who study with GradSchool. com. Please visit the GradSchool website for details: www.gradschool.com.au/How-to-Apply Payment for subsequent terms of study are due once the student completes the enrolment process for that term and tuition fees have been calculated. Each term of study, you will receive a bill for the cost of your tuition fees. All bills issued by the University are electronic and can be viewed online. All fees must be paid in full and on time. Non-payment of tuition fees by the due date may result in the termination of a student’s enrolment.

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SUMMARY 1. Accept your offer! 2. Pay the Deposit Fee 3. Look at the program handbook and know which courses you will study and how much they will be. 4. Calculate what you owe, make sure your bill in MyHub reflects this 5. Make your complete payment before the due date!

Payment Plans are available to assist international students to pay tuition fees. Call into the Cashiers Office in the Hunter Hub prior to the due date on your bill if you would like to enquire about a Payment Plan.

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CONTACT For general information & enquiries: 15000 UoN Enquiries (02) 4921 5000 newcastle.edu.au/askuon For information on payment and billing: Treasury Operations – Cashiers office at the Hunter Hub, or Ph: (02) 4921 5000 If you are having problems managing your payments and experiencing financial hardship: The Student Loans and Welfare Officer Student Financials & Scholarships (02) 4921 6466 or 4921 8849. fees@newcastle.edu.au For Research Higher Degree enquiries: Office of Graduate Studies Room 2.34 Chancellery Building University of Newcastle Callaghan, 2308 Ph: (02) 49216537 researchscholarships@newcastle.edu.au

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International Fees