Master of BiotechnologyFees
2018 indicative fees:
- Commonwealth supported places (CSP) range from AU$6,444 and AU$10,754
- Full-fee: AU$29,760 per annum
- Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$298 maximum fee for 2018.
- Other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment.
Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide. Learn more about fees for postgraduate study.
Defer your payment
You may be eligible to apply for a HECS-HELP (Commonwealth supported places) or FEE-HELP (full-fee places) loan, which can be used to defer payment of up to the full amount of your tuition or student contribution fees.
More about fees and other costs
If you are offered a Commonwealth supported place (CSP), your tuition fees are subsidised by the Australian Government.
Your share of the fee (student contribution) is set on an annual basis by the government and is determined by the discipline areas (bands) of your individual enrolled courses, not the overall program.
In 2018, the annual student contribution amount you will pay for a standard year of full-time study is between AU$6,444 to AU$10,754.
Courses (subjects) fall into one of three bands. The band determines the student contribution amount for the course.
Amounts listed in the table below are based on a standard, full-time study load (96 credit points per year) with all courses in the same band. A proportionate fee applies for more or less than the full-time study load or for enrolment in courses (subjects) from a combination of bands.
You can learn how to calculate your exact tuition fees for units from different bands at Fees for Commonwealth supported students.
|Student contribution band by course (subject)||Maximum annual student contribution amount in 2018|
|Band 1: humanities, behavioural science, social studies, clinical psychology, foreign languages, visual and performing arts, education, nursing||$6,444 per standard year
$805 per standard (12 credit point) course
|Band 2: mathematics, statistics, computing, built environment, other health, allied health, science, engineering, surveying, agriculture||$9,185 per standard year
$1,148 per standard (12 credit point) course
Band 3: law, accounting, administration, economics, commerce, dentistry, medicine, veterinary science
|$10,754 per standard year
$1,344 per standard (12 credit point) course
If you are offered a full-fee place, you will need to pay the full tuition costs of your program.
For more information and to learn how to calculate your exact tuition fees see postgraduate study fees.
In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student. The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2018 is $298.
For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.
Whether you are offered a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) or full-fee place in this program, the Australian Government provides financial assistance to eligible students via the HECS-HELP (CSP places) and FEE-HELP (full-fee places) loan schemes. If your loan is approved, you will be able to defer payment of up to the full amount of your tuition or student contribution fees.
You may also be eligible to apply for SA-HELP, which will allow you to defer payment of the student services and amenities fee (SSAF).
If your FEE-HELP, HECS-Help and/or SA-HELP loan application is successful, the Australian Government will pay RMIT, on your behalf, up to the full amount of your fees. This amount will become part of your accumulated HELP debt.
You will only start repaying your accumulated HELP debt to the Australian Government once you earn above the minimum income threshold for repayment, which is set each year by the Australian Government (this also applies if you are still studying).
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will calculate your compulsory repayment for the year and include this on your income tax notice.
This program is approved for income support.
You may be eligible for student income support payments from the Commonwealth Government if you are undertaking a graduate certificate, graduate diploma or an approved professionally oriented masters by coursework program.
If you are enrolled in an eligible program you will also need to satisfy all other student payment eligibility requirements.
For more information see Income support for Masters students.
Income tax deductions
You may be eligible to apply for income tax deductions for education expenses linked to your employment. See the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) for more information.
In addition to tuition fees you also need to pay for:
- Student services and amenities fee (SSAF) in each calendar year.
- Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) - Student visa holders must have cover for the total duration of their visa.
- Some programs incur additional expenses.
You also need to account for your living expenses. Estimate the cost of living in Melbourne.