Master of International DevelopmentFees
2018 indicative fees:
- Full-fee: AU$21,120* 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 FEE-HELP loan, which can be used to defer payment of up to the full amount of your tuition fees.
More about fees and other costs
This program is offered on a full-fee paying basis only. If you are offered a 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.
You may be eligible to apply for the FEE-HELP loan scheme.
FEE-HELP loans are available for eligible students (such as Australian citizens or holders of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa) enrolling in an eligible full-fee program and can be used to defer payment of up to the full amount of your tuition fee.
If your FEE-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.
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.