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UCL Australia
Torrens Building
220 Victoria Square
Adelaide, South Australia, 5000

Tel: +61 8 8110 9960
Fax: +61 8 8212 3039

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Research at UCL Australia

UCL School of Energy and Resources

Research in the School of Energy and Resources focuses on both the upstream and downstream development of energy and resources, covering a wide range of disciplines - from engineering and economics to environmental science and law. 

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Mullard Space Science Laboratory

The Mullard Space Science Laboratory (MSSL) is a world-leading research organisation delivering a broad science programme that is underpinned by a strong capability in space science instrumentation, space-domain engineering, space medicine, systems engineering and project management.

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International Energy Policy Institute

The International Energy Policy Institute (IEPI) was created to address key policy issues in the mineral, energy and resources industries through intensive and innovative research.

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2014 Annual Report

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Read about all departmental research in the 2014 Annual Report.

Tuition Fees

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UCL Australia’s annual tuition fees cover the full cost of registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. Please note that tuition fees may be subject to change each year.

When a student accepts a place to study at UCL Australia, they assume responsibility for the payment of their tuition fees. A student must therefore have sufficient financial resources available to meet the fees, maintenance and other expenses that may be incurred throughout their programme. If a sponsor is paying fees for a student, it is the student’s responsibility to inform the Student Services Manager of their sponsor’s details. A student’s registration with UCL will be at risk if tuition fees are not paid on time.

Programme Tuition Fees for full-time study(AUD)
Master of Science in Energy and Resources Management AUD$32,250 per year
Graduate Diploma AUD$32,250 per year
PhD AUD$32,250 per year
Graduate Certificate AUD$16,125 total cost

Students who are eligible for FEE-HELP will have their fees automatically deferred and will not receive an invoice for the study period. 

Fee Help Information

Domestic Students – Australian Government Fee Assistance (FEE-HELP)

Australian citizens (and holders of permanent humanitarian visas) studying in Australia may apply for FEE-HELP, a loan given to eligible fee-paying students to help pay part or all of their tuition fees. Over a student’s lifetime they may borrow through FEE-HELP an amount up to the FEE-HELP limit (AUD$96,000.00 as at 2014) to cover the cost of tuition fees. There is no interest charged on a FEE-HELP debt. However, debt is CPI indexed annually by the Australian Tax Office to maintain its real value. Income and assets do not affect eligibility for FEE-HELP. The Australian Government pays the amount of the loan direct to the university. Students repay their loans through the Australian taxation system once their repayment income is above the minimum repayment threshold for compulsory repayment. Currently this is AUD $51,309 (2013/14). Voluntary repayments may be made at any time, regardless of income.

More information on FEE-HELP is available at the My University website

Enquiries regarding FEE-HELP can also be made to the Manager Student Services.

Monitoring your FEE-HELP account

All Commonwealth assisted students will be allocated a Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number (CHESSN). This number appears on the Commonwealth Assistance Notice (CAN), issued by the university to each student who has successfully applied for FEE-HELP within 28 days of the census date. A record of all Commonwealth Assistance Notices should be kept by the student. The CHESSN is a unique identifier that remains with the student in receipt of FEE-HELP. The CHESSN can be used to check the amount of Commonwealth assistance received since 1 January 2005, including the FEE-HELP loan balance, by accessing myUniAssist

In the past the Australian Taxation Office sent an information statement in June to all students who had incurred debts or made payments to their account in the previous 15 months. If no activity, other than indexation, has occurred, an activity statement would not be issued.   From 2013 the Australia Taxation Office will no longer be issuing the information statements however students are still able to obtain a statement anytime by calling 132861 between 8.00am  and 6.00pm Monday to Friday

FEE-HELP decision appeal process

If a student withdraws his/her enrolment in a unit of study (module) after the census date, or has not completed the requirements for a unit of study, as a result of special circumstances she/he may apply to the university to have the FEE-HELP balance re-credited. The FEE-HELP balance can only be re-credited in special circumstances.

Tuition fee payments schedules: domestic (Australian) students

Tuition fees due in any academic year must be paid prior to the start of each semester. For students enrolled full-time, the semester tuition fees are paid prior to the commencement of the relevant semester. For students enrolled part-time, they are paid in advance of each taught course undertaken.

Programme Full-time study (AUD) Part-time study (AUD)
Master of Science in Energy and Resources Management Four instalments of $16,125 prior to the start of each semester over the duration of the programme (two years). $4,031.25 in advance of each course undertaken in Year 1 (eight courses to be taken over two or four years). Two instalments of $16,125 prior to the start of each semester during the final year industry research project (research stream)
$4031.25 in advance of each course or $8,062.50 for research project A or B (four courses and two research projects) (coursework stream).
Graduate Diploma in Energy and Resources: Policy and Practice Two instalments of $16,125 prior to the start of each semester over the duration of the programme (one year). $4,031.25 in advance of each course undertaken (eight courses to be taken over two to four years).
Graduate Certificate in Energy and Resources: Policy and Practice One instalment of $16,125 prior to the start of the course. $4,031.25 in advance of each course undertaken (four courses to be taken over six months to two years).

Tuition fee payment: international students

To secure a place in a UCL Australia programme, the Australian Government requires international students to pay the first semester tuition fee of AUD$16,125, or provide evidence of financial guarantee from their sponsor.
The Australian Government also requires international students to have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) before a student visa will be issued. Essentials Overseas Student Health Cover at UCL Australia is a health insurance policy that is only available through UCL Australia and is provided by OSHC Worldcare.

Essentials OSHC provides health cover above the minimum cover required by the Australian Government. The cover includes no waiting period for pregnancy related services or for treatment of mental health related conditions.
It is important that the welfare of international students is protected. Medical costs for pregnancy and mental health services can be expensive if cover is not provided.
(The OSHC Deed provides the minimum cover requirements for OSHC and changed on 1 July 2011. As a result, the standard OSHC cover will follow the minimum requirements, which includes a 12-month waiting period for pregnancy related conditions and a two-month waiting period for mental health related conditions.)

Once these fees are paid and there are no outstanding conditions attached to the offer, international students are sent the relevant documentation in the form of the Confirmation of Enrolment (COE) by the university which is required to apply for a student visa to study in Australia.

How to pay

Tuition fees can be paid by EFT/bank transfer (preferred), credit card or cheque. Cheques must be in Australian Dollars, drawn from an Australian bank and made payable to 'University College London'.
Due to security implications, the university cannot accept cash. All credit card and EFT payments must include the reference number quoted on the invoice.

Bank transfer
ANZ Banking Group Limited
121 King William Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Bank BSB: 015010
Account Number: 8361 07633
SWIFT Identification code: ANZBAU3M

Credit card
Credit card payments can be made online but please note that the following bank surcharges will apply:

  • Visa/MasterCard 2.2%
  • American Express 2.5%.

Withdrawal of enrolment

If you wish to withdraw from the programme you must first consult with the relevant programme tutor who will make an official application on your behalf.

More information on withdrawal of enrolment and associated fees.

Other costs

A student must have sufficient financial resources for their tuition fees as well as for other expenses they may have while living and studying in Australia. In addition to the cost of tuition, students must also be able to pay for accommodation, food, transport, healthcare, insurance and other items. For further information about these costs please visit the Education Adelaide website.

Policy on Payment and Refund of Fees