Incidental fees are for goods and services provided to you which are not essential to your program or study; or where these goods or services are also made available to you in an alternate form, free of charge. 

Incidental fees are payable on a user basis and are not generally refundable.

UNSW will levy fees for the following goods/services

The following list reflects common requests and is not exhaustive. Further information on determining incidental fees can be found here.

Service / ItemFee
Data Verification Request$60
Early Release of Testamur$125
Replacement Testamur$155
Replacement Transcripts & AHEGS$38
     Additional Copies (each)$15
Payment Plan Fee$100
UNSW Graduation Fee$180
Program Application Fee (International)$125
Thesis submission related costs (variable)GRS Website


In addition to the above, UNSW may levy fees as appropriate for the following goods/services not listed;

  • Goods and services requested, that are not essential to the course
  • Alternative forms of access to goods or services essential to the course, but are otherwise readily available at no additional cost by the provider
  • Essential goods or services that students have the choice of acquiring from a supplier other than the provider and is for:
    • equipment or items that become the student’s physical property and are not consumed in the course (or)
    • food, transport and accommodation costs associated with the provision of field trips that form part of the course
  • Fines or penalties imposed principally as a disincentive and not to raise revenue or cover administrative costs.


Special Admissions Tests

A provider that conducts a special admissions test for judging the suitability of a person seeking admission into a specialist course may charge a fee for this test. 

A special admissions test would be over and above normal admissions services such as enrolling on the basis of an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR), for which a provider must not charge a fee, for example:

  • Specialist auditions and interviews such as those conducted by performing arts institutions/faculties,
  • Where special expertise is required to conduct interviews and make recommendations on the suitability of applicants for admission.
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