Fees and Scholarships

At Carnegie Mellon University in Australia, we strive to make a graduate education accessible to talented students through numerous scholarship opportunities. All of our Australian students receive financial subsidy for the local programs from Carnegie Mellon.

Tuition Fees

Full-Time and Part-Time Australian Students

ProgramNo. of UnitsAcademic Year

Cost Per Unit

MSIT-ITM 12-Month Track
MSIT-ITM (Information Security Concentration) 12-Month Track

AUD $330
MSIT-ITM 21-Month Track
MSIT-ITM (Information Security Concentration) 21-Month Track
MSIT-(BIDA) 21-Month Track
168AUD $330
Advanced Cert in BIDA96AUD $330
Graduate Cert in BIDA48AUD $330
MSPPM 12-Month Track
MSPPM (Digital Transformation & Analytics) 12-Month Track
AUD $288
MSPPM 21-Month Track
MSPPM (Digital Transformation & Analytics) 21-Month Track
198AUD $288


  1. Cost per unit is inclusive of a financial package from CMU.
  2. Tuition is charged for coursework on a per unit basis.
  3. Cost per unit typically increases approximately 3% in August each year.
  4. The internship study period incurs no cost.
  5. Deferral of admission will incur tuition fees at the prevailing rate.

CMU-A Academic Merit Scholarships

Available for: MSPPM & MSIT programs. Global programs are awarded academic merit scholarships by Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

Scholarship value: Up to AUD $10,000

We seek to attract the very best and brightest students from around the world. Our competitive scholarship and awards program allows us to remove hurdles which may otherwise prevent deserving future leaders from attaining a prestigious Carnegie Mellon University degree.

How to Apply

The application assessment process for admission into Carnegie Mellon University in Australia assesses both the applicant's strength for entrance into the program, while simultaneously assessing merit for a scholarship or award.

When lodging your program application simply tick the scholarship application box when you apply. Scholarships are only awarded once a completed, eligible application is submitted. Confirmation of the scholarship value will be provided at the time of offer into the program.

CMU-A Downer-Rann Scholarships

Available to: Australian citizens or permanent residents

Available for: MSPPM & MSIT (2 scholarships for each program)

Scholarship value: 60% tuition fee waiver

Application deadline: 15 November for January intake / 15 July for August intake

The scholarships are established in honour of Alexander Downer AC and Mike Rann AC, two individuals who championed the establishment of Carnegie Mellon University Australia.

Mr Downer was the country's longest serving Foreign Minister (from 1996 to 2007) and sponsored the legislative reform that enabled CMU to establish its Asia-Pacific campus in Adelaide. Mr Rann was the Premier of South Australia from 2002 to 2011 who spearheaded the creation of the state's international university precinct in which CMU became the first international university to establish a campus in Australia.


  • Apply for your chosen program.
  • Tick the scholarship application box and submit.
  • The scholarship will only be assessed once a complete application is submitted.


Available to: Fee-paying students who are either Australian citizens or Australian permanent residents with a humanitarian visa.

Available for: All programs

The Higher Education Loan Program includes a loan scheme called FEE-HELP for domestic fee paying students. Eligible students can take out a FEE-HELP loan to assist with their tuition fees.

Eligible students may choose to defer some, or all, of their tuition fees to FEE-HELP.

FEE-HELP is available to commencing students who are either Australian Citizens or Australian Permanent Residents with a humanitarian visa, and some continuing students. FEE-HELP is not available to students undertaking Commonwealth Supported Postgraduate Coursework programs, nor to students who are not Australian citizens (except for those in possession of a PR humanitarian visa).

See the FEE-HELP website and the Australian Government's Study Assist website for more details.