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 full-time non-sponsored international students receive some form of scholarship support.  

Tuition Fees

Full-Time International Students

ProgramJanuary 2018 Intake Total Tuition

August 2018 Intake
Total Tuition

MSIT-ITM 12-Month Track

AUD $77,310AUD $78,840
MSIT-ITM (Information Security Concentration) 12-Month TrackAUD $77,310AUD $78,840
MSIT-ITM 21-Month TrackAUD $90,640AUD $93,360
MSIT-ITM (Information Security Concentration) 21-Month TrackAUD $90,640AUD $93,360
MSIT-BIDA 21-Month TrackAUD $90,640AUD $93,360

MISM Global Track

Not applicable

2 Semesters in Adelaide - AUD $45,990

2 Semesters in Pittsburgh - USD $49,650

MSPPM 12-Month TrackAUD $77,430AUD $78,960
MSPPM (Digital Transformation & Analytics Concentration) 12-Month TrackAUD $77,430AUD $78,960
MSPPM 21-Month TrackAUD $91,720AUD $93,080
MSPPM (Digital Transformation & Analytics Concentration) 21-Month TrackAUD $91,720AUD $93,080
MSPPM Global TrackNot applicable

2 Semesters in Adelaide - AUD $46,540

2 Semesters in Pittsburgh - USD $49,650

Note:

  1. Tuition is charged for coursework on a per study period basis. 
  2. Total tuition for 12-month tracks and 21-month tracks are payable via 3 and 4 study periods respectively.
  3. Cost per study period can change each academic year (above figures assume a 3% increase effective 01 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: All programs except Global programs.  Global programs are awarded academic merit scholarships by Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

Scholarship value: 10% - 40% of total tuition

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 Strategic Partner Scholarship Program

Available for: All programs except Global programs.  

Scholarship value: Varies

Carnegie Mellon University in Australia has partnered with industry and university to provide financial support to their members/students in order to help reduce the cost of attending graduate school. Admitted students who are affiliated with our partners will be awarded a scholarship from Carnegie Mellon University in Australia.

How to Apply 

Please contact us for more information.

Australia Awards

Available for: Program eligibility is dependent on participating countries priority areas which can include Public Policy and Information Technology (exclude Global programs).

Application deadline for study in 2019

CountryOpening dateClosing dateContact
Africa (Masters study)1 September 2017  More information15 December 2017enquiries@australiaawardsafrica.org
Bangladesh1 February 201830 April 2018inquiries@australiaawardsbangladesh.org
Bhutan1 February 201830 April 2018inquiries@australiaawardsbhutan.org
Cambodia1 February 201815 April 2018info@australiaawardscambodia.org
Federated States of Micronesia1 February 201830 April 2018phpi.mail@dfat.gov.au
Fiji1 February 201830 April 2018scholarshipsfiji@dfat.gov.au
IndiaNo applications sought for study commencing in 2019.  
Indonesia1 February 201830 April 2018info@australiaawardsindonesia.org
KiribatiJanuary 2017 (date to be confirmed)March 2017 (date to be confirmed)TarawaScholarships@dfat.gov.au
Laos5 February 201823 March 2018infoawards@laosaustraliainstitute.org
Maldives1 February 201830 April 2018inquiries@australiaawardsmaldives.org
Marshall Islands1 February 201830 April 2018phpi.mail@dfat.gov.au
Myanmar1 February 201830 April 2018australiaawards.myanmar@dfat.gov.au
Mongolia1 February 201830 April 2018info@australiaawardsmongolia.org
Nauru1 February 201830 April 2018scholarships@dfat.gov.au
Nepal1 February 201830 April 2018inquiries@australiaawardsnepal.org
Pakistan1 February 201830 April 2018info@australiaawardspakistan.org
Palestinian Territories1 February 201830 April 2018mervat.ziadeh@dfat.gov.au
Papua New Guinea1 October 201728 February 2018scholarships@australiaawardspng.org
Philippines1 February 201830 April 2018secretariat@australiaawards.ph
Republic of Palau1 February 201830 April 2018phpi.mail@dfat.gov.au
Samoa1 February 2018   30 April 2018elisapeta.kerslake@dfat.gov.au
Solomon Islands1 February 201830 April 2018scholarships.solomonislands@dfat.gov.au
Sri Lanka1 February 201830 April 2018inquiries@australiaawardssrilanka.org
Timor-Leste1 February 201830 April 2018scholarships@australiaawardstl.org
Tonga1 February 201830 April 2018Asi.Vanisi@dfat.gov.au
Tuvalu1 February 201830 April 2018Lily-Anne.Homasi@dfat.gov.au
Vanuatu1 March 2018   31 March 2018australia_vanuatu@dfat.gov.au
Vietnam1 February 201830 April 2018info@australiaawardsvietnam.org
Wallis and Futuna1 February 201830 April 2018scholarshipsfpc@dfat.gov.au


The Australia Awards Scholarships are administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. They provide opportunities for people from developing countries, particularly those countries located in the Indo-Pacific region, to undertake full time undergraduate or postgraduate study at participating Australian universities and TAFE institutions. Carnegie Mellon University Australia programs, Master of Science in Public Policy and Management (MSPPM) and Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) are both eligible and suited for the Award. Carnegie Mellon University Australia has received many Australia Awardees into both programs.

Scholarship recipients will gain knowledge and skills that they can apply to the development of their home country upon completion of their study. Scholarships include full tuition, return economy airfares, a contribution to living expenses and basic medical insurance.

Applicants are encouraged to visit the  Australia Awards website for more information on the participating countries, and opening and closing dates for applications.


Colombia - COLFUTURO

Available for: Master of Science in Public Policy and Management and Master of Science in Information Technology

Scholarship Value: Students who receive a loan from COLFUTURO will receive a partial scholarship from CMU-A.

How to Apply: www.colfuturo.org

Endeavour Awards

Available for: Program eligibility is dependent on participating countries priority areas which can include Public Policy and Information Technology

Application deadline for study in 2019: 

Applications for the 2019 round are expected to open in lae April 2018. Please check the Endeavour Scholarship and Fellowships website for further information.

The Endeavour Scholarships are part of the Australian Government’s internationally competitive, merit-based scholarship program enabling citizens of the Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Europe and the Americas to undertake study, research or professional development in Australia.

Guatemala - GuateFuturo

Available for: Master of Science in Public Policy and Management and Master of Science in Information Technology 

Scholarship Value: Students who receive loan from GUATEFUTURO  will receive a partial scholarship from CMU-A.

How to Apply: http://guatefuturo.org/

Mexico - Fund for Development of Human Resources (FIDERH)

Available for: Master of Science in Public Policy and Management and Master of Science in Information Technology

Scholarship Value:  Students who receive a loan from FIDERH will receive a partial scholarship from CMU-A.

How to Apply: http://www.fiderh.org.mx/

Mexico - FUNED

Available for: Master of Science in Public Policy and Management and Master of Science in Information Technology

Scholarship Value: Students who receive loan from FUNED  will receive a partial scholarship from CMU-A.

How to Apply: http://funedmx.org/

Philippines - CHED-CMU Scholarship Program

Available for

  • Master of Science in Information Technology (12-month track) 
  • Master of Science in Public Policy and Management (12-month track)

Scholarship value: Full scholarship

The Philippines’ Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has forged a partnership with Carnegie Mellon University in Australia to expand opportunities for qualified faculty and staff to pursue graduate studies abroad during the K to 12 transition period. 

The scholarships are available on a competitive basis for Filipino faculty and staff of Philippine Higher Education Institutions to study the Master of Science in Public Policy and Management and Master of Science in Information Technology at Carnegie Mellon University in Australia.  

Applications are now open for August 2018 intake. Application deadline is May 13, 2018.

For more details of the scholarship, please click here.

How to Apply 

Please contact us for more information. 

US Financial Aid

Available to: US students only

Available for: MISM Global and MSPPM Global programs

The Office of Financial Aid in Pittsburgh provides assistance to U.S. students in securing the financial means to pursue higher education. The goal is to educate students about their financial rights and responsibilities to enable them to make informed decisions about their educational funding and to encourage responsible borrowing and repayment practices.

The office supports the school's goal of enrolling and educating a talented, dynamic and diverse student body and will serve as a resource to present, past and future students. Visit the Pittsburgh campus' Office of Financial Aid website for more information including the financial aid application process, types of federal aid available and the estimated cost of attendance for your particular master's degree program. Answers to commonly asked questions related to financial aid can be found here.

Office Contact Information:
Carnegie Mellon University
Heinz College-Financial Aid 
5000 Forbes Ave., HbH 1119 
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 

How to Apply: Email hzfinaid@andrew.cmu.edu

Staff: David Eber, Director; Bridget Jakub, Associate Director

Vietnam - VIED Scholarship

Available to: Students who have successfully completed a bachelor degree, have received a VIED scholarship from the Vietnam International Education Development

Available for: Master of Science in Public Policy and Management (21 months) and Master of Science in Information Technology (Information Technology Management)

Scholarship Value: Students who receive a VIED scholarship will receive a partial scholarship from CMU-A.

How to Apply: http://vied.vn/vi/

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