Fees and Scholarships

At Carnegie Mellon University in Australia, we strive to make a graduate education accessible to talented students through numerous scholarship opportunities. Most of our full-time non-sponsored international students receive some form of scholarship support.

Tuition Fees

ProgramTotal
Units
Tuition Fee AUD
August 2022 Intake

MSIT 12-Month Track
144$81,360
MSIT 21-Month Track
168$94,920
MSIT-BIDA 21-Month Track
168$94,920
MSPPM 12-Month Track
168$81,480
MSPPM 21-Month Track
198$96,000


Degrees offered in Australia are the same in content, administration and parchment as in our US campus, awarded by CMU Pittsburgh, accredited in the US, with additional accreditation in Australia.

Tuition and living costs may vary between Australia and other CMU locations. Variance in out-of-pocket expenses can be attributed to the exchange rate with the Australian Dollar. In addition, CMU Australia provides significant merit-based scholarships to reduce the cost of tuition for the majority of its students.

Note:

  • Tuition is charged for coursework on a per semester basis.
  • Fees for 12-month tracks and 21-month tracks are payable via 3 and 4 installments respectively.
  • Cost per semester can change each academic year.
  • The internship semester incurs no cost.
  • Deferral of admission will incur tuition fees at the prevailing rate.

Australia Awards

The Australia Awards 2023 is now open. Please visit Australia Awards' official website for more information on how to apply.

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

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 including economic recovery, anti-corruption, cyber security and decentralisation. 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.

Academic Merit Scholarships

The compelling value of a CMU degree undertaken at CMU-A is compounded by its University Merit Scholarships. The value of these scholarships is individually assessed by the Admissions Committee based chiefly on the following factors: Test Score, Academic Record, and Work Experience. The scholarship amount will range between AUD $10,000 to AUD $35,000.

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.

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

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 - Bank of Mexico

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

Scholarship Value: Bank of Mexico's sponsored employees will receive a partial scholarship from CMU-A.

How to Apply: Contact Bank of Mexico training department for more information.

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.

Learn more
australia.cmu.edu/ched

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:


Office Contact Information:
Carnegie Mellon University Heinz College-Financial Aid
5000 Forbes Ave., HbH 1101
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Answers to commonly asked questions related to financial aid can be found here.

Additional questions? Please Email:
hzfinaid@andrew.cmu.edu

Staff: David Eber, Director

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