Information on how to pay for your student contribution or tuition fees.

  • Your invoice

    Invoices are issued for each study period through MyAdelaide.

    Invoices are issued to all students, including those who have successfully applied for FEE-HELP and HECS-HELP.

    An email message to your University of Adelaide student email account advises you when an invoice is available. This enables you to view and print your invoice as soon as it is generated.

    To view your invoice online, log in to MyAdelaide

    Your invoice includes:

    • your personal details, including name, address, program/s in which you are enrolled and student ID number
    • the fees and charges for the current invoice period or, if you are receiving a second invoice for that period, the new items not previously included. These fees and charges are based on your enrolment at the time the invoice was produced
    • the total amount due for the invoice period
    • summary of your account, including an Opening Balance (the status of your account before this invoice was produced) and a Total Payable (including this invoice and any previous amounts outstanding)
    • the due date by which payment must be made. If you are enrolled in multiple sessions your invoice may include multiple due dates. These will be displayed next to each charge.

    Check the details on your invoice carefully. If you have difficulty with MyAdelaide or have any concerns about your invoice, contact Ask Adelaide.

    If you make an enrolment change after the invoice is produced, a further invoice will be issued.

    Please note: Students are NOT sent a hardcopy of their invoice unless there are exceptional circumstances.

  • Your account

    You can check your student account online at any time through MyAdelaide.

    Your account displays information based on your current enrolment details and any recent payments. Your current balance will be updated with any payments you have made over the next 2 business days.

    Contact Ask Adelaide for further assistance or enquiries.

    Please note: Electronic payments can take up to three working days to register on your account.

  • Payment due dates

    Your invoice will specify a due date for payment. All payments must be received by this date as the consequences of late or non-payment of fees can be significant.

    Domestic Commonwealth Supported students

    All Student Contribution payments are due by the date specified on your invoice. If you wish to make a partial payment, you must do so by the due date.

    If you are eligible and intend to defer payment of your Student Contribution to a HECS-HELP loan, have provided your Tax File Number (TFN) and have completed The Request for Commonwealth Support and HECS-HELP form, you don't have to pay anything by the due date. If you have not provided your TFN it can be entered into MyAdelaide.

    Please see our HECS-HELP page for more information.

    The University cannot accept a payment of Student Contribution after the census date. You may however make a voluntary repayment directly to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) after that time.

  • Sponsored students

  • Payment options


    Preferred payment method.

    Pay anytime directly through your internet, mobile or phone banking. Payment can be made using credit/debit cards (Visa, MasterCard), savings, transaction or cheque accounts. This payment option will not incur a surcharge.

    View the guide - How to BPAY

    Contact your financial institution for more details.

    Approved BPAY payments can take up to 2 business days to reach your account.

    Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)

    Payment can be made via your normal bank transfer method (directly with your bank or via your own banking app or online service).

    NOTE: if you have an Australian bank account, the preferred payment method is BPAY as noted above. 

    With this payment option, you must always populate the Account Number using your unique University of Adelaide 7 digit Student ID.

    This payment option will not incur a surcharge, however you may be charged a fee by your bank. Please ensure that the amount being sent by your bank is equal to the total payment amount shown on your invoice.  Payment must be in AUD currency

    View the guide - How to pay by EFT


    You can pay your account via the University's secure ePayment gateway using Visa, MasterCard or American Express by logging into MyAdelaide. This payment option will incur a surcharge. 

    The surcharge will be clearly displayed when you process your payment, and are shown below.

    Card Type     Surcharge
    Visa Credit 2.073%
    Visa Debit/Pre-Paid 0.058%
    MasterCard Credit 1.782%
    MasterCard Debit/Pre-Paid 0.12%
    American Express 0.86%

    Approved payments through the ePayment gateway can take up to 2 business days to reach your account.


    You can pay your invoice in person over the counter at most Australia Post outlets, up to and including the due date specified on your invoice. You can use cash, a cheque (made out to Australia Post), a credit card or EFTPOS. You must take a hardcopy of your invoice with you to pay. There is an Australia Post office near Hub Central on the North Terrace campus.

    You can also pay your account 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, over the telephone by calling 13 18 16, or online. You can only use a credit/debit card for this form of payment. The Billpay Code is 2815. Your 10 digit Reference number is shown on the front of your invoice. Keep a record of the receipt number and the date on which you paid.

    Approved POSTbillpay payments can take up to 2 business days to reach your account.