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Course dates and fees

You can start studying at UEC any week of the year except Christmas!

Choose the course that you want to take and the year you’d like to start in the table below and see when you can start.


2023 NSW Public Holidays – UEC is closed

2 January, 26 January,
7 April, 10 April, 25 April,
12 June,
2 October,
25 December, 26 December


UEC Christmas Holiday

From 25 December 2023 to 1 January 2024

2024 NSW Public Holidays – UEC is closed

1 January, 26 January,
29 March,
1 April, 25 April,
10 June,
7 October,
25 December, 26 December


UEC Christmas Holiday

From 23 December to 27 December 2024

You can choose how many weeks you want to enrol in for your course at Universal English College. The tuition fees you will pay will depend on how long you study with us and on which course or courses you take.

In the table below are the standard fees.

We also have lots of special discounts available at UEC at different times of the year. To find out the total cost for the course or courses that you want to take, please get in touch with us or with one of our partner agents to get an up to date and complete quote.

Fees and Charges 2024

All prices are listed in Australian dollars and included a 10% Goods and Services Tax where applicable.

Fee TypeAmount ($AUD)
Application Fee (non-refundable)$250
Cancellation Fee$250
Please note:  Universal English College reserves the right to vary fees in line with CPI rises and other unforeseen changes to the costs of delivery.  For the most up to date list of current fees, always refer to the UEC website.
General English/IELTS Preparation/Cambridge Exam Preparation – prices per week
1-3 weeks 4-19 weeks20-29 weeks30 weeks +
Academic English Program (AEP)
10 weeks20 weeks30 weeks40 weeks
1-3 weeks $60
4+ weeks $15 per week (Maximum $360)
Accommodation and Airport Transfers
Accommodation Placement Fee$345
Accommodation Change Fee$345
Airport Transfer (one way)$215
Homestay (18+ years)
Single room – Half Board*$395 per week
High season surcharge applies to students
who arrive over the Easter or Christmas holiday periods.
Urgent booking surcharge (less than 10 days request)$110
Special dietary request (Halal, Vegan, Gluten free etc.)$90 per week per request as the additional charge
*Breakfast and dinner included Monday to Friday and 3 meals on weekends and public holidays.
Student Residence – LINK2 Student Living (18+ years)
Single$455 per week
Twin$345 per week
Short stay surcharge*$75
*Applies to less than 28 days booking.
Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) – Student Visa Holders
Single rateDual FamilyMulti Family
1 month$51$419$721
3 months$157$1,255$2,165
6 months$314$2,514$4,327
9 months$471$3,432$5,929
12 months$627$4,352$7,528
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