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Cost of Study in Australia

Cost of studying in Australia is depends greatly on the course you wish to study in addition to the level of education degree or education you want to pursue.

 International students usually are supposed to pay their tuition fee before their studies. Although on this website you can find an option to find your course of study with the relevant details such as the names of institution and tuition fee. You must know that there may be additional cost involved for accessing institution facilities and course materials.

Below mentioned list is just an estimated range of yearly course cost for varied level of qualification and studies:

  • English language studies – Around $300 per week which also depends on the course length.
  • Vocational Education and Training (Certificates I to IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma) – $4,000 to $22,000
  • Undergraduate Bachelor Degree – $18,000 to $35,000*
  • Postgraduate Master’s Degree – $22,000 to $37,000*
  • Doctoral Degree – $19,000 to $40,000*

* Note: This does not include high value courses such as veterinary and medical.

Living Cost

Being an international student, you might need to have some additional expenses saved for living in the Australia. International student is normally required to have approximately AU$ 28,000 for living expenses. It does not include the tuition fee and additional expenses such as text books or any expenses associated with your social activities like parties or tours. Life style of the student also have a huge impact on whether a student can live well within the estimated cost or not. Whereas, some may need to spend more depending on location and preferences.

Below is the guide, you may like to consider the following details to help you formulate a realistic budget while calculating your overall cost of living and studying in Australia.

Item Approx. Cost AUD$
Temporary Accommodation (2 weeks) $600
Food and Transport (1 month) $500
Rent in advance $300
Bond (refundable after leaving) $600
Furniture and kitchenware (second-hand) $1000
Connection charges (for utilities) $200
Total $3200


Item Approx. Cost AUD$
Accommodation $150-300+
Food $60-100+
Transport $15-40+
Extras $50-80+
Students are also advised to allow a semester budget for books or supplies. $400 per semester
Yearly total (approximate) $19,830 – $30,000+


Note: The above mentioned prices will vary as per the life style of each person. Students should budget for a 5% increase for their living expenses each year. University tuition fees are not included in the above tables.