Study cost in Australia

| February 17, 2020 | 1 Comment

How much does it cost to study in Australia?

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Lesser known facts about Australian education:

Australia is the only country to provide a state-based vocational training technique to its student named TAFE. The distribution of universities in Australia is: there are 37 government-funded universities and two private universities, as well as several other specialist institutions that provide approved courses at the higher education level. Because of such a systematic and unique system of education.


What sets Australia apart from other countries that offer tertiary education?

Amongst the 37 government-funded universities and 2 private universities located in Australia with another specialist higher education institutions, 25 Australian institutions mark their presence in the 2019 QS World University Rankings top 500.

In recent years Australia has emerged as a very lucrative option for students to travel to study and settle. From all over the world, Australia is one amongst the very many preferred options. In this article we shall primarily explore the living cost that it takes for different types of students to study in Australia.

Cost to study in Australia

The tuition fees that a student is charged for studying in Australia is dependent on more than one variable. The first of these is your home country, the other is based on your choice of study i.e. at a public or private institution.

 1. Student’s Visa and Application Cost:

The general Visa Application Cost fees as mentioned on the Australian government’s website for an international student to study in Australia is AUD620 excluding all the exempts. Before applying for the Visa, one should be enrolled in a course of study in Australia and should hold an Overseas Student Health Cover. With this Visa, one is eligible to study in Australia for up to 5 years and bring his/her family members with them to Australia.


 2. Cost of Living in Australia:

The general cost of living in Australia for an international student varies anywhere from AUD 1,200 to 2,200 per month. The living cost includes:

  1. Accommodation
  2. Food
  3. Other social activities.

Some of the most popular cities in Australia are Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Canberra. The cost of staying in these cities varies from AUD1300 (Adelaide being the lowest) to AUD1900 (Sydney being the highest) depending on the city that you plan to live

 3. Tuition fees in Australia:

An international student is liable to pay a complete tuition fee for his course depending on whether it is an undergraduate bachelor’s degree, a master degree or a doctoral degree.

A typical undergraduate bachelor’s degree can cost him/her between AUD15,000 to AUD33,000.

Whilst a master’s degree can cost him/her around AUD20,000 to AUD37,000.

A doctoral degree can be around AUD14,000 to AUD37,000.