Study Expenses in Australia

In present time, Australia is one of the most popular study destinations for international students. Every year more than 4 Lakhs international students come to Australia for study. It’s also more expensive for a student to study in Australia. The cost of study along with the tuition fees, & then with living costs can make it very expensive. All the factors are depending on where you live and what study and level you are at. The structure below this page will mention this. Students who make plans to study abroad in Australia can check this page as a reference.

The tuition fees at Australian universities are generally calculated per unit, not yearly. Each unit falls into a fee band and students who will study in Australia can choose a combination of units from different bands. The tuition fees will be different for every student. Some universities have published their tuition fees officially with estimates including the highest ranked institute. In the below section we are providing the estimated fees, candidates are advised to check it carefully.

Qualifications Fee (In AUD/year)
School A$7,800 to A$30,000
Vocational Education and Training (Certificates I to IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma) A$4,000 to A$22,000
Postgraduate Master’s Degree A$20,000 to A$37,000
Doctoral Degree A$14,000 to A$37,000
English language studies Approximate A$300 per week depending on course length
Undergraduate Bachelor Degree A$15,000 to A$33,000

Studying in Australia is cheaper for domestic students. Those students who successfully apply for a course in a Commonwealth Supported area are largely subsided by the government. These resources are available at all public universities in Australia. It will vary for you as a student as to where you study and what type of band you choose. The government made the decision that the minimum and maximum fees range for each band. So it is advised that you should check the total fee and identify which subject or unit is covered by each band.

Cost of Living in Australia

The living cost in Australia is mentioned by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIPB), Australia Government. If you are studying in Australia and also living in the country you will need to provide proof of your living expenses for the year. If you have a partner, the cost for them will also come into consideration, along with any children that you may also have, & an additional fee will be added for each child. To prove this fund you may show your return Air Fee for yourself and every family member.

Accommodation Expenses

First Child A$3,720/year
Second Child A$2,790/Year
Dependants A$6,515/year
Hostels and guesthouses A$80 to A$135 a week
Shared rentals and On-Campus Accommodation A$70 to A$250 a week
Home stay A$110 to A$270 a week
Return Air Travel A$2,000/head

Weekly Expenses

Groceries or eating out A$80 to A$200
Phone and Internet A$20 to A$50
Public Transport A$10 to A$50
Gas and Electricity A$60 to A$100
Entertainment A$50 to A$100

Work Opportunity on Student Visa

There many students studying in Australia and they will sometimes work within the study period. You need to visit the Australian Taxation Office to get a TFN (Taxation File Number) for work. On the Student Visa the government provide the right to International Students to work in Australia up to 40 Hours every two weeks during their education period. Students can also keep working once the semester has commenced. To get your TFN number students need to provide in date personal details to the department.

Part Time Work Offered by Australian Industries

  • Retail (Super markets and clothing stores)
  • Tourism (Hotels and Motels)
  • Hospitality (Restaurants, bars and cafes)
  • Agriculture (Farming and fruit-picking)
  • Tutoring
  • Administration or Clerical roles
  • Sales and Telemarketing

Way of Finding Work and their Rights

  • Online job sites and Newspapers
  • Through institution’s international student support staff
  • Registering the details at a recruitment firm
  • A healthy and safe work environment
  • A minimum wage
  • Right to Challenge unfair dismissal
  • Breaks and Rest Periods