Cost of Studying in Australia

Studying in Australia is an excellent opportunity for a student to perceive but there are some expenses to be considered before you finalize the decision.  Forecasting your expenses before stepping to the country will help to organize yourself financially and put more focus on success full completion of studies which will lead to the granting of a post study work visa.


Tuition fees


Your Tuition fees are entirely based on the type of qualification and the university or the institute you select to engage with.  Compared to other courses/programs veterinary and medical degrees cost substantially more than other degrees.   The average range of tuition fees in Australia would be between AUD 20,000 to AUD 30,000 per year.

Study program Average fees in AUD
Vocational Education and training

(Certificate 1 to IV, Diploma and advanced Diploma)

$4,000 to $22,000
Undergraduate bachelor’s degree $15,000 to $33,000
Postgraduate master’s Degree $20,000 to $37,000
Doctoral degree $14,000 to $37,000

Student Visa Cost


A student has to pay a Visa Application fee of AUD 575 at the time of applying for a student visa. It is mandatory that all international students have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) in case of any medical emergency.


  • Hostels and Guesthouses – $90 to $150 per week
  • Shared Rental – $85 to $215 per week
  • On campus – $90 to $280 per week
  • Homestay – $235 to $325 per week
  • Rental – $165 to $440 per week
  • Boarding schools – $11,000 to $22,000 a year

Other Living Expenses

  • Groceries and eating out – $80 to $280 per week
  • Gas, electricity – $35 to $140 per week
  • Phone and Internet – $20 to $55 per week
  • Public transport – $15 to $55 per week
  • Car (after purchase) – $150 to $260 per week
  • Entertainment – $80 to $150 per week

Minimum cost of living


The Department of Home Affairs has financial requirements you must meet in order to receive a student visa for Australia. From 1st February 2018 the 12 month living cost is:

  1. You – $20,290
  2. Partner or spouse – $7,100
  3. Child – $3,040

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