Study Costs


Here we provide an estimate of the study and living costs that you can expect in Australia. Australia's high-quality courses, supportive institutions, liveable cities and excellent lifestyle make it an economical option for international students. Please note that course fees can vary widely and should always be researched with the relevant institution. Your living costs will vary according to factors such as your lifestyle and location.

Study costs in Australia

Education program Average tuition costs ($AUD)
Secondary education $7800 to $30,000 per year*
English language courses Around $300 per week, depending on course length*
Vocational Education and Training (VET) $4000 to $22,000 per year*
Technical and Further Education (TAFE) $4000 to $22,000 per year*
Foundation courses $15,000 to $32,000 in total**
Higher education: undergraduate and postgraduate  
Undergraduate bachelor degree $15,000 to $33,000 per year*
Postgraduate masters degree $20,000 to $37,000 per year*
Doctoral degree $14,000 to $37,000 per year*
MBA $19,000 to more than $100,000 in total**

Living costs in Australia

Activity Average living costs ($AUD)
Groceries and eating out $80 to $280 per week*
Gas and 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*

* Source: studyinaustralia.gov.au
** Source: institution websites in 2016 




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