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21 Dec 2016 3K 2 mins Share

What's the cost of studying in Australia?

Spring intakes are open, and we are here to tell you the cost of studying in Australia–one of the most sought-after destinations by Indian students.

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The 6th largest country in the world (in terms of area and population) – Australia has more to offer you than its scenic beauty.  Get to know the top universities in Australia because the country hosts 20% of international students’ enrolments compared to the average 7% globally.

Australia is a great choice when it comes to studying abroad. In fact the country has some of the top institutions under 50 years. We are here to give a rough estimate of studying in Australia so that you can plan your admission journey.

According to the HSBC report, 2015, the average cost of studying in Australia for international students is nearly AUD 42,093 which comprises the living cost (AUD 18,012) and the tuition cost (AUD 24, 081)

Please make a note of the below information to get a better understanding of how much you need to spend for your degree in Australia.

Tuition cost

  1. According to an official government site, the cost of studying in Australia is 
  • For bachelors – AUD 10,000–33,000
  • For masters – AUD 20,000–37,000
  • Doctoral – AUD 14,000–37,000

*Private universities may charge more.

2. Check the official websites of some of the universities to get a clear idea on the cost of studying, for example–

The cost of studying an MBA at the University of Technology, Sydney is from INR 13, 32,000 to 17,74,000, MBA at the Curtin University will cost from INR 14,25,000 to 19,34,000.

Bachelors in Computer Science at the Australian National University will cost nearly INR 17,27,000 on average. Murdoch University offers several Computer Science courses which will cost nearly INR 15,00,000 on average. The university of Sydney offers bachelors in engineering in many fields and the average cost is nearly INR 18,00,000.

The CQ University in Australia has several bachelors in engineering courses on offer, which cost nearly INR 14,00,000.

Living cost

Not to mention, you will have to plan your living cost. The average living cost in Australia according to the HSBC is AUD 18,012 per year. According to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP), you need to have minimum AUD 18, 610 per year in order to be eligible to study in Australia. You must consider the extra money that you will be spending if you bring your spouse and children.

Based on the figures of the, the cost of accommodation and living in Australia is as follows:


  • Rental - $165 to $440 per week
  • Hostels and Guesthouses - $90 to $150 per week
  • Shared Rental - $85 to $215 per week
  • On-campus - $90 to $280 per week
  • Home stay - $235 to $325 per week


  • Transport - $15 to $55 per week
  • Entertainment - $80 to $150 per week
  • Groceries - $80 to $280 per week
  • Gas, electricity - $35 to $140 per week
  • Phone and Internet - $20 to $55 per week

Need more information?

Our counsellors will be the best people to give you more information on the cost of studying in Australia. They will help you select universities based on your academic profile and give you first-hand information about studying in Australia. Since you are reading this article, it shows your curiosity and sincerity so we suggest you to be a bit more curious and give a call at the toll free number on our site.

Facts source: and the QS

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