Australia is a very popular study abroad destination for international students. We have broken down the estimate of cost of studying in Australia. Read on to find out about the expected cost of pursuing higher studies in Australia.

  1. Tuition Cost

Like with other countries, the tuition cost of in Australia will vary upon the type of institution and also the type of course you are studying. For, example, the cost of medical and veterinary degrees is higher than other degrees. Courses in arts, humanities and education are comparatively cheaper. Similarly, study at postgraduate levels are higher. However, for the most part the average cost tuition in Australia is about AUD 20,000 and AUD 30,000 a year.

Study ProgramAverage fees in AUD*
School$7,800 to $30,000 annually
English language studies$350-450 weekly (varies as per course length)
Vocational Education and Training (Certificates I to IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma)$4000 – $22,000 annually
Undergraduate Bachelor’s degree$15,000 – $35,000 annually
Postgraduate Master’s Degree$20,000 – $42,000 annually
Doctoral Degree$20,000 – $42,000 annually
  1. Accommodation cost

Accommodation cost in Australia might vary from one region to another. However, the most affordable option for you might be sharing apartment with other students. Universities might also provide some accommodation, but you will have to apply on time!

Accommodation typeexpenses (Indicative)
Hostels and Guesthouses$90 to $150 per week
Shared Rental$95 to $215 per week
On-campus$110 to $280 per week
Homestay$235 to $325 per week
Rental$185 to $440 per week
Boarding schools$11,000 to $22,000 a year


  1. Cost of student visa

The visa application cost for Australia is approx. AUD 606. You can to consult with your IDP counsellor for latest updates and information on the visa application process and related costs.

  1. Living cost

Your living expenses will pretty much depend on your own lifestyle, depending upon how much you spend on necessities and luxuries! It also depends on the place you are staying. Some states in US are more expensive compared to others. The general living expenses in Australia is approximately $21,041 per year. The living cost for an international student is between $20,000 and $27,000 per year.

Living expensesWeekly budget (indicative)
Groceries and eating out$140 to $280
Gas, electricity$10 to $20
Phone and Internet$15 to $30
Public transport$30 to $60
Car (after purchase)$150 to $260
Entertainment$80 to $150


  1. Health insurance

The Government of Australia has made it mandatory for Nepali student to get medical insurance. The average cost for medical insurance is around AUD 500 a year.

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