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Cost to Study in Australia: A Step By Step Complete Guide

There are many students who are worried about the expenses for study in Australia. But, if you get quality education then, cost is not a big problem.

So you want to know the overall cost to study in Australia? Right? 

Here in this blog IBT Overseas research & development team provide you wholesome knowledge about cost to study in Australia.

Table of Contents

  1. Tuition Costs for Studying

  2. Cost of Living

  3. Accommodation Cost

  4. Student Visa Costs

  5. FAQ

  6. Conclusion

Tuition Costs for Studying in Australia

Get the wholesome knowledge about the tuition fee cost of studying in Australia. To make your due diligence effortless we have gathered the basic cost of the specific types of universities. After reading the below crafted table you will definitely get the full fledged idea about what is the basic cost of studying in Australia. The more you pay the attention the more you will be able to make an informed decision without facing any type of problem: 





University of New England




Charles Darwin University




Southern Cross University




University of the Sunshine Coast




University of Southern Queensland




Charles Sturt University




Victoria University




CQ University




Australian Catholic University




Western Sydney University




Flinders University




University of Canberra




Swinburne University of Technology




Federation University Australia




University of Notre Dame Australia




University of Newcastle




University of Wollongong




Griffith University




University of Tasmania




James Cook University




Flinders University




University of Canberra




Queensland University of Technology




Murdoch University




Cost of Living in Australia

There is no denying the fact that Australia has successfully fascinated lots of students for a myriad of reasons but the most important one is the lifestyle it offers. With ranking amongst the top 100 institutions in the world, most of the universities present in Australia have truly seen a rapid increase in the number of international students. This nation can easily promise a worthwhile education to all the individuals. You can easily note that the average tuition fee of Australia is far less than America. You will be able to get the quality of education without investing lots of money. However, if we talk about the cost of living then in such a case you will be able to live in Australia without much hindrance. Australia is always the best option if you are deeply aiming to find a reasonable cost of living in Australia. 

Type of Accommodation

Average Monthly Rent


AUD 450- AUD 1,200

Halls of residence

AUD 440- AUD 1,100


AUD 750- AUD 1,700

Shared apartment 

AUD 850- AUD 850

Accommodation Cost

If you are planning to reside in Australia with your spouse then  you really have to spend more than AU$7,100. Moreover, if you have childrens, then you will surely need to have the access to additional AU$3,040 for each child. 

  • You – $20,290

  • Partner or spouse – $7,100

  • Child – $3,040

Here is some of the essential information that you can easily study to make you aware of the cost of studying in Australia.



Hostels and Guesthouses

$90 to $150 per week

Shared Rental 

$85 to $215 per week

On campus

$90 to $280 per week


$235 to $325 per week


$165 to $440 per week

Boarding schools 

$11,000 to $22,000 a year


Below mentioned is the list of some of the basic amenities with their cost so that you can easily  get the sheer idea: 



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


$80 to $150 per week

Student Visa Costs for Australia

Yes, you might be thinking that there will surely be a high cost of applying for a student visa for Australia. Before commencing in anything you must properly arrange Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). Moreover, you need to provide a valid reason for the stay in Australia. You need to be sure about the basic reason for residing in Australia. 

We have rounded up some of the basic costs to applying the student visa to Australia: 

Visa subclass

Base application charge

Additional applicant charges if 18 years or above

Additional applicant charges if less than 18 years

The subsequent temporary application charge

Student visa (subclass 500)

AUD $630

AUD $460

AUD $150

AUD $700

Student visa (subclass 500) (subsequent entrant)

AUD $620

AUD $460

AUD $150

AUD $700

Student visa (subclass 500) – Postgraduate research sector

AUD $620




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Ques 1) What will be the average monthly rent of homestay in Australia?

Ans) The basic cost of the homestays is around AUD 450- AUD 1,200.

Ques 2) What will be the tuition fee of the business course in University of Southern Queensland?

Ans) The basic tuition fee is $22,300 for the business course in the University of Southern Queensland.

Ques 3) Will studying in Australia be so costly?

Ans) It is highly dependent on your preferences. If you will reside in a costly place then sure it will be costly. However, Australia is also having some affordable options for internationals. 


With that said, now you know what will be the basic costing of studying in Australia. The more you gather the right information about it the more you will be able to open new doors of studying in Australia. So, consider putting an end to the overall reserving process and read this whole blog with great awareness. IBT Overseas is a leading team of Australia study visa consultants, help students in visa filing process.

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