Studying in Australia has long been the choice of many international students thanks to the best scholarship and job opportunities after graduation. So what is the cost of studying and living expenses in Australia? What expenses should parents and students care about?
There are 2 main costs that you will pay when studying in Australia: Study costs and living expenses.
Firstly, we will discover study costs in Australia. The specific tuition of each course will depend on the level, specialty, school or location of the school. For example, at university level, medical and pharmaceutical courses will have higher tuition fees than other disciplines. Or the high school tuition is usually lower than the tuition of universities and colleges. The following is the level of tuition for each level:
|Education Program||Average tuition ($ AUD)|
|High School||$ 7800 to $ 30,000 per year|
|English course||About $ 300 per week|
|Vocational Education and Training (VET)||$ 4000 to $ 22,000 per year|
|Technical and Advanced Education (TAFE)||$ 4000 to $ 22,000 per year|
|Foundation course||$ 15,000 to 39,000|
|Bachelor degree||$ 15,000 to $ 33,000 per year|
|Postgraduate master degree||$ 20,000 to $ 37,000 per year|
|Doctoral degree||$ 14,000 to $ 37,000 per year|
|MBA||$ 26,000 to more than $ 120,000|
Secondly, in Australia, the cost of living will vary from location to city. Specifically, the accommodation fee is based on the location: Sydney: 16,000 AUD a year; Melbourne: 15,000 AUD a year; Brisbane: 14,000 AUD a year; Perth: 14,000 AUD a year; Adelaide: 12,000 AUD a year. In particular, the expenses that you need to pay attention to such below costs:
1. Personal living expenses
– Out-of-town grocery stores – $ 80 – $ 280 / week
– Gas, electricity – $ 35 – $ 140 / week
– Phone and Internet – $ 20 – $ 55 / week
– Public transport – $ 15 – $ 55 / week
– Cars (after purchase) – $ 150 – $ 260 per week / $ 150 – $ 260 / week
– Entertainment – $ 80 – $ 150 / week
– Student insurance (12 months): approximately 450 AUD.
2. Travel expenses
Currently, in major cities in Australia are equipped with public transport because of the large area of the city. Usually in Melbourne city, there is a card scanning for students with different values from 250 AUD (semi-annual) to 500 AUD (1 year type). For students, you will be entitled to incentives when using the services here. Please consult with the student office at the university for advice on how to make the service most beneficial. And no matter which form you choose, rest assured that the quality of housing and living conditions in Australia is appreciated.
3. Housing costs in Australia
If you want to take short-term courses, you can choose to stay with indigenous peoples’ homes. This is the fastest and most natural way for you to integrate and learn about Australian lifestyle culture. Fees in this form may vary depending on whether you share a room with the landlord. In addition, there are additional costs for meals if you choose to share food with the landlord. The list of people who are always willing to let you rent a room is available at the school you have enrolled in. Costs fall about 400 – 1,000 AUD per month.
Hiring a big house and living with your friends at university is also a way many young people choose. You also need to place a deposit up to 1-3 months and pay the rent in advance in that month. You also need to buy household appliances and prepare yourself. The total cost ranges from 300 to 1,300 AUD / month.
Enrolling in the University dormitory or near the school is also an option for international students. Costs in this form usually range from 320 to 1,000 AUD per month. You can register online via the Internet or at university information boards.
In addition, Australian students can also choose to stay in boarding houses or guest houses. Here, people will use the same space as living facilities in the kitchen, bathroom. This cost ranges from 350 to 500 AUD / month.
Besides tuition fees, the cost of housing is a big part of the study abroad process, which directly affects the total cost of studying abroad and is an unknown number of answers. If you are smart in accommodation arrangements, you will save quite a bit from this.
Students with visas can work part-time 20 hours a week during the semester, working full-time during the holidays to cover living expenses. The extra jobs in Australia are quite diverse. You can work at the grocery store at the market (8-10 AUD / hour) or do hairdressing, nail making, bread making, religious workers (15-20 AUD / hour). Hand jobs such as strawberry picking, cherry picking and grape picking also give you 150 AUD per day.With good English and experience, you can do more fields such as information technology, accounting … or do educational jobs with a salary of 18-25 AUD / hour. In addition, tourism and mining and construction hotels are a group of industries that are easy to find jobs and have high income, from 3,000 to 4,000 AUD per month. With the income from part-time jobs can help you live more comfortable in Australia. However, you need to balance between learning and making more money.