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What is the total cost of studying in Australia for Indian students?


What is the total cost of studying in Australia for Indian students?

Australia is fast emerging as one of the most popular global educational destinations for Indian and other international students. More than half a million international students are enrolled for courses in Australian Universities. Of the Top 100 Globally ranked universities, around 8 are from Australia. World-class education, better paying jobs opportunities, & technology-oriented education has made Australia one of the top overseas education hubs. If you’re planning to study in Australia, first check your financial capability. This blog post will help you in estimating the total cost of Studying in Australia for Indian Students. It will help you to plan your budget.

Why Study in Australia?

  • First-rate Quality of Education – Out of Top 100 QS World University Rankings, 8 are from Australia
  • Part-time/Full-time work opportunities – Permission to work part-time 20 hours during semester/full-time during semester break
  • Affordable tuition fees – Quite low tuition fees & cost of living as compared to USA/UK.
  • Wide array of Scholarships – Several prestigious scholarships available for e.g. UQ High achievers’ scholarships for meritorious students
  • Diverse culture – Australia is native to over 200 languages spoken
  • Globally recognised qualifications – Global reputed certificate from Australian university under the supervision of Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF)
  • Unique learning process – Critical thinking-based teaching process
  • Strict standard-based education system – The Australian Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000 ensures international students’ rights to get strict government standards-based study programs
  • Career-oriented education – Skills-based and Career-oriented education system
  • Research-oriented courses – Research and Development based curriculum
  • Beautiful landscapes – Blessed with the Great Barrier Reef, Bondi Beach, Sydney Harbour Bridge & Sydney Opera house.

How to choose a university/course to Study in Australia?

You should first start the process of making a list of universities where you would like to study. Ideally you should start at least 18 months before the actual date of beginning of the course. Start with choosing the course to Study in Australia. Students should visit the website of the university to get all relevant information about the admission process, fees, accommodation costs, and the eligibility requirements.

  • Checklists to choose university/course to Study in Australia
    • Academic credentials of the university
    • Whether the course content and the university meet your needs
    • Support for International students is there or not
    • Financial aid provided by the university or not
    • Tuition fees & cost of living
    • Where is the university located?
  • Deadlines to Study in Australia for Indian Students

There are generally two deadlines to apply for universities in Australia for Indian Students:

  • Intake 1: Starts in February month
  • Intake 2: Starts in July month
  • Application Process to Study in Australia for Indian Students
    • Complete your research on the universities you want to enroll in.
    • Select your course of choice
    • Start appearing for the required entrance exams like GRE, SAT, & GMAT
    • Submit the application online
    • Get ready for visa interviews
    • Wait for offer letter from the university
    • Submit all the required documents (SOPs, LORs & CVs)
  • Student Visa to Study in Australia

Student visa will allow you to Study in Australia for 5 years. You can also work 20 hours per week during semester and unlimited hours during your semester break. You need to submit the following documents to get a Student Visa:

  • Acceptance letter from your university
  • Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE)
  • English language proficiency (IELTS, TOEFL, PTE) scores
  • Proof of financial funds
  • Health Insurance
  • No Criminal record
  • Good medical history
  • Requirements to Study in Australia for Indian Students
    •  Diploma Programs
      • Class XII Exams: Minimum 60%
      • IELTS Score: 5.5
      • TOEFL Score: 55
      • PTE Score: 42 TO 49
    • Bachelor’s Programs
      • Class XII Exams: Minimum 65%
      • IELTS Score: 6.0
      • TOEFL Score: 55
      • PTE Score: 50 TO 57
  • Master’s Programs
    • 3-year degree program from a recognised university
    • IELTS Score: 6.5
    • TOEFL Score: 79
    • PTE Score: 58 TO 64
  • Cost of Studying in Australia

The Cost of Studying in Australia is much less as compared to other popular overseas education destinations such as the USA & UK. Australian universities charge affordable tuition fees for their high quality of education. The Tuition fees varies from course to course & university to university:

  • Tuition Costs for Studying in Australia
    • Let’s take a look at Tuition Costs for Studying in Australia for international students at different degree levels:
CourseTuition Fees per year
Bachelor’s degree20,000 to 50,000 AUD (approx.)
Postgraduate degree22,000 to 60,000 AUD (approx.)
Doctorate degree22,000 to 70,000 AUD (approx.)
Vocational courses4,000 to 30,000 AUD (approx.)
Diploma26,000 – 40,000 AUD (approx.)
English language course500 AUD per week (approx.)
MBA11,000 to 121,000 AUD (approx.)
  • Cost of Living in Australia

The average living costs to Study in Australia for Indian Students will vary between 1,500 to 2,500 AUD/month (approx.). The Cost of Living in Australia for Indian Students will include accommodation, food, internet, utilities & transport costs.  When you apply for a Student visa to study in Australia, you have to also prove that you’ve sufficient financial resources to complete your study. The cost of living will also depend on the location you’ve chosen and your living style. The table below will give you an approx. idea of Cost of Living in Australia:

Type of ExpenseCosts
Accommodation450 – 1,800 AUD/month (approx.)
Food/Groceries500 – 1,000 AUD per month (approx.)
Transportation30 – 70 AUD/month (approx.)
Utilities200 AUD/month (approx.)
Internet70 – 120 AUD/month (approx.)
Books and other study materials500 – 1,000 AUD/year (approx.)
Health insurance30 AUD/month (approx.)
  • Scholarships to Study in Australia
ScholarshipsDetailsAmount in AUD
Australia AwardsCovers total tuition fees & cost of living for undergraduate/postgraduate studentsVariable offerings
Destination AustraliaTotal funding for 2 yearsAUD 15,000 each year
Australian Government Research and Training Program (AGRTP)For Research students of Master’s & doctorate degreesAUD 29,000 (approx.) per annum
  • Affordable University to Study in Australia

Australia is famous for providing quality affordable education for all international students. Compared to other popular destinations like the USA, UK, the tuition fees & cost of living are relatively cheaper. Here is the list of  Affordable University to Study in Australia: 

University Annual Tuition Fees for Popular Courses
University of DivinityINR 7 lakhs – 9 lakhs (approx.)
University of Southern QueenslandINR 8 lakhs – 12 lakhs (approx.)
University of Sunshine CoastINR 12 lakhs – 15 lakhs (approx.)
University of QueenslandINR 17 lakhs – 24 lakhs (approx.)
Charles Darwin UniversityINR 15 lakhs – 18 lakhs (approx.)
Griffith UniversityINR 8 lakhs – 13 lakhs (approx.)
Western Sydney UniversityINR 14 lakhs – 17 lakhs (approx.)
  • Best Course to Study in Australia for Indian Students
    • Accounting
    • Architecture
    • Actuarial Science
    • Agricultural Sciences
    • Engineering
    • Computer Science & IT
    • Psychology
    • Nursing


Australia has a great education system, beautiful landscapes, and plenty of job opportunities. This is one of the best places to choose for your higher studies. Its universities are recognized globally and its graduates most sought-after. A lot of Indian students are choosing Australia over the USA & UK. But before choosing Australia to study, a lot of questions arise in mind. Like how much it will cost to study in Australia? What will be the living cost? This blog post has tried to answer the question “What is the total cost of studying in Australia for Indian Students?”. If you’ve liked this post, Kindly share it.


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