Many students choose to study in Australia because of its high educational standard and the availability of jobs for students who might want to depend on part time jobs to support their study. But before you make up your mind to study in this beautiful country, consider the cost of studying and living there. I have researched on low tuition universities in Australia and I will be providing the full list here. For the cost of living, let’s take a look at the total amount a student will need for his/her feeding, accommodation, transportation, buying of books etc.
Cost of living in Australia
Find below a breakdown of the cost of living in Australia for students. The figures are in US Dollars:
Hostels and Guesthouses – $60 to $120 per week
Shared Rental – $50 to $160 per week
On campus – $70 to $220 per week
Home stay – $200 to $300 per week
Groceries and eating out – $60 to $210 per week
Gas, electricity -$26 to $105 per week
Public transport – $10 to $40 per week
Entertainment -$60 to $110 per week
From the breakdown above, you can see that a student needs approximately $800 to $1000 per month for expenses like accommodation, food, books, entertainment, transportation etc. Note that this amount is just estimation and could be lower or higher depending on the student’s spending habit.
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Now let’s look at a list of low tuition universities in Australia for international students who don’t have much money to pay for tuition fees. Please note that these amounts are in US dollars and NOT Australian dollars. I had to do the conversion from Australian dollars to US dollars for my readers who don’t know how to do the conversion. As at today when this post was created, the exchange rate stood at 1 USD to 1.33 Australian Dollars.
List of low tuition universities in Australia
University of New England – $13,500 to $17,000
Charles Darwin University – $12,000 to $18,000
University of Southern Queensland – $14,700 to $19,200
Charles Sturt University -$12,600 to $21,000
University of Southern Queensland -$14,700 to $19,200
University of the Sunshine Coast – $14,000 to $18,000
Southern Cross University -$13,500 to $20,000