Australia is a country and continent surrounded by the Indian and Pacific oceans. Its major cities – Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, and Adelaide – are coastal. Its capital, Canberra, is inland. Many students choose to study in Australia because of the high quality of education and the opportunity to work while you are studying. But one thing you should know about studying in Australia is the tuition fees is not for the poor. Tuition fees are not as low and affordable as the ones in Europe. So if you want to study in Australia is ready to pay tuition fees in the range of $13,000 to $40,000 per year. I have decided to search for the low tuition universities in Australia and today’s article will be based on that. But before I start listing this low tuition universities, let’s briefly look at the cost of living in this beautiful country.
Cost of living in Australia
Cost of living in Australia is equally on the high side. For feeding, accommodation, transportation, buying of books, recreation etc a student should budget between $800 to $1500 per month. This is high, you will agree with me. But the good news is that there are part time jobs you can take up that will take care of your living expenses in Australia. Here’s the breakdown of the living expenses:
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
Entertainment – $60 to $110 per week
From the breakdown shown above, you can sense that a student needs approximately $800 to $1500 per month for expenses such as accommodation, food, books, entertainment, transportation etc. This amount is a pure estimate and could be lower or higher depending on the student’s lifestyle and spending habit.
Now that we are done with living expenses let’s take a 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 the time this post was created, the exchange rate stood at 1 USD to 1.33 Australian Dollars.
List of low tuition universities in Australia
|University||Tuition Fees per Year|
|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||$12,600 to $21,000|
|University of the Sunshine Coast||$14,700 to $19,200|
|Southern Cross University||$13,500 to $20,000|
Like I said at the onset, Australian Universities are very expensive so if your budget can not allow you study in Australia why not consider studying in low tuition universities in Europe where tuition fees usually range from $2000 to $5000 per year.
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