Many international students choose to study in Australia because of the high educational standard and the availability of part time jobs for students who intend to use part time jobs to support their programs. However, before you make up your mind to study in this beautiful country, please do well to consider the cost of studying and living there. This article will provide researched information on low tuition universities in Australia as well as the full list. 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
We have worked out the cost of living in Australia for international 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
Entertainment -$60 to $110 per week
From the breakdown shown above, you can sense that a student needs approximately $800 to $1000 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 spending habit.
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