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Posted on December 09 2021

The most affordable universities to study in Australia in 2022

By  Editor
Updated June 07 2023

Let’s focus on Australia’s education scene for a while now. Australia is known to be a pretty expensive country but with very high living standards to offer. To study in Australia would also mean that you are not compromising on the quality of education and see lots of opportunities which come after doing your studies in the country.

Still, if you could find affordable places to pursue courses in your area of study and profession, it would be great. Hence, we are here to help you with finding universities where the cost of studies is low and most affordable.

But before we go there, let’s quickly round up the reasons for Australia’s popularity amongst international students:

  • The standard of living in Australia is very high.
  • Australia has one of the best higher education systems on the globe.
  • Australia has numerous scholarships available at its universities.
  • The cities of Australia are ideal for international students as they are highly safe for them.
  • International students will find many opportunities to work in Australia after their graduation.

So, now we will see which Australian universities are going to be the most affordable in 2022. Concerning tuition fees, the subject you choose to study, the university you attend, and the level of degree play a huge role in deciding the tuition fees for you.

If you are doing Bachelor’s Degree, you could end up spending between AUD 20,000 to AUD 45,000 per year. If you are going for a Ph.D. degree your tuition fee will come between AUD 22,000 to AUD 50,000 per year.

Here are the most affordable Australian universities:

University Starting annual tuition fees
IPAG Business School AUD 13,000
Flinders University AUD 10,350
University of New England AUD 19,100
University of Wollongong AUD 18,800
Victoria University AUD 21,800

To get a complete picture, let’s add some obvious costs to the fee.

Average living costs: AUD 1,400 to AUD 2,500 per month (accommodation, social activities, and food)

Accommodation costs by type of accommodation

  • Homestay: AUD 450 to AUD 1,200
  • Rented apartment: AUD 750 to 1,700 AUD
  • Student halls of residence: AUD 440 to AUD 1,100
  • Rented apartment/house shared: AUD 380 to AUD 850

Expenses related to accommodation

  • Internet: AUD 70 to AUD 120 per month
  • Utilities: Around AUD 200 per month

Food costs

  • Groceries: AUD 500 to AUD 1,500 per month
  • The average cost of a budget meal: AUD 18
  • 3-course meal for 2: AUD 80

Transportation cost

  • Public transport pass: AUD 30 to AUD 70 per month
  • Bicycle rental: AUD 40 per day

Other costs

  • Health insurance: From AUD 30 per month
  • Books & other study materials: AUD 500 to AUD 1,000 per year

So, there you are with all the expenses listed for your consideration. Don’t you feel that Australia has the best to offer when it comes to studies with affordable expenses?

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