Education costs in Australia

The costs of studying in Australia depend on the institution and the level of study you choose.

As an international student, your tuition fees are payable before you study. You can use the Course Search on this website to find courses and see details such as their tuition fees. There may be additional costs for your course, including course materials and access to institution facilities.

The list below gives you an indication of the range of course costs for different types of qualifications.

  • School - $7,800 to $30,000
  • English language studies - Around $300 per week depending on course length
  • Vocational Education and Training (Certificates I to IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma) - $4,000 to $22,000
  • Undergraduate Bachelor Degree - $15,000 to $33,000*
  • Postgraduate Masters Degree - $20,000 to $37,000*
  • Doctoral Degree - $14,000 to $37,000*

* Note: This does not include high value courses such as veterinary and medical. Please visit institution websites directly to see costs for these courses.

All costs are per year in Australian dollars. To convert to your own currency, visit http://www.xe.com

In May 2014 the Australian Government announced possible changes to university fees from 2016. If implemented, these changes would only apply to fees for domestic students, and are not expected to apply to international students.

  • The announced changes relate to new policies applicable to domestic students only. These policies are not expected to have any implications for the fees charged to international students.
  • From 1 January 2016, the limits on domestic student fees will be removed and the Government subsidy paid toward the cost of the course will be reduced. Universities and higher education institutions will be able to determine the fees they charge domestic students.
  • The Government has announced changes to the repayment thresholds and interest rates for the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) to the ensure the HELP scheme is sustainable into the future. HELP eligibility is restricted to Australian citizens and holders of permanent humanitarian visas.
  • More information about these changes is available at: http://www.education.gov.au/higher-education-and-research-budget-information

Last updated: Thursday, 19 September 2013 9:46:34 AM

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