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Education costs in Australia


As an international student, you must pay your tuition fees in full before you can start your study program. Depending on where you choose to study, you may also be charged amenities and services fees.

Information on Fees 

You also need to consider costs such as your student visa, travel and health insurance, books, course equipment and student guild/club fees, as well as your everyday living expenses.

Indicative tuition fees (2016)

Primary and secondary schools
A$7,800 to A$30,000

English language studies
Around A$300 per week depending on course length

Vocational Education and Training (Certificates I to IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma)
A$4,000 to A$22,000

Undergraduate Bachelor Degree
A$15,000 to A$33,000*

Postgraduate Masters Degree
A$20,000 to A$37,000*

Doctoral Degree
A$14,000 to A$37,000*

NOTE: The above fees are in Australian Dollars (A$) and are based per year, except for English language studies which is per course (as courses can vary from 4 to 60 weeks).

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

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