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Tuition fee:

As an international student, you must pay your tuition fees up-front.
Aside from tuition fees, some institutions may also charge for other student costs, such as library, laboratory or sports facility costs. Excursions, books and stationery are other costs to consider, and your course may also require specific essential materials, such as lab coats or photographic supplies.
Your institution will provide you with information on how and when to pay your tuition fees.



Foundation Studies

A$9,000 to 14,000 a year

such as university entrance, preparatory and bridging courses


Bachelor Degree

A$10,000 to 13,500 a year

such as courses in arts, business, economics and law

Laboratory-based Bachelor Degree

A$11,000 to 16,500 a year

such as science and engineering courses


Graduate Certificates
Graduate Diplomas

A$9,000 to 16,000 a year

Doctoral Degree

A$11,000 to 18,500 a year

Vocational education and training

Certificates I - IV
Advanced Diploma

A$5,500 to 18,000 a year


Secondary school
Primary and junior secondary schools

A$6,000 to 13,000 a year
A$5,000 to 11,000 a year

English language training

varies significantly depending on the course duration or institution

A$180-400 per week



Migration regulations in Australia require international students to show evidence that they can contribute to the cost of living and studying in Australia. This helps to ensure students are better able to make the most of their studies and have a safe and enjoyable experience in Australia. 
While international students are able to supplement their income with money earned through part-time work in Australia, the ‘living costs’ requirement helps to support the success of students in their studies by ensuring that they don’t have to rely on such work to meet all their expenses.
From 1 January 2010, the basic rate of living costs under the Migration regulations increased. Under these regulations prospective student visa applicants and their family members must have access to the following funds to meet the living costs requirements:
•    A$18,000 a year for the main student;
•    A$6,300 a year for the student’s partner;
•    A$3,600 a year for the student’s first child; and
•    A$2,700 a year for every other child and where required.
Students must demonstrate that the funds they are relying upon to meet the costs of studying in Australia will be genuinely available to them during their stay in Australia.
The figures above are indicative only and that costs can vary significantly depending on where you live in Australia. You should be prepared in case your living costs are greater than the indicated figures.


Your right to access a quality education is protected by Australian Government legislation. All Australian education institutions that enrol international students must be registered with the Australian Government and meet high standards of quality and ethical practice. These standards relate to curriculum, qualifications of teaching staff, facilities and specialist equipment. You can also be confident that the fees you pay for your course are protected. If an institution closes and the provider is unable to provide students with a refund or an alternative course, the government will place the student to a suitable alternative course in other institutions without paying further fee. If failing that, the student’s claim will be referred to the ESOS Assurance Fund.  The Fund Manager will attempt to place the student in a suitable alternative course, and, failing that, may provide the student with a refund, depending on the circumstances of the case.


To start your journey to Australia, you should use the CRICOS Course Search to search for a course or institution. DIAC will only grant you a student visa if your course is registered, or is part of a registered course, on a full time basis.

For Further information please contact us.