Given that it is pretty easy to get a visa for studying in Australia and pretty affordable to get a degree as compared to other universities of the similar stature in other developed countries like US or UK, the process is still pretty competitive. There are thousands of international students applying in different programs each year from all around the world which makes it fairly hard to get into the top universities and colleges in Australia. Moreover, although the living and study costs are pretty low as compared to other developed countries, it is still good to check out the financial feasibility in the first place. So, here’s a slight insight into how much it costs to live and study in Australia.
The costs greatly vary depending on the university and program you are enrolled in. Going by the rule of thumb, degrees like engineering and medicine involving use of high end technology and labs cost more as compared to social sciences and humanities.
For undergraduate programs, the cost varies from AU$14000-AU$16000 per annum for liberal arts while for sciences the program generally costs AU$16000-$22000 per annum. While these figures are just typical ranges, the actual fees can be different depending on the specific university.
Similarly, for Masters and postgraduate programs, the fess typically range from AU$18000-AU$24000 per annum.
For language courses, the fees greatly depend on the duration of the course you are taking. Typically, the fees range from AU$300-$AU430. For students enrolled in English language courses, a monthly package of AU$2000-AU$2500 would generally suffice, including living, food and transportation costs.
Living costs while studying in Australia vary from AU$1500-AU$2000, including accommodation, food and transportation. Individual living costs for each student might deviate from this estimated figure depending on your lifestyle and location.
Apart from the financial feasibility, there are certain academic prerequisites that have to be fulfilled in order to get enrolled. Let’s have a quick look at those
For Undergraduate programs
An excellent academic record with 12 years of schooling. For each program, there are specific different requirements, and can only be ascertained once the intended program is clear. For some engineering programs, mathematics and computer sciences are a must to take subjects during the high school.
For Postgraduate programs-Masters
Bachelors degree with a decent academic record from any recognized university. Work experience in relevant field is always a plus. Moreover, minimum work experience of 1.5-2 years is necessary for MBA programmes in some universities.