MMS Study Abroad


Study Costs

Study Costs

Estimated Costs in 8 States and Territories


South Australia

#4Australia’s Student City
#2Most Affordable Student City

Think of a small affordable city with a huge backyard, and you’d get Adelaide. It is also a city that is multicultural, making it a home for international students. With a strong economy and and various growing industries, this is the perfect place for students who are keen to stay in the country after graduating.

Monthly Living Costs in Adelaide


AUD 600 - 1,200


AUD 360 - 520


~ AUD 60


AUD 200 - 380


~ AUD 100

Books & supplies
Books & Supplies

AUD 40 - 130

Estimates subject to accommodation type and lifestyle

Average Tuition Fee / Year

Pre-U / Foundation

AUD 32 - 34k

Undergraduate Degree

AUD 27 - 47.5k

Postgraduate Degree

AUD 30 - 49.9k

Subject to university and course

Top University in Adelaide

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The University of Adelaide (UoA)

Adelaide, South Australia

Degree fee / year
AUD 47,500
Universities in Adelaide

Smaller Towns and Cities

Outside Adelaide

~20%Cheaper than Adelaide
2Universities in 3 Locations
+5Bonus Points for Migration

Distance from Adelaide

The University of Adelaide (UoA)

Roseworthy0.8 hr, 62.6 km

University of South Australia (UNISA)

Whyalla4.5 hr, 386 km
Mount Gambier4.7 hr, 434 km
All Universities in South Australia

More About South Australia

Quick facts
Quick Facts
  • 5 Universities
  • 31k+ International Student
Postgraduate study
Postgraduate Study

South Australia's universities provide post-graduate studies spanning a broad range of academic disciplines. The University of Adelaide is renowned for its excellence in science and medicine research. The University of South Australia is ranked 2nd in Australia for research quality, offering programmes in engineering, data science, defence, aviation, and medicine. Additionally, Flinders University, the largest provider of postgraduate education for teachers in South Australia, also offers diverse programs in business, international relations, humanities, and social work.

Key industry
Key Industry

Key industries include space research, creatives, international education, energy & mining, tourism and health.

Post-study work opportunity
Post-study Work Opportunity

If you wish to stay after completing your studies, South Australia offers an extra year of post-study work rights (subclass 485 visa) for international students. Eligible qualifications for additional post study work rights are those that are related to occupations including Medical Professionals, Nursing and Medical Technicians, Veterinarian, Medical Imaging, Radiologist, Psychologist, Recovery Therapist, Optometrist, Pharmacist, Teacher, Engineer, ICT, Agriculture and Food Technologist.


How much does it cost to study in Australia?

A year in Australia can cost you approximately AUD 55,000 to AUD 100,000 per year. However, this will vary depending on the university, course, accommodation and lifestyle you want to have.

What are some of the budget-friendly universities in Australia?

UniversityLocal QS RankAnnual Tuition Fees for Degree
Curtin University14AUD 30,600 - 41,000
Queensland University of Technology (QUT)15AUD 32,400 - 41,000
Western Sydney University (WSU)22AUD 29,000 - 36,500
Charles Darwin University31AUD 27,100 - 37,100
Federation University AustraliaN/AAUD 23,400 - 30,400

What are the available scholarships for international students in Australia?

International students typically are able to enjoy up to 25% in partial scholarship depending on your exam results. There are also scholarships given out by the Australian Government, however, competition to secure these limited scholarships is high.

How do I apply for scholarships in Australia?

When you apply for your course, you can apply for your scholarship at the same time, through an education consultant agency such as MMS.

What should I include in my budget when I study in Australia?

The major cost components fall under these categories:

  1. Course expenses: tuition fees, amenities fees, student support fees and study materials.
  2. Accommodation: rent and utility bills
  3. Living expenses: food, transportation, phone bills, internet etc.
  4. Entertainment: expenses to enhance your study abroad experience such as travelling.
  5. Miscellaneous: one-off or unexpected spending.