MMS Study Abroad


Study Costs

Study Costs

Estimated Costs in 8 States and Territories


South Australia

#3Australia’s Student City
#5Most Affordable Student City

This is an up and coming student city, and it is also well known for its friendliness. Brisbane offers a mix for students seeking a balance between urban and outdoor lifestyles. Despite being a young student city, it has an international student population of over 100 thousand.

Monthly Living Costs in Brisbane


AUD 800 - 2,500


AUD 560 - 1,200


AUD 200 - 650


AUD 170 - 210


~ AUD 150

Books & supplies
Books & Supplies

AUD 50 - 120

Estimates subject to accommodation type and lifestyle

Average Tuition Fee / Year

Pre-U / Foundation

AUD 25 - 31k

Undergraduate Degree

AUD 33.5 - 48k

Postgraduate Degree

AUD 37.5 - 48k

Subject to university and course

Top University in Brisbane

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Degree fee / year
AUD 48,610
Universities in Brisbane

Smaller Towns and Cities

Outside Brisbane

~25%Cheaper than Brisbane
9Universities in 17 Locations
+5Bonus Points for Migration

Distance from Brisbane

The University of Queensland (UQ)

Gatton1.1 hr, 85.3 km

University of Southern Queensland (UNISQ)

Toowoomba1.7 hr, 132 km
Springfield0.5 hr, 32.9 km
South East0.6 hr, 45.1 km

Griffith University

Gold Coast0.8 hr, 70.8 km
Logan0.4 hr, 27.6 km

James Cook University (JCU)

Townsville (City)15.0 hr, 1362 km
Townsville (Bebegu Yumba)15.0 hr, 1362 km

Bond University

Gold Coast1 hr, 87.1 km

Southern Cross University (SCU)

Gold Coast1.2 hr, 103 km

University of the Sunshine Coast (UNISC)

Sunshine Coast1.2 hr, 104 km
Harvey Bay3.5 hr, 302 km
Moreton Bay0.5 hr, 29.3 km
Caboolture0.8 hr, 61 km
Gympie2 hr, 182 km

Torrens University

Gold Coast1.4 hr, 73.3km

Central Queensland University (CQU)

Rockhampton7.3 hr, 652 km
Townsville15.0 hr, 1,362 km
Cairns7.6 hr, 650 km
Mackay19.0 hr, 1,708 km
Bundaberg4.1 hr, 368 km
Gladstone6 hr, 545 km
Emerald9.5 hr, 834 km
All Universities in South Australia

More About South Australia

Quick facts
Quick Facts
  • 13 Universities
  • 93k+ International Student
Postgraduate study
Postgraduate Study

Queensland actively promotes PhD and research work, with the government investing $180 million over 4 years through the Advance Queensland program to generate knowledge-based jobs.

The state's universities offer endless opportunities for post-graduate research in a wide range of disciplines, from marine studies on the Great Barrier Reef to immunological innovations undertaken in laboratories across Brisbane. Students are welcome to live and study with renowned academics, innovative industries and talented peers.

Key industry
Key Industry

Key industries include agriculture & foresty, mining, energy, tourism, sport, logistics & many more.

Post-study work opportunity
Post-study Work Opportunity

Queensland offers numerous advantages for international students and migrants, including a safe and stable environment and a strong economy. The state's growth market include tourism, agriculture, resources, construction, education plus an emerging research and bio-industries sector.


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.