MMS Study Abroad


Study Costs

Study Costs

Estimated Costs in 8 States and Territories


Australian Capital Territory

#5Australia's Student City
#4Most Affordable Student City

Home to the nation’s capital, Canberra sports a low cost of living, perfect for students. It is also a melting pot of culture, seeing that it houses an internationally diverse student population of 18 thousand strong. The country's #1 University, Australia National University (ANU) is proudly located in this territory.

Monthly Living Costs in Canberra


~ AUD 1,200


AUD 500 - 900


~ AUD 120


~ AUD 240


up to AUD 200

Books & supplies
Books & Supplies

~ AUD 130

Estimates subject to accommodation type and lifestyle

Average Tuition Fee / Year

Pre-U / Foundation Studies

AUD 24.7k

Undergraduate Degree

AUD 35.8 - 48k

Postgraduate Degree

AUD 39.5 - 48k

Subject to university and course

Top University in Canberra

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The Australian National University (ANU)

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

Degree fee / year
AUD 48,035
Universities in Canberra

More About Australian Capital Territory

Quick facts
Quick Facts
  • 5 Universities
  • 16k+ International Student
Postgraduate study
Postgraduate Study

Canberra provides convenient access to government and industry leaders in research and education, with numerous leading government agencies strongly linked to its local universities, particularly in the fields of space sciences, health and sport sciences, agri-technology, environmental sciences, and more. Additionally, for those pursuing a postgraduate study on a Student Visa (Subclass 500), the ACT Government may waive government school fees for their children.

Key industry
Key Industry

As the capital of Australia, Canberra's key industry is defence and cyber security. Other prominent industries include space research, ICT, agri-technology & renewable energy.

Post-study work opportunity
Post-study Work Opportunity

Canberra has Australia's lowest unemployment rate and the highest average income. It also offeres work opportunities from a unique mix of prominent public and private organisations. International students can live and work in Canberra temporarily after graduation, and they may be able to access an extra year of post-study work rights (subclass 485 visa).


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.