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.