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Study Costs

Study Costs

Estimated Costs in 8 States and Territories


Northern Territory

#2Postgraduate Employment Outcomes

Darwin is a thriving cultural hub located at the very top of Australia. Thanks to its strategic location, Darwin serves as the gateway to Asia. Student life in Darwin is more affordable and relaxed - more time for natural wonders and fun experiences.

Monthly Living Costs in Darwin


AUD 1,900 - 2,000


up to AUD 1,200


~ AUD 30


~ AUD 300


~ AUD 150

Books & supplies
Books & Supplies

AUD 40 - 100

Estimates subject to accommodation type and lifestyle

Average Tuition Fee / Year

Pre-U / Foundation

AUD 23k

Undergraduate Degree

AUD 28k

Postgraduate Degree

AUD 34k

Subject to university and course

Top University in Darwin

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Degree fee / year
AUD 26,766
Universities in Darwin

Smaller Towns and Cities

Outside Darwin

~20%Cheaper than Darwin
1Universities in 2 Locations
+5Bonus Points for Migration

Distance from Darwin

Charles Darwin University (CDU)

Katherine3.4 hr, 316 km
Alice Springs15.5 hr, 1,498 km
All Universities in Northern Territory

More About Northern Territory

Quick facts
Quick Facts
  • 1 University
  • 2k+ International Student
Postgraduate study
Postgraduate Study

The Northern Territory's distinctive characteristics offer researchers and students unique experiences and opportunities. Charles Darwin University (CDU), as a research-intensive institution, offers a variety of postgraduate studies, earning international recognition with 82% rated at or above world standards in the Research Excellence Rankings Analysis. It excels in diverse fields, including tropical and desert knowledge, Indigenous knowledge, human and tropical health, social and public policy, and environmental sustainability.

Key industry
Key Industry

Darwin is the main service centre for a wide range of industries such as mining, offshore oil and gas production, pastoralism, tourism and tropical horticulture.

Post-study work opportunity
Post-study Work Opportunity

Home to some of the world's largest mineral deposits, the Northern Territory provides career opportunities especially in the mining, renewable energy, and oil and gas industries. International students who remain in the Northern Territory for two years after studies can extend their visa by an additional two years. Those who choose the territory as their first study destination and complete studies here will receive preference for a permanent visa nomination.


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.