MMS Study Abroad


Study Costs

Study Costs

Estimated Costs in 8 States and Territories



#1Australia’s Student City
#3Most Liveable City Globally

Melbourne is a welcoming and safe student city that is consistently ranked as the most liveable and best student city in Australia. It is also a city bursting with culture, with a huge population of international students choosing it as a destination to further their studies.

Monthly Living Costs in Melbourne


AUD 2,000 - 3,000


AUD 1,600


~ AUD 180


AUD 100 - 200


AUD 80 - 150

Books & supplies
Books & Supplies

~ AUD 55

Estimates subject to accommodation type and lifestyle

Average Tuition Fee / Year

Pre-U / Foundation

AUD 24 - 35k

Undergraduate Degree

AUD 32 - 51k

Postgraduate Degree

AUD 23 - 52k

Subject to university and course

Top University in Melbourne

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Degree fee / year
AUD 44,664
Universities in Melbourne

Smaller Towns and Cities

Outside Melbourne

~20%Cheaper than Melbourne
7Universities in 12 Locations
+5Bonus Points for Migration

Distance from Melbourne

Monash University

Frankston0.8 hr, 55.1 km

The University of Melbourne (UniMelb)

Creswick1.5 hr, 120 km
Dookie2.3 hr, 210 km
Shepparton2.2 hr, 193 km

Swinburne University of Technology

Hawthorn0.3 hr, 10 km

Deakin University

Geelong (Waterfront)1.0 hr, 73 km
Geelong (Waurn Ponds)1.1 hr, 85.1 km
Warrnambool3 hr, 251 km

La Trobe University

Bendigo1.8 hr, 154 km
Mildura5.9 hr, 542 km
Shepparton2.2 hr, 192 km

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

Ballarat1.4 hr, 111 km

Federation University Australia

Ballarat1.6 hr, 109 km
Churchill2 hr, 162 km
Horsham3.5 hr, 301 km
All Universities in Victoria

More About Victoria

Quick facts
Quick Facts
  • 12 Universities
  • 188k+ International Student
Postgraduate study
Postgraduate Study

Victoria's universities demonstrate research excellence, achieving ratings 'above world standard' in 96 disciplines according to the Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) rankings. Notable institutions like Monash University and The University of Melbourne are particularly acknowledged for their exceptional performance well beyond global standards in fields such as Medical and Health Sciences, and Engineering and Technology.

Additionally, Victoria is home to many of Australia's important research institutions that collaborate with local universities, making it a key player in the Australian research landscape.

Key industry
Key Industry

Key industries new energy tech, ICT, agriculture, life & health sciences, and research based on various collaborations of the state and its many universities.

Post-study work opportunity
Post-study Work Opportunity

There are diverse graduate opportunities in Victoria spanning various industries and business sectors. Many organisations start graduate recruitment a year ahead to fill positions. Ensure to review your visa status and meet the skills assessment requirements to determine your eligibility for living and working in Victoria.


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.