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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    QS#14AUS #1

    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.