MMS Study Abroad


Study Costs

Study Costs

Estimated Costs in 8 States and Territories


Western Australia

#6Australia's Student City
#3Most Affordable Student City

Known as Australia’s Education City, Perth offers one of the highest standards of living, but is more affordable compared to other cities. Students who choose to study in Perth will also benefit from the fact that the city is a leader in science and innovation, as well as Western Australia’s hub for arts and entertainment.

Monthly Living Costs in Perth


~ AUD 2,200


~ AUD 950


~ AUD 80


AUD 300 - 400


~ AUD 120

Books & supplies
Books & Supplies

AUD 30 - 80

Estimates subject to accommodation type and lifestyle

Average Tuition Fee / Year

Pre-U / Foundation Studies

AUD 27 - 33k

Undergraduate Degree

AUD 36 - 42k

Postgraduate Degree

AUD 37 - 45k

Subject to university and course

Top University in Perth

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Degree fee / year
AUD 42,900
Universities in Perth

Smaller Towns and Cities

Outside Perth

~25%Cheaper than Perth
5Universities in 9 Locations
+5Bonus Points for Migration

Distance from Perth

Curtin University

Kalgoorlie6.5 hr, 593 km
Midland0.5 hr, 18 km

The University of Western Australia (UWA)

Albany4.6 hr, 419 km
Nedlands0.2 hr, 6.3 km

Edith Cowan University (ECU)

Joondalup0.5 hr, 27 km
Mount Lawley0.2 hr, 5 km
Bunbury2.0 hr, 174 km

Murdoch University

Mandurah0.9 hr, 69.6 km

The University of Notre Dame

Broome22.2 hr, 2048 km
All Universities in Western Australia

More About Western Australia

Quick facts
Quick Facts
  • 5 Universities
  • 52k+ International Student
Postgraduate study
Postgraduate Study

Western Australia offers a thriving research landscape with abundant opportunities across various fields. The state's leading universities, including the University of Western Australia and Curtin University, spearhead cutting-edge research in areas such as natural resources, mining, marine and environmental sciences, health and medical research, agriculture, and renewable energy.

Key industry
Key Industry

WA is the mining and engineering capital of Australia. It is renowned for its expertise in resources and energy, mining equipment, technology, environmental sustainability, agribusiness and marine engineering.

Post-study work opportunity
Post-study Work Opportunity

The Western Australia goverment is commited to attracting skilled workers across various industries like construction, manufacturing, healthcare, education, hospitality, automotive and more to support economic growth International student graduates from a Western Australian higher education provider can work in the State for up to 7 years, depending on the skills area and study qualifications, under the 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.