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

    MMS Study Abroad
    MMS Study Abroad

    QS#72AUS #7

    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.