MMS Study Abroad


Study Costs

Study Costs

Estimated Costs in 8 States and Territories


New South Wales

#2Australia's Student City
#4World's Most Livable City

Sydney is Australia’s largest city, and the economic and financial hub of the country. It is also Australia's most popular study destination as it houses some of Australia's most respected universities, and new-generation technologies and innovation.

Monthly Living Costs in Sydney


AUD 1,800 - 2,500


AUD 350 - 1,200


~ AUD 200


~ AUD 200


AUD 300 - 600

Books & supplies
Books & Supplies

~ AUD 100

Estimates subject to accommodation type and lifestyle

Average Tuition Fee / Year

Pre-U / Foundation Studies

AUD 30 - 40k

Undergraduate Degree

AUD 32 - 52k

Postgraduate Degree

AUD 36 - 55k

Subject to university and course

Top University in Sydney

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Degree fee / year
AUD 45,340
Universities in Sydney

Smaller Towns and Cities

Outside Sydney

~30%Cheaper than Sydney
8Universities in 20 Locations
+5Bonus Points for Migration

Distance from Sydney

The Australian National University (ANU)

Shoalhaven3.5 hr, 257 km

The University of Newcastle (UoN)

Newcastle (Callaghan)1.8 hr, 153 km
Newcastle (City)2.0 hr, 160 km
Central Coast1.1 hr, 84.2 km

University of Wollongong (UOW)

Wollongong1.2 hr, 91.6 km
Moss Vale1.5 hr, 128 km
Nowra2.2 hr, 167 km

La Trobe University

Albury5.6 hr, 562 km

Western Sydney University (WSU)

Campbelltown0.9 hr, 58.9 km
Richmond1.0 hr, 63.9 km
Kingswood0.8 hr, 50.0 km

The University of New England (UNE)

Armidale5.6 hr, 474 km
Tamworth4.7 hr, 405 km
Taree3.5 hr, 309 km

Southern Cross University (SCU)

Coffs Harbour5.5 hr, 525 km
Lismore7.5 hr, 731 km

Charles Sturt University (CSU)

Albury5.6 hr, 548 km
Bathurst3 hr, 205 km
Dubbo5 hr, 400 km
Orange3.6 hr, 257 km
Port Macquarie4 hr, 381 km
Wagga Wagga4.8 hr, 466 km
All Universities in New South Wales

More About New South Wales

Quick facts
Quick Facts
  • 19 Universities
  • 229k+ International Student
Postgraduate study
Postgraduate Study

NSW boasts diverse research opportunities across industries, supported by Australian research funding and graduate programs. All universities in the NSW are recognised as 'world-leading' or 'world-class' in at least one research domain, according to the Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) rankings. These universities actively collaborate with governments, provide opportunities to students and promote innovation and invention.

Key industry
Key Industry

Key industry sectors include financial and professional services, IT, health, education and research.

Post-study work opportunity
Post-study Work Opportunity

NSW welcomes highly skilled migrants who are committed to long-term residence and work in NSW to enhance its economy and communities. Although international students can apply, the programme is highly competitive, posing challenges for students to compete against more experienced professionals.


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.