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.