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Comprehensive list of Universities in Australia with Tuition Fees

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Australia is a popular study abroad destination for international students. In today’s article I will provide a list of universities in Australia with their respective tuition fees for undergraduate and postgraduate programs to save as a guide for students. Please note that these tuition fees are very recent and the values are in Australian dollars. As at today when this post was prepared, 1 United States Dollars equals 1.44 Australian Dollars. Before I go ahead to provide the list of universities with tuition fees, I will want us to look at the benefits of studying in Australia that makes thousands of students go there to study on yearly bases. We shall also look at the cost of living for students, so you know how to plan your finances as you are preparing to study in Australia.

Australia which is officially the Commonwealth of Australia is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands. It is the largest country in Oceania and the world’s sixth-largest country by total area.

Benefits of studying in Australia

Growing Destination

Australia is currently the third most popular destination for international students in the English-speaking world, behind the United States and the UK. Many international students choose to study there because of the cultural diversity, friendly natives, and high quality of education.

Global Recognition

Graduates from Australian schools are highly sought after due to the impressive international reputation of the Australian education system. This system is carefully regulated by the government in order to maintain the high standards of education associated with the country.

Cost of Living

Australia’s standard of living is amongst the highest in the world. Living expenses and tuition costs are considerably lower in Australia than they are in the United States and United Kingdom. International students are able to work part time while they study, allowing them to offset their living costs. There is also the possibility of scholarships, which helps to lower the cost of studying for international students.

Diversity of Education

Institutions in Australia offer a wide variety of courses and degrees, so international students can easily find the school and field that are right for them. The first decision international students have to make when choosing a degree program is which school caters most to their needs and interests. Students can choose between universities, vocational education, and English language training. If necessary, it is easy for students to move between one qualification level and from one institution to another.


One of the most appealing aspects of Australia for international students is the emphasis on scientific research. Australia is at the forefront of new technology and innovations. Students who study in Australia can take advantage of the country’s impressive technology and resources.


International students are allowed to work up to 20 hours per week while studying in Australia. This is a great opportunity for those who want to earn money to offset living expenses during their stay, and for students who want to gain work experience in their field of interest while they study. Find out some important things to keep in mind for the working student in Oz

So you can now see why many people prefer to study in Australia. Let’s now look at the cost of living in Australia for students.

Cost of Living in Australia for students

Cost of living in Australia is high. For expenses like feeding, accommodation, transportation, buying of books, recreation etc, a student needs about AUD$1000 to AUD$1500 per month. Here’s the breakdown:


  • Hostels and Guesthouses – $90 to $150 per week
  • Shared Rental – $85 to $215 per week
  • On campus – $90 to $280 per week
  • Home stay – $235 to $325 per week
  • Rental – $165 to $440 per week
  • Boarding schools – $11,000 to $22,000 a year

Other living expenses

  • Groceries and eating out – $80 to $280 per week
  • Gas, electricity – $35 to $140 per week
  • Phone and Internet – $20 to $55 per week
  • Public transport – $15 to $55 per week
  • Car (after purchase) – $150 to $260 per week
  • Entertainment – $80 to $150 per week

Total minimum cost per year

  • You – $20,290
  • Partner or spouse – $7,100
  • Child – $3,040

After looking at the cost of living, let’s now focus attention on the tuition fees charged by universities in Australia for both undergraduate and graduate programs.

Bachelor’s Degree Annual Tuition Fees

University of the Sunshine Coast$23,200$28,600$23,200
University of Southern Queensland$24,400$32,000$24,400
Charles Sturt University$24,800$29,760$19,200
Federation University Australia$25,100$28,800$21,300
Southern Cross University$25,200$30,800$25,200
Australian Catholic University$25,248$22,936$22,720
Charles Darwin University$25,500$33,480$24,120
University of New England$26,250$29,400$24,990
Western Sydney University$26,760$31,440$25,000
Victoria University$27,400$31,600$24,200
Griffith University$27,500$34,000$27,500
University of Newcastle$27,875$33,845$27,505
Murdoch University$28,560$32,160$25,920
Curtin University$28,600$34,700$28,600
University of Tasmania$28,950$33,950$29,450
Flinders University$29,200$34,500$27,600
James Cook University$29,400$35,800$29,080
Swinburne University of Technology$29,600$35,720$27,400
University of Wollongong$29,616$36,768$26,064
University of Notre Dame Australia$29,900$28,000$28,000
Queensland University of Technology$29,900$38,000$30,200
Edith Cowan University$30,650$27,600$30,950
University of South Australia$31,000$34,400$26,700
La Trobe University$31,600$34,000$28,800
University of Canberra$32,580$28,000$28,250
Deakin University$32,600$33,600$27,400
RMIT University$32,640$36,480$30,720
University of Technology Sydney$36,288$42,384$33,600
Macquarie University$36,450$37,500$32,700
University of Western Australia$37,300$39,700$31,100
Bond University$38,160$38,160$38,160
University of Adelaide$39,000$42,000$32,000
University of Melbourne$40,216$39,628$32,512
University of New South Wales$41,280$43,920$33,840
University of Queensland$41,392$42,768$32,432
University of Sydney$42,000$46,500$39,000
Monash University$43,400$44,400$31,500
Australian National University$43,680$45,600$41,280



Masters Degree Annual Tuition Fees

University of the Sunshine Coast$26,600$26,600$25,600
Edith Cowan University$26,950$31,850$31,100
Southern Cross University$27,600$30,800$25,200
Australian Catholic University$27,960$22,720$22,720
Federation University Australia$28,000$28,800$25,400
University of New England$28,000$31,500$26,250
University of Southern Queensland$28,400$31,920$27,680
University of Wollongong$29,484$36,768$26,544
Charles Sturt University$29,712$28,160$16,000
Western Sydney University$30,200$31,680$26,760
Victoria University$31,200$31,600$23,800
Charles Darwin University$31,200$34,680$26,760
James Cook University$31,200$37,600$31,200
Murdoch University$32,160$33,360$29,760
University of Tasmania$32,450$34,155$28,950
University of Canberra$33,100$30,000$27,800
Swinburne University of Technology$34,480$36,760$29,800
University of Notre Dame Australia$34,800$37,767$29,900
Flinders University$35,000$36,000$15,000
University of Newcastle$36,535$38,000$30,855
Griffith University$37,500$32,500$28,000
University of South Australia$38,400$35,100$28,900
University of Technology Sydney$39,920$37,650$31,050
Monash University$40,000$44,400$33,300
Macquarie University$40,000$36,000$36,000
Curtin University$40,000$26,900$28,400
La Trobe University$40,200$36,800$30,400
Deakin University$40,400$35,800$30,000
Bond University$41,147$40,833$27,933
RMIT University$41,280$36,480$30,720
Australian National University$45,600$45,600$41,280
University of Adelaide$46,000$42,000$34,000
University of Sydney$46,500$44,500$40,000
University of New South Wales$47,040$45,840$35,280
Queensland University of Technology$47,100$32,900$28,700
University of Western Australia$49,000$39,800$31,600
University of Melbourne$59,667$43,008$36,192
University of Queensland$76,584$42,768$33,904


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