Tuition Fees for International Students
Tuition fees for international students are below $20,000 per year at Australia's cheapest universities. If you want to study at one of these low-fee universities, you will be studying in country Australia. Tuition fees in big cities such as Melbourne and Sydney start at around $20,00 per year.
Low-fee universities in country Australia
Universities with low tuition fees are often regional universities. Being based away from major cities helps to keep costs down. Several low-cost universities also specialise in distance education.
The tuition fees list shows that the cheapest Australian universities for international students are:
Low-fee universities in capital cities
The cheapest universities in Australian capital cities are often suburban universities. Tuition fees at lower compared to inner-city universities because there is less demand for places from students. The 5 cheapest capital-city universities are:
Cheapest universities in Melbourne
The two cheapest mainstream Melbourne universities are Victoria University and Australian Catholic University. Both set tuition fees for international students to around $20,000 per year.
- Victoria University is based in the western suburbs but has some teaching facilities in the city centre.
- ACU is a multi-state university with a strong Melbourne presence. Despite the name, ACU is open to people of all religions.
Other Melbourne universities with tuition fees averaging below $25,000 per year are Swinburne, La Trobe, Deakin and RMIT.
Cheapest universities in Sydney
Sydney has six universities in total, with three in the mid to low cost range.
Cheapest universities in Perth
The greater Perth area contains five universities.
Lowest fees for masters and MBAs
Tuition fees for masters degrees, including MBAs, vary between universities and courses. The tuition fees list is a good guide to which universities set low tuition fees for masters courses.
Note that the cheaper universities tend to have smaller postgraduate programs, meaning they may not have the course you are interested in.
Another cost factor to consider is the length of course. Masters degrees and MBAs can take anywhere between 1 and 2 years of full-time study. A shorter course can save money on tuitions fee and other study costs.