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How Much is a Study Abroad Semester in Australia?

How Much is a Study Abroad Semester in Australia

The land down under is an ideal study abroad location for students who wish to study overseas without a language barrier. But it’s also a country that is notorious for a high cost of living. How does the cost for study abroad in Australia compare?

How much can you expect to spend on tuition for a semester in Australia?

A semester in Australia can cost anywhere from $9,180 on the USAC Australia Gold Coast program to $19,080 at Monash University.

Tuition for direct enrollment for a semester at:
Tuition for a semester with a program provider:

How much does it cost to live in Australia for a semester?

Expect to spend about $4,800 to $5,500 for basic living costs and accommodation (if your program doesn't include it in their fees). Rent alone is about $942 - $1,311.

Expense Estimated Cost
Meals
  • $14 - inexpensive meal
  • $63 - date at a mid-range restaurant
  • $63 - average weekly grocery bill
Monthly rent $942 - $1,311
Utilities About $165 per month
Cell phone About $45 per month
Local transportation Monthly pass about $100
Personal expenses
  • Pair of jeans: $100
  • 0.5L of domestic beer: $5
  • Cappuccino: $3
  • Movie ticket: $14
Total Expect to spend about $6,000 - 7,500 for one semester in Australia after airfare and program fees.
Source: Australia Numbeo

What's the average price of a flight to Australia?

Depending on where in the U.S. you're flying from, you should budget about $1,100 to $1,600 in round trip airfare. Typically, flights are cheaper from the West Coast than the East.

How much does it cost to study abroad for a semester in Australia?

The total price of a semester in Australia could run you as low as $15,000 if you're on a low-cost program provider (and flying out of Los Angeles) to well over $26,000 if you’re direct enrolling at a more costly university and flying out from the East Coast.

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Jessie Beck

A Washington DC native, Jessie Beck studied in Dakar and Malta, taught in Costa Rica, and volunteered with the Peace Corps in Madagascar before ending up at Go Overseas as Editor / Content Marketing Director. Find her on her personal blog, Beat Nomad.