Australia as a country has plenty of reasons that attract Nepalese students to pursue their higher education. Like other English-speaking nations, Australia has some top-ranked universities in the world too. Excellent faculty, quality education and constant innovation continue to help in the development of these universities. And when the academics add to call value, it’s the only nation that has a pull due to high-level living conditions and promising student life. Below you will find necessary information about the Study in Australia cost and scholarship options available in the country for international students.
University Tuition Fees
Australia is home to around 40 public universities and one private university, offering as many courses as you can imagine, from engineering, medicine, accounting to arts and business. Tuition fees depend more on the program you choose to study, degree level and university.
Average tuition fees based on degree level:
- Undergraduate degree: between AUD14,000 and AUD33,000 per year
- Postgraduate degree: between AUD18,000 and AUD46,000 per year
Nepalese students would need around AUD1,800 to AUD2,500 per month to cover their living expenses, including food, accommodation and social activities.
The following is the average city wise budget you would need:
- Sydney: around AUD2’500 per month
- Adelaide: around AUD1,700 per month
- Brisbane: around AUD1,800 per month
- Melbourne: around AUD1,200 per month
Most of the Australian universities offer a small number of student dormitories for on-campus-accommodation. So housing in a homestay with a local family, a guest house or a rental property can be the perfection option to live and study in Australia for Nepali students.
Common accommodation options in Australia:
- A homestay costs approximately AUD440 to AUD1,080 a month.
- Guest house prices are between AUD320 and AUD540 a month.
- Rent an apartment average prices are AUD1,700 a month.
The Australian government welcomes and supports international students. In fact, the government has allocated a fund of AUD200,000,000 for international scholarships.
Some popular scholarships for overseas students are:
Australian Award: These scholarships funded by the Australian Government cover tuition fees, living cost, and travel expenses.
Endeavour Postgraduate Awards: These fellowships and scholarships provide financial support to those international students who have enrolled in a Master’s or a PhD program. These scholarships also cover travel allowance, tuition fees, monthly stipend and health and travel insurance.
So, no matter whether you want to pursue a career in nursing or study engineering in Australia, if you are an international student, you can avail the scholarships mentioned above.
To get complete guidance on costs, scholarships, courses, accommodation, visa process etc., you can speak to one of our education agents at AECC Global, a top-class education consultancy in Nepal.