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Cheapest Universities in Australia for International Students

Lowest Tuition Fees for International Students

Wide Variety of Tuition Fees

Australian universities are free to set their own tuition fees for International Students as part of the Quality & Standards Framework and this is usually based on the level of demand balanced against the availablity of places. In general the cheaper universities are in regional areas while the more expensive universities are usually in the major cities and are higher ranked on the main ranking systems, although it is possible to find lower tuition fee universities in most of the major cities.

Examples of the Lowest Tuition Fees for International Students at Undergraduate Level*

The lowest fees for international students studying undergraduate Business are Charles Darwin University at $20,440, Southern Cross University at $20,560, and University of the Sunshine Coast at $20,600*

The lowest fees for international students studying undergraduate Engineering/Science are University of Canberra at $21,610, Edith Cowan University at $25,760, and University of Southern Queensland at $25,850*

The lowest fees for international students studying undergraduate Arts/Education are Charles Sturt University at $18,400, Charles Darwin University at $18,520, and Victoria University at $20,400*

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Lowest Tuition Fees for International Students at Undergradaute Level* (click headers to sort)
University Business
(AUD$)*
Engineering
Science
(AUD$)*
Arts
Education
(AUD$)*
 Charles Darwin University20,44026,00018,520
 Southern Cross University20,56027,76020,560
 University of the Sunshine Coast20,600N/A20,600
 University of Southern Queensland22,30025,85021,920
 Charles Sturt University22,800N/A18,400
 University of New England22,92027,96022,800
 Victoria University23,60026,40020,400
 CQUniversity23,76030,24021,120
 Australian Catholic University23,800N/A21,000
 Western Sydney University24,28028,52022,680
 Flinders University24,40030,70025,000
 University of Canberra24,50021,61023,740
 Swinburne University of Technology24,68031,22023,400
 Federation University24,70028,80023,300
 University of Notre Dame24,71437,07124,714
 University of Newcastle25,44033,16025,610
 University of Wollongong26,44832,40023,856
 University of Tasmania26,50031,50025,500
 Griffith University26,50032,50026,500
 La Trobe University27,00029,26025,500
 James Cook University27,00033,00027,000
 Edith Cowan University27,60025,76027,200
 Queensland University of Technology27,70032,30026,700
 Murdoch University27,86731,06527,806
 University of South Australia28,40033,40024,400
 RMIT University28,80034,56027,840
 Deakin University28,95233,00025,088
 Curtin University30,00034,00030,000
 University of Technology Sydney31,56036,22025,760
 Bond University33,64033,64033,640
 Macquarie University34,72634,72630,570
 University of Adelaide35,50035,50029,000
 University of Western Australia36,00038,31030,000
 University of Queensland36,33638,43227,824
 University of Melbourne36,83235,82429,632
 University of Sydney38,50042,00035,000
 Australian National University39,02441,04036,720
 Monash University39,10038,90028,900
 University of New South Wales39,36041,76032,160

Source: Study Assist (opens in new window)

Key & Notes

* Fees are an indicative guide only check with provider for current fee list.

Examples of the Lowest Tuition Fees for International Students at Postgraduate Level*

The lowest fees for international students studying postgraduate MBA are University of New England at $26,080, Southern Cross University at $23,680, and University of Southern Queensland at $23,760*

The lowest fees for international students studying postgraduate Engineering/Science are University of New England at $28,900, Southern Cross University at $28,000, and University of Southern Queensland at $24,480*

The lowest fees for international students studying postgraduate Arts/Education are University of New England at $25,800, University of Southern Queensland at $24,320, and University of the Sunshine Coast at $26,000*

NOTE: Click the column headers to sort the table

Lowest Tuition Fees for International Students at Postgraduate Level* (click headers to sort)
University MBA
(AUD$)*
Engineering
Science
(AUD$)*
Arts
Education
(AUD$)*
 University of New England26,08028,90025,800
 Southern Cross University23,68028,000N/A
 University of Southern Queensland23,76024,48024,320
 University of the Sunshine Coast23,800N/A26,000
 Charles Darwin University25,00026,93621,200
 Charles Sturt University24,800N/A24,800
 CQUniversity26,16025,20019,920
 Australian Catholic University26,240N/A21,000
 Victoria University26,80026,80021,400
 Western Sydney University27,40028,72024,280
 Federation University27,60028,80028,700
 James Cook University28,00036,00027,000
 University of Notre Dame28,77237,07124,714
 Swinburne University of Technology29,00031,20024,480
 Flinders University29,20032,00027,300
 University of Tasmania29,75031,00029,250
 University of Canberra30,93027,25026,000
 Murdoch University31,37132,78327,438
 Edith Cowan University31,68026,32028,000
 University of Technology Sydney33,47033,47028,180
 University of Newcastle33,60027,72036,280
 Monash University34,70038,90030,700
 University of Wollongong35,13632,40023,424
 University of South Australia35,30033,40028,400
 La Trobe University35,50033,00027,500
 Bond University36,164N/A21,312
 Griffith University37,00032,50026,500
 Deakin University37,18433,32025,088
 RMIT University37,44034,56026,880
 Macquarie University40,00032,58432,584
 University of New South Wales40,80041,28031,440
 University of Adelaide41,00038,00031,000
 Australian National University41,04039,02436,720
 University of Sydney42,00043,00033,500
 Queensland University of Technology43,80029,30027,500
 Curtin University44,00040,00030,000
 University of Queensland69,45634,94427,088
 University of Western Australia71,00038,50030,500
 University of Melbourne85,47038,97631,776

Source: MBA Fees (opens in new window)

Key & Notes

* Fees are an indicative guide only check with provider for current fee list.

Tuition Protection Service

The Australian Government provides a tuition protection service which protects any fees paid by international students to make sure they do not suffer any loss if their education provider is not able to deliver the education which has been paid for. Under the ESOS legislative framework students will be compensated either monetarily or through substitute services to make sure they do not suffer any loss.

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