COST OF STUDYING & LIVING
The tuition fee can range from $15,000 to $37,000 per year.
Not only does Australia offer excellent education, the quality of life too is nothing less than stellar.
Living expenses can vary according to the city and the suburb you’re staying in, although tuition and rent is lower than that in the United States and the United Kingdom.
Since students are allowed to work 40 hours a fortnight (and full-time during vacations), living expenses are easily covered. The national minimum wage currently stands at $17.29 per hour. However, you must not rely on this as your only source of income. Part-time work may cover your living expenses but don’t expect it to make up for your tuition.
Student visas will allow you to work up to 40 hours a fortnight during the semester and unlimited hours during vacations.
However, you need to make sure your visa allows you to work before starting any paid employment.
Once you complete a bachelor, master, or PhD degree, you could be eligible for a Post-Study Work permit under the Temporary Graduate visa. This lets you stay back in Australia temporarily after your studies in order to gain practical experience working in your field.
For more information, visit www.border.gov.au
Additionally, you could also head off to any other country to seek employment since an Australian degree is highly regarded the world over.