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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2013
australia: the education destination 65 64 australia: the education destination A high quality Australian education offers value for money. Australians have one of the highest standards of living in the world but with a reasonable cost of living. An average international student will spend around A$360 a week on accommodation, food, clothing, entertainment, transport and telephone. Your location and your lifestyle will also determine your living costs. Prospective international students must have the necessary funds to meet the cost of living and studying in Australia. Australia’s visa regulations require international students to show that they can contribute to the cost of living and studying in Australia. Prospective student visa applicants must have access to $18,610 a year to meet the living costs requirements. tuition Fees As an international student, you must pay tuition fees upfront. You will also need to cover study costs for items such as textbooks, excursions, laboratory and sporting facilities. Some courses may require you to buy specific equipment or materials. university Each university sets its own tuition fees. costs vary depending on the teaching requirements, facilities and equipment required for each course. For example, a Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering has a higher fee than a Bachelor of Economics. Your institution will explain how and when to pay your fees. Foundation studies per year: $9000 to $14,000 Bachelor degree per year: $14,000 to $35,000 Graduate certificate / diploma per year: $15,000 to $36,000 Master or doctoral course per year: $15,000 to $36,000 tHE cost oF studYinG in AustrAliA An Australian study journey offers a world-class education at an affordable price. International students enjoy the Australian high standard of living at reasonable prices. Australian tuition fees are comparable with those in the UK and the USA. An Australian university education represents value for money as most bachelor degrees are three years, unlike in the United States where many take four years to complete. That means an extra year of tuition and living costs in the United States. vocAtionAl courses The vocational and education training sector offers a wide variety of courses at the following levels: certificates I–IV, Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas. Tuition fees vary depending on the type of course you choose, and the facilities and equipment needed for the course. The cost of tuition for vocational qualifications ranges from $5500 a year for a certificate course through to $20,000 a year for an Advanced diploma. primAry And secondAry schools Your school tuition fees will depend on your choice of school – government or independent – and your level of schooling – primary, secondary or senior secondary. Fees for Australian schools range from $6000 to $30,000 per year. The higher fees will include living in a boarding house at an independent school. Boarding school accommodation fees range from between $10,000 and $20,000 per year, depending on the school, the facilities and the location. english lAnguAge courses The costs for English Language Intensive courses for overseas Students (ELIcoS) vary depending on where you study and the institution you choose. Tuition fees range from $310 to $350 per week for a typical full-time ELIcoS course involving 25 hours of tuition per week. Fees vary depending on the teaching requirements, facilities and equipment required for each course. ’ ‘ AccommodAtion costs Australia has a range of accommodation options to suit every age and budget. In addition to the options listed below, there are inexpensive hotels, hostels and guest houses which are suitable for short-term stays. on-cAmPuS collEGES On-campus accommodation is available at most universities and some vocational institutions. Prices vary depending on the level of services offered (eg whether meals are provided) but you can expect to pay between $100 and $300 per week. renting A house or ApArtment renting an apartment or house with a group of students is good value for money and provides you with independence and a sociable environment. rental costs differ in each city, town and State; you can expect to pay more in metropolitan centres like Sydney or Melbourne than in the outer- lying suburbs or regional towns. Generally, a student in shared accommodation will pay rent of between $70 and $250 per week. renting an apartment or house by yourself will cost between $150 and $600 per week depending on the size and location of the property. homestAy Homestay – living with an Australian family – is a great option especially for younger students. You can choose from either room-only accommodation or full board where the family provides meals. Homestay accommodation ranges from around $200 to $350 per week. Australia’s vast array of reasonably priced world-class education options, coupled with its affordable high standard of living in a range of settings, make it the ideal education destination. • FIND OUT MORE For more information on tuition and living costs, see www.studyinaustralia.gov.au Image:Tourism Australia ApplicAtionsAndvisAs
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