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November 29, 2022

Top 5 Cheapest Universities In Australia

Australia’s 5 Most Affordable Institutes

In this blog, we are sharing the fee structure of five of the most disguised yet affordable Australian Universities.

Australia has more to offer than just its warm climate, beaches and kangaroos. Every year the country hosts thousands of international students. This year alone has seen over 550,409 international students aspiring for higher education.

The land Down Under has over 43 universities. Of these 40 institutions, due to the excellent learning and teaching resources, 36 were ranked as the top universities in the QS World University Rankings for 2021.

Apart from a distinguished teaching system, Australia offers unique cultural exposure. From Melbourne’s coffee to Sydney’s legendary nightlife, from celebrated vineyards to mesmerising sunsets and stark charms of the Australian bush, one can not help but get lost in the country’s beauty.




The dream, however, is costly for many aspirants. The average cost of studies in Australia ranges somewhere around 20,000 to 45,000 Australian dollars annually. The figure becomes unaffordable for an average international student when coupled with the average cost of living of A$1,400 to 2,500 a month.

There are scholarships and financial aid options available for students, but not enough to meet everyone’s needs.

That is why we are giving you a list of the five most affordable universities you can choose from as an international student wanting to travel to Australia.

  1. University of the Sunshine Coast
  2. Charles Sturt University
  3. Federation University Australia
  4. Southern Cross University
  5. University of Southern Queensland

Let’s take a detailed look into these universities

  1. University of the Sunshine Coast (UniSC)

Located in Queensland, the institution opened its doors to students for the first time in 1994. The institute has a five-star rating for teaching and is the second-ranked public university in Australia. The university is ranked  #1 in Queensland for its overall educational experience.

The annual cost of a degree starts at as low as A$24,400 despite the institute’s ground-breaking research. The university has supported gold-winning athletes and award-winning alumni while championing the cause of sustainability.

  1. Charles Sturt University

The university offers hundreds of courses across its five welcoming campuses.

The graduates from the institute have been earning an average of A$70,000 straight after graduating and are the ones to get jobs faster as per QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey 2021.

You could also be eligible for extended post-study work rights if your campus is in a regional area.

You can benefit from all these perks by only paying a tuition fee as low as A$21,280 annually to pursue a bachelor’s degree at Charles Sturt University.

  1. Federation University Australia (FedUni)

The Federation University of Australia (FedUni) is Victoria’s premier regional university. The institution is ranked first in Victoria for assisting students to develop their skills and find full-time employment. It has also been the alma mater for 150 years for Australia’s leaders, innovators and thinkers.

The institution is ranked for Reduced Inequalities, Sustainable Cities and Communities and Gender Equity in the top 100. It is also ranked in the

  • Top 20% of universities globally in Quality Education (SDG4)
  • Top 25% of universities globally in Good Health and Well-being (SDG3), Affordable and Clean Energy (SDG7), Peace and Justice (SDG16) and Partnership for the Goals (SDG17).




You can study here at an annual fee for the Bachelor of Arts is A$15,750. The institute also offers financial aid, textbook, laptop vouchers, and scholarships.

  1. Southern Cross University (SCU)

The institution has established multiple campuses in New South Wales, South East Queensland, Lismore and Coffs Harbour. It first opened in 1994 and has maintained its global position among the 2022 Times Higher Education Young University Rankings.

You have the option to choose from a variety of programs for undergraduate and graduate studies across six schools, two colleges, and two research centres. The following are the available options:

  • School of Arts and Social Sciences
  • School of Business and Tourism
  • School of Education
  • School of Health and Human Sciences
  • School of Law and Justice
  • School of Science and Engineering
  • School of the Environment
  • SCU College
  • Center for Peace and Society
  • National Marine Science Centre
  • Gnibi University of Indigenous Australia

Moreover, the institute has a large international student body. Of its 15,967  members, 3,338 are from outside Australia.

The cost of an undergraduate programme at SCU starts as low as A$28,000  annually.

  1. University of Southern Queensland (UniSQ)

The University of Southern Queensland (UniSQ) was founded in 1967 and is a medium-sized university in Toowoomba, Queensland.

The institute has a main campus in Toowoomba and two others in Springfield and Ipswich. It is ranked 452 on the list of Best Global Universities.

The institution offers more than 600 specialised professional programmes for undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral students. The most popular programmes are in the following sectors:

  • Business
  • Education
  • Engineering and Science
  • Education and Research
  • Health
  • Indigenous research colleges
  • Law and Arts

The university enrols more than 24,000 students every year, with annual tuition fees costing around A$25,038.

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