It is a requirement of the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection that prospective international students can demonstrate access to at least A$18,610 a year to fund their living costs in Australia.
You'll need at least this amount to cover your living expenses. This is a rough guide only and will depend on many things, including where you live (eg Sydney, outer Sydney, regional NSW, Canberra); the type of accommodation you live in; and your lifestyle. Remember, your living expenses are separate from your tuition fees.
Living costs include items such as:
- electricity and/or gas
- personal incidentals
- telephone and internet bills
- transport (bus/train).
Establishment funds of around A$3,000 are usually needed to cover costs such as rental bonds for accommodation, furniture and telephone connection charges.
Other expenses may include textbooks, study aids, vacations or the running of a car.
Check each institution's entry for links to more information.
You'll also find useful information on living costs in Australia at www.studyinaustralia.gov.au.