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Are you planning on studying in Sydney? If yes, this article has in it details of expenses on accommodation and study programs in Sydney.

Study in Sydney

Sydney is the largest and most populous city in Australia. It is built around one of the world's most spectacular harbors. The city of Sydney, which is located on Australia's south-east coast, is known for year round sunshine, beautiful beaches and friendly people. Sydney comprises a cosmopolitan and international population from different places around the world. Living and studying in a place with a culturally diverse population gives you a chance to get along with settlers from all over the world. Sydney is one of the most preferred destinations for education and living as it is known maintaining balance between cultural heritage and commercial activities. The city offers endless recreation options and chance to enjoy life are not really spared. Sydney is home to many famous educational institutions and the expenses here are much lower than that of the U.K and USA. You can save money without compromising on the quality of the educational program. The city welcomes to its shores students from all over the world. Read on to know more about the educational programs and study expenses in Sydney!

Study Programs In Sydney
Sydney has an array of many educational institutions that offer tertiary courses and university programs in almost all disciplines. There are many English language training institutes as well. Student life in Australia can provide you with great experiences and language skills. Sydney has become one of the leading academic destinations in the world because of its quality courses that are offered at comparatively lower 'prices'. Life, by itself, in Sydney is affordable.

Study Expenses
Study expenses comprise tuition fees and other charges. Tuition fees are different for different courses while other charges like administration charges, students' council, library charges etc. are fixed and are the same for all courses. Courses including laboratory training usually come with additional laboratory charges also. In general, the tuition fees for under graduate courses cost about AU$3800 to AU$4500 or even more. Tuition fees for postgraduate students depend upon their residency status and the award program in which the student is enrolled. The tuition fees for post graduate courses are about AU$ 3200 to AU$4200 (based on 6 credits points).

Living Expenses
Even though the city is one of the best cities in the world, the living expenses in Sydney are only moderately high. Compared to other cities like New York, Paris, London, etc., Sydney offers nothing but word-class living at a cheaper rate.
  • Initial settling expenses include rental bonds for accommodation, gas and telephone connections, etc. This can be around AU$ 1500 to AU$2500.
  • Monthly rent can cost around AU$ 400 to AU$ 2000 depending upon the type of accommodation you choose to go in for. Shared accommodation can be cheaper than individual accommodation.
  • Meal charges can cost around AU$ 8 – AU$ 25
  • Medical charges – AU$ 30 per consultation
  • A trip on a bus – AU$15 (students are eligible for discount)
Most of the higher education centres in Sydney offer accommodation facilities for their students, but you have the freedom to opt for accommodation off the campus if you wish to. The options for off campus accommodations include apartments, studios, houses, etc., however, some of them are furnished and some of them may not be. The rents are almost always devoid of meal charges. You can go in for a homestay if you think you will be comfortable living with an Australian family. The rent usually includes meal charges also.

Courses offered

Bachelor's Degree Programs
  • Architecture
  • Design and Planning
  • Arts and Social Sciences
  • Business Studies
  • Engineering
  • Information Technologies
  • Health Science
  • Law (Sydney Law School)
  • Medical Sciences
  • Science
Master's Degree Programs
  • Arts and Social Sciences
  • Medical Humanities
  • International Studies
  • Public Policy
  • Industrial Relations
  • Transport Management
  • International Studies
  • Education and Social Work
  • Master of Engineering Studies
  • Medicine
Famous Institutions
  • The University of Sydney
  • Macquarie University
  • University of Technology, Sydney
  • The University of New South Wales
  • Charles Sturt University
You have just been provided with enough information on the study expenses and educational programs in Sydney. It would do you good to make good use of such information.