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Cost of Study in Australia for Malaysian Students

For Malaysian students looking to pursue various education pathways in Australia, one of the most commonly asked questions, naturally, would revolve around the cost of study.

This question would appeal to most Malaysian students, judging from how Australia has traditionally been a popular overseas study destination for many.

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Apart from the country having some of the most stunning natural wonders and scenic sights in the world, Australia has also managed to attract hundreds and thousands of international students with its array of quality universities and inclusive communities.

The cost of study will vary for each program and institution, but affordability of university fees continue to be a key factor in one’s decision to pick Down Under as a viable country.

For instance, veterinary and medical degrees cost substantially more than other degrees. The average tuition fees at one of Australia’s tertiary institutions ranges between AUD 20,000 and AUD 30,000 a year.

Study program

Average fee in $AUD*



$7,800 to $30,000 annually


English language studies

$300/week (varies as per course length)


Vocational Education and Training (Certificates I to IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma)

$4000 - $22,000 annually


Undergraduate Bachelor Degree

$15,000 - $33,000 annually


Postgraduate Master’s Degree

$20,000 - $37,000 annually


Doctoral Degree

$14,000 - $37,000 annually

*Please note all figures are indicative

Student visa costs

In order to study in Australia, the first step is to secure a valid student visa and that comes with its own costs. You will also have to provide for your own Overseas Student Health Care (OSHC) to cover yourself in case of any medical emergency.

Keep in mind

Exchange rate variations may also affect your budgeting. It is advisable to look for a part time job while you are in Australia or seek scholarship in the universities you apply to. This will greatly reduce your cost of studying in Australia.


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