While the cost of living is comparably higher in Australian cities than in other cities across the world, Students are allowed to work in Australia for 20 hours per week during semester and full time during the breaks. This will help students earn enough money to cover their living expenses and still leave plenty of time to cover their studies. Even with a part time job, the student can have ample time for their academics.
However, in order to maintain a basic standard living, a student would need at least $600 – $800 per month. This again varies with the location where the student is willing to pursue his education and student lifestyle.
Australia also has a system called Fair Work Ombudsman, which is an independent statutory office, that will not only help you look for work but also ensure that you know about workplace rights and that you are not exploited. Effective from July 2019, The Fair work commission has announced a new national minimum wage as $19.49 per hour.
Tuition fees for international students range from $20,000 to $26,000. Few top ranked Universities even have higher Tuition fees. The fee will also depend on the course opted, ranking of the university; for instance, a university, which features among the top 10 universities in the world and ranked by a recognized and prestigious authority will certainly have a steeper tuition fee. International students are offered few scholarships which are selective.
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