Student Time Management
Ideally, you should be doing up 75 hour per week of activities in order to make the most of you LIVING – STUDY – WORKING experience while in Australia. The following file includes some of the activities that you will undertake. Please download it and take the time to calculate them so that you do not overcommit in your weekly schedule.
Be realistic when it comes to budgeting for your travel expenses, tuitions fees and living expenses. It is important to know the living costs in Australia.
- Hostels and Guesthouses – $90 to $150 per week
- Shared Rental – $85 to $215 per week
- On campus – $90 to $280 per week
- Homestay – $235 to $325 per week
- Rental – $165 to $440 per week
- Boarding schools – $11,000 to $22,000 a year
Other living expenses
- Groceries and eating out – $80 to $280 per week
- Gas, electricity – $35 to $140 per week
- Phone and Internet – $20 to $55 per week
- Public transport – $15 to $55 per week
- Car (after purchase) – $150 to $260 per week
- Entertainment – $80 to $150 per week
Minimum cost of living
The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has financial requirements you must meet in order to receive a student visa for Australia. From 1 July 2016 the 12 month living cost is:
- You – $19,830
- Partner or spouse – $6,940
- Child – $2,970
All costs are per year in Australian dollars.
Information provided by studyinaustralia.gov.au.