Top 10 Cheapest Universities in Australia With Their Tuition Fees

This is a list of the top ten cheapest Universities in Australia for both international and domestic students with the respective amount they charge as tuition fees.

Since domestic students are closer to these schools compared to international students, we do focus on providing the information needed more by international students but that does not limit our core focus of providing relevant information to students to enable them to make good educational/study choices and also have available study opportunities and scholarships at their disposal.

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There are no several low tuition universities in Australia as there are scholarships. The cheapest university in Australia is the University of the Sunshine Coast which charges international students a tuition fee of $23,200 for undergraduate programs.

The universities listed below are the top ten cheapest universities in Australia with tuition fees ranging from $23,200 to $27,400.

Before we go on, I have written about universities in other countries whose tuition fees are low and I will like to help you get access to these amazing research write-ups.

Sometime early this year I wrote about low tuition universities in Canada with the relative amount each of the universities charges as tuition fees. Following that is the list of several other low tuition universities around the world some of which I have provided the links below.

  1. Low tuition Universities in Andorah with available study programs
  2. Low Tuition Universities In California
  3. Low Tuition Universities in Albania with their contacts.
  4. Low Tuition Universities in Armenia with their program offers and application details.
  5. Low Tuition Universities in France Currently and how to study there.

Apart from these ones, we have several articles here on cheap degrees, programs, and universities both online and offline. You can use the search button on the sidebar t search for these articles.

Taking our focus back to Australian cheap universities, below is my researched list of the cheapest universities in Australia for undergraduate and post-graduate programs.

The list is separately arranged, the first one is for undergraduate programs while the second one is for postgraduate programs.

Cheapest Universities in Australia

Low tuition universities in Australia for Undergraduate programs

Top 10 Cheapest Universities in Australia for Undergraduate Programs with their fees

  1. University of the Sunshine Coast
    Tuition Fee: $23,200 – $28,600
  2. University of Southern Queensland
    Tuition Fee: $24,400 – $32,000
  3. Charles Sturt University
    Tuition Fee: $24,800 $29,760
  4. Federation University Australia
    Tuition Fee: $25,100 – $28,800
  5. Southern Cross University 
    Tuition Fee: $25,200 – $30,800
  6. Australian Catholic University 
    Tuition Fee: $25,248 – $22,936
  7. Charles Darwin University 
    Tuition Fee: $25,500 – $33,480
  8. University of New England 
    Tuition Fee: $26,250 – $29,400
  9. Western Sydney University 
    Tuition Fee: $26,760 – $31,440
  10. Victoria University  
    Tuition Fee: $27,400 – $31,600

These Universities are the cheapest universities in Australia awarding bachelor’s degrees.
For low tuition universities awarding a master’s degree in Australia, check the section below.

Low tuition universities in Australia for postgraduate programs

Top 10 Cheapest Universities in Australia for Masters with their fees

  1. University of the Sunshine Coast 
    Tuition Fee: $26,600 – $25,600
  2. Edith Cowan University
    Tuition Fee: $26,950 – $31,100
  3. CQUniversity
    Tuition Fee: $27,120 – $29,520
  4. Southern Cross University
    Tuition Fee: $25,200 – $30,800
  5. Australian Catholic University
    Tuition Fee: $22,720 – $27,960
  6. Federation University Australia
    Tuition Fee: $25,400 – $28,800
  7. University of New England
    Tuition Fee: $26,250 – $31,500
  8. University of Southern Queensland
    Tuition Fee: $27,680 – $31,920
  9. University of Wollongong
    Tuition Fee: $29,484 – $36,768
  10. Charles Sturt University
    Tuition Fee: $16,000 – $29,712

Low-fee universities in Australian capital cities

  • Australian Catholic University (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra)
  • Western Sydney University (Sydney)
  • Victoria University (Melbourne)
  • Flinders University (Adelaide)
  • University of Canberra (Canberra).

Cheapest universities in Melbourne

  • Victoria University
  • Australian Catholic University.
    Both set tuition fees for international students starting from under $25,000.

ACU is a multi-state university with a strong Melbourne presence. Despite the name, ACU is open to people of all religions.
Victoria University is based in the western suburbs but has teaching facilities in the city centre.
Another Melbourne university with tuition fees often below $30,000 per year is Swinburne.

Cheapest universities in Sydney

Sydney has 6 universities based in the city, with two in the mid-to-low cost range.

Australian Catholic University is the cheapest university in Sydney, with a typical tuition fee of around $23,000 per year.
Western Sydney University is next, with fees for international students starting from $25,000.

Cheapest universities in Perth

The greater Perth area has 5 universities. The cheapest university in Perth is Edith Cowan University with average fees for international students around $30,000.

Murdoch University is the second cheapest university in Perth of Australia.

Lowest fees for masters and MBAs

Tuition fees for master’s degrees, including MBAs, vary between universities and courses. The tuition fees list is a good guide for comparing tuition fees for master’s courses.

Note: the fees are annual (2 semesters) and master’s degrees vary in length from 1-2 years of full-time study (2-4 semesters).

Sunshine Coast, Edith Cowan University, and CQUniversity offer the cheapest MBAs in Australia.

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