Australia is an affordable and friendly place to study

It also offers a combination of quality education and high living standards. The cost of living in South East Queensland, where our five Griffith University campuses are located, is considered more affordable than other major Australian cities such as Sydney and Melbourne.

With you all the way

Start your Griffith University study online and then join us here in Australia when travel restrictions are lifted

Study costs

Your cost of studying in Australia may include:

Cost of living

The cost of living in Australia will vary depending on your lifestyle and personal requirements. The Australian Government requires students to have access to AUD$21,041 (Australian dollars) per year to meet living costs.

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Alvin is studying commerce at Griffith University on the Gold Coast campus. He is working part-time and enjoys the affordable cost of living.

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  • Groceries and eating out: $80 to $280 per week
  • Gas, electricity: $20 to $50 per week
  • Phone and Internet: $20 to $55 per week
  • Public transport: $20 to $55 per week
  • Car (after purchase): $150 to $260 per week
  • Entertainment: $80 to $150 per week
  • On-campus accommodation: $166 to $208 per week
  • Off-campus accommodation: $160 to $450 per week
  • Homestay: $190 to $280 per week

The information above is based on 2019 costs. Please be advised it is an estimate only and individual differences mean prices will vary. The above costs do not include: security deposit, textbooks, clothing and medical expenses.

At a glance

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Regular coffee


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Movie ticket


Monthly gym membership


Men’s haircut


Bringing your family to Australia

Ensure you have the funds to support your family financially if you are bringing them to Australia.


Working part-time can help complement your study and living experience. As an international student, you can work up to 40 hours per fortnight, subject to visa restrictions.

Scholarships and finance

Griffith offers an exciting range of scholarships to support international students with study and living costs. We also support more than 250 sponsored students from around the globe and assist with financial aid options and student loans.

Exchange rates

View the exchange rate between the Australian dollar and your local currency.

Contact us

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