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.
Cost of living
Studying overseas will require you to pay more than just tuition fees. These costs will vary depending on your lifestyle, accommodation and personal requirements. In addition to study fees, you will also need to budget for accommodation, transport and parking and other living expenses such as groceries, entertainment and clothing. You will also need to budget for your return trip home, international phone calls, student visa and recreational activities.
The Australian Government requires students to have access to AU$20,290 (Australian dollars) per year to meet their living costs.
POSSIBLE LIVING EXPENSES
- 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
At a glance
Fast food meal
Pint of beer
Monthly gym membership
Bringing your family
If you are bringing your family with you to Australia, you will need to make sure you have access to the necessary funds to support your family financially.
Use a currency converter to view the exchange rate between the Australian dollar and your local currency.
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.
Working part-time can also help complement your study and living experience. As an international student, you can work up to 40 hours per fortnight, subject to visa restrictions.