Affordable colleges in Australia
- One of the most attractive destinations for students planning to pursue their education abroad, Australia is home to some of the highly ranked universities in the world. The country’s emergence as a study abroad hub is reflected in the fact that in 2014 itself the international students’ enrollment shot by a massive 28% after four years of continuous decline.

On the flipside, Australia is also known as one of the most expensive destinations for international students. An HSBC’s report on study abroad suggests that the average expense on education in Australia is USD 42,093 annually, one of the highest in the world. However, Australia also has some good universities which offer quality education at an affordable cost.

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Here we have a list of the most affordable colleges in Australia:

University of South Australia:

One of the largest universities in Southern Australia, the University of South Australia was established in 1991 and has more than 10,000 international students studying in its campus. The university is also the youngest institution to be placed within the top universities under 50 by Times Higher Education. Being a public university, the cost of studying in University of South Australia is much less compared to many other universities in Australia, especially, in terms of tuition fees.

The university offers several courses under the following faculties:

  • Business school

  • Health sciences

  • Education, arts and social sciences

  • IT, engineering and the environment

  • UniSA college

Fees:

Subject

Graduate fees(annual)

MBA

$10,226

Engineering

$8,768

Law

$10,226

Professional Accounting

$10,226

Scholarships: The University of South Australia offers some excellent university wide scholarships for international students studying in the university. The scholarships cover both partial and full tuition fee of the students. Some of them are:

  • International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS)

  • University President's Scholarships (UPS)

  • International Research Tuition Scholarship (IRTS)

Australian Catholic University:

With over seven campuses across the country, the Australian Catholic University is one of the most affordable colleges in Australia. It is essentially a public teaching and research based university with a sizable international students’ community.

The university offers several courses under the following faculties:

  • Education and Arts

  • Health Sciences

  • Law and Business

  • Theology and Philosophy

  • Institutes, academies and centres

Fees:

Subject

Graduate fees(annual)

MBA

$25000

Engineering

-

Law

$26,560

Professional Accounting

$25,000

Scholarships: Australian Catholic University has over 30 scholarships for international students covering Law and management courses among others. The university offers both need based and merit based scholarships for international students. Some of the scholarships on offer are:

  • Australian Catholic University International Student Scholarship

  • Gleeson Family Scholarship

  • Catherine McAuley Scholarship

  • Australian Catholic Superannuation and Retirement Fund - Postgraduate Scholarships

University of Southern Queensland:

With four campuses spread across Australia, the University of Southern Queensland is one of the well-known regional universities and one of the most affordable colleges in Australia. Interestingly, the university is more popular among students aiming for distance or online education. Nearly 75% of the students studying with the University of Southern Queensland are enrolled in online or distance programmes.

The university has the following faculties:

  • Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts

  • Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences

Fees:

Subject

Graduate fees(annual)

MBA

$22,150

Engineering

$26,000

Law

$21,000

Professional Accounting

$22130

Scholarships: The University of Southern Queensland has an endowment fund to support students with financial needs. In fact, the university has committed over $15 million to fund students in need. Besides, the university also offers some really good scholarships. Some of them are:

  • Australia Award Scholarships

  • International Postgraduate Research Scholarship

  • USQ Women's Network Bursary      

  • Vice-Chancellor's International Postgraduate Scholarships

University of Wollonging:

A public research university, the University of Wollongong boasts of a large community of international students from 134 countries. The university is known for its excellent research initiatives and is ranked among the top 1% of the world’s research universities.

The university has the following faculties:

  • Information & Communication Technology

  • Graduate School of Medicine

  • Public and Population Health

  • Arts & Humanities

  • Health & Medicine

  • Mathematics & Statistics

  • Communications & Media

  • International Studies

  • Engineering

  • Science

  • Law

  • Physics

  • Business

  • Education

  • Psychology

  • Social Work

  • Social Sciences

  • Creative Arts

Fees:

Subject

Graduate fees(annual)

MBA

$25,344

Engineering

$30,576

Law

$25,842

Professional Accounting

$19,908

Scholarships: Besides having comparatively low fees among the top universities in Australia, the university is famous for its Bradman scholarship which offers up to 50% tuition fee reduction and makes Wollongong one of the affordable colleges in Australia. Some of the other international scholarships on offer are:

  • Australia Award Scholarships

  • Endeavour Scholarships

  • Sydney Campus International Student Bursaries

  • UOW International Graduate Excellence Scholarships

Victoria University:

A public institution, the Victoria University is one of those rare universities in Australia which offer dual sector education i.e., higher education as well as technical and further education or TAFE for vocational education. The university has over 10 campuses across Australia and boasts of a 15,000 strong international students’ community.

The university has the following faculties:

  • Arts

  • Business

  • Computers and IT

  • Education

  • Engineering and Science

  • Health and Biomedicine

  • Law and Justice

  • Sports and Exercise

  • Technical and Further Education (TAFE)

  • English language courses

Fees:

Subject

Graduate fees(annual)

MBA

-

Engineering

34,118

Law

31,012

Professional Accounting

27,262

Scholarships: Over 400 international students have received scholarships initiated by the Vitoria University making it one of the affordable colleges in Australia. The university offers both need and merit based scholarships. Some of the scholarships offered by the Victoria university are:

  • Australia Awards Fellowships

  • Australia Awards Scholarships (AAS)

  • Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships

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What is the cost to become a Neurosurgeon in Australia after completing MBBS in India?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 26th Mar, 2020

First of, you need to remember that Australia has the lowest conversion rate to residency programmes and even lesser for surgical specialisations. Now if you have completed your MBBS in India, you will have to appear for AMC exam and clear the exam. Then you have to pursue an internship for atleast 2-3 years before you become eligibile for a Residency programme. It ideally takes 4-5 years to get into a residency programme in Australia. The fees might vary from 12,000-15,000 Australian Dollars. And this might change periodically. https://ama.com.au/careers/pathways/neurosurgery

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What is the Working hours of Neurosurgeons in Australia?

chinmayi 24th Mar, 2020
Hello, To become a Neurosurgeon in Australia you need to complete the AMC's exam and you need to do an internship for 2-3 years and then you can apply for residency . The working hours for them in Australia is around 60 hours per week where 30 hours are only with patients . The salary given to them is very high . They can earn around AU $286,689 on an average if one has 5-9 years experience . Hope this helps .
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Are Neurosurgeons rich in Australia?

Sudarshan kumar 22nd Mar, 2020

Hi Raja,

In Australia the average salary range for a Physician Neurosurgeon is between AUD 381,499 and AUD 1,000,951 and if we convert the income in  INR(Indian Rupees) the amount is around from Rs 1,67,12,773 to Rs 4,38,49,833.

And if count for an hour then they are making 300 AUD per hour that is around 13,142 rs per hour.

Hope this will help,please feel free to ask if you have any further queries.

Thank You.

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How to become a Neurosurgeon in Australia after completing MBBS in India and How much does this process cost?

Nikhitha Sai 24th Mar, 2020

Hello. To become neurosurgeon in australia, you need to clear AMC exam. Soon after that, you need to do an internship for atleast 2 to 3 years before working. Then you need to be eligible for residency. It takes 4 to 5 years to get into residency. After this 2 to 3 years if internship, you  an search for jobs where different places have different criteria.

The cost might take around 40,000 dollars per annum. A bit risky and difficult one

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The USA, The UK, Australia, and Canada - Among these countries which country have best infrastructure and best Salaries for Neurosurgeons?

Suryashis Chakraborty 18th Mar, 2020

Hello Raja,

According to salary reports by esteemed Institutions like Glassdoor, the following average salary packages are expected to be earned by entry level Neurosurgeons in different countries across the globe.

The United States of America - $ 306,000 per annum

Canada - $ 312,000 per annum

United Kingdom - £ 165,000 per annum

Australia - $ 381,000 per annum

With experience, the figures may rise and may stand around amounts nearly as triple the entry level salary package.

When it comes to infrastructure, the United States of America if definitely on the top due to the prevalence and application of modern cut technologies and instruments. The industry has also applied Artificial Intelligence in the mix to revamp it's present facilities.

Hope this helps you. We wish you the best for your future endeavours!

Regards

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