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How much does it cost to study overseas?

Is It Expensive To Study Overseas

With 25 years of experience, we have advised parents and students on studying locally and overseas depending on their needs.

Below is a guide to the expenses and part-time work opportunities in each country.

1. Average Tuition Fees (as of October 2018)

CountryAnnual Tuition Fee range
AustraliaA$10,000 – A$30,000
UK£9,000 – £25,000
USAUS$7,000 – US$50,000
SingaporeS$10,000 – S$25,000
MalaysiaRM 10,000 – RM 30,000

2. Living Expenses

 Living expenses will be different for each student depending on your daily habits and occasional indulgences. In particular, the city you are living in. For example, let us compare multiple cities in Australia. Melbourne’s public transport costs around $7-9 per day while Brisbane’s public transport costs $4-6 per day depending on annual pass/student discounts and so on so forth.

For your convenience, we have featured how much the living expenses may be in each city. This includes the cost of meals, accommodation, transportation and utilities.

Simply choose your desired course in our Course Comparison Tool and explore how much it will cost to live in your dream city/country.

3. Part-time Work

Some countries allow international students to take on part-time work. Most of them only allow students to work 20 hours/week during class duration and full-time during the break, however there are exceptions.

CountryMinimum Wage
UK£5.90 – £7.38/hour
SingaporeNo minimum wage.

Part-time hospitality & retail jobs range from S$5 – S$12/hour.

Additional requirements apply*

MalaysiaRM 4.81 per hour on the peninsula, RM 4.42 per hour for the states of Sabah, Sarawak and Labuan

4. How else can you figure out your study abroad fees?

Chat with an AUG counsellor, we are your go-to program fee gurus!

Make an appointment in the live chat and we will help you to make sense of your studying abroad expenses.


*Note: Only studying in specific schools allow you to work part-time outside of school hours. For more information, please refer to Ministry of Manpower, Singapore Government.

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