Are you the adventurous free-spirited type of person? Do you want to be semi-independent from your parents even before you reach the legal age of 18? Then perhaps getting an education abroad will satisfy your insatiable desire and fulfill your inner longings; however, being an international exchange student cost more than regular students, so you may face a dilemma of choices here. Fortunately, there are affordable colleges and universities in just about every foreign country that you want to visit and study. Today we will look at the underrated territory known as Australia.
Australia rarely makes it to the international news because it’s mostly peaceful, relaxed and a very beautiful place to visit or live in, but people are unaware that there are inexpensive schools here that give students valuable education!
Let us look at the 5 best and cheapest universities in Australia:
1. Australian Catholic University
– ACU has a variety of courses suited to your needs such as allied health, business/commerce, arts, informatics and business systems and more! One of their most costly courses for international exchange students is their business/commerce program which starts at $15,960 AUD per year. They have 7 campuses, a scholarship grant for both local and foreign students and research programs for post graduate studies as well as internship programs.
2. Australian National University
– The ANU is fast becoming famous for its generosity when it comes to acquiring a high standard education yet at low cost. If you’re thinking about personal finance right now, then an education at ANU would be the best choice to make. They offer single and double undergraduate degrees which starts at $24,746 AUD per year and, because of the reputation they’ve made over the years, you have the chance to work in Australia or any other foreign country of your choice as the employers would recognize the quality of education that you possess.
3. Central Queensland University
– CQU comes in at the third place on our list, but don’t bother the number hierarchy; I think all of these schools are on par with each other. Because when it comes to affordable education and one that specially gives students the fighting chance to land jobs, everybody is a winner. CQU offers graduate and undergraduate courses in Arts, Science, Business, Education and Law and Technology. Their most sought-after courses like business and accounting starts at $18,210 AUD per year for international exchange students. Asian students love to study in Australia because they can afford it, for instance, the exchange rate between the Australian Dollar (AUD) to the Philippine Peso (Php) is 34.87: $1 AUD, therefore $18,210 AUD is roughly Php600,000 which is the equivalent median salary of the Pinoy middle class citizen.
4. Charles Darwin University
– For those of you who are unfamiliar with CDU, then this is the perfect opportunity for you to look it up on the web! Because CDU offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses that averages $18,000 – $22,000 AUD a year; you can check this link here if you want to take up a course with them. Courses offered includes arts & sciences, design, business commerce and accounting, laws, engineering and sciences and more.
5. University of South Australia
– And last but not the least, UniSA. They have most things what other schools offer like business school, health sciences; education, arts and social sciences; and IT engineering and the environment. Tuition fees are also very affordable just like every other university on this list and they’re between $16,000 – $20,000 AUD per year.
I hope you find this list helpful especially in your personal finance goals as being thrifty in this case is absolute. When you graduate from any of these schools, you’ll have the opportunity to work with the best and most innovative companies in the world! But the most advantageous part of it all is that you’ll get a huge pay-off for the amount you spent on your education when you’ll finally land a job.