Study in Adelaide South Australia

Make Adelaide as your Study Destination

South Australia is a great destination in Accounting, Finance and Marketing, Agriculture, Business Management, Heath care Service, Horticulture, Engineering and Science study – for excellent growth in your career at an affordable living cost.

Apply for e-Visa in a timely manner as soon as you receive an unconditional offer from the Institution / University

Plan your flight tickets in advance with insurance for yourself and your luggages – to avoid last minute rush or worry about journey

Pack your personal belongings, documents and adequate clothing as per the weather conditions. Please refer to the Australian customs guideline while packing items from your home country

Avoid packing cooked food items, food items which include animal or plant products, as most of them are not allowed into Australia. Certain medicines and food additives should be in sealed packs, labelled and must be declared with Customs on arrival in your passenger card.

Passport size photographs: You may require some photographs on your arrival and carrying your latest photographs may help you

Personal documents: Bring original or certified copies of your academic transcripts including IELTS, work reference, birth certificate, letter of offer and eCoE, and copy of your visa application documents. Documents not in English should have a translated copy in English. Translation of a document page may cost you over 35 – 40 AUD. Other documents: Collect your passport with visa issue letter, airline ticket and health insurance details.

Money: You must bring enough Australian currency in cash to meet your initial expenses and have access to 2000 AUD to 3000 AUD in traveller’s cheque/bank drafts in your name.

Advice on arrival in Australia:
Insiders Guide to Adelaide please download guide here

Incoming passenger card: Read it carefully and enter correct details. In case of doubt seek assistance from the Custom or Quarantine officer on duty. Follow the red or green channel as per your declaration on the card.

Duty free goods: Visit Australian Government Department of Home Affairs website.

Quarantine matters: Visit Customs & Quarantine for information on bringing food items, medicines and animal products into Australia. Permissible limit: For latest information visit Australian Government Department of Home Affairs website.

When you are new to a country, it is easier to spend a lot of money than anticipated. Hence, it is wiser to budget, plan and make informed decisions.

The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) has financial requirements you must meet in order to receive a student visa for Australia. The 12-month living cost is:
student – $20,290
Partner or spouse – $7,100
Child – $3,040
These costs do not include the expenses associated with course(s) fees at the University

Ongoing expenses you may incur:
Utility payments e.g. electricity, gas and telephone, monthly or every three months
Living expenses e.g. rent, food, transport, entertainment, weekly
Educational expenses e.g. photocopy, printing, stationery etc.
Unexpected expenses e.g. return home, family visits, health costs not covered by overseas student health cover.
The costs below are an approximate guide only. Students should be aware that these costs can vary depending on your location and lifestyle.

Source – Study in Australia

Hostels and Guesthouses – $90 to $150 per week
Shared Rental – $85 to $215 per week
On campus – $90 to $280 per week
Homestay – $235 to $325 per week
Rental – $165 to $440 per week
Boarding schools – $11,000 to $22,000 a year

Other living expenses
Groceries and eating out – $80 to $280 per week
Gas, electricity – $35 to $140 per week
Phone and Internet – $20 to $55 per week
Public transport – $15 to $55 per week
Car (after purchase) – $150 to $260 per week
Entertainment – $80 to $150 per week

All costs are per year in Australian dollars. To convert to your own currency, please refer Currency Converter website.

The ‘Insider Guides Cost of Living Calculator’ is also a useful tool to help estimate your cost of living  in Australia

Please refer to Study Adelaide  for detailed information on living options and associated costs

If you experience financial trouble while in Australia, talk to the Education Institutions support staff for assistance.

ARB Education Consultancy Pty Ltd
PO Box 894, Modbury.
South Australia - 5092.
Call : +61 – 433 929 980
Email :

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  Adelaide, South Australia
  Adelaide, Australia
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