Other Costs

International Students - Other Costs

Living Costs in Sydney

Prospective students are encouraged to conduct their own research so they can know their possible living cost in Sydney, Australia. The average international student in Australia spends about $A360 per week on accommodation, food, clothing, entertainment, transport, telephone and incidental costs. For further information on budgeting and finances while you study in Australia.

Overseas Health Cover

Australia has a special system of health cover for international students in Australia. This is called Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) and it covers most medical expenses, most prescriptions drugs, the cost of hospital care and emergency ambulance transport. All international students must show evidence that they have health insurance cover before a visa can be issued. You are required to have this for the duration of your student visa in Australia. Norwegian and Belgian students are exempt from the OHSC requirements. Swedish students, who are studying under CSN International who have obtained insurance through CSN are also exempt from the OHSC requirements. An indication of OSHC cost for a single person for a year with AHM is $A409.00. For further information on OSHC Australian Health Management.

Note: Students having financial difficulties to pay their tuition fee can come and discuss their circumstances to Duke College staff.