Why Study in Sydney?

Sydney is Australia’s most exciting education destination, with an unbeatable lifestyle.

The state capital of New South Wales, Sydney is Australia’s first city, having hosted the First Fleet’s landing in 1788 and having the first incorporated City Council (1842). This history is evident in Sydney’s remarkably iconic structures, such as the world-famous Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, both of which are among the most visited places in the city.

Where is Sydney?

Sydney is the most populated city in Australia and Oceania with a population of 5.4 million. The metropolis, which is located on Australia’s east coast, surrounds Port Jackson and extends approximately 70 kilometers (43.5 miles) on its edge towards the Blue Mountains to the west, Hawkesbury to the north, the Royal National Park to the south, and Macarthur to the south-west.

What Universities and Colleges are there in and around Sydney?

Home to some of the brilliant Australian Universities, the quality of education that you get in Sydney is top-notch. Its thriving economy, pleasant climate, and diverse range of employment opportunities draw international students from all over the world. Aside from that, some of Australia’s top universities have their headquarters in Sydney. You can find any degree of your choice in these Australian Universities when you go to study in Sydney, be it a diploma, an undergraduate degree, or a postgraduate degree.

Here’s a list of universities & colleges that you can choose as your higher education destination in Sydney.

  • The University of Notre Dame
  • Southern Cross University (SCU)
  • ATMC-Federation University Australia
  • Education Centre of Australia (ECA)
  • Kaplan Business College (KBS)
  • Excelsia College
  • Acknowledge Education (Stott’s College)
  • Canterbury Institute of Management (CIOM)
  • Crown Institute of Higher Education

Why choose to study in Sydney from Nepal?

  • Education at a Lower Cost: Australia is well-known for providing high-quality education to international students at an affordable cost.
  • Scholarship Opportunities to study in Sydney: Universities in Sydney offer over 400 scholarships per year, with some covering half of the expenses and others only the tuition fees.
  • Language Requirements for Nepalese Students: To study in Australia, international students must pass English proficiency tests such as the IELTS, PTE, or TOEFL.

What will be the Cost of Living in Sydney for Nepalese Students?

This table provides a general overview of Sydney’s cost of living for Nepalese Students in Sydney. All figures are estimations and may vary considerably on where you are in the city.

University tuition fees20,000 – 45,000 AUD/year
Accommodation Min. 400 AUD/month to Max. 1700 AUD/month
Utilities200 AUD/month
Groceries/Food  500 – 1,000 AUD per month
Transportation 175 AUD per month

Accommodation is one of the most expensive aspects of living in Sydney for international students. The average cost of student accommodation ranges from 200-350 AUD in Sydney. It may seem like a lot, but there are ways to save money on accommodation. You can get yourself a shared or studio apartment, and look for a place where utilities such as electricity and water are included in the rent.

Average prices for common accommodation options in Sydney for International Students:

  • Homestay: 450 – 1,200 AUD/month
  • Student halls of residence: 440 – 1,100 AUD/month
  • Rent an apartment: 750 – 1,700 AUD/month
  • Share a rented apartment/house: 380 – 850 AUD/month
<strong>Study Costs</strong>

Tuition fees, textbooks, and other expenses all make up the cost of studying in Sydney. According to Australian Universities, tuition fees to study in Sydney for Nepalese students is around 20,000 AUD and most international students pay around 30,000 AUD in tuition fees at Australian universities on average. In addition to tuition, it is estimated that university students in Australia will need between 500 AUD and 1,000 AUD for textbooks and stationery.

Tuition fees for studying in Sydney from Nepal:

Bachelor’s degrees: between 20,000 – 45,000 AUD/year

Master’s and Ph.D. degrees: between 22,000 – 50,000 AUD/year


Sydney has a very developed network of public transport in Australia. The public transportation network is connected with hundreds of bus, train, and ferry routes that make it easier for you to get around the city. So, when students go to study in Sydney from Nepal, Monthly transportation around Sydney will cost you around 175 AUD.

<strong>Food and Groceries</strong>

Aldi, Woolworths, and Coles are the places where most Aussies shop for their groceries in Sydney and they will most likely be your go-to for your weekly grocery runs. It is estimated that the average NSW household spends 257 AUD per week on food, but cooking at home and being frugal with your grocery budget means you can easily spend less. 

Also, eating out in Sydney means you will spend 25 AUD per meal on average depending on the place and lunch on campus may cost you 10-20 AUD. Also, there is a big coffee culture in the city and if you too are a coffee lover, an average cup of coffee in Australia is 4.20 AUD per cup.

Lifestyle in Sydney

Sydney has one of the most enviable lifestyles in Australia, thanks to its beautiful beaches and great weather. There are things to see and do in Sydney for every budget, but for around 80 to 150 AUD per week, you’ll be able to experience some of the city’s best sights and attractions. To begin, visit Circular Quay, swim at Bondi Beach, and plan a trip to the nearby Blue Mountains.

If you’re interested in Studying in Sydney, VEVS Global Nepal will help you to get through to your study abroad destination. We assist students in furthering their education abroad. Our qualified and trained personnel provide you with dependable and timely services. Our goal is to assist you in gaining admission to various colleges and universities in Australia as well as help you in making the right educational decisions, and assisting you in gaining admission to suitable courses in recognized universities. Our knowledgeable and experienced counselors will provide you with up-to-date information about colleges and universities. We will give you the right advice on programs (courses), colleges/universities, application deadlines, required documents, and so on.

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