Study in Sydney

Study in Sydney

New South Wales is home to world-class universities, vocational schools, and research organisations that deliver cutting edge, industry-relevant education. It offers a wide range of courses and degrees and enjoys a strong reputation for internationally respected qualifications, high-quality research and teaching, cultural diversity and a safe study environment.

Sydney is known as the largest city in Australia and is one of the most popular destinations for higher education. It is the home of many world-famous attractions such as Sydney Opera House, Bondi Beach, The Rocks, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Harbour, Paddy’s Markets, Darling Harbour, the Blue Mountains and many more.

If you are a fan of shopping, Sydney provides arguably the best shopping experience in Australia. There are local shopping markets, famous shopping streets, and luxurious shopping malls for all your needs. Sydney’s weather is also known to be the best, not too cold during winter, and not too hot during summer.

As the largest student city in Australia, Sydney houses a large number of international students, including Indians, Chinese and Southeast Asians.

As an International student, you will be able to experience various international culture from the mix of international students in Sydney.

New South Wales by numbers*

  • NSW Population - 8,166,000.
  • Sydney Population - 5.3 million people.
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders account for 3.4 percent of the New South Wales population.
  • The top five languages (Other than English) - Mandarin, Arabic, Cantonese, Vietnamese and Greek.
  • The top five countries of birth (other than Australia) - China, England, India, New Zealand and Philippines.
  • NSW is Australia’s most populated state and its biggest city, Sydney, is the most populated city in Australia

Cost of living in Sydney NSW (Per Week)

  • Average Accommodation costs: AUD $150-250 (Shared House or Apartment)
  • Public Transport: AUD $50-$65
  • Food: AUD $60-$100

Schooling Obligations for Dependants

Where school aged children are included in your student visa application, schooling costs of AUD8,000 per year for each child will need to be added to the amount of funds that is required. This amount is the minimum required for a visa application only and you are responsible for researching schooling costs, which may vary widely between states, territories and schools in Australia.

You do not have to provide evidence of schooling costs if you are:

  • A PhD student and can show you have enrolled your child in an Australian government school where the fees have been waived
  • Received an Australian Commonwealth Government scholarship, including Foreign Affairs and Defence sponsored students, and you can show you have enrolled your child in a government school where the fees have been waived.

(Source: Department of Home Affairs)

For the private schools in New South Wales information can be obtained directly from: Private Schools Directory:

For more information, contact APEIRO INSTITUTE at

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has financial requirements you must meet in order to receive a student visa for Australia. As of October 2019 the 12 month living cost is estimated at $21,041 per year for a single Individual. For more information on the latest requirements and costs refer to