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PhD Stipend enough to live in Sydney?


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Old 12-23-2017, 01:57 PM
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PhD Stipend enough to live in Sydney?

I am expected to receive an average stipend of around $37,000 per year. I have to support just myself and while I am used to living modestly, Sydney rent seems to be significantly higher than a lot of other cities'.

I am not to keen to get a part-time job but would it be necessary to actually have one to live decently?


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short answer, probably not, rent will be at least 400 a week ($21k a year) leaving 300 a week to live on, it's possible but not easy


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Averagely, I am to take $30,000 per annum as my PhD stipend at Wollongong. Please will that be enough?


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Averagely, I am to take $30,000 per annum as my PhD stipend at Wollongong. Please will that be enough?
your money will go a lot further in Woolongong so you have a fair chance of success


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Thank you very much. Please are there job avenues at Wollongong as well?


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Old 01-25-2018, 09:36 PM
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not sure, i would imagine there are alway opportunities, it depends on your skills and desire to do extra. I understand that phd students often get offered teaching or lecturing work if they are competent


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