Paying school fees in Australia? Save up to 6x with Wise.

Wise
24.03.21
2 minute read

We compared Wise to three other money transfer providers for students or supporters to pay school fees in Australia from overseas. We found that Wise is up to 6x cheaper for sending money from abroad to Australian universities.

What we researched

The different fees recorded for this price comparison include the cost of sending 10,000 AUD from Singapore, Indonesia and India.

The costs collected are as of 24 March 2021. For the most accurate fees when you wish to send money, please check individual providers’ sites directly.

Fees recorded are for transfers from SGD, IDR and INR to 10,000 AUD. The providers compared were Western Union, Flywire and Instarem. We also took into consideration the various payment methods offered by providers to pay for the transfer. Where available, we selected the cheapest payment method for all providers.

How we did it

When comparing the cost to send money, we used the providers’ websites to capture the rate and fees associated with sending money from the source currencies to 10,000 AUD. We obtained the overall fees charged by each provider and compared that against the accurate mid-market rate as seen on Google.

What we found

Sending 10,000 AUD from SGD

It’s up to 5x cheaper to send 10,000 AUD from Singapore with Wise compared to the 3 providers - Western Union, Flywire and Instarem.

Sending 10,000 AUD from IDR

It’s up to 6x cheaper to send 10,000 AUD from Indonesia with Wise compared to the 2 providers - Western Union and Flywire. Instarem does not provide remittance service from IDR.

Sending 10,000 AUD from INR

Currently, we’re more costly compared to the 3 providers for sending 10,000 AUD from India.

Wise offers the real exchange rate with transparent, upfront fees for sending money internationally. Learn how you can use Wise to send, receive and spend money in Australia or start sending money with us now.

ProviderMid-market rateLocal currency10,000 AUD at mid-market rateProvider's total costProvider's fees (total cost - 10,000 AUD at mid-market rate)Wise is X times cheaper
Wise0.978105SGD10,223.8510,269.3245.47-
Western Union0.978105SGD10,223.8510,483.00259.155.70
Flywire0.978105SGD10,223.8510,487.00263.155.79
Instarem0.978105SGD10,223.8510,283.7959.941.32
Wise10,970.40IDR109,704,000.00110,809,128.001,105,128-
Western Union10,970.40IDR109,704,000.00117,032,926.007,328,9266.63
Flywire10,970.40IDR109,704,000.00112,450,000.002,746,0002.48
Instarem10,970.40IDR109,704,000.00N/AN/AN/A
Wise55.1523INR551,523.00561,839.4510,316.45-
Western Union55.1523INR551,523.00561,190.009,667.000.94
Flywire55.1523INR551,523.00561,588.0010,065.000.98
Instarem55.1523INR551,523.00559,196.557673.550.74

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