Fees

International Student Program Fees

Summary of fees 2020-2021

Application FeeFee
(Required with submission of application and is non-refundable) A$290
Tuition fees per student per year2Fee
Years K to 6 (Primary) A$13,400
Years 7 to 10 (Junior secondary) A$14,800
Years 11 and 12 (Senior secondary) A$16,600
Intensive English Centre A$8,900 for two terms
Sibling/Regional discounted tuition1Fee
Years K to 6 (Primary) A$12,060
Years 7 to 10 (Junior secondary) A$13,320
Years 11 and 12 (Senior secondary) A$14,940
Intensive English Centre A$8,010 for two terms
Other school feesFee
School uniforms A$250 - $300
School transfer 3 A$700
Overseas Student Health Cover 4 (optional) A$600 for 12 months
Homestay accommodationFee
Parent nomination for homestay A$350 plus A$20 per week
Homestay placement A$350
Homestay fee A$350 per week
Pick-up feeFee
From the airport A$180
  1. 10% discount applies on tuition fees for enrolments of the second and subsequent siblings. The first sibling must be an international student currently enrolled in a NSW government school. Where there are multiple new applicants from the same family, the eldest child will be considered as the first applicant and discount applies to all subsequent children. The discount applies to the total period of time siblings are concurrently enrolled in NSW government schools. Your sibling is someone who has at least one parent in common with you.

    10% discount applies to tuition fees for regional enrolments (subject to availability of homestay in particular regions). Schools outside greater Sydney or Wollongong are considered regional. The discount applies to the total period of time students are enrolled in regional NSW government schools.

    A maximum of 10% discount on tuition fees per student is applicable.

    The discount does not apply to the Temporary Residents Program.

  2. Tuition fees cover:
    - the cost of tuition at school
    - text book hire
    - compulsory excursions up to the value of A$300.
  3. School transfer fee applies to students who request a change of school after a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) has been issued.
  4. Medibank Private is DE International’s preferred supplier for Overseas Student Health Cover (OHSC). Medibank Private updates its rates on an annual basis. The rate shown is the 2019 rate. Rates vary with duration of cover required. More information on Medibank OSHC.

The new tuition fees and service fees will apply to all students with enrolments in 2020.

Study Abroad Program

Summary of fees 2020-2021

Application FeeFee
(Required with submission of application and is non-refundable) A$290
Tuition fees per student per year2Fee
Years 7 to 10 (Junior secondary) A$14,800
Years 11 and 12 (Senior secondary) A$16,600
Sibling/Regional discounted tuition1Fee
Years 7 to 10 (Junior secondary) A$13,320
Years 11 and 12 (Senior secondary) A$14,940
Other school feesFee
School uniforms A$250 - $300
School transfer 3 A$700
Overseas Student Health Cover 4 (optional) A$600 for 12 months
Homestay accommodation feesFee
Parent nomination for homestay A$350 plus A$20 per week
Homestay placement A$350
Homestay fee A$3305 - $350 per week
Pick-up feeFee
From the airport A$180
  1. 10% discount applies on tuition fees for enrolments of the second and subsequent siblings. The first sibling must be an international student currently enrolled in a NSW government school. Where there are multiple new applicants from the same family, the eldest child will be considered as the first applicant and discount applies to all subsequent children. The discount applies to the total period of time siblings are concurrently enrolled in NSW government schools.
    10% discount applies to tuition fees for regional enrolments (subject to availability of homestay in particular regions). Schools outside greater Sydney or Wollongong are considered regional. The discount applies to the total period of time students are enrolled in regional NSW government schools.

    A maximum of 10% discount on tuition fees per student is applicable.

    The discount does not apply to the Temporary Residents Program.

  2. Tuition fees cover:
    - the cost of tuition at school
    - text book hire
    - compulsory excursions up to the value of A$300.
  3. School transfer fee applies to students who request a change of school after a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) has been issued.
  4. Medibank Private is DE International’s preferred supplier for OSHC.  Medibank Private updates its rates on an annual basis. The rate shown is the 2019 rate. Rates vary with duration of cover required. More information on Medibank OSHC.
  5. Study Abroad weekly fee is $330 in 2020 and will increase to $350 in 2021.

The new tuition fees and service fees will apply to all students with enrolments in 2020.

Changes to fees

NSW Department of Education reserves the right to review its fees. If tuition fees are increased you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. If you defer the commencement date of your course, you will be required to pay the fees which apply at your new commencement date.

Living costs

The Department of Home Affairs has estimated annual living costs as A$20,290.  As part of the student visa application process students must demonstrate that they have access to sufficient funds to cover both tuition and living costs for the duration of their studies.

Refund policy

For the full refund policy, refund procedure, and complaints procedure please refer to the Terms and Conditions of the NSW Government Schools application form.

NSW Government Schools application form >

Temporary Residents Program fees

Most temporary resident students pay the temporary resident administration fee and education fee to enrol in a NSW government school. Visit our Education Fee fact sheet for more information.

Fee exemption

If the temporary resident student has a parent or step-parent who is an Australian citizen or permanent resident, you may be eligible for a fee exemption. Visit our Link to an Australian citizen or permanent resident fact sheet for more information.

The Exemption Review Panel considers individual appeals for exemption from the education fee for low-income families. Visit the Application for Fee Exemption based on low income for more information.

Fee refund

Your child may be entitled to a pro-rata refund of the education fee if:

  • their visa category changes to a fee exempt category
  • their visa is cancelled
  • their application to enrol is rejected or,
  • they leave school before the expiry of their paid period of enrolment.

Visit the Application for refund of the Temporary Residents Program education fee for more information.

Study Tours program fees

The cost of a study tour will vary based on a number of factors such as:

  • the size of the group
  • the number of days
  • the location of the host school
  • the types of activities and excursions to be included
  • the study tour itinerary.

Study tours can only be booked through registered study tours operators. Locate a Study Tours agent by clicking the link below.Find an Agent page