Fees

International Student Program fees

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  • International Student Program fees
  • Study Abroad program fees
  • Changes to fees
  • Refund policy
  • Living costs

All fees are Goods and Service Tax (GST) inclusive, where applicable.

2018-2019

Application fee
(Required with submission of application and is non-refundable)

A$280

Tuition fees per student per year*

Years K to 6
(Primary)

A$12,000

Years 7 to 10
(Junior secondary)

A$13,800

Years 11 and 12
(Senior secondary)

A$15,200

Intensive English Centre

A$8,000
for two terms

*Tuition fees cover:

  • the cost of tuition at school
  • text book hire
  • compulsory excursions up to the value of A$300.

Other school fees

School uniforms

A$250 - $300

School transfer*

A$600

Overseas Student Health Cover **
(optional)

A$600 for 12 months

*School transfer fee applies to students who request a change of school  after a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) has been issued.

** Medibank Private is DE International’s preferred supplier for OSHC.  Medibank Private updates its rates on an annual basis. The rate shown is the 2018 rate. Rates vary with duration of cover required. More information on Medibank OSHC.

Homestay accommodation fees

Parent nomination for homestay*

A$330

Homestay placement

A$330

Homestay fee

A$300 - $330
per week

Other fees

Airport pick-up fee

A$160

*Parent nomination for homestay must be inspected annually for the duration of the course or until the student turns 18, whichever occurs first, to ensure the home continues to meet DE International standards. The fees for these visits must be paid upfront, once DE International has confirmed the homestay meets DE  International’s minimum standards.

Study Abroad program fees

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2018-2019

Application fee
(Required with submission  of application and is non-refundable)

A$280

Tuition fees per  student per year*

Years 9 and 10
(Junior secondary)

Sydney

A$13,800

Regional

A$13,800

Years 11 and 12
(Senior secondary)

Sydney

A$15,200

Regional

A$13,800

Homestay accommodation  fees

Homestay placement

A$330

Homestay fee

Sydney

A$300 per week

Regional

A$300 per week

Other fees

Airport pick-up

A$160

School uniforms

A$250 - $300

School transfer**

A$600

Overseas Student Health Cover ***
(optional)

A$600 for 12 months

*Tuition fees cover the cost of tuition at school, compulsory excursions up to the value of A$300 and text book hire.

**School transfer fee applies to students who request a change of school after a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) has been issued.

*** Medibank Private is DE International’s preferred supplier for OSHC. Medibank Private updates its rates on an annual basis. The rate shown is the 2018 rate. Rates vary with duration of cover required. More information on Medibank OSHC.

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 Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) 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.

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. A list of operators registered with DE International can be found here.