About DEi

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Department of Education International (DEi), trading as Education Queensland International (EQI), is the international branch of the Queensland Department of Education (DoE). 

Its primary role is to lead, facilitate and coordinate the department’s international activities. It develops and promotes programs for international students who want to study at a Queensland state school and provides opportunities for Queensland students, teachers and school leaders to undertake educational and cultural immersion experiences and professional development internationally.

Connecting glob​ally​​​​​​​

DEi’s key objectives are to:​

  • support the expansion of international education services with a focus on the internationalisation of our schools, students, staff and community
  • develop collaborative partnerships to lift student outcomes and build a globalised education sector 
  • showcase Queensland and its world-class education system.


Some of the key activities undertaken by DEi include:​

  • International Student Programs (international students studying in Queensland state schools)
  • Study Tours and Professional Visits
  • Developing and managing relationships with overseas governments and/or education systems
  • Offering a range of scholarships ​and awards to Queensland school students and teachers, and school leaders to undertake programs overseas
  • Coordinating departmental international travel approvals
  • Providing international and Australian clients with a range of professional programs​

By connecting globally, our students, teachers and local communities enjoy an enriched cultural, social and educational experience and are prepared to engage in a globalised world. 

Find out more about the Department of Education​ International​ in the DEi Brochure (PDF, 1.2MB).

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Last reviewed 21 March 2017
Last updated 24 May 2019