Information before you apply


​ Prior to accepting your enrolment in a course, Education Queensland International (EQI) is required to provide comprehensive, current and plain English information to our overseas students regarding:

  1. requirements for your acceptance into a course, including the minimum level of English language proficiency, educational qualifications and course credit if applicable

  2. the CRICOS course code, course content, modes of study for the course including:

  3. course duration—this is outlined in entry and course requirement standards

  4. school terms and school holiday dates—these are set by the Department of Education for all Queensland state schools and outlined in the school calendar
  5. course qualifications and award of other outcomes—these are available under relevant study options

  6. campus locations and facilities, equipment, and learning resources available to students — see our 'find a school' search tool

  7. details of any arrangements with another registered provider, person or business who will provide the course or part of the course

  8. indicative tuition and non-tuition fees including advice on the potential for changes to fees over the duration of a course

  9. EQI's cancellation​ and refund policies—these are available in the International Student Program Policy and the standard terms and conditions. The process for implementing these policies are outlined in:

  10. information about the grounds on which you can defer your enrolment is outlined in the Enrolment—Subclass 500 (schools) visa procedure

  11. information about the grounds on which you can suspend your enrolment is outlined in the Suspension of enrolment—Subclass 500 (schools) visa procedure

  12. the Education for Overseas Students (ESOS) framework including official Australian Government material or links to this material is made available on the EQI website    

  13. the policies and procedures EQI has in place for approving the accommodation​, support and general welfare arranges for younger overseas students is available on the Accommodation and welfare page​

  14. indicative costs of living are outline in the table below. Accommodations options include:

    • students studying in an EQI primary school must live with a parent, legal custodian or relative approved by the Commonwealth Government department responsible for immigration

    • students in an EQI high school program must have adequate arrangements in place for their accommodation and general welfare—please see the Accommodation and welfare page.

Sample costs of studying and living in Queensland

Example 1: junior high school (study abroad)​

​​2022 cost ​
estimate AUD$
2023 cost
estimate AUD$
​Junior high school study abroad  
1 semester  (24 weeks) tuition fee
​Homestay x 24 weeks (including placement fee)​​$7,958
​6 months of OSHC​​$265​$265
​Public transport x 24 weeks ​$960​$960
​Additional spending money @ AU$80 per week​$1,920​$1,920
TOTAL $19,544 ​$19,805

Example 2: senior high school

Item ​​2022 cost
estimate AUD$
2023 cost
estimate AUD$
​Senior high school 2 semesters (46 weeks) tuition fee
​Homestay x 46 weeks (including placement fee) $14,998
​12 months of OSHC​$529$529
​Public transport x 48 weeks​$1,920$1,920
​Additional spending money @ AU$80 per week​​$3,840​$3,840
TOTAL​​​$39,173 ​$39,700


  • Costs are indicative estimates only and may vary depending on each student's individual circumstances.
  • Uniform costs will vary from school to school.
  • The approximate uniform cost above assumes 1 sports uniform, 1 winter and 1 summer uniform.​​​
Last updated 30 June 2021