Information before you apply

Please note:

If you are applying for the program from 2020 onwards, you will be signing up to the revised Standard terms and conditions, effective 24 January 2020.

The revised Standard terms and conditions will not affect current entry requirements but will affect course progress requirements for students entering the Senior Secondary Graduate program. Entry and course requirement standards will be available within the Enrolment tab and Course progress tab (within Policies and procedures) from the 1 December 2019.

Improvements are currently underway to ensure clarity and readability of our policy and procedural documents. These documents are relevant to the content below and will become available on 24 January 2020.  

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 – these are available on our Pathways program page and EL​ICOS Pathways page

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)​
2020 Cost ​
Estimate AUD$
2021 ​Cost
Estimate AUD$
​Junior High School Study Abroad  1 semester  (24 weeks) Tuition Fee
$7,694$7,868
​Homestay x 24 weeks (including placement fee)$7,684​$7,868
​6 months of OSHC​$265​$265
​Stationery$125$125
​Uniform$300​$350
​Public transport x 24 weeks​$960​$960
​Additional spending money @ AU$80 per week$1,920​$1,920
TOTAL$18,948​$19,346


Example 2:​​​​​ Senior High School 2020 Cost
Estimate AUD$
2021 Cost
Estimate AUD$
​Senior High School 2 semesters (46 weeks) Tuition Fee
$16,552$16,924
​Homestay x 46 weeks (including placement fee)$14,482$14,810
​12 months of OSHC$529$529
​Stationery$250$250
​Uniform$500​$500
​Public transport x 48 weeks$1,920$1,920
​Additional spending money @ AU$80 per week​$3,840​$3,840
TOTAL​$38,073​$38,773


  • Costs are indicative estimates only and may vary depending upon 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.​
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Last reviewed 23 October 2019
Last updated 28 November 2019