I am proud to be the Principal of the Queensland Academy for Science, Mathematics and Technology, as it is one of the most successful and prestigious selective entry high schools in Australia.Our Academy aims to extend student learning by blurring the line between school and university.
Our core curriculum is the International Baccalaureate Diploma. This program encourages students to become global citizens and enables our graduates access to the world’s leading universities.
Our students are very committed to their studies and enjoy as range of extension experiences across all forms of the sciences, mathematics and technologies including astrophysics, molecular biology and robotics. We celebrate our diversity through a full range of activities including musical performances, language competitions, sporting events and opportunities for active volunteering. This allows our students to achieve a balance between their academic work and cultural opportunities.
The Queensland Academy for Science, Mathematics and Technology (QASMT) allows high achieving students to develop their skills through leading edge curriculum and links with The University of Queensland (UQ).
Working in partnership with UQ, QASMT offers an enriched programme to enhance the development of students who have an interest and ability in the related fields of science, mathematics and technology. QASMT aims to develop students’ abilities to research, investigate and reflect on local and global matters.
The relationship of the students and teachers is based on intellectual challenge and interdependent enquiry. Beyond this, QASMT encourages students to develop learning groups to accelerate their learning.
Students who graduate from QASMT will be well placed to take on careers in new science fields such as biotechnology and nanotechnology, as well as established fields like health sciences, engineering, chemical sciences, robotics and neuroscience.
Homestay* enables EQI students to truly experience Australia's famous lifestyle.
By living with an Australian host family international students become part of the local community and have a fantastic opportunity to practise their English in a safe and caring home environment. International students often develop lasting friendships with their homestay families.
Standard Homestay fees have been set and these are listed on the EQI program fees page.
Read more about accommodation and welfare.
* Students enrolled in Primary School must live with a parent or close relative as defined by the Australian Immigration Regulations.
Creativity Action and Service (CAS) is a fundamental part of the IB Diploma Programme experience. The CAS requirement takes seriously the importance of life outside the world of scholarship, providing a refreshing counter-balance to the academic demands of the IBDP and Academy environment.
In keeping with the philosophy of the IBDP, our CAS programmes encourage students to engage in a broad range of experiences, and share their energy and special talents with others. Students may participate in theatre or musical productions, sports and community service activities. Through these activities students will develop greater awareness of themselves and concern for others, engagement with the world of ideas as well as the ability to work cooperatively with other people. Creativity is interpreted broadly to include a wide range of arts activities as well as the creativity students demonstrate in designing and implementing service projects.
Across the campuses we offer a comprehensive range of ‘Creativity’ options including dance, theatre, robotics, debating/mooting, choirs and extensive instrumental music programmes. Service encompasses a host of community and social service activities. Some examples include helping children with special needs, visiting hospitals and working with refugees or homeless people. These programmes also develop students’ leadership capacities.
EQI Holiday Adventure Programs are an exciting and safe way for International Students to travel and sightsee during school holidays.
There's an EQI adventure to suit every taste - from visiting city landmarks and riding camels on an unforgettable Australian 'outback' adventure, to exploring ancient rainforests and swimming with turtles off Queensland's pristine white sand beaches.
All EQI Holiday Adventures are fully guided and escorted by qualified Queensland Government teachers and staff to ensure student safety. These programs are open to international students enrolled in an EQI high school, and additional fees apply. To find out more visit the holiday programs page
At all three campuses of the Queensland Academies, each student is offered an integrated, parallel support structure to foster a sense of belonging that supports, encourages and celebrates success. Our teachers and other support staff work closely with students in small groups and in one on one mentoring to ensure students balance the challenges of the IB Diploma with other pursuits. This is further supported by high quality communication with parents and caregivers.
The information and data in this webpage is subject to change without notice. Before submitting your application, if you are interested in:
please contact EQI or the school directly to confirm it will be offered and/or available in the year you intend to study.
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