Fees

International Students Program Fees

Summary of fees

Application Fee2024 Fee2025 Fee
Application Fee (Required with submission of application and is non-refundable)    A$295 A$300
   
Tuition fees per student per year12024 Fees2025 Fees

Years K to 6 (Primary)

A$15,000

A$15,600

Years 7 to 10 (Junior secondary)

A$16,000

A$16,600

Years 11 and 12 (Senior secondary)

A$18,400

A$19,000

Intensive English Centre

A$8,000 for two terms

A$8,300 for two terms

   
Sibling/Regional discounted
tuition2
2024 Fees2025 Fees

Years K to 6 (Primary)

A$13,500

A$14,040

Years 7 to 10 (Junior secondary)

A$14,400

A$14,940

Years 11 and 12 (Senior secondary)

A$16,560

A$17,100

Intensive English Centre

A$7,200 for two terms

A$7,470 for two terms

   
Other school fees2024 Fees2025 Fees

School uniforms

A$300 - A$400

A$300 - A$400

School transfer 3

A$795

A$795

Overseas Student Health Cover 4  (optional)

A$732 for 12 months

A$732 for 12 months

Homestay accommodation 52024 Fees2025 Fees

Parent nomination for homestay

A$415 inspection fee plus A$30 per week monitoring fee

A$430 inspection fee plus A$30 per week monitoring fee

Homestay placement

A$415

A$430

Homestay fee

A$430 per week

A$450 per week

Special dietary requirement

- gluten free, vegan, halal, kosher, Targeted Sports Program (this fee may be charged to cover additional costs to the host family)

$35 per week

$40 per week

   
Sydney airport transfer to homestay52024 Fees2025 Fees 

Greater Sydney Metropolitan Area

A$220

A$225

Wollongong

A$300

A$310

Central Coast

A$300

A$310

Newcastle

A$360

A$370

  1. Tuition fees cover:
    - the cost of tuition at school
    - textbook hire
    - compulsory excursions up to the value of A$300.
  2. A 10% discount applies on tuition fees for enrolments of the second and subsequent siblings. The first sibling must be an international student currently enrolled in a NSW government school. Where there are multiple new applicants from the same family, the eldest child will be considered as the first applicant and discount applies to all subsequent children. The discount applies to the total period of time siblings are concurrently enrolled in NSW government schools. Siblings must have at least one parent in common.
  3. A 10% discount applies to tuition fees for regional enrolments (subject to availability of homestay in particular regions). Schools outside greater Sydney or Wollongong are considered regional. The discount applies to the total period of time students are enrolled in regional NSW government schools.

    A maximum of 10% discount on tuition fees per student is applicable.

    The discount does not apply to the Temporary Residents Program.

  4. School transfer fee applies to students who request a change of school after a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) has been issued.
  5. Medibank Private is DE International’s preferred supplier for Overseas Student Health Cover (OHSC). Medibank Private updates its rates on an annual basis. Rates vary with the duration of cover required. More information on Medibank OSHC.
  6. The 2025 tuition and service fees will automatically apply to all offers issued for study in 2025. New students with offers issued prior to this date should pay the difference between the 2024 and 2025 fee rates before their commencement date. Currently enrolled students are required to pay the difference of 2024 and 2025 fees and this will appear in their next invoice.

Study Abroad Program

Summary of fees

Application Fee2024 Fee2025 Fee5
(Required with submission of application and is non-refundable)A$295 A$300
Tuition fees per student per year1   2024 Fees2025 Fees

Years 7 to 10 (Junior secondary)

A$16,000

A$16,600

Years 11 and 12 (Senior secondary)

A$18,400

A$19,000

   
Sibling/Regional discounted tuition2024 Fees          2025 Fees5         

Years 7 to 10 (Junior secondary)

A$14,400

A$14,940

Years 11 and 12 (Senior secondary)

A$16,560

A$17,100

   
Other school fees2024 Fees2025 Fees5

School uniforms

A$300 - A$400

A$300 - A$400

School transfer 3

A$795

A$795

Overseas Student Health Cover 4 (optional)

A$732 for 12 months

A$732 for 12 months

Homestay accommodation2024 Fees2025 Fees5

Parent nomination for homestay

A$415 inspection fee plusA $30 per week monitoring fee

A$430 inspection fee plus A$30 per week monitoring fee

Homestay placement

A$415

A$430

Homestay fee

A$430 per week

A$450 per week

Special dietary requirement - gluten free, vegan, halal, kosher, Targeted Sports Program (this fee may be charged to cover additional costs to the host family)

$35 per week

$40 per week

   
Sydney airport transfer to homestay2024 Fees2025 Fees

Greater Sydney Metropolitan Area

A$220

A$225

Wollongong

A$300

A$310

Central Coast

A$300

A$310

Newcastle

A$360

A$370

  1. Tuition fees cover:
    - the cost of tuition at school
    - textbook hire
    - compulsory excursions up to the value of A$300.
  2. A 10% discount applies on tuition fees for enrolments of the second and subsequent siblings. The first sibling must be an international student currently enrolled in a NSW government school. Where there are multiple new applicants from the same family, the eldest child will be considered as the first applicant and discount applies to all subsequent children. The discount applies to the total period of time siblings are concurrently enrolled in NSW government schools. Siblings must have at least one parent in common.
  3. A 10% discount applies to tuition fees for regional enrolments (subject to availability of homestay in particular regions). Schools outside greater Sydney or Wollongong are considered regional. The discount applies to the total period of time students are enrolled in regional NSW government schools.

    A maximum of 10% discount on tuition fees per student is applicable.

    The discount does not apply to the Temporary Residents Program.

  4. School transfer fee applies to students who request a change of school after a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) has been issued.
  5. Medibank Private is DE International’s preferred supplier for Overseas Student Health Cover (OHSC). Medibank Private updates its rates on an annual basis. Rates vary with the duration of cover required. More information on Medibank OSHC.
  6. The 2025 tuition and service fees will automatically apply to all offers issued for study in 2025. New students with offers issued prior to this date should pay the difference between the 2024 and 2025 fee rates before their commencement date. Currently enrolled students are required to pay the difference of 2024 and 2025 fees and this will appear in their next invoice.

Changes to fees

The 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 Home Affairs has estimated annual living costs as A$29,710.  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.

Refund policy

For the full refund policy, refund procedure, and complaints procedure please refer to the Terms and Conditions.

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. Locate a Study Tours agent by clicking the link below.Find an Agent page