How to apply

Before applying, please ensure you check all program requirements, such as academic requirements, English language proficiency, documentation, fees, terms and conditions. You may prefer to contact an Agent search to assist with your application. 

You can view the predeparture and arrival page for general information. You will be asked to supply specific documents as part of your application, such as:

  • personal details and visa pages of your passport
  • your birth certificate
  • your academic transcripts and/ or award certificates
  • your English language test results e.g. IELTS, TOEFL, STEP/ EIKEN, or Teacher recommendation form
  • English language translations of documents not in English
  • a copy of your Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) membership card (if relevant)
  • a signed Terms and Conditions form.

Genuine Temporary Entrant

The Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirement is an integrity measure used by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) in its assessment of student visa applicants to ensure that the visa will be used for study purposes only and to verify a genuine intention to stay in Australia temporarily.

To comply with student visa regulations, DE International will assess all applications against the GTE requirements.

In some cases applicants will be asked to apply through an education agent registered with DE International who will assist with the visa application, including GTE assessment.
For more information on the GTE requirement please refer to the DIBP website: For more information on school sector applicants refer to:

How to submit an application

Click a program below to understand all requirements. There are many ways to lodge your application. Note: it is not possible to lodge your application in person.

NSW government schools
Program By Agent Online By Mail Email
International students program
Study abroad program
Temporary residents program (TRP)
Study tours program
Secondary student exchange program*

*To apply for a secondary student exchange program (for high school students) you should contact a registered secondary student exchange organisation.

Using a registered agent

Many agents are registered with DE International, and can help you applying for the International students program and Study abroad program.

Note: individuals must use a registered agent to book a Study tour, although international schools, boards of study or government ministries can contact us directly to discuss bringing a tour group into our schools. 

Use our Agent search tool to locate an agent in your city or region. Note: To search for a Study tour agent, select the program field 'Study Tour', choose your country and click 'Search'.

Application form

Please see the table above outlining how to lodge an application. 

If you want to mail your application to us - for the International student program, Study abroad program and the Study tours program - please send to DE International, Locked Bag 53, Darlinghurst, NSW 1300, Australia

Please note: Applications for the Temporary resident student applications should be mailed to Temporary Residents Program, Locked Bag 7004, Wollongong, NSW 2520, Australia - as per the information on our Contacts page.

NSW government schools
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Temporary residents program Download Read more
Study tours program Agent search Study tours

To apply for the Secondary student exchange program, you should contact a registered Secondary Student Exchange Organisation.

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Agent search

DE International has a worldwide network of representative agents who can help you complete and submit your application to study.

These representatives must provide you with accurate and up-to date information and advice regarding programs, courses, application procedures, living and studying in Australia. They can also assist with your visa application. If you wish to apply through an agent it is recommended that you use an agent on this list. If you choose to use another agent who is not published on this list, then DE International is not responsible for the accuracy of the advice provided to you.

If you have any concerns with regard to the service provided by our agent representatives, please contact us.

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