Discover the opportunities for study in Sydney and New South Wales.

International students

English courses

NSW Government Schools offer English language courses at government-owned and operated Intensive English Centres across New South Wales.

Go to Intensive English programs for more information.


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NSW Government Schools

NSW Government Schools offer international students academic excellence in a safe, welcoming environment. Experienced, university-trained teachers help students to achieve their best results. Qualifications from NSW Government Schools are internationally recognised.

Go to Schools for more information.

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Study tours

Study tours provide a unique insight into schools and education in NSW. Study tours offer groups of overseas students and adults a unique educational experience that includes visiting schools, participating in classes, excursions and special events conducted in the school or local community.

Go to Study tours for more information.

Study Abroad students

Study abroad

Study abroad program offers an exciting opportunity for secondary high school students to attend a Government School in Sydney or regional NSW for three, six, nine or 12 months.

Go to Study Abroad for more information.

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Temporary residents

The Temporary Residents Program allows eligible students with temporary resident visas to study in a New South Wales Government School from Kindergarten through to Year 12.

Go to Temporary residents for more information.

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Secondary student exchange

The secondary student exchange program is a state specific reciprocal program whereby students from another country are enrolled as full-time students in a NSW secondary school for a period ranging from three months (or one full school term) to one year.

Go to Secondary student exchange for more information.

ESOS Framework

The Australian Government wants international students to have a safe, enjoyable and rewarding study experience in Australia.

Australia is one of the few countries to enact laws to ensure quality education and consumer protection. These laws are known as the ESOS Framework and include the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000 and the National Code 2007.

The ESOS Act requires that all institutions that provide training to international students must be registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). CRICOS registration guarantees that the course and the education provider where you study meet high standards necessary for overseas students.

The NSW Government Schools' provider code on CRICOS is 00588M. All our programs and courses offered to international students are also registered on CRICOS.

Students' rights and obligations under the ESOS Framework can be found in ESOS Framework Student Fact Sheet

For further information please refer to the tabs below or the ESOS Framework website

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New South Wales


NSW lies on the east coast of Australia.
Sydney is the state's capital and the largest
city in Australia.

To find a school go to School locations.


ESOS Framework

The Australian Government wants international students to have a safe, enjoyable and rewarding study experience in Australia.

Read more about the ESOS Framework.


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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.

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