Our range of programs give international students the opportunity to study, learn English, visit and enjoy our world-class education system and inclusive school communities. 

International students

Our Intensive English courses

The NSW government owns and operates Intensive English centres to support international students. New students are given every opportunity to improve their English and integrate quickly into their school studies. 

Read more on our Intensive English programs.

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Our NSW government schools

Our schools offer academic excellence in a safe and welcoming environment. Teachers are university-trained and experienced to help students achieve their best results. Our qualifications are internationally recognised.

Learn more at NSW government schools.

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Our Study tours program

Study tours offer unique insights into our school culture and education system. Groups of students, or professional adult visitors, can enjoy an educational experience of visiting schools, participating in classes and joining special events conducted in the school or community.

Discover what's in our Study tours program.

Study Abroad students

Our Study abroad program

Our Study abroad program offers international high school students the opportunity to enrol in a NSW government school from 3 months to 1 year to study. This experience allows students to improve their English, live with an Australian family, and enjoy an Australian lifestyle in Sydney or regional NSW.

Access Study abroad program information.

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Our Temporary residents program

The Temporary residents program supports international students on temporary resident visas. It enrols and supports students to study at a government schools, from kindergarten in primary school to year 12 in high school.

Read about our Temporary residents program.

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Secondary student exchange program

The Secondary student exchange program is a state-specific reciprocal program where international students can study at a NSW high school (also known as secondary school) from 1 school term to an academic year.

More on Secondary student exchange.

ESOS Framework

The Australian government is one of the few countries to enact laws to ensure quality education and consumer protection for international students so they have a safe, enjoyable and rewarding study experience in Australia.

These laws, known as the ESOS Framework, includes the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000 and the National Code 2007. The ESOS Act requires all international student training institutions to be registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). CRICOS registration guarantees that the course and education provider meets the high standards necessary for overseas students. The NSW government schools' provider code on CRICOS is 00588M and all the programs and courses we offer to international students are also registered on CRICOS. 

Students' rights and obligations, under the ESOS Framework, are outlined in the ESOS Framework Student Fact Sheet with more information below and at 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.

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


We are a proud representative of Australian Government Schools International (AGSI), a collaborative association of government schools with international student programs.

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