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Study Abroad program

Study abroad in Australia at a NSW Government School and experience a unique Australian lifestyle.

Spend three, six, nine or 12 months at a NSW Government School in Sydney or regional NSW.

A study abroad program offers an exciting opportunity for secondary high school students to attend a Government School in NSW for a short time.

You will live with an Australian family and experience school and life 'down under'.



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Choosing a school

Read the following school profiles. They provide you with descriptions of different NSW Government Schools in Sydney and regional New South Wales city locations to help determine which school best suits your needs.

Locate these Study Abroad schools on a map.

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Homestay families are carefully chosen from the local community. When you stay with an Australian family you can improve your English as well as experience the unique Aussie lifestyle and hospitality.


You may also learn some uniquely Australian words. Find out what an esky is and how it can be used in backyard cricket.

Go to the beach in your new togs. Visit Sydney and see the ‘Coathanger' up close, or travel to the outback but watch out for the mozzies.

Read more about accommodation and welfare options.

Browse the pre-departure guide for information about living and studying in New South Wales. Students receive a username and password with their CoE and are encouraged to login and complete quizzes.

Minimum entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements


  • You need to be currently studying at a Gymnasium (students from a Realschule or Hauptschule may be accepted)
  • You will need at least satisfactory marks in the main academic subjects: English, mathematics, science, history and geography
Note: Students should intend to return to school in Germany after completing the Study Abroad program.


Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Italy, Switzerland, Poland and Slovak Republic
  • You will need a pass mark of 60% or above in the main academic subjects: English, mathematics, science, history and geography
Brazil and Mexico
  • You will need a pass mark (6-10) in the main academic subjects: English, mathematics, science, history and geography



Go to the fees page for more information.

How to apply

To apply for a study abroad program, complete the relevant section of your International students application.

School locations

Search for NSW government primary and high schools available for enrolment by international students or temporary residents:

Find out more about studying at a NSW government school

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Do you need help?

Ask a question online or contact
DE International or an authorised agent
for help with choosing a school or enrolling.




International Student Guide
Study Abroad Brochure
School Profiles
Application Form

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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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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.