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Study Abroad program

Our Study abroad program (SAP) is a wonderful opportunity for high school students to study in a NSW government school, stay with a family in a ‘homestay' and experience a unique Australian lifestyle. You can choose a school in a coastal, rural or urban setting and study from 3 months to 1 year - see calendar. NSW government schools offering this program are listed below.

 

 

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Choosing a school

You can read the school profiles below to get a sense of each school, its location and what it offers. You can then choose the school that suits you best. View school locations on this map.

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Accommodation

Students stay in homestay accommodation. Homestay families are carefully chosen from the local community. Read more about our Accommodation and welfare options here. 

You can also browse the Pre-departure guide for information about living and studying in NSW. 

Entry requirements

Entry requirements to NSW government schools include good academic results and English language proficiency. This ensures our academic standards remain high in worldwide educational achievements.

Germany
  • 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

 

Entry requirements

To be accepted for enrolment into a NSW government school you must demonstrate good academic results and English language proficiency. 

Academic requirements:

  • Germany - you will be currently studying at a Gymnasium (students from a Realschule or Hauptschule may also be accepted) and have, at minimum, satisfactory results in the main academic subjects of English, mathematics, science, history and geography. Note: the program does not accept students in their final year of school - you should be intending to return to your school in Germany after completing this program.

  • Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Italy, Poland, Slovak Republic and Switzerland – you will have a minimum of a pass mark of 60% or above in the main academic subjects of English, mathematics, science, history and geography.

  • Brazil and Mexico – you will have a minimum pass mark (6-10) in the main academic subjects of English, mathematics, science, history and geography.

  • Other countries: if your country is not listed above please contact us to discuss.

English language requirements:

All classes in our schools are in English (except specific language studies) so English language proficiency is important. Your English teacher should complete the Teacher Recommendation form (below) stating your level of English.

Fees and how to apply

Visit our Fees page for more information and to apply for a Study abroad program, please 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.

 

Brochures

Download

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.