School fees for international students and term dates of the Australian Schools

How much do international students pay for schooling in Australia?

International Student School Fees in AustraliaThe cost to international students at state high schools varies across every state in Australia. School fees are currently between A $11,000 and A $20,000 a year for year 7-12 public schools. Private and boarding schools are more expensive.

There are also costs for textbooks, school notebooks, school and sports uniform (AUD $400 – $1000), special activities and selected sports (as leisure activity), etc.

In addition to tuition fees and accommodation, the following additional costs are incurred: Airline tickets, Liability and Accident Insurance, Visa Fees, school lunches, Excursions, special paid courses at school, Public transport, transport costs for school trip, Pocket money ($130-$150 /week) ..and more

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School Terms in Australia

There are four school terms during the year in Australia but the exact school term dates vary from state to state, this is because individual states in Australia manages their own education system.

The school year begins in late January / early February and ends in November / December. December / January is summer vacation, July / August is winter.

The ideal start is at the end of January, but it is usually also possible to start at the beginning of the individual terms during the school year.

School Terms in Australia

Fees & term dates of the government schools in Australia

2020 Study Abroad

High Schools Canberra 4 Terms (12 months)
Years 7 – 10 14,765 AUD
Years 11- 12 16,465 AUD

The above fees contain tuition fees and some material costs. Homestay fees are not included. Contact us to get a proper price for your high school study abroad. Our services are 100 % free!

Term Dates

Canberra (ACT) Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4
2021 01 Feb – 01 Apr 19 Apr – 25 Jun 12 Jul – 17 Sep 5 Oct – 17 Dec
2022 31 Jan – 08 Apr 26 Apr – 1 Jul 18 Jul – 23 Sep 10 Oct – 16 Dec

2020 Study Abroad

New South Wales State High Schools 4 Terms (12 months)
Years 7 - 10 32,420 AUD
Year 11 - 12 34,220 AUD

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Term Dates

New South Wales (NSW) Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4
2021 27 Jan – 01 Apr 19 Apr – 25 Jun 12 Jul – 17 Sep 5 Oct – 17 Dec
2021 28 Jan – 09 Apr 27 Apr – 03 Jul 20 Jul – 25 Sep 12 Oct – 18 Dec

2021 Study Abroad Fees

Queensland State High Schools 1 Term (3 months) 2 Terms (6 months) 3 Terms (9 months) 4 Terms (12 months)
Years 7 – 10 8,148 AUD 15,665 AUD 23,361 AUD 31,557 AUD
Years 11 – 12 9,043 AUD 16,677 AUD 24,879 AUD 33,501 AUD
Regional Study Abroad Years 7 – 12 7,438 AUD 14,315 AUD 21,336 AUD 28,964 AUD
International Baccalaureate (IB)​ ​ 17,880 AUD 35,901 AUD
Queensland Academies
International Baccalaureate
40,498 AUD

This table contains the total of tuition fees and homestay costs.  Depending on your situation, you may wish to chose another approved accommodation and welfare arrangement.
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Term Dates

Queensland (QLD) Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4
2021 27 Jan – 01 Apr 19 Apr – 25 Jun 12 Jul – 17 Sep 06 Oct – 10 Dec
2022 24 Jan – 01 Apr 19 Apr – 24 Jun 11 Jul – 16 Sep 04 Oct – 9 Dec

2020 Study Abroad

South Australia State High Schools 1 Term (3 months) 2 Terms (6 months) 3 Terms (9 months) 4 Terms (12 months)
Years 7 – 10 8,179 AUD 15,178 AUD 22,177 AUD 29,176 AUD
Years 11- 12 8,479 AUD 15,778 AUD 23,077 AUD 30,376 AUD
Regional Study Abroad Years 7 – 12 7,299 AUD 14,298 AUD 21,2897 AUD 28,296 AUD

The above fees contain tuition fees, homestay costs, OSHC and more. Contact us to get a proper price for your high school study abroad. Our services are 100 % free!

South Australian Government High Schools also offer short study abroad programs ( 10 weeks or less). Contact us if you interested and we can send you more details.

Term Dates

South Australia (SA) Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4
2021 27 Jan – 09 Apr 27 Apr – 02 Jul 19 Jul – 24 Sep 11 Oct – 10 Dec
2022 31 Jan – 14 Apr 02 May – 08 Jul 25 Jul – 30 Sep 17 Oct– 16 Dec
2023 30 Jan – 14 Apr 01 May – 07 Jul 24 Jul – 29 Sep 16 Oct – 15 Dec

2020 Study Abroad

Tasmania State High Schools 4 Terms*
Years 7 -10 27,900 AUD
Years 11 - 12 28,900 AUD

The above fees contain tuition fees and homestay costs. Contact us to get a individualised price for your high school study abroad. Our services are 100 % free!

Tasmania Government High Schools also offer short study abroad programs (min 4 weeks). If you interested, contact us and we will send you the details.

Term Dates

Tasmania (TAS) Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4
2021 03 Feb – 09 Apr 26 Apr– 02 Jul 20 Jul – 24 Sep 12 Oct – 16 Dec

2020 Study Abroad

Victoria State High Schools 1 Term (3 months)* 2 Terms (6 months)* 4 Terms (12 months)*
Year 9 8,407 AUD 16,067 AUD 31,983 AUD
Year 10 8,407 AUD 16,067 AUD 29,983 AUD
Years 11- 12 8,867 AUD 16,987 AUD 30,983 AUD

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Term Dates

Victoria (VIC) Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4
2021 29 Jan – 27 Mar 19 Apr – 25 Jun 12 Jul – 17 Sep 04 Oct – 17 Dec
2022 31 Jan – 08 Apr 26 Apr – 24 Jun 11 Jul – 16 Sep 03 Oct – 20 Dec

2020 Study Abroad

Western Australia State High Schools 4 Terms
Years 7 -10 17,286 AUD
Years 10 -11 18,980 AUD
Short Studies 0 – 5 Weeks 6 – 10 Weeks
Years 7 -10 2,161 AUD 4,322 AUD
Years 11 – 12 2,373 AUD 4,745 AUD
English Program/Support per Year
IEC Program 3,000 AUD
ESL Program 1,500 AUD

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Term Dates

Western Australia (WA) Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4
2021 01 Feb – 01 Apr 19 Apr – 01 Jul 19 Jul – 24 Sep 11 Oct – 16 Dec
2022 31 Jan – 08 Apr 26 Apr – 01 Jul 20 Jul – 25 Sep 12 Oct – 17 Dec

International student fees at the private schools in Australia

St Hilda's School Annually per Semester
Years 1 -9 33,121 AUD 17,188 AUD
Years 10 - 12 35,531 AUD 17,138 AUD
Boarding from 21,258 AUD from 10,629 AUD
All Saints Anglican School Annually per Semester
Years 1 -10 25,150 AUD 12,700 AUD
Years 11 - 12 25,750 AUD 13,000 AUD
Boarding 17,300 AUD 8,650 AUD
St Paul's School  Annually per Semester
Years 1- 6 23,000 AUD 11,750 AUD
Years 7 - 12 28,000 AUD 14,250 AUD
Homestay 15,800 AUD 7,900 AUD