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Overseas Student Fees

International Student Boarding School Fees

The fee structure for overseas students studying at an Australian boarding school is different to the fee structure for local students for a number of reasons.

Boarding schools are required to follow government regulations in caring for and educating overseas students and there is also an extra cost associated with the need for English language development and/or cultural awareness programs.

Although there are no cheap boarding schools in Australia for international students there are some which are substantially less expensive than others. There is a certain cost involved in maintaining a boarding school student in Australia at a particular standard and this cannot be comprimised. However the tuition fee can vary and there can also be some difference in the boarding fee depending on the location and the services provided.

The following two examples outline the types of fees which can be expected for overseas students. The first example is a less expensive Catholic boarding school while the second example is one of Australia's top boarding schools in terms of reputation and status.

The examples show the combined amount for boarding and tuition for each year level.

Example 1 - Capitol City Catholic Boarding School Boarding & Tuition Fees for International Students

This example shows the tuition fees for a relatively inexpensive Catholic boarding school in cental Sydney. The location of this school means there there might be cheaper boarding schools but this has been provided as an example.


Year LevelAUD$ Boarding + Tuition Fee per Year
(International Students)
Years 7-12$47,800

Example 2 - Leading Melbourne Boarding School Boarding + Tuition Fees for International Students

This example shows the international student boarding and tuition fees at one of the leading Melbourne boarding schools. These fees would be similar to the fees for international students at most of the leading boarding schools in the larger capital cities.

Year LevelAUD$ Boarding + Tuition Fee per Year
(International Students)
Years 7-8$67,480
Year 9$68,880
Year 10 $70,680
Year 11 $68,880
Year 12 $68,880

These examples show the general range of what the cost of boarding schools in Australia might be for overseas students, although there would be some outside this range both cheaper and more expensive depending on exactly what is required.

Refine your search with the following links:

NSW / Sydney Boarding School Fees

VIC / Melbourne Boarding School Fees

QLD / Brisbane Brisbane Boarding School Fees




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