Study abroad program

The study abroad program is a 10 week study program which gives you the opportunity to experience the Australian way of life while attending a Northern Territory Government school and staying in homestay accommodation with a local family.

You can participate in the program with a visitors visa which allows you to stay for up to 12 weeks.

You can choose from a wide range of subjects and take part in other school activities such as sporting programs


Fees are calculated pro rata, based on the normal tuition fee for a full fee paying international student.

For example, the fee for a student undertaking a 10 week study abroad program in Year 10 to 12 would be $250 per week ($2500 total).

This excludes homestay fees. 

Read more about government school fees for international students.

Read more about living in a homestay.

Entry requirements

Applications are considered on a case by case basis.

You must still be enrolled in a school in your home country and intend to return home on the completion of the program.

You must provide evidence of your level of English language competency.

How to apply

To apply go to enrol in a government school.


For more information contact international education services by either:

  • phone:  +61 8 8901 1336
  • mail: International Services, Department of Education. PO Box 4821, Darwin, NT 0801 Australia.

Last updated: 25 September 2015


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