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International students - homestay


To assist schools establish suitable accommodation and welfare arrangements for international students enrolled in Education Queensland International (EQI) student programs.

Duration of program



EQI accredited state schools.

Allocation of funds

Allocation to each school is based upon student receipts and the issuance of a confirmation of appropriate accommodation and welfare letter for each student accommodated.

Payment details

PaymentDuring month ofProportion of allocation paid
On receipt of enrolment dataIn line with monthly payments100%

Data requirements

Data itemData sourceDue date
International enrolment confirmationsInternational Student Management SystemMonthly
Fee payment confirmationInternational Student Management SystemMonthly

Recoupment policy

Where a student exits a school's homestay arrangement, a recoupment of remaining appropriation funds may be undertaken.

How to apply

Queensland state schools can express interest to participate in International Student Programs (ISP) to EQI. The school accreditation process will consider matters such as, geographical location, accessibility, enrolment capacity and demand for places. The EQI ISP accreditation process is based on compliance with the Education Services for Overseas Student (ESOS) Act 2000 and National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Student 2018.

Eligible schools do not need to apply for this funding. Entitlements will be automatically calculated and processed based on international student data identified by EQI.

Further information

For further information please refer to the accommodation and welfare page on the EQI website or the contact details below.


Department of Education International
Telephone: 1800 316 540

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