The EQI Primary School program is for students who want to come to Queensland to study in Prep to Year 7.
Students participate in the Queensland Primary School curriculum, which is taught by world-class teachers in small classroom groups. EQI Primary Schools encourage a global perspective and promote a safe and friendly learning environment for all students. EQI Primary School students who are from a non-English speaking background also receive quality EAL/D support, delivered by specialist EAL/D teachers.
General information about the EQI Primary School program can be found in the EQI Primary School Program (PDF, 2.6 MB).
EQI Primary Schools
Government Primary Schools which support international education in Queensland are called EQI Primary Schools.
- Burpengary State School
- Jindalee State School
- Kelvin Grove State College
- Mitchelton State School
- North Lakes State College
- Sunnybank State School
- Whites Hill State College
Find out more information about EQI Primary Schools, view their profiles.
Students in Prep to Year 7 can enter the EQI Primary School program based on the following conditions:
- The minimum program period is six months in duration
- Students in Prep to Year 6 may commence at the beginning of any school Term
- Students in Year 7 may commence or at the beginning of Term 1 or 2 only
EQI Primary School students must reside with a close family relative, as defined by Division 1.2 of Migration Regulations. These regulations define a close family relative as:
- A parent or step-parent
- An aunt or an uncle
- A Grandparent or step-Grandparent
EQI will closely monitor the residency status of the close family relative to ensure continuous care and support of the student.
Guidance Officer and International Student Coordinator
Every EQI Primary School has a dedicated Guidance Officer and International Student Coordinator. These support staff are trained to provide advice about study options and student matters including extra curricular activities, health and personal matters.
It is the International Student Coordinator's number one priority to ensure that EQI Primary School students experience quality outcomes from their EQI Primary School program.
More information about program fees.
Full Terms and Conditions can be found in the International Student Program Application Form (PDF, 1 MB).
Translations for the International Student Agreement terms and conditions are available in the following languages –
- English (PDF, 715 KB)
- Chinese Simplified (PDF, 760 KB)
- Chinese Traditional (PDF, 1.2 MB)
- German (PDF, 730 KB)
- Italian (PDF, 697 KB)
- Japanese (PDF, 1.7 MB)
- Korean (PDF, 1.1 MB)
- Portuguese (PDF, 695 KB)
- Spanish (PDF, 697 KB)
- Vietnamese (PDF, 756 KB)
All international students must hold a valid student visa for the duration of their studies. Information about the protection a student visa provides: ESOS Framework (PDF, 42 KB).
Apply for a EQI Primary School
To apply, use the following Application Form: