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Information for student exchange organisations

An International Secondary Student Exchange (ISSE) offers a cultural and educational experience for Queensland school high students.

It is a reciprocal program where students attend a high school in another country, while students from other countries study in Queensland. The maximum period for any exchange program is 12 months.

Students participating in a registered student exchange program are exempt from paying tuition fees.

These programs are offered by registered student exchange organisations.

Legislation

Schools and exchange organisations must meet State legislative requirements to obtain and maintain approval:

Application and change forms

All forms must be submitted electronically to internationalregistration@qed.qld.gov.au.

Contact us on (07) 3513 6748 if you do not receive an immediate email acknowledging receipt of your submission.

Applying for approval to provide an international secondary student exchange program in Queensland

Only registered student exchange organisations (SEO) can offer a high school student exchange program.

Both schools and not-for-profit organisations can apply to become an SEO:

For current SEOs

The following forms and processes apply to current SEOs.

Sending a student on exchange

Changing a student's exchange program

Update SEO details

Applying to renew an approval to provide an international secondary student exchange program in Queensland

Please be advised, applications to renew an approval must be made at least 3 months before the term of the approval ends.

Surrender of SEO approval

Contact us

For all school sector enquiries relating to secondary student exchange please: