Foundation Year

IES Foundation Year

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IES reserves the right to vary this fee schedule at any time. These fees are current from 1 October 2019. Due to the impact of COVID-19, IES will not be increasing thier fees in 2020.

Fees are not subject to change once a student has been offered a place in a particular program.

Program Extended Standard Express
Tuition Fees $31,000 $26,300 $22,700
Administration (includes access to computers, library and laboratory facilities and application fees) $ 2,900 $ 2,900 $ 2,900
Total $33,900 $29,200 $25,600
Fees are payable in two installments:
1st installment is payable upon acceptance of a place $16,950 $14,600 $12,800
2nd installment is payable by the end of the 1st week of semester 2 $16,950 $14,600 $12,800

The first instalment of fees is paid as part of the Acceptance Fees which also includes OSHC, and initial accommodation and airport pick up costs where applicable. Acceptance fees are outlined in the Letter of Offer and must be paid in order to secure enrolment. This allows the enrolments team to then issue the electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE) which is required by the student to proceed with applying for a student visa.

The second instalment should be paid by the end of the first week of semester 2 of the Foundation Year program.

Temporary Residents do not pay fees in advance according to the above schedule, for more information contact the Enrolments Office at

Other Costs

Textbook/resources levy* $400 for the Foundation Year program
Resource fee for EPP students* An additional charge of $100 per 10 week block applies for EPP students (Lost resources will be replaced at students own cost)
Biology field trip Fee Students who choose Biology are required to attend a field trip during their studies at a cost of $200 per student.
Health Insurance+ $609 minimum (12 months, single)
Airport reception^
Initial arrival
Mid/semester break
$135 per person (single trip)
$160 per person (return)
Homestay placement fee (AHN) $290
Homestay Rates (AHN) Homestay
$310/week for U18's, $290/week for over 18's including 24/7 Helpline and Homestay Insurance;
Special dietary requirements may incur an extra fee.
Reprint of the Qualification or Statement of Attainment $10 (plus postage if applicable)

*Note: Lost Text Books/Manuals will be replaced at student's own cost.
^Airport reception is compulsory for students under 18 years only. Students 18 years and over and not required to use this service.
+ Health Cover: All international students are required to have health cover for the duration of their student visa. The Overseas Student Health Cover payment will be included with the first instalment of fees. If students have already taken out health cover, this should be indicated on the application form, including the date it expires. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that health cover extends to the end of the student visa. If health cover lapses, a student's enrolment may be withdrawn with no entitlement to a refund.

For information on the general cost of living in Brisbane, click here to view our Living in Brisbane page.

Payment of fees can be made by Bank Draft to International Education Services Ltd, or via electronic transfer to the following account:

Commonwealth Bank,

Beaudesert Branch,

Account Name: International Education Services Ltd

BSB: 064 400

Account Number: 1007 6403.

Swift Code: CTBAAU2S

IES' refund policy can be found here