STS High School 14–18 years of age

Instalment Plan

The programme fee is payable in 4 instalments.

  • 1st instalment – At the time of the conditional programme accept – a registration fee in accordance with the information in the programme details
  • 2nd instalment – 6 months before the start date of the departure period - 30% of the programme fee
  • 3rd instalment – 4 months before the start date of the departure period - 40% of the programme fee
  • 4th instalment – 2 months before the start date of the departure period - the remaining amount of the programme fee, insurance and any additional services or add ons. Any potential discounts/deductions will be specified on the final invoice.

Not included in the programme fee

Medical and Travel Insurance

All exchange students are required to have an insurance cover. STS offers a very comprehensive cover. If you prefer to purchase your own cover you will need to provide full details to STS for prior assessment and acceptance that the cover is suitable.


Return transport from home country to final destination is required. STS can assist you with arranging suitable transport.

Student visa application

Most Consulates charge application fees for their student visas. Some also require the students to travel to the Consulate for a personal interview. There may also be costs related to the issue and certification of official documents required for the studnet visa application. Contact us for more information.

Personal expenses while overseas

Personal expenses overseas include pocket money, mobile phone and internet, transportation to and from school, school lunches, language tuition if required, school uniform if required, club fees, toiletries, clothing, excursions and other travelling, excess luggage.

Cancellation insurance

For EU citizens STS offers an optional insurance cover which protects students who need to cancel for reasons of illness, serious injury or death of an immediate family member. For all participants a cancellation protection is available. The cost of the insurance or protection is to be paid with the first instalment in order to be valid.

Cancellation and refund policy

If cancellation is received more than 60 days before departure 50% of the programme fee is forfeited. Within 60 days of departure the cancellation fee is 75% of the programme fee. If at any stage it is felt by STS that a suitable placement cannot be offered the full amount paid will be refunded.