Enrolment Process – International Students

We welcome all families considering St Scholastica's as the College of choice for their daughter’s international study experience. The presence of girls from across the globe enriches the culture and diversity of the College and builds ties that last a lifetime.


At St Scholastica's your daughter will find many friends to support her on her journey. The local students, as well as other international students, are very welcoming and enjoy the chance to get to know girls from different parts of the world. The teachers and support staff are committed to caring for each individual girl and understand how much courage it takes to study in a foreign land and in a foreign language.


How to Enrol

Please complete and submit an Application for Enrolment Form (on right) and attach the following documents:

  • Proof of your daughter’s English proficiency level (test certificate for IELTS, AEAS etc.)

  • Certified copies of your daughter’s school reports from her last two years at school and certified translations into English

  • Official examination certificates (translated into English)

  • A copy of your daughter’s birth certificate

  • A copy of your daughter’s Passport

  • Non-refundable application fee of $220


Please send completed Application Form, all necessary documentation and application fee to:

International Program Coordinator
St Scholastica's College

If your daughter’s application is accepted, the College will send a Letter of Offer and an invoice for fees. Tuition fees as stated on the invoice are due at least four weeks before commencing. The International Program Coordinator will send a receipt and Confirmation of Enrolment letter, which you will need when applying for a student visa at the Australian Embassy or High Commission.

English as a Second Language

Students must complete a 20 weeks minimum English language course prior to commencing at the College.  Final acceptance is conditional on an acceptable level of English proficiency, which will be ascertained by the College.  If further tuition in English language is considered necessary, students will be asked to extend their English language course.  The College reserves the right to alter the level of entry if further English instruction is necessary.

The Orientation Handbook for International Students can be accessed here (on right)

International Student Fees 2021

Our fees are in Australian Dollars and include 10% GST where applicable.

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Useful Websites:

Families may find the following Australian websites useful: 

Application fee

This fee accompanies the original application and is non-refundable.

Enrolment fee

This fee is payable on successful completion of the enrolment process and is non-refundable.

Tuition fee*

Includes resources.  This fee also covers English language assistance during studies.

Building fund

This is paid at the beginning of a student’s course and is non-refundable.

Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

Approximate cost per year, this is non-refundable


The College uniform is available from the uniform shop on campus.


A few courses require students to participate in overnight camps and/or retreats.  These additional costs are to be met by the student.

Open High School – available to students in Years 11 and 12 only.

Study at NSW School of Languages and Saturday School of Community Languages can be arranged at an additional charge upon acceptance of enrolment.

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* Refunds will not be given in the event of early departure.

Please note: 

  • If a student visa is denied, fees (except the application fee) will be refunded. 

  • The above fees are subject to change, but prior notice will be given where possible.


Boarding Fees 2021

Boarding fees are in addition to tuition fees and cover meals, accommodation and laundry.

Boarding fee*

This fee accompanies the original application.

Boarding bond

This fee is refunded at the scheduled point of departure or provided one term’s notice is given of intention to depart.

Boarding Activities (for Years 7-10)

This fee covers organised weekend outings.

Once Only Payment



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* Refunds will not be given in the event of early departure.

Please note: 

  • If a student visa is denied, fees (except the application fee) will be refunded. 

  • The above fees are subject to change, but prior notice will be given where possible.


Visit the Department of Immigration website for more general information.

Allow enough time to obtain a student visa before enrolling in an English language course, as the visa process can take a long time.

Health Insurance

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIABP) requires all holders of Student Visas to have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) during the time they are studying in Australia plus an additional 3 months longer than the visa.

Your daughter must obtain health insurance cover with a private health insurance provider, as she will not be covered by Australia’s national healthcare program. Overseas Student Health Cover will provide your daughter with Australia-wide access to health services.


Guardian Arrangements for Students Under 18 Years of Age

St Scholastica's is committed to the pastoral care of adolescents who are away from home.  International students under 18 years of age must have a guardian approved by the College. The guardian’s role is to supervise students, liaise with the school and report to parents on their daughter’s progress and any matters of concern.  The Guardian must reside in Sydney for the length of the student’s course and must be able to speak and understand English.

The guardian accepts full legal responsibility for the student while she is attending St Scholastica's College.

Students must have a guardian regardless of being a boarder or home-stay student.



All international students under 18 years old must live with a responsible adult over the age of 25.  If a student does not live with her guardian or in the Boarding school, she must live in an approved Homestay. 

Many international students studying at St Scholastica’s have relatives in Sydney who can assist with accommodation and guardianship.  However, students are not permitted to live independently with friends of a similar age.


Homestay families provide students with the opportunity to experience Australian culture and to practise their English. Families offer a room in their house, meals and a welcoming environment where your daughter can feel comfortable and secure.

Please contact our International Program Coordinator for details regarding Homestay (

Student Support

International students must comply with certain conditions to retain their student visa. To assist them, the International Program Coordinator monitors students’ attendance, academic progress and Overseas Student Health Cover. 

Students must attend at least 80% of classes for each term or semester and achieve satisfactory academic results.

If a student gives cause for concern, she is counselled and an official warning letter is given to her, her guardian and, if thought necessary, her parents. If the warning is ignored, immigration authorities would be notified in accordance with The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIABP) requirements.

The College also has conditions of enrolment and these are set out on the Application for Enrolment form.


Contact International Program Coordinator

Ms Dianne Quarmby
International Program Coordinator
St Scholastica’s College
4 Avenue Road
Glebe NSW 2037