International and Offshore Students

We welcome applications from international and offshore students wishing to join St Leonard's College - Bayside's school of choice.

Application Process

An International/Offshore Student Application Form should be completed by all students (regardless of their residency status) where:

  • English is not their first language; and/or,
  • The language of instruction at their current school has not been exclusively English during the three years prior to applying; and/or,
  • They have not been educated in Australia for at least the last three years; and/or,
  • They are applying from outside of Australia.

Upon receipt of the completed International/Offshore Student Application for Enrolment, your child’s name will be added to the waiting list of those seeking entry in the year(s) and at the year level(s) nominated.

Please have the following documents available in support of your application:

A photocopy of the student’s birth certificate, passport, visa and/or Certificate of Citizenship

Certified and translated copies of the student’s two most recent school reports

A copy of the student’s AEAS test results or the date and venue where an AEAS test will be undertaken

Guardians should provide evidence of their authority to act as a guardian.

Copies of any additional education-related testing undertaken and any other information that will support the student’s application

An application fee of AU$300 is payable at the time of application

You will receive an email from the College confirming your application has been successfully submitted.

Please contact the Admissions Office on +61 3 9909 9500 should you have any questions about the application process.

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For more information on our application procedure and process, please download the below document. An International/Offshore Student Application Form is also available below.

International Agents

The College works with a number of international education agents to facilitate the smooth transition of international students into Australia and into their life at the College. To view a comprehensive list of the agents with whom we work, please click on the link below.

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International Fees

The St Leonard’s College international student fees and charges are detailed in the document below.

The school year is split into two semesters (study periods). Semester 1 comprises terms 1 and 2, and commences in late January and runs through to June with a holiday break in April. Semester 2 comprises terms 3 and 4, and commences in July and runs through to early December with a holiday break in September.

Tuition Fees are payable on confirmation of enrolment for the first two study periods of enrolment. All fees and charges are GST free.

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Program for Language Acquisition and Cultural Engagement (PLACE)

Our Program for Language Acquisition and Cultural Engagement (PLACE) supports students from non-English speaking backgrounds to transition from living and learning in their home country, to moving into mainstream classes at St Leonard’s College and life in Australia.

There are three interrelated elements of the program:

Student Induction

The induction process for international students commences after accepting a Letter of Offer. Contact will be established between the student, teaching and pastoral staff to facilitate a smooth transition into life at the College and settling into living and learning in Australia.


English as an Additional Language Classes (EAL) and ongoing learning support

The EAL program is scheduled as part of PLACE within the regular College timetable. During their program, students are assisted with the selection of subjects, attend assemblies, are a member of a Mentor Group and participate in the College’s wide range of cocurricular programs. International students also continue to receive support from their teachers until graduation, after which they automatically become an Old Collegian – the College’s alumni program.

As part of a student’s application, an AEAS test result is required. The result determines whether enrolment in the College’s English as an Additional Language program is required, and which macro skills might need to be concentrated upon, i.e. reading, writing, listening, speaking and vocabulary.


Mentor Program

Every student is part of a mentor group: a group of students who have regular contact with a pastoral teacher (their mentor) who focuses on each individual student according to their interests, abilities and potential for personal growth. Mentors work closely with their students daily and cultivate the pivotal staff-student-parent relationships for students to realise their potential as resilient learners and responsible citizens.

The College is deeply committed to creating an environment that supports the discovery of our students’ ‘intellectual character.’ We recognise the seriousness of our responsibility to regularly review who our students are becoming as thinkers and learners, as a consequence of their time at the College. St Leonard’s College is at the forefront of the latest research and education methods designed to teach students how to think effectively.

St Leonard’s College is a member of the University of Melbourne – Melbourne Schools Partnership International (MSPI)

Each year through our partnership, our high-achieving year 11 and 12 international students have the opportunity to be involved in several events at the University of Melbourne. These events educate our students on future study opportunities and motivate them to maximise their talents and abilities. MSPI also offers our international students the chance to meet with university staff to support their university selection and connect with current University of Melbourne students.


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