International Enrolments


International Enrolments

Each year there are a limited number of vacancies for International Students at Scotch College (CRICOS 00615B). Enrolment of an International Student is dependent on parents accepting specific conditions of enrolment.

Our International Education Agents

2024 International Student Handbook

International Students are those students who are not Australian Citizens or Permanent Residents of Australia. The process for admission of International Students is in keeping with immigration legislation and procedures.

A list of relevant College policies can be found here: Policies & Reports.

The stages of admission for International Enrolments are as follows:


All applicants are required to complete and lodge an Application for Admission Form and submit the following documents with their application:

  • Certified photocopy of passport
  • Most recent School Report
  • Results of any public examinations
  • Reference letter from current school
  • English test results are preferable and will assist with your application


English Language Testing

It is highly recommended that International students sit the IELTS/AEAS or equivalent.  Other forms of testing may also be considered but these must be approved by the Principal.

The results of the IELTS/AEAS or equivalent test will be sent to Scotch College, with a recommendation of the number of weeks required to study Intensive English prior to the student commencing at Scotch College.


Formal Offers of Admission

An offer of admission will generally be made on or after 1 March in the year preceding entry. Acceptance of a place of admission requires International applicants to complete and sign the following documents:

  • Confirmation of Place
  • Enrolment Agreement
  • Health and Personal Details Form
  • Declaration of Understanding
  • Confirmation of Guardianship


Payment of Fees

International Students are required to pay one semester’s tuition and annual boarding fees in advance. Scotch College will then issue the Applicant with a Confirmation of Enrolment Form and Welfare Statement which will enable the Applicant to apply for a student visa (Schools Visa – subclass 500).


Health Cover

International Students are required to have Overseas Student Health Cover with Allianz. Payment for health cover must be made in advance.



All International students on a Student Visa, regardless of age, are required to have a Guardian who acts on behalf of their parents. The Guardian may be a relative or friend of the student living in Adelaide, over the age of 21.

Guardians must be known to be responsible and of good character, and agree that they can comply with Guardian arrangements set out by the College. They must reside in Adelaide and speak and read in English and the student’s first language.


Culture & Language Immersion Program

International students require an adequate command of English. Scotch College offers a Cultural and Language Immersion Program (CLIP) where students attend until they reach an appropriate level of English so they can join mainstream classes.

While EAL/D (English as an Additional Language or Dialect) support is available in the Middle School years there is a EAL/D specific class in Year 10.  EAL/D is offered in Years 11 and 12 and counts towards International Students University entrance (SACE).




Scotch College can recommend the student to a local homestay provider who we know provide a cost-effective living option for students, offering families peace of mind that their children will be safe and well supported throughout their schooling in Australia. All approved Homestay families are located close to the school with numerous transportation available.

Our homestay families are also located close to the many attractions Adelaide has to offer. Students are provided with a private area to sleep and study, three meals per day, company and care, with the added support of a 24 hour/7 day a week phone number to support students with homestay issues. The International Student Coordinator is also available to support students in homestay with academic advice and support.

On-Site Boarding House

The Rosevear Boarding Precinct strives to make residential life a positive experience for all students by providing a care system, which recognises the individual and provides a caring family-like environment. This relationship is based on trust, cooperation and open communication. We accept Boarding students from Year 7 to Year 12.

Boarders have morning and evening meals in the Boarders Dining Room located in Torrens Park House. Overlooking the botanic park-like grounds of the campus, this provides a picturesque setting for eating and socialising. During the week, midday meals are collected from the kitchen adjacent to the Boarder’s Dining Room. Food is prepared by our internationally trained chef, and is nutritious, varied and delicious.

The Heads of Boarding arrange regular outings for the boarding students throughout the year.

Director of Admissions
Carrie Cousar


08 8274 4209