International students can study at the School from Year 7 to Year 12, completing their Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) in the final two years. We offer a broad curriculum across English, Mathematics, Science, Languages, the Arts and Sport, complemented by a rich programme of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. The School enjoys a strong heritage of academic excellence, and every student is encouraged to fulfil his potential.
Pastoral care is an important aspect of life in the boarding house – our international students build a strong network of connections with other boarders, local students, teaching staff, their residential assistants and their Heads of House. Students are encouraged to maintain close connections with their families, and there are opportunities during each term for students to travel home.
International students must board at the School and must have a guardian who lives in Melbourne.
The main enrolment intakes are at Year 7 (Wadhurst, aged 11–13) and Year 9 (Senior School, aged 14–15). Admission at other year levels is dependent upon a place becoming available.
Originally from Hong Kong, Enoch Chan (OM 2014) joined Melbourne Grammar School as a boarder in 2011. He was involved in many aspects of School life, including his role as Captain of Perry House in his final year. In 2015, he commenced a Bachelor of Science at the University of Melbourne. Here, he talks about his experience as a boarder at Melbourne Grammar School.
To apply for entry from your home country, families should download an application form from the School website, complete it and return it to the Admissions Department. Along with the completed application form, you will need to supply your son’s latest school reports and results of the entrance test administered by Australian Education Assessment Services (AEAS).
For more information on AEAS testing, please contact the Admissions Office or one of our education agents in South-East Asia – their details are listed below. They may be able to assist you with your application and help to you arrange the test. Once your application is complete, the agent will forward the relevant documents to the School for consideration.
Once your application has been received, the student’s results and school reports will be assessed for suitability. International students may also need to attend an interview with the Head of Boarding.
If the application is successful, you will be sent a letter of offer. Upon payment of the fees outlined in the letter of offer, you will be issued a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) so that you can apply for a student visa. The School will arrange health cover for the duration of the student’s schooling (Course Length). In some instances, students may be able to apply for a student visa from within Australia.
The School can recommend suitable guardianship options, if required.
To help new students feel at home, a comprehensive orientation programme takes places at the beginning of the school year.
Melbourne Grammar School works with a number of education agents in South-East Asia. Agents can assist you with your application, arrange Australian Education Assessment Services (AEAS) entrance testing and help to submit your application. The following education agents represent Melbourne Grammar School abroad:
Matthew Gan, ET Education Services Sdn Bhd
AEC Education Consultancy
Asian Institute of Business and Communications (AIBC)