Australia is a popular destination for international students due to the country’s cultural mix, affordability, quality of life and reputation for education excellence. As one of the country’s largest and most prosperous capital cities, Melbourne gives international students a taste of Australian life at its best.
International students in Years 7 to 12 at Melbourne Grammar School live alongside local boys from regional Victoria and other Australian states. Our boarders have the benefit of mixing with day students during the School day, and then forming close bonds with their fellow boarders after hours.
At Melbourne Grammar School, we classify all non-permanent residents as international students.
Enrolment for international students is only available from Years 7 to 12. Students must board at the School and must have a guardian who lives in Melbourne. The main enrolment intakes are in Wadhurst at Year 7 and Senior School at Year 9. Entry at all other year levels is dependent on vacancies in those levels.
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.
Applying from your Home Country
To make things easier for you, Melbourne Grammar School works with a number of education agents who can help you with your application. A list of the agents that are registered with the School can be found below.
The agent will assist you and arrange entrance testing with Australian Education Assessment Services (AEAS). They will then forward the AEAS test results and latest school reports to the School for consideration of an offer of a place. If a place is available, subject to satisfactory test results, a written offer of a place will be made.
On payment of fees as set out in the letter of offer, a Confirmation of Enrolment will be issued to enable the student to apply for a Student Visa.
The School will arrange health cover for the duration of the student’s schooling and can recommend suitable guardianship options, if required.
Applying within Australia
Students may sit for the AEAS testing with our agent in Australia, following the same procedure as outlined above for international students. In some instances students may apply for a student visa from within Australia.
The following Education Agents represent Melbourne Grammar School:
- Matthew Gan, ET Education Services Sdn Bhd, firstname.lastname@example.org
- aec Education Consultancy, email@example.com
- Asian Institute of Business and Communications (AIBC), firstname.lastname@example.org