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The Anglican Church of Australia Collegiate School of Saint Peter, trading as "St Peter's College" has a long tradition of accepting international students from across the globe.

Our international students have come from a wide range of countries, most notably in the Asia-Pacific region but also from parts of Europe, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.

The Australian Commonwealth Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) (formerly known as the Department of Immigration and Citizenship, DIAC) states that international students must have a valid visa for the duration of their studies in Australia. Most international students will require a student visa. There are several types of student visas. Student visa (subclass 500) is for international students applying to study in Australia in a primary, junior secondary or senior secondary school course.

St Peter's College is a registered provider?of education courses for international students on a student visa. Our CRICOS Provider Number is 01535E.?

The School is licensed to provide two courses to students on a student visa, being Junior Secondary (Years 8 to 10) and Senior Secondary (Year 11 and Year 12). The CRICOS website is www.cricos.deewr.gov.au. Our full course selection is available to students on other types of visas.

The type of visa determines whether the student is classified as a "Full-Fee Paying Overseas Student" (FFPOS) or whether they are charged domestic tuition fees. Students on a student visa (subclass 500) are classified as FFPOS.

Please contact the Admissions Manager if you are unsure about whether your subclass of visa attracts FFPOS status or domestic tuition fee charges. Please note that only Australian citizens and/or permanent residents are eligible to apply for scholarships at St Peter's College.

For more information on Visa information please click on the following link http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Stud.



St Peter's College accepts the following tests:

  1. Australian Education Assessment Services (AEAS).
    This test is suitable for boys aged 8-14 years old as well as boys aged 15 and older. The AEAS website in English is http://aeas.com.au/.

  2. The International English Language Testing Services (IELTS).
    This test is suitable for boys aged 15?and older. The IELTS website in English is http://www.ielts.org/.

  3. Test of English as a Foreign Language(TOEFL).
    This test is suitable for boys aged 15?and older. The TOEFL website in English is http://www.ets.org/toefl

  4. St Peter's College Testing.
    This test is only available to boys who are?in Adelaide. It is conducted in person at the School by the ESL Coordinator. An appointment must be made with the Admissions Manager. Parents/Guardians should allow an hour? and a half for the test. ?
  5. AEAS IELTS TOEFL
    Year 8 (Junior Secondary) 66 or above Band 4.5 or above 32 or above
    Year 9 (Junior Secondary) 66 or above Band 4.5 or above 32 or above
    Year 10 (Junior Secondary) 71 or above Band 5 or above 35 or above
    Years 11 and 12 - SACE (Senior Secondary) 76 or above Band 5.5 or above 46 or above
    Years 11 and 12 - IB (Senior Secondary) 81 or above Band 6 or above 60 or above

The enrolment process

Step One:Complete and submit the enclosed International Student Application for Admission form.

All applicants must firstly lodge a completed International Student Application for Admission form (refer to pages 9-11) and pay a non-refundable, non-transferable Application Fee of AUD100.00. Completion of this preliminary application for enrolment form is a prerequisite for admission,?but not a guarantee of admission.

Applicants must also submit the following documents with their preliminary application:

  1. A certified copy of the student's birth certificate. ?
  2. A colour photocopy of passport with photo, passport number and expiry date.
  3. A copy of the student's visa (only if already granted). ?
  4. A copy of the student's academic school reports in English for the last two academic years (only certified English translations will be accepted). ?
  5. Results of English Language proficiency testing (TOEFL, IELTS, AEAS all accepted) ?.
  6. Letter of reference or a statement of student behaviour and commitment towards studies from the student's current school Principal (provided in English or a certified English translation).

Download International Student Application Form.

Step Two: Processing of your application

Applications from students applying for a subclass 500 student visa are accepted for entry to Years 8, 9, 10, 11.

All applications for entry are assessed by the Admissions Manager with reference to the Deputy Headmaster/Head of Senior School, the Director?of Learning and Teaching Excellence and the ESL Coordinator. Recent school reports together with statements of behaviour and commitment to studies is considered with the results of English language testing.

Step Three: Formal Offers

The families of successful applicants will receive?a formal letter of offer and written agreement. The written agreement will provide details of the student's enrolment, will identify conditions of the enrolment, list the fees and payment dates and student welfare requirements. It is important that families consider all conditions of enrolment prior to acceptance of the School's offer.

Offers are often subject to completion of an intensive English language course in Adelaide and satisfactory progress with this course. Unsatisfactory progress can result in withdrawal of the offer of enrolment.

Step Four: Confirmation of Enrolment

As soon as the family has returned their completed and signed written agreement to the School, along with the payment of an enrolment fee and the first instalment of tuition fees, being payment of half of the year's fees and payment of the Overseas Student Health Cover (and Boarding Fees and International Baccalaureate Fees where applicable), the School can then issue a Confirmation of Enrolment which is needed for the student's application for a subclass 500 student visa.


Download International Student Handbook.

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