Overseas Student Enrolments


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Strathcona was founded in 1924 and is a day school for girls from Prep to Year 12. We are an independent, non-government school. The main campus is situated 11 km east of the city centre of Melbourne in Victoria. Our School has excellent, modern facilities and resources and our dedicated staff support students to achieve their maximum potential.

Strathcona Girls Grammar School is a registered provider (CRICOS No: 00577C) on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). Strathcona is registered to accept a limited number of overseas students studying on a student visa (sub-class 500) from Year 7 to Year 12. Strathcona requires Year 7 and 8 students or those under 13 years of age to be accompanied while living in Australia by a parent or close relative.  The minimum age for enrolment of an overseas student in homestay accommodation at Strathcona is 13 years of age. Some families applying from overseas hold either temporary or permanent residency visas. In these cases certain requirements such as accommodation and local support personship do not apply, although other enrolment requirements, for example English language proficiency, are still relevant.

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Learn About Strathcona

We invite you to experience Strathcona. Learn about our outstanding personal development programs and how our girls achieve to their fullest potential in all areas of life. With results in the top 2% of the state and limited places we invite you to view our Virtual Tour.

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Submit an Application for Enrolment Form

Please submit an Application for Enrolment form to be considered for your preferred year level of entry. Copies of your child’s Birth Certificate, Immunisation Record (Medicare Statement), Citizenship Documents (such as Passport, Visa or Certificate), School Reports and NAPLAN summaries. There is a $200.00 non-refundable, administrative fee associated with this submission for each student.

If you are experiencing any difficulties with the online application process, please click here to download a printable document.

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Good Things Come to Those That Wait

All applications are immediately placed on a Waiting List for your preferred year level of entry and you will receive confirmation of this from the Admissions Department. Please see our Enrolment Terms and Conditions for more information.

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Enrolment Interview

All enrolments are subject to a successful enrolment interview. The enrolment interview is an informal conversation where we hope to learn more about your daughter, her interests, hobbies and learning strengths. This interview also provides an opportunity for your family to learn more about our school values, offerings, expectations of our students and more.

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Letter Of Offer

Once the enrolment interview has been conducted, the School may be in a position to provide a Letter of Offer inviting your child and family to join our community. To accept this place, we require six month’s tuition prepaid and a non-refundable enrolment fee of $500.00 to be submitted, in addition to the completed paperwork, by the specified deadline.

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Preparing to Study in Australia

Once the Letter of Offer has been accepted, the school will support you as you prepare for your first day. This may include, raising a CoE, applying for a student visa, organising homestay arrangements (if necessary), preparing medical insurance and more. our International Student Manager is available to support you through this process.

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Welcome to Strathcona

Once the required payment and paperwork has been received and processed by our Admissions Department, we will send you a letter confirming your child’s enrolment. Congratulations and we thank you for choosing Strathcona Girls Grammar.

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Your Strathcona Start

Commencing at a new school signifies a time of growth and tremendous possibilities. Transition, therefore, is of fundamental importance for your child as it ensures they are fully supported as they continue or commence their learning journey with Strathcona. We will be in contact with you in the months leading up to Day 1 as your family prepares to join the School and also throughout the first few weeks of attendance. Many orientation opportunities exist for our new students and we are here to help.

  • Please review the 2024 Fee Schedule for overseas students
  • Places are offered to International Students subject to adequate levels of skill with English (see English Language Expectations for more information below).
  • Applications will be considered only after original copies of school reports, a copy of the student’s passport and evidence of English proficiency have been received.
  • Students are asked to undertake an Australian Education Assessment Services (AEAS) test which should be submitted with their completed application form.
  • If students are living in Australia they will be interviewed and selected according to academic performance and aptitude.
  • As there can be difficulties for International Students coping with a new academic environment, the School requires evidence that the student will be sufficiently strong in her performance to cope with the program on offer.

Students are asked to undertake an Australian Education Assessment Services (AEAS) test, or equivalent, which should be submitted with their completed application form.

Recommended AEAS Test Result Guidelines for Strathcona:

Entry Year Level

Minimum Application Score

Score recommended prior to commencement

Year 7

40 or higher

60 or higher
If not, 8 to 12 weeks language school may be required

Year 8

Year 9

60 or higher

80 or higher
If not, 4 to 8 weeks language school may be required

Year 10

Year 11

80 or higher

80 or higher
If not, 4 to 8 weeks language may be required

In accordance with relevant compliance, Strathcona has agreements and relationships with a number of International Student Agents in China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Korea and more, including:

Hong Kong

AEC Consultancy
1402, Causeway Bay Plaza 1, 489 Hennessy Road,
Causeway Bay Hong Kong
Email: enquiry@aecl.com.hk
WeChat: aec25986166

Raising International Education & Exchange Association (RIEEA)
Unit 5, 27/F Richmond Commercial Building 
109 Argyle Street
Mongkok, Kowloon
Email: raising.vip@gmail.com


Austar Group
Email dreamliu@austargroup.com 

ISES International Student Exchange Services
Room 1202, Greentech Tower, No.436 Hengfeng Rd., Shanghai 200070, China
E-mail lizzie.sun@isesedu.com

China Liuxuecity Co. Ltd.
1603, 16/F Block A
Dachong Commercial Center
No.9680 Shennan Avenue, Nanshan District, Shenzhen,
P.R. China
T : 400-696-6658 / +86-755-82794258/+86-755-23948811
F: +86-755 82793483 M:+86-15012896651 

J & J International Education (Shanghai) Co.
Suite B, Level 11, No.88 CaoXiBei Road
Charity Plaza, Shanghai PRC 200030
Email admin@jjintledu.com

GZL International Consultants Co. Ltd
13/F, Tower B, Sinopec Building
No. 191, Tiyu Road West,
Tianhe District, Guangzhou

Hwait International Education
Suite 3013, Level 30
No. 580,
Nanjing Road (West)
Shanghai 200041 CHINA
Email nelson.ni@hwait.com

Raising International Education &
Exchange Association (RIEEA)

2/F, Golden East Gate Hotel,Jin’e East Road
Yueyang Lou District,
Yueyang City
Hunan Province
Email raising.vip@gmail.com

Shanghai Sky Migration Service Co, LTD
Room 1203, No. 436,
Hengfeng Road, Jingán District
Shanghai, China
E-mail williamzhu@skymigration.com

Wise Business Consulting Co., Ltd
Room 1603, No. 319 Changde Road,
Shanghai, China  200040
Tel: 86-21-6249 6695   Email: admission@hq-edu.cn
Website: www.hq-edu.cn


Duc Anh A&T Com. Ltd (Agent)
54‐56 Tue Tinh Street
Hai Ba Trung District
Ph. 024 3971 6229

Hochiminh City:
172 Bui Thi Xuan St, District 1
Tel: 028 3925 3588


Duc Anh A&T Com. Ltd (Agent)
Iconic Building 2nd Floor, Phonxay village, Saysettha district,
Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR 
Phone 85620 59299359


AIDA International Pty Ltd
Shari Li
Suite G, 01
Ground Floor
26-28 Prospect Street
Ph 8429 1234
Email admin@aidme.com.au

AU EDU Express
Suite 1408, 530 Little Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

Ausun Education
1108-1109 125 Swanston Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
M: +61 0430038881 
P:+86 755 86539287    |   +86 400-00-51780
P:+86 755 86565469
Web: http://www.aoyangedu.com

J & J International Education P/L
Suite 206, 379-383 Pitt Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: 02 9261 8959

Lyu You Study International Pty Ltd
8 Bennett St, Deepdene Vic 3103
E: consultant@you-study.com.au
Tel: 0433 564 886 

Reagan & Co
Level 1, 1415 Toorak Road
Camberwell VIC 3124
Phone +61 3 9889 9718

S&W Consulting Group
Education and Migration Consulting
Level 12, 356 Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone +61 3 9629 6068 

Duc Anh A&T Com. Ltd (Agent)
Suite 9028, 276 Flinders Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone +61 452 363 168

If a student requires Strathcona to issue a Confirmation of Appropriate Accommodation and Welfare document (CAAW) as part of their visa application, they will be required to meet the following conditions for the entire period they are enrolled at Strathcona :

  • The student will be required to stay in homestay accommodation or with a relative (over 21 years of age) approved by the School, regardless of their age, for the entire period they are enrolled at the School.
  • The student will be required to have an approved local support person appointed by Strathcona for the entire period they are enrolled at the School regardless of age. This service is compulsory and not negotiable.

Overseas Students Marketing Policy

English Language Proficiency and Educational Qualifications Policy

Recognition of Prior Learning Policy

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Overseas Students Refund Policy

Younger Overseas Students Policy

Younger Overseas Students Accommodation Arrangements Policy

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Welfare and Accommodation Selecting, Screening and Monitoring Policy

Overseas Students Support Services Policy

Academic Support Policy

Overseas Student Transfers Policy

Monitoring Course Progress, Attendance and Duration Policy

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Unsatisfactory Course Progress or Attendance Policy

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Overseas Student Intervention Strategy Policy

Deferring, Suspending or Cancelling an Overseas Student’s Enrolment Policy

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Overseas Students Complaints Handling Policy

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Overseas Students Complaints Appeals Policy

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Overseas Students – Child Abuse risk reduction procedures

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Overseas Recruitment Policy 

Please note Strathcona cannot secure migration outcomes, this responsibility remains with the applicant’s family.  Strathcona takes pride in providing an exceptional education with every opportunity to learn and thrive, however, the School cannot guarantee successful educational outcomes through the delivery of a course. 

PLEASE NOTE: This is the application journey for international students and is relevant if your daughter is, or plans to, attend Strathcona on a 500 or similar visa. If you are planning to attend Strathcona on any other Residency or Visa situation, simply click here to find out how to apply as a domestic student.

Our Overseas Student Team is here to support your Strathcona start.

Strathcona has a team of dedicated, caring professionals from Admissions to commencement, to graduation and beyond. Our renowned Wellbeing Team ensure our overseas students are supported and cared for as part of your their educational journey and Australian experience.