How to Apply
Applications to Prince Alfred College can be made in two ways;
Additional copies can be found here or requested via the Contact Us page on our website.
It is recommended the parents or guardians of overseas students contact the Manager, Student Recruitment prior to lodging an application to determine the availability of places. To proceed with an application Overseas students are required to forward the following:
- a completed Application Form and Application Fee;
- copies of the student’s two most recent school reports;
- copies of any certificates of public examinations (where applicable);
- copies of AEAS test results (where available)
- a letter of reference from the student’s current or most recent school Principal is also required if the student’s reports do not record student behaviour or commitment to studies;
- written evidence of proficiency in English as a second language;
- photocopy or scanned copy of passport page with name, photo identification, passport number and expiry date;
- details of the student’s extracurricular involvement.
Where the above documents are not in English certified translations in English are required, with necessary costs to be met by the applicant.
An application for enrolment can only be processed when all of the above has been received by the Manager, Student Recruitment.
Assessment procedures include an evaluation of reports from previous schools and of English language proficiency. In cases where reports are not available or are inconclusive for any reason, the School may require relevant testing of the applicant to assess the application.
Prior to offering a place at the College, applicants will be interviewed, either in person or by telephone. We may also contact your son’s current Principal, but will not do so without your prior consent. Having considered all records and any further information which may be requested, the Headmaster of the College will make the final decision on the acceptance of any overseas student into the College.
Receiving an Offer
If a place in the College is available, we will forward a Letter of Offer and invoices for payment of the Confirmation Fee (AU$1000.00), Overseas Student Health Cover Levy, the first year of Tuition and Boarding fees. A Student Enrolment Agreement and other documents will be also be forwarded.
The copy of the Letter of Offer and other documents, as requested in the Letter of Offer, must be signed and returned to the School with your fee payments.
Upon receipt of the required documents, signed by both parents, and the associated fees, we will send you an electronic Confirmation of Enrolment Certificate which is required for your son’s application for a Student Visa.
Overseas Student Health Cover
The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) now requires all visa applicants to provide evidence of Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the proposed duration of their visa. Accordingly, the School will now arrange cover for all overseas students for the entire length of that student's course of study + three months, as required by Commonwealth Government legislation. This levy must be paid in full prior to the School issuing the electronic Confirmation of Enrolment form required for the visa application.
The OSHC Levy paid prior to commencement is not refunded by the School. The responsibility for seeking any refund from the medical insurance authority lies with the student.
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Living in Australia
The Australian Government, Department Immigration and Citizenship Living in Australia web pages contain information and publications about life in Australia, and links to government settlement services including help learning English. These pages also provide information about Australian values and the cultural diversity of Australia’s people. Study Adelaide is also a useful website www.studyadelaide.com for students considering study here.
ESOS and The National Code
The Australian Government wants International students in Australia to have a safe, enjoyable and rewarding place to study. Australia’s laws promote quality education and consumer protection for international students. These laws are known as the ESOS framework and they include the Education Services for Overseas (ESOS) Act 2000 and the National Code 2007. Families and Students should make themselves familiar with this framework.
Prince Alfred College Policies for International Students