International enrolments

A world-class education in a safe corner of the earth

St Michael’s Collegiate welcomes international students. Sharing cultures and experiences enables understanding, acceptance and forms deep friendships among our young women.

Our international students are offered academic excellence, a nurturing environment, individual development and the opportunity to develop their English language abilities.

The Hobart lifestyle

Collegiate is located in the city of Hobart in Tasmania, Australia's southernmost state. Tasmania is home to nearly half a million residents and has a relaxed and welcoming lifestyle. The School is fortunate to offer world-class education in a safe and friendly community. Visitors love our pristine wilderness, gourmet food and wine, historic architecture, unique wildlife and the world-renowned MONA, the Museum of Old and New Art.

As well as a convenient inner-city location, the School enjoys idyllic grounds and ample green space for student well-being. We are only a few minutes walk from the CBD, the vibrant waterfront precinct and the legendary Salamanca Market.

The Boarding House is in the leafy gardens of the Senior School campus. It provides a safe, caring and supervised environment for international students while they are studying and making friends at Collegiate.

Discover more about Tasmania here.

International student enrolment procedures

Please contact the Collegiate enrolment team who can assist with English language assessment and visa requirements, or one of our approved international enrolment agents.

Step 1

Complete the International Student Expression of Interest Form and forward it by email to Collegiate or to your international enrolment agent. Include your daughters two latest school reports and a copy of her passport.

We will request that your daughter complete an AEAS test to assess her academic level, and English language abilities, after we receive the form.

Step 2

Collegiate will assess the application, school reports and AEAS results and if accepted, issue to you (or your agent) the Offer of Place, containing all enrolment details.

Step 3

When you accept the place and pay the enrolment fee, you will receive an electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE) and details of welfare arrangements to assist you with your visa application.

Step 4

After the visa has been granted, you can make your daughter’s flight booking. Please view our yearly term dates and confirm with the Enrolment team what date your daughter will arrive in Hobart. As soon as your daughter’s flight bookings are confirmed please notify Collegiate by email.

Step 5

On arrival at Hobart Airport, your daughter will be met by the Director of Boarding (or her representative) and transported to the Boarding House at Collegiate School. School uniform and books will be arranged and an orientation session of the school campus.

She will be given a Personal English Assessment to determine her English level and will meet with the Educational Counsellor to select her subjects. The Principal will interview your daughter and she will be introduced to her House Dean and Mentor, and be given her class timetable. On-going support of your daughter is provided by the Director of Boarding, the International Student Coordinator and the Head of Senior School, or Middle School.

Policies and conditions of enrolment

The Offer of Place letter in Step 2 above, contains details of Collegiate’s international student conditions of enrolment, international student visa regulations and code of conduct, international student refund policy and international student enrolment agreement.

International students and their parents are required to read Collegiate's other policies and reports.

Important information for international students

The Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) Levy is required by the Commonwealth Government and is payable prior to commencement at the School. Students must maintain OSHC for the period covered by their visa. The School arranges OSHC on a 12 monthly basis, and the levy is added to your daughter’s school fees each year. For further information, please refer to the website.

The Australian Government, Department of 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. For further information, please refer to the website.

The Australian Government wants overseas students in Australia to have a safe, enjoyable and rewarding place to study. Australia’s laws promote quality education and consumer protection for overseas 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. Parents and Students should make themselves familiar with this framework. For further information, please refer to the website.

The Overseas Students Ombudsman investigates complaints about problems that overseas students may have with their private education and training in Australia. Overseas students or family or friends of overseas students who are concerned about a problem a student is having can contact the Ombudsman. The Overseas Student Ombudsman is independent and impartial. For further information, please refer to the website.

Quick Links

International Student Compliance 

National Code (PDF)

ESOS School Policies (webpage)

Overseas Students Ombudsman (PDF) 

International Student Downloads 

2020 Boarding House dates (PDF)

International Student Expression of Interest Form (PDF)

Boarding Flyer (PFD)


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