We have been welcoming overseas students to our School for more than 100 years, with our first students coming from New Zealand followed by students from South East Asia in the 1940s. We currently care for the education of students from more than 15 different countries.  We encourage you to watch the above video which was created by a group of Year 11 students capturing a typical day as a boarder at our Corio Campus.

Each year, graduating Geelong Grammar School students gain entry into some of the world’s most prestigious universities, including:

  • Harvard, Princeton, Stanford and Yale in the United States
  • Oxford, Cambridge, Central Saint Martins and Edinburgh in the United Kingdom
  • Melbourne, Sydney, Monash and the Australian National University (ANU) in Australia

Our Campuses and Locations

We are Australia’s largest co-educational boarding school with over 1,500 students enrolled at our School, 850 of these are boarding students.  We offer places for overseas students from Prep to Year 12 across our four specialist campuses.  Each campus offers a unique, special and supportive Australian education experience.

Bostock House Campus

Early Learning Centre (ELC) to Year 4

Bostock House is a relatively small primary campus located in the leafy Geelong suburb of Newtown

Toorak Campus

Early Learning Centre (ELC) to Year 6

Toorak Campus is also a primary campus, offering a state-of-the-art learning environment located in Toorak, one of Melbourne’s most prestigious inner city suburbs.

Corio Campus

Middle School: Year 5 to Year 8 

Senior School: Year 10 to Year 12

Set on 245-hectares of magnificent grounds on the edge of Corio Bay.  Our Corio Campus is like a small village safely nestled away from the city.  It is located 15 minutes from Geelong, approximately one hour from Melbourne Airport and 50 minutes from the Melbourne city centre. 

Timbertop Campus

Year 9

Timbertop is approximately three hours by car to Melbourne city centre.  Our campus sits in a secluded valley in the foothills of the Victorian Alps, a beautiful, calm country area that spans almost 300 hectares, located between the small town of Mansfield and the alpine resort of Mount Buller.

The Steps to Enrolment


STEP ONE – Contact Us

We would welcome the opportunity to discuss availability of places for your child and to help you discover whether GGS is the right choice for you. Please get in touch with the relevant Campus to discuss. 

STEP TWO – Apply Online

To apply for a place at our School, you need to complete the online application:


When applying you will be asked to:

  • complete the application form
  • supply a copy of birth certificate, passport and visa grant notice
  • supply Australian English Assessment Standard (AEAS) test report (if applicable) and most recent school reports
  • supply any medical or related health professional reports

STEP THREE – Enrolment Interview

We will get in touch with you to confirm your application and to schedule an interview one to two years prior to the intended date of entry. If possible, both the parents and the student should attend the interview.

STEP FOUR – Offer of a Place

An enrolment offer may be made if a place is available and if the student is at the required level of English language proficiency, either by passing the AEAS test or by attending an English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS).

To accept an enrolment offer, you will be asked to pay a non-refundable enrolment fee and obtain Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).

STEP FIVE - Congratulations

Once the acceptance process is complete, a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) form and a Confirmation of Appropriate Accommodation and Welfare (CAAW) letter will be sent to you (unless the student will reside with an approved relative). 

For a complete overview of the overseas student enrolment process, please refer to the Enrolment Policy. 

The Overseas Student Handbook contains enrolment information to assist families when considering our School.

Minimum level of English language proficiency

All overseas students applying to enter the School in Year 5 and above and who do not have English as their first language are required to sit an approved English Language Proficiency Test which is administered by the Australian Education Assessment Services (AEAS)

For student applications from Prep to Year 4, testing is not required.  The AEAS test can often be done in your home country.

Our School has minimum requirements for the English Language Proficiency Test prior to entry.  This is outlined below:

Entering Year Level

AEAS Score

Prep to Year 4


Year 5 to Year 6


Year 7 to Year 9


Year 10 to Year 12



An enrolment offer can only be made when a prospective student has reached the required level of English language proficiency, either by passing the AEAS test requirements or by attending an English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS) at Avalon College.  Avalon College is located within a short distance from the Corio Campus.

Overseas Student Fees and Term Dates


Please click here for Term Dates and Holiday breaks.

Please refer to the Enrolments section of the website for the latest fee schedules.


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