Each year Geelong Grammar School welcomes overseas students from all parts of the world.  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.

If you are applying from outside Australia and do not hold Australian citizenship or permanent residency, please note there are specific enrolment procedures that you need to follow.

The Steps to Enrolment


For a complete overview of the overseas student enrolment process, please refer to the Enrolment Policy.  This should be read in conjunction with the Conditions of Entry and Business Notices, and Addendum to Conditions of Entry for Overseas Students’

The Overseas Student Handbookalso 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.


Third-Party Education Providers

GGS may offer language courses through the Victorian School of Languages, and music tuition through Virtual Schools of Victoria if the course cannot be taught by School employees. This course is facilitated by GGS but assessed by the third-party education provider.  Overseas students typically use these services in Year 11 and Year 12; however it is available to all student year levels.


Overseas Student Fees and Term Dates


Please click here for Term Dates and Holiday breaks.

To download information on the overseas fees and charges for Geelong Grammar School and Conditions of Entry, please click on the below.

Corio Campus and Timbertop - 2020 Overseas Students Fee Schedule
Toorak Campus – 2020 Overseas Students Fee Schedule
Bostock House – 2020 Overseas Students Fee Schedule

Conditions of Entry

For Deferral, Suspension and Cancellation policies, please refer to the Addendum to Conditions of Entry for Overseas Students’


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