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Excellent Academic Outcomes, Facilities and a Supportive Learning Environment
Concordia College is a leading co-educational school in Adelaide, South Australia, with around 1375 students from Early Learning Centre (ELC) to Year 12.
Founded in 1890, Concordia is conveniently located in Highgate, just 5km (10 minutes) from Adelaide city centre and 20 minutes from Adelaide International Airport. Located on a single campus, Concordia College offers contemporary and innovative learning spaces set in leafy landscaped grounds.
As an International Baccalaureate World School, we believe in the value of an international education and the importance of developing a global mindset, and have been welcoming international students for around 60 years.
We have high expectations of our students and offer a challenging and engaging program of learning. Concordia’s Senior School academic program builds on the International Baccalaureate Programme offered in the Middle School. Students choose from a broad range of subjects as part of a well-balanced curriculum, which enables them to gain the IB Diploma or the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) on completion of Year 12.
Students have access to a wide range of educational and co-curricular opportunities, including specialist programs in music, STEM and sport.
Many of our students achieve excellent academic outcomes, preparing them for entry into top universities both in Australia and overseas.
Concordia College welcomes international students from Year 8 onwards.
To apply for a place at Concordia College, the following must be submitted:
- Application for Enrolment form
- Copy of the student’s passport
- Copy of the student's most recent school report, translated into English if necessary
- AEAS Test Report (if applying from overseas)
Offer of Enrolment
If successful, an offer of enrolment will be made in writing. To accept the offer, the completed Acceptance of Enrolment form and enrolment deposit will need to be received by the due date to confirm the position. An electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) and, if Concordia is arranging homestay, a Confirmation of Appropriate Accommodation and Welfare (CAAW) letter will then be issued to enable you to apply for your student visa.
English Preparation Course (ELICOS)
Students applying for enrolment at Concordia College who do not speak English as their first language may be required to complete an English preparation course. The length of time required at language school will be determined by the AEAS Test Report. Students are required to maintain good attendance and a good work ethic whilst at language school. It is recommended that students reside in Concordia homestay whilst attending language school.
All students are required to meet with the Head of School prior to commencement. At the same time, students will usually have a tour of the College and a uniform shop appointment.
International student fees for the 2020 school year are as follows. Tuition fees and other charges are subject to change and may vary from year to year.
|Year Level||Year 7||Year 8||Year 9||Year 10||Year 11||Year 12|
|Total Compulsory Fees
|IB Diploma Fee (if applicable)||$1,500||$1,500|
|Total including IBDP (per year)||$28,790||$28,790|
International students may lodge an enrolment application directly with Concordia College or through an education agent. If you require assistance with your enrolment, you are welcome to contact any of our official education agents.
- International Student Brochure
- Deferment, Suspension and Cancellation Policy and Practice
- International Student Support Personnel
- Refund Policy
For further information or assistance with your application, contact Steve Eden, International Student Enrolments by email or phone on +61 8 8272 0444.
Support for International Students
We typically have around 30 international students, providing excellent opportunities for language learning and cultural assimilation.
Accommodation and Welfare
As a condition of the student visa, students under 18 years of age are required to have guardian. Unless the student is living with a parent or approved relative, the Principal will usually assume guardianship for students under 18 years of age.
Concordia College requires that international students either live with a relative or in College-approved homestay accommodation for the duration of their enrolment.
Concordia has an established homestay partnership with Happy Homestay Adelaide and most of these homes are within easy reach of the College or direct bus routes. Homestay families provide a welcoming and supportive environment as well as all meals. The student is encouraged to be part of the family, joining in activities such as sport and other family outings.
English Language Support
English language support is provided as part of enrolment for international students.
The EAL teacher at Concordia College is responsible for providing academic support for international students.
The Principal (or delegate) travels overseas each year to meet with parents of current and prospective students.
StudyAdelaide is a locally funded South Australian organisation providing invaluable information about South Australia that supports international students seeking to live and study in Adelaide.
We would encourage international students and their parents who are considering to live and study in Adelaide to visit the StudyAdelaide website where information is readily available in printed and digital formats.
The following link would be most valuable as it provides updated information on living costs, transport, health and safety, food and culture:
The Australian Government wants International students in Australia to have a safe, enjoyable and rewarding place to study. Australia has developed a National Code that promotes quality education and consumer protection for International Students. Known as the ESOS framework it includes the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000 and the National Code 2018.
A comprehensive fact sheet is available at InternationalEducation.gov.au