At Concordia College, we have been welcoming students from overseas for more than 60 years.
As an International Baccalaureate World School (ELC-Year 10), we value international education, believing it is important for our students to develop a global mindset. We provide a challenging and engaging learning program that offers more than just academic excellence. Students explore the possibilities that STEM, Arts, Media, Food Technology and Music may present in their pathway into top (Group of Eight) Australian and international universities.
Concordia College boasts two Primary School campuses, one in the leafy suburb of Highgate (CRICOS Provider Code 00360J) and the other in the picturesque foothills of Blackwood (CRICOS Provider Code 04084C). Both campuses build the foundation and preparedness for Middle School where students further explore and consider a range of subjects to select to complete the SACE (South Australian Certificate of Education) in Senior School.
International students are welcomed at all year levels, based on enrolment availability. Students under the age of 14 must live with a parent or legal custodian or a suitable relative.
Your child will have access to extraordinary learning opportunities within our co-educational school settings, offering excellent modern facilities and innovative learning.
With our Middle and Senior School situated 10 minutes from the Adelaide city centre, Concordia College brings students closer to universities and other educational opportunities.
How to Apply
To apply for enrolment at Concordia College, you must submit:
- An online International Student Application for Enrolment form
- A copy of the student’s passport
- A copy of the student’s academic school reports from the past two years, translated to English if necessary
- A copy of a recognised English language assessment (if applying from overseas)
If your child is successful, we will provide a Letter of Offer. A signed completed Letter of Acceptance and deposit will need to be received by the due date to confirm the position.
An electronic Confirmation of Enrolment and, if Concordia is accepting guardianship responsibility and arranging homestay, a Confirmation of Appropriate Accommodation and Welfare letter, will be issued to allow you to apply for your student visa.
3. English Preparation Course (ELICOS)
If English is not your child’s first language, they will be required to complete an English language preparation course. An approved English language assessment will determine the duration of time required at language school, where students need to demonstrate appropriate attendance and course achievement.
The school Principal will meet your child before commencement at Concordia and coordinate with the Head of International Student Programs for your child to tour the College, attend a uniform fitting and collect stationery.
Our tuition fees and other charges may vary from year to year. Prices are in Australian dollars (AUD).
2023 International Student Fees
|Course Duration |
(plus term breaks)
|Year Level||Year 7||Year 8||Year 9||Year 10||Year 11||Year 12|
The use of an education agent is recommended as they will assist in preparing your visa application. If you do not have an education agent, you are welcome to contact one from our list of official education agents.
Support for International Students
Accommodation and Welfare
If your child is under 18 years of age, they will be required to have a parent or legal custodian or a suitable relative as a condition of their student visa. The Head of College will assume guardianship for students aged 14-17 where a parent or legal custodian or a suitable relative is not available.
For students 14-17 years of age and not living with a parent or legal custodian or a suitable relative, Concordia has an established homestay partnership with a local provider, with families living close to the campus.
English Language Support
Our EAL (English as an Additional Language) teachers provide support to all students for whom English is not their family's first language. A student's level of support is assessed and includes enrolment into structured EAL classes and/or one to one individualised tutoring.
Concordia has a bilingual support program to assist students from overseas, or where English is not their family's first language, to immerse into the College environment. A dedicated Bilingual Support Officer works with the student, their parents and their teachers, providing cultural awareness, translation and interpreting when required.
StudyAdelaide is South Australia's official website for families from overseas seeking information on study, work and living in South Australia.
The Australian Government promotes quality education and consumer protection for international students through the ESOS Framework.
A comprehensive fact sheet is available at InternationalEducation.gov.au