International Education

Lourdes Hill College warmly welcomes students from around the world to become part of our caring learning community, and to experience the difference an Australian education can make. Our hope is for our international students to have an enriching, safe and enjoyable school experience, from enrolment to graduation.

Our approximately 1200 students from Year 5 to Year 12 receive a world-class education at our beautiful campus on the Brisbane River, near the centre of Brisbane. In addition to a high-quality academic program, students have access to a wide range of sporting, cultural, and service activities to develop leadership and interpersonal skills.

Our international students are an important part of our college community, connecting us to the wider world and helping develop our understanding and perspectives of the world. International students and their families are supported by a dedicated Head of International Education, with specific support provided to ensure students can succeed. We look forward to welcoming your child into our community and helping her reach her academic potential.

International students may choose to enrol for a short period (a term to a year), or to graduate with the internationally recognised Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE).

For students enrolling for periods of longer than a term, the College offers the following two courses:

Name: Primary School Studies Years 5-6 Girls Only Name: Junior Secondary Years 9-10 Girls Only Name: Senior Secondary Years 11-12 Girls Only
CRICOS Code: 115592D
CRICOS Code: 115593C
CRICOS Code: 088020B
Duration: 2 Years
Duration: 4 Years
Duration: 2 Years

The schedule included below is subject to annual increases in accordance with the College Board’s Fees Policy and the College Homestay Provider’s policies. Fees are assessed each year and are available in the November immediately preceding the school year.

International Education Fees Schedule 2024

Fees & Refund Policy – Overseas Student


It is important for international students and their families to understand their rights and responsibilities when studying in Australia and we ask that you read and understand the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Framework.

As an education provider on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS), we adhere to and comply with the Australian Government ESOS Act 2000, and the National Code 2018.  Our CRICOS registration number is 00503K.

If you would prefer to use an agent for your enrolment application, see our registered agents for International Education.

English Language Entry Requirements

The AEAS Examination is preferred, particularly for Years 5 to 9. School-assessed written pieces of work in English may also be requested as part of the application. Please note that the scores above are a guide. Student interview determines the success of the application. All applications are assessed on an individual basis.

Depending on their English results, students may also be required to complete a Primary School Preparation (PSP) course, Secondary School Preparation (SSP) course, or ELICOS program before commencing mainstream studies at the College. In this case, the College has relationships with several leading English schools and can arrange introduction.

Assessed written pieces of work in English may also be requested. Please note that the scores above are a guide. Student interview determines the success of the application. All applications are assessed on an individual basis.

To enrol as an international student at Lourdes Hill College

Step 1

Submit an International Education Application Form completed by the student and their parent(s)/legal guardian(s). Attach the following supporting documentation:

  • Copies of Student Academic Reports from the previous two years of study, including a copy of the most recent results. If reports do not include details of student behaviour, course engagement, and attendance, an additional statement from the student’s current school addressing these is also required.
  • Proof of identity and age (i.e. birth certificate)
  • Photocopy or scanned copy of passport page with name, photo identification, passport number and expiry date
  • Proof of payment of the non-refundable International Enrolment Application Fee of AUD$250 (to be applied as a credit against first semester of non-tuition fees upon acceptance of enrolment).
  • Written evidence of proficiency in English as a second language (i.e. English test results as per English Language Entry Requirements).

The College may also ask for additional evidence of written proficiency in English as a second language such as assessed written pieces of schoolwork in English.

* It is very important that full details of any medical or psychological condition that requires medication or medical supervision, and any learning difficulties or special needs a student may have, are indicated on the application form. Failure to disclose this information at time of enrolment may be grounds for future cancellation of enrolment.

Step 2

After the application is reviewed, the student will be invited to an interview with the Head of International Education and a member of the College Leadership Team. Where possible this would be face-to-face, however, where an applicant is offshore, this can be arranged by video conferencing (e.g. Teams/ Skype/FaceTime/etc.).

The purpose of the interview is to converse in English, discuss student aspirations and school expectations, subject selection and interests, accommodation and welfare, and to answer any questions the student may have.

Step 3

The school will notify the student if they can be accepted for Direct Entry or will be required to undertake an ELICOS Course or a High School Preparation Program (HSPP) prior to beginning mainstream studies. If an ELICOS Course or HSPP is required, evidence of enrolment must be provided to the school.

Step 4

Once an application has been accepted student will be issued:

  • A provisional Offer of Enrolment letter outlining fees payable upfront (including Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), accommodation), entry requirements and course details.
  • A Written Agreement outlining total estimated fees for the duration of the enrolment (tuition and non-tuition fees), special conditions (if any), relevant policies around refund, welfare and accommodation, course attendance and progress, visa requirements for enrolment as an international student, and privacy policy details.

The student will also be sent a homestay application form (if homestay is required) along with other relevant enrolment documentation.

Step 5

The parent(s)/legal guardian(s) and the student sign and return the Provisional Letter of Offer, Written Agreement with confirmation of fees quoted in the Provisional Letter of Offer, and completed homestay and enrolment paperwork. Parent(s)/Legal Guardian(s) may choose to pay more than 50% of total fees in which case a separate invoice will be issued.

IMPORTANT: if an agent is involved, they cannot sign documents nor make fee payments on behalf of the student or their parent(s)/legal guardian(s).

Step 6

On receipt of payment and return of signed Enrolment Acceptance and Written Agreement, the school will issue an electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) letter and (if required) a Confirmation of Accommodation and Welfare (CAAW) via PRISMS for the period the student is to be enrolled at the College. The school will provide details to the homestay provider for placement.

Step 7

The student applies for the student visa and notifies the school when it is granted.

Step 8

If the student is undertaking an ELICOS course or a HSPP prior to commencing at Lourdes Hill College, then a welcome day will be organised so that the student is able to organise school resources such as uniforms, and to discuss any subject selection queries.

Step 9

Arrangements are made for student arrival and commencement, such as homestay transfer, collecting student laptop, network onboarding, etc.

Step 10

Student commences at Lourdes Hill College and receives international orientation on arrival.


For more information, download our International Education Prospectus:

International Education Prospectus | English

International Education Prospectus | Japanese

For enquiries, please contact our Head of International Education via email at