We warmly welcome enquiries from International Students who wish to join our College family.

Brisbane Boys’ College, a PMSA school, is committed to facilitating the opportunity for International Students to participate in quality education. This commitment enhances the learning experience of all students through daily contact with individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds.

International Admissions Process

The College enrols international students both directly; or where referred and assisted by Education Agents. For important information relating to the enrolment of international students, please refer to the Additional Information section below.



Enrolment Process

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Enrolment Application

Complete an online application for enrolment and provide supporting documentation to Brisbane Boys’ College, either directly, or via an approved Education Agent.

Please note that an application is a prerequisite for admission but not a guarantee of enrolment.

International students applying for enrolment at Brisbane Boys’ College are required to supply the College with the following:

Application Fee

  • Payment of a $665 (non-refundable) enrolment application fee

Supporting Reference (Preferred)

  • A reference from a person qualified to support the student’s application from their current/previous school (excluding short-term enrolment at a language college) from Head of School, Director of Studies or Year Level Coordinator

Academic Results & Language Proficiency

  • Copies of certificates, Statements of Attainment
  • A certified true copy of school reports from the previous two years together with an explanation of reporting standards and procedures applied at the student’s current or most recent school, translated into the English language, demonstrating satisfactory levels of academic achievement in all key learning areas.
  • For students with English as a second language, an AEAS as evidence of English language skills appropriate to the registered course being offered and age appropriateness for the year level applied for according to benchmarks in the International Student Handbook. Students must attain a satisfactory level of English before entering the College.

Travel & Living Documents

  • A copy of the applicant’s passport and visa
  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) membership details (if currently studying in Australia)
  • Details of the applicant’s proposed living and welfare arrangements in Brisbane (Prep to Year 6 applicants & Year 7 – 12 day student applicants)
  • Any relevant specialist or doctor’s reports

Review of Supplied Documentation

Brisbane Boys’ College staff will check all documented student qualifications (including English proficiency) for authenticity, being original copies of documentation or suitably certified original copies.

  • Initial review by Admissions to ensure all required documents are attached and application is complete
  • A secondary review by the Deputy Headmaster and International Student Coordinator to assess suitability for The College curriculum

Outcome of Application

  • Family of applicant or an approved Education Agent will be advised of the outcome of their application following review which will be conditional on a successful Interview prior to commencement

Enrolment Offer

An offer of enrolment will be made in writing. To accept the offer of enrolment, families must return a completed and signed Offer, Written Agreement and Student Contract and pay the following non-refundable and non-transferable fees by the due date:

  • a $2,900 confirmation fee
  • a deposit equivalent to a minimum six months’ tuition fees, which is refundable with conditions.

The College will request for all pages of the Written Agreement and Enrolment Contract to be signed by both parents and returned with tuition fees required in advance.

The student’s Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) and Confirmation of Accommodation and Welfare (CAAW) (if applicable), required for the student’s visa application, will be issued on receipt of the OSHC (if organised by family) and advance tuition fees.

Other Enrolment Documents Provided

  • Student Enrolment Contract,
  • ESOS framework guidelines,
  • EAL Support Program information (if relevant),
  • Schedule of Fees,
  • Fee payment methods and
  • Details of Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) if to be organised by school. Full Fee Students are required by the Federal Government to take out medical cover under the OSHC Scheme.

Return of Forms & Payment of Fees

  • When written agreement and fees in advance are received by the College, a COE (and CAAW if applicable) are issued for visa application.
  • Signed Enrolment Contract and Written Agreement are signed by the Headmaster and acknowledgement received from Finance Department
  • CoEs, CAAWs, Student Enrolment Contract, Declaration page from the Written Agreement and Receipt/s for Confirmation Fee and Fees in Advance are sent to the family by the College along with an explanation of how OSHC will be arranged (if requested) and how their fees in advance will be held in a trust until the student commences

Note: The Written Agreement must be signed BEFORE or at the same time as Payment of Fees and the CoE will be issued with a course cost or duration not higher than what is registered on PRISMS.

  • Four – eight weeks prior to proposed commencement the applicant will be invited to submit an AEAS that meets The College’s language entry requirements / benchmarks (which can be found in the International Student Handbook below), attend an online interview and provided with a reading text and writing prompt to be completed prior
  • If the Interview is successful the enrolment will be confirmed with or without EAL conditions / if unsuccessful a recommendation will be made regarding further preparation

Confirmation & Commencement

  • Between confirmation and commencement, Brisbane Boys’ College will communicate with parents about uniform and book purchases, subject selections, arrival arrangements, boarding linen packs, orientation forms, OSHC etc.
  • College staff are available to assist overseas students with the selection of suitable subjects and courses. They may offer advice to students by assessing their individual needs and ability and matching these with the educational outcomes for the available subjects and courses.
  • Students will receive an International Orientation Handbook outlining details for their first day and key staff contacts who will assist with their orientation.


Additional Information
International Student Policies
CRICOS Registration
Education Agents

The Presbyterian and Methodist Schools Association T/A Brisbane Boys’ College is registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) to provide courses for international students.

Brisbane Boys’ College CRICOS provider registration number is 00491J.

The following BBC courses are registered on CRICOS:

084748E Lower Primary, Prep to Year 3 Boys
084749D Upper Primary, Year 4 to Year 6 Boys
084747F Secondary, Year 7 to Year 10 Boys
004857G Secondary, Year 11 & Year 12 Boys


Brisbane Boys’ College works in partnership with the following Education Agents to assist International Students with their enrolment to the College. Families are welcome to apply directly to the College or may wish to enlist the assistance of one of the agents below.

Education Agent Regions
AAS Education Consultancy Australia, China, Hong Kong, Macau
Academic Asia Taiwan Taiwan
AC&T International Australia, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan
AEC Education Consultancy Australia, China, Hong Kong, Macau
Best of Education Australia China, Hong Kong, Taiwan
Charlton Brown Pty Ltd Brazil, China, Colombia, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Taiwan, Vietnam
Chiao Shun International Pty Ltd Australia Australia, Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Bhutan
City Smart Consultants Australia, China, Hong Kong, Macau
DOM Education Australia, Hong Kong, South Korea, Vietnam
Hong Kong Overseas Studies Centre Hong Kong, China, Macau
I.S Global Education Australia, Taiwan
Sunrise Choice China
Union Institute of Language (UIL) Australia, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Vietnam, Thailand, Mongolia

Education Agents who wish to work with Brisbane Boys’ College are invited to submit an Agent Application Form.

Ready to start the application process?

Brisbane Boys’ College Admissions


+61 (7) 3309 3658

International families who are unable to visit the campus are invited to contact the Admissions Team to organise a virtual meeting to ensure you have every opportunity to speak with us directly and have all your questions answered.

International Student Handbook

International Student Orientation Handbook

International Student Prospectus

International Student Agent Handbook

The Presbyterian and Methodist Schools Association T/A Brisbane Boys’ College CRICOS Provider Code 00491J