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

The PMSA Approach

The Presbyterian and Methodist Schools Association (PMSA) believe enrolling international students in their schools provides reciprocal benefits for all students.

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, via our partnership with education agency Global Learner. Jennifer Messina, our Global Learner Director, is a well-respected International Education consultant and educator, both at high school and university level, with over 20 years’ experience assisting students, teachers and high-level administrators.

Agents seeking to refer students to Brisbane Boys’ College (international student enrolment), must do so via Global Learner.

Enrolment Standards

The College sets and expects high standards in its academic programs. Boys must also be age appropriate for the year level for which they are applying by Australian education standards.

Prep to Year 6 Prep to Year 6 enrolments are only accepted on the condition that one or both parents reside with the child in Brisbane for the entire duration of their enrolment in these year levels.

A copy of the parent’s guardian visa will be required under this arrangement.

Year 7 to Year 12 Boarding is available from Years 7 to 12.

Students must attend as boarding students unless in the full time care of parent/s.

 

Enrolment Process

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Enrolment Application

Complete an enrolment application and provide all supporting documentation to Brisbane Boys’ College, either directly, or via our approved education agent, Global Learner.

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 $500 enrolment application fee

Supporting Reference

  • 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 (e.g. Junior Graduation Certificate, HKCEE)
  • 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, evidence of English language skills appropriate to the registered course being offered and age appropriateness for the year level applied for (eg. IELTS or AEAS). 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)
  • 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.

  • Review of documents submitted with application by BBC staff
  • Review of English language proficiency by EAL staff if direct entry student (no ELICOS)
  • Review of school reports and references by Head of School

Outcome of Application

  • Family of applicant or Global Learner will be advised of the outcome of their application following review

Enrolment Offer

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

  • a $2,000 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 and advance tuition fees.

Other Enrolment Documents Provided

  • Student Enrolment Contract,
  • ESOS framework guidelines,
  • EAL Support Program information,
  • Schedule of Fees,
  • Fee payment methods and
  • Details of Overseas Health Cover (OSHC). 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 CAWW if applicable) are issued for visa application.
  • Signed Enrolment Contract and Written Agreement are signed by the Headmaster and receipt/s are 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 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.

Confirmation & Commencement

  • Between confirmation and commencement, Brisbane Boys’ College staff, or Global Learner 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 Orientation Document outlining details for their first and key staff contacts who will assist with their orientation.
Additional Information
CRICOS Registration

For our international families who are unable to visit the campus, we also offer Zoom Chats online to ensure you have every opportunity to speak with us directly and have all your questions answered.

School Profile and Testimonials*

2019 International Student Handbook

2019 Fee Schedule for International Students

ESOS Framework

Education Agent Engagement

For a detailed explanation of the processes and procedures that guide the admissions activities at the College, please refer to our Admissions Policy.

*Available in Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese

Brisbane Boys’ College is registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) to provide courses for up to 75 international students.

Brisbane Boys’ College provider registration number is 00491J with registration to 29 June 2020.

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

 

Ready to apply?

Download our International Enrolment Application Form to get started.

Brisbane Boys’ College Admissions

Phone

+61 (7) 3309 3658

Global Learner

Phone

+61 (0) 417016114