We recognise and celebrate the importance of cultural diversity within our community

International Students

...an exceptional International Program

With an exceptional International Program— PLC Sydney welcomes students from around the world.

With international students from Japan, China, Hong Kong, Great Britain, USA, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Korea—to name a few—we are truly a multicultural community. 

Our international students bring cultural enrichment, language diversity and global perspectives to our school community. Located in Sydney’s vibrant inner west region, the girls have easy access to the many activities and events on offer in Sydney. We aim to ensure our international students are immersed in the culture of the school and have the opportunity to truly enjoy their Australian experience. International students make a significant contribution to the life of the school and we welcome and celebrate their diversity. 

We invite you to view our Boarding video and take a virtual tour of the College, or book a private tour at a time that suits you when you are next in Sydney.

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With international students from Japan, China, Hong Kong, Great Britain, USA, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Korea—to name a few—we are truly a multicultural community.

Overseas Student Handbook

Our Overseas Student Handbook contains detailed information about studying at PLC Sydney as an International Student and how your daughter will be supported during her time at the College.

Boarding at PLC Sydney, in Chinese

We have a dedicated staff member who looks after our International Students, providing: 

  • Advice and managing their visa applications, homestay requirements and guardian details. 
  • Runs a special 2 day orientation program on arrival at the College, to help students settle in and get to know the school
  • Specialised academic support, both within and outside of the classroom
  • Overall well-being support

Information about studying in Australia in general can be found on the Government website www.studyinaustralia.gov.au.

PLC Sydney is a CRICOS registered provider (#02280D) for Full Fee Paying Overseas Students (FFPOS). A Full Fee Paying Overseas student requires a student visa to attend school in Australia.

This information is relevant to students seeking to study at PLC Sydney as an International Student on a Subclass 500 visa. International Students who are Australian or New Zealand citizens or who will be residing in Australia as a Temporary Resident (TR) or Permanent Resident (PR) should apply to the College as a local student. International students will need to provide copies of their residential status upon application. 

Please note: You will also need to take out Overseas Student Health Cover Health Cover (OSHC) prior to a Student Visa being granted.

International students whose first language is not English and have been studying in Australia for less than one year, will be required to sit an English assessment with Australian Education Assessment Services (AEAS) to show evidence of their English proficiency. An AEAS test report must be submitted before an application can be processed.

All costs associated with AEAS testing are to be paid by the family/student. AEAS is the only recognised testing procedure used by PLC Sydney for students currently studying overseas. An English course may be required if the required level of proficiency is not met, followed by reassessment through AEAS. Please refer to the AEAS website at www.aeas.com.au for further information.

In order for the application of an international student to be accepted at PLC Sydney, the following levels of English proficiency MUST be reached:

  • Years 7 - 10: A minimum of 70% for English and a Stanine 7 for Mathematical Ability and Non-Verbal Reasoning
  • Years 11 and 12: minimum of 78% for English and a Stanine 7 for Mathematical Ability and Non-Verbal Reasoning

Most students will also need to undertake an ELICOS course (English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students) The average ELICOS course length is approximately 12 weeks.

NB Once an international student has been accepted to the College, in-class support is offered where appropriate. After commencing at the College, additional English language tuition is offered through the PLC Sydney Extension Centre (at additional charge). English EAL/D are offered as subjects for Higher School Certificate studies. No additional costs apply to these courses.

It is PLC Sydney’s preference for Overseas Students to live with a parent or close family relative (as defined by Department of Immigration and Border Protection), or for students in Years 7-12 to live within the College at the PLC Sydney Boarding House. 

With the prior approval of the Principal, permission may be granted for an Overseas Student to live with an approved guardian.

All overseas students must have a guardian to represent them. The guardian must be:

  • Over 25 years old
  • Able to communicate effectively with the College in English 
  • Appointed by the parents (or agent)
  • Resident in New South Wales
  • Willing and able to care for the student at home in a period of ill health
  • First point of contact in emergencies and when problems arise.

PLC Sydney is registered by the NSW Board of Studies to accept overseas students (CRICOS Provider Code: 02280D). The Australian Government classifies an overseas student who is neither an Australian citizen nor one who holds an Australian Residency Visa and who attends an Australian school, as an ‘Full Fee Paying Overseas Student’. The school does not receive government subsidies for such overseas students and as such these students must pay full fees.

Year Group Per annum
Pre-Kindergarten to Year 2 $25,200
Years 3 and 4 $31,440
Years 5 and 6 $32,640
Year 7 $39,840
Years 8 to 10 $42,000
Year 11 and 12 $43,440

Overseas full fee paying students are also required to take out Overseas Student Health Cover prior to a Student Visa being granted.

Boarding Fees

Boarding fees are in addition to all other fees and are inclusive of GST.

It is suggested that Boarders hold a bank account for incidental expenses which can be accessed through a local ATM.

For Year 12, boarding places are offered on the understanding that the fee is an annual one and there is a commitment to pay the whole year’s fee. For all other years, to withdraw a student from the Boarding House, a school term’s notice in writing or one term’s fees in lieu are required. If a boarding student wishes to apply to become a day student, or vice versa, a Change of Status Form must be submitted by her parents.

Year Groups Per Term Per Annum
Years 7 to 11 $7,560 $30,240
Year 12 $10,080 $30,240
Activity Fee All years $500

Faculty Fees

Additional fees may be charged by teaching faculties to meet costs of materials supplied to students and for overnight camps.

Annual Technology Fee

  • Kindergarten to Year 12: $600

This includes classroom and research software and hardware expenses, school internet access, webmail and community access to the PLC Sydney site and is charged with the Term 1 account.

Annual Excursion Fee

  • Pre-Kindergarten: $150
  • Kindergarten to Year 12: $300

This fee covers excursion costs other than overnight excursions. It is formed by averaging out these excursion expenses over the junior/senior years. It also includes payment for in-house seminars by visiting presenters and is charged with the Term 1 account.

Payment of Fees

Fees are payable as per the Conditions of Enrolment. No receipts are issued unless specifically requested. Please note that Year 12 Spring Semester fees MUST be paid by Week 1 of Term 3.

Tuition and Boarding Fees may be paid by credit card or online payment. Please contact the College Bursar regarding any queries related to fees (+612) 9704 5666.

Fees not paid by the due date may be subject to legal proceedings.

Withdrawal or Transfer of a Student

The withdrawal of a student requires at least one full school term’s notice in writing to the Principal, otherwise one term of the annual tuition fee in lieu of notice will be payable. As part of the Board of Studies’ requirements it is now compulsory to advise the College, in the notice of withdrawal, the name of the school to which the student is being transferred. The transfer of a student from Boarding to Day Girl or vice versa status requires one full school term’s notice by submitting a Change of Status Form to the Principal.

Some parents of International Students may prefer to use an agent who speaks their own language and is familiar with the procedures. Agents can make the process fast and efficient as they are experienced in dealing with the issues concerned. Agents may charge a fee for their services. PLC Sydney will accept applications from the following approved international agents:

  • CHINA - GUANGZHOU

GZL International Consultants Co. Ltd

13/F, Tower B, Sinopec Building, No.191, Tiyu Road West, Tianhe District, Guangzhou
Tel(+86) 20 3268 9133 | E gzl@gzlco.com | www.gzlco.com

  • CHINA - SHANGHAI

Austar Group Ltd

Room 1705 Hang Zhong Plaza, No 158 Hang Zhong Road, Shanghai
Tel: (+86) 21 6353 6656 | Fax: (+86) 21 6353 6188 | www.austargroup.com

IAE China

23H Cross Region Plaza, No.899 Lingling Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai
Tel: 86 021 51506887 |E: app5@iaechina.net.cn | www.iaechina.net.cn

J and J International Education Pty Ltd.

Suite B. Level 11 No. 88, Cao Xi Bei Road, Shanghai 200030
Tel: (+86) 21 5425 5916 | admin@jjintledu.com | www.jintledu.com

Shanghai Enjoy Overseas Co., Ltd

2F No. 160 YouYi Road, Boasteel Business Building, Boashan District, Shanghai China.

Tel: 86 21 56780108|E: rachaelguo@enjoyedu.org.cn| www.enjoyedu.org.cn

Shanghai Sky Global

Room 1902 Greentech Tower, No.436 Hengfeng Road, Jingan District, Shanghai, China

Tel: +86-21-52660353 | E: williamzhu@skymigration.com | www.skymigration.com

Shanghai Wise Business Consulting Co., Ltd

Room 1603, Jing De Tower, No. 319 Changde Road, Shanghai, China
T: +86-21-6249 6695 | E: admission@hq-edu.cn | www.hq-edu.cn

  • CHINA - SHENZHEN

China Liexuecity Co., Ltd

Room 1809 -1817, 18/F, Block A, Xinian Center, No. 6021, Shennan Road, Futian District, Shenzhen, GD518040. P.R. China
T: +86 -755-82794258 | E: kevin.liu@chinaliuxue.org.cn | www.chinaliuxue.org.cn

  • HONG KONG

aec Education Consultancy

1402 Causeway Bay Plaza 1, 489 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Tel: (+852) 2598 6166 | E: info@aecl.com.hk | www.aecl.com.hk

Aces Education Consultancy

Suite 703A, Opulent Building, 402-406 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Tel: (+852) 2122 9359 | E: flora@aces.com.hk | www.aces.com.hk

Access Academic Consultancy Ltd (AAC)

Room 1301 Tai Yau Building, 181 Johnston Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Tel: (+852) 2777 8771 | E: info@aac.hk | www.aac.hk

Da Di Overseas STudies Service Centre

Unit 702-703, 7/F 700 Nathan Road, Mong Kok, Hong Kong
Tel: 852 2314 8312 | E: royce.chung@dadi.com.hk |www.dadi.com.hk

Education International Group (EIC) Ltd

Unit 12, 21/F Miramar Tower, Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel: 852 27360200 | E: partners@eiceducation.com | www.eic.org.cn

Hong Kong Overseas Studies Centre - Main Office

Room 1229 -1230, 12/F Star House, 3 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon City, Hong Kong
Tel: (+852) 2730 2868 | E: education@hkosc.com.hk | www.hkosc.com.hk

Hong Kong Overseas Studies Centre - Office 2

Room 904, Yuen Long Trade Centre, 99-109 Castle Peak Road, Yuen Long, N.T., Hong Kong
Tel: (+852) 2473 1968 | E: education@hkosc.com.hk | www.hkosc.com.hk

iEducation & Training Group Ltd

Room 2202, Tung Wai Commercial Building, 109-111 Gloucester Road, Hong Kong
Tel: (+852) 2574 7738 | E: info@ietgroup.com.hk | www.ietgroup.com.hk

  • MELBOURNE - AUSTRALIA

AusEd-UniEd Pty., Ltd

Level 1, 258 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000.

Tel: (+61) 3 96635333 | www.augstudy.com

  • SYDNEY - AUSTRALIA

ACIC (Australian College Information Centre)

Level 5, 580 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Tel: (+61) 2 9286 3799 | Fax: (+61) 2 9286 3788 | www.acic.com.au

Best Way Consultancy Pty., Ltd

Suite 303, 431-439 Sussex Street, Kien Hay Centre, Sydney NSW 2000
Tel: (+612) 9280 0771 | E: bestway4uedu@gmail.com | www.bestwayvisa.com

J and J International Education Pty Ltd

Suite 206, 379 -383 Pitt Street Sydney, NSW 2000
Tel: (+61) 2 9261 8959 | E: admin@jjintledu.com | www.jjintledu.com

Oz Study

L1, 23 O'Connell Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Tel: +612 9477 7024 | E: info@ozstudy.net | www.ozstudy.net

Textpert

PO Box 20641, World Square, Sydney, NSW 2002

Tel: 045206390886 | E: david.dai@austexpert.com | www.austexpert.com

Universal World Pty. Ltd

Suite 704, Level 7, 31 Market Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
Tel: 02 9269 0666 |E: admin@universalworld.com.au | www.universalworld.com.au

  • VIETNAM

Avenue to Success Company Ltd

M Level ITAXA 126 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City
Tel: (+86) 28 3933 3266 |E: ats.info@ats.org.vn |www.ats/org.vn

SET Education

Level 6, Grand Building, 30 - 32 Hoa Ma Street, Hai ba Trung District, Hanoi
T: (+84) 24 2246 3153 | E: chinh.do@set-edu.com | www.set-edu.com

Duc Anh A & T

54-56 Tue Tinh Street , Hai BA Trung District, Hanoi, Vietnam
T: (+84) 24 3971 6229 | E: duhoc@ducanh.edu.vn | www.ducanhduhoc.vn